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Freds Lounge

420 6th St, Mamou, LA
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Mamou
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Activities: Dining, Drinking, Dancing
Description: Catch a little Cajun fever at Fred’s, where the Cajun joie de vivre is evident and infectious.
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Austin, Texas
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94 reviews 94 reviews
22 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

It is only open on Saturday from 8 AM until 2 PM. Music starts at 9 and seats will be filled by then. Eat before you come, because you will drink beer and dance. Order a Fred's Omlette - aka a Bloody Mary.

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Austin, Texas
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94 reviews 94 reviews
22 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Decades ago Fred and Raven Reed were afraid that Cajun culture was disappearing, and they started Saturday morning broadcasts of the very best Cajun bands. He and his wife Sue held court with their patrons and it became a destination for locals and tourists the world over. Fred is gone now, but his wife, known as Tante Sue de Mamou,... More

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Reston, Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Wow. Saturday morning is so much fun it defies logic. The people that we met and the music that we heard are incredible. Dancing and drinking beer at 10:00am on Saturday morning sounds a little strange, but I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. Terrific Bloody Mary to start the day. Not my first time at Fred's and surely not... More

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Tomball, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I'm a repeat visitor to fred's and it is truly a out of world experience. This time I went with a group of 6 family members for a birthday party. I can spend hours watching some of the locals dance the morning away. Be weary of a few of the locals for they may leach on to you and follow... More

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Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A great mix of locals, tourists and foreigners were up early on Saturday morning to listen, dance and drink to authentic Cajun music. It is worth the drive off the beaten path!

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Saint Rose, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Repeat visitor to Fred's. Never get enough of it. Love Tante Sue. Great Cajun music. Great Blood Marys. People come all over the world to visit Fred's. Meet lots of new folks and do some Cajun dancing.

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Mamou, Louisiana
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100 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

A native of mamou, Louisiana, I can certainly recommend this establishment. Wonderful people. True Cajun music on a Saturday morning. I rarely go anymore, because I have been so many times. Plenty of fond memories with Mr Fred and Taunte Sue. Do not miss this if in the area on a Saturday morning.

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Maine
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55 reviews 55 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

On main st Big Mamou sits a time capsule that everyone must visit once. This time took the family with my daughters from Maine, and we had a blast. Its like the Star Wars Bar, there were locals, Texas bikers, cajuns, cowboys, seniors, college students and quite a few foreigners. All enjoying the band,,, get there early for a good... More

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Marana, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Our friend Debbie in Alexandria said, "Don't schedule ANYTHING for Saturday morning!". We didn't and found ourselves at Fred's Lounge in li'l ol' Mamou, LA. Got a seat at the bar and met Tante Sue. From that point on we were on a Cajun E-ticket ride! Her holster and the bar got us feelin' good, the foot didn't stop tappin',... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

Just read everyone else's reviews and then go! This is the real deal. The party starts early make sure to buy a drink and tip the band they don't charge a penny for this experience.

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