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Address: 420 6th St, Mamou, LA
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Sat 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Activities: Dining, Dancing, Drinking
Description: Catch a little Cajun fever at Fred’s, where the Cajun joie de vivre is...
Catch a little Cajun fever at Fred’s, where the Cajun joie de vivre is evident and infectious.
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Cajun

For the true Cajun experience there is no better place. Full of locals and tourist alike. Live Cajun music and lots of fun

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

For the true Cajun experience there is no better place. Full of locals and tourist alike. Live Cajun music and lots of fun

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Philadelphia, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Fred's Lounge is a throwback to the old days when people could go to a honky-tonk, listen to some good music, and behave themselves. The crowd may have a few grey whiskers but they are still very much alive. You will see a lot of happy people in Fred's Cajun music at its finest. Tonte Sue may come around with... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

If you have never been to Freds, you must go so you can check this off your bucket list.It is open 1 day a week Saturday 8:00am to 1:00 so you only have a small window. They have live music Zydeco, cold beer, and if your lucky Daunte Sue will come around with her Hot Dam and warm bourdon. this... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

A must see destination! Won't be my last visit- folks from all over seek out this experience. A big shot of Cajun culture in the Acadiana Prairie. Superb Cajun music up close and personal. I love that they operate this bar on their terms- open only on Saturday mornings!

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The Woodlands, Texas
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546 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 550 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Six of us stopped mid day to enjoy some Cajun music and people watch. Unluckily, I have asthma and this is a bar. Smoking of all types is allowed which kept me standing outside while the rest went in to look around. It's a cultural dive, serves all types of libations and the music is excellent. You must go once... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We visited Fred's Lounge back in the late 1980's. We had an awesome time! Good Cajun music, good friends, and good times. Fred's Lounge should be on everyone's bucket list. Looking forward to returning one day very soon. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

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Alexandria, Louisiana, United States
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Read the other reviews for the details ... this is a fabulous place to begin your Saturday of CAJUN CULTURE and fun. Come EARLY to Fred's and after you wear yourself out, drive south and then turn east on US 190 toward Opelousas to Marc Savoy's Music Shop (look it up) ... 9am to noon is the jam session and... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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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49 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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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