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If you’re looking for a refined nightlife experience in Baton Rogue, you’re probably out of luck. But if you’re up for a laid-back, music-filled scene, Forbes Travel Guide editors can vouch that you’ve come to the right place. This Southern city is dominated by college students, beer and booming music — hear some blues at Teddy’s Juke Joint, an old-school club in an authentic shotgun shack, where a DJ plays recordings of classic bluesmen on nights when there are no live bands. You can also settle in with a drink at longtime Baton Rouge mainstay The Chimes, an atmospherically scenic joint that sits next to the Varsity Theatre — this spot books all kinds of bands and you can expect a lively, all-types clientele.