Chickie Wah Wah

Posted on May 24, 2017
CategoriesMusic, Restaurant
Status Closed nowOpens at 05:00:PM today

Just off the streetcar line in the mostly residential Mid-City neighborhood, Chickie Wah Wah — named for the tune by ’60s rhythm and blues icons Huey “Piano” Smith and the Clowns — is more than anything else a temple to the song. It’s far from pretentious: The laid-back barroom festooned with vintage signs will keep you plied with Louisiana craft brews. But staff pays painstaking attention to sound, which makes it the best spot in town to hear local and touring singer-songwriters, folkies, and Americana artists.


Pizza Menu


  • Rolls Royce


    Pepperoni, ham, Italian sausage, roasted red pepper, white onion and tomato sauce

  • Mustang Mushroom


    Portobello mushroom, white mushrooms, onions, roasted red peppers and garlic sauce

  • Spinach and Artichoke


    Fresh baby spinach, artichokes, red onions, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, feta cheese and garlic sauce

  • Maverick Meat


    Pepperoni, ham, Italian sausage, ground beef, homemade pizza sauce

  • Cutless Supreme


    Ground beef, Italian sausage, green peppers, mushrooms, pepperoni, black olives, ham, homemade pizza sauce

  • Corvette Crawfish


    Red onions, tomatoes, louisiana crawfish tails, topped with green onions, homemade pizza sauce jalapenos optional

  • Porsche Prosciutto


    Prosciotto, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese topped with mixed greens, herbed olive oil

  • Mazarati Meat


    Pepperoni, ham, Italian sausage, ricotta and mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce


Restaurant Features


  • Seating
  • Takeout
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Serves Alcohol
  • Full Bar


    03 Reviews

    • 3 Ratings
    1. 5
      Jack Ortiz Badge Editor Jul 27, 2017

      Great music scene

      Went to see Albania Falstaff (she.was great! ) and Jon Cleary (consume pro). This is a great place to listen to live music. Good crowd , good food and good booze.

    2. 5
      Christine Evans Badge Editor Jul 27, 2017

      Best Music Venue

      Outstanding music venue on Canal right off the trolley line. We saw 3 performances one evening and they were all great. The club attracts best local musicians and well knowns drop in from time to time. Get off the beaten path a little for best live music venue we have found in New Orleans. A must stop for us now every trip to the Crescent City.

    3. 5
      Henry White Badge Author Jul 27, 2017

      Great food and music!

      We also visited the other night to hear Jon Cleary and have a bite to eat. Took the streetcar up Canal from our place on Chartres. Arrived a half hour or so before Cleary's performance at 8. Like many places in NO, Chickie Wah Wah is pretty small - there aren't a lot of tables. When we arrived, all of the small tables along the wall and most of the seats at the bar (there are more of these than at tables) were taken. Fortunately, there were 3 tables on the floor available, and we grabbed one. Caught the tail-end of the girl performing before Cleary. Sadly, I cannot remember her name, but she was quite good. Worth noting: performers at Chickie Wah Wah are paid solely by the tips you leave or the cover set by the performer. This first performer had no cover, so we left a tip. Cleary had a small $10 cover. I observed quite a few people also leaving him tips. Back to the review: Mixed audience tonight-from young hipsters to geriatrics on canes and one in a scooter. I'd like to say we were closer to the former group but sadly we definitely fall closer to the latter. :) Knowing that the bar would get busy tonight, we went ahead and ordered some food. The poor girl working the Cochon King pop-up was all by herself and her oven wouldn't stay lit!! She was very apologetic and warned us that it might be awhile before she got the food to us, but we didn't mind. I felt so sorry for her! (Fortunately, she had some help later in the evening.) As the time for Cleary's performance neared, the bar really filled-up. More chairs were pulled out to try to accommodate everyone. Everyone was very helpful and friendly. Cleary's performance was excellent, of course. He is a must-see, if you have the opportunity. The age of the crowd truly was revealed by the number of people who left after the first set. Wow! The place went from overflowing to 1/2-full by the time Cleary finished playing...and this was no indication of a poor performance. As previously stated, Cleary's show was great and extremely well-received by the audience. Now onto the food. Cochon King has a small pop-up kitchen right inside the door. There's also an outside window and tables out front. We had the mac-n-cheese and cochon delait. Both were excellent! The mac was thick and gooey and the sandwich had just the right bite to it to offset the smoked pork. Yum!!

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