The Blue Moon Saloon

If you need to spend the night in Lafayette, enjoy staying up late, and like unique and intimate music venues, then check out the Blue Moon Saloon.  It has a hostel-like atmosphere, being that it's just a house that was converted to commercial use.  There are a few rooms to choose from, all of which will leave you less than 20 feet from where the bands play in the evenings.  We stayed in the room that shares a wall with the stage.  Needless to say, you won't be sleeping while the music is on.  It's one of those places that forces you to go out and be social even if you're dead tired. We happened to be there on a night with some fantastic bands cranking out cajun-jazzy infused rock mutant music.  I'm kicking myself now for neglecting to catch their name.  But these guys - the ones in the pictures - check them out if you see them one the streets or something.