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Freds Lounge

Address: 420 6th St, Mamou, LA
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Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Mamou
Type: Bars & clubs, Nightlife
Activities: Dining, Drinking, Dancing
Owner description: Catch a little Cajun fever at Fred’s, where the Cajun joie de vivre is evident and infectious.
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Type: Bars & clubs, Nightlife
Activities: Dining, Drinking, Dancing
Hours:
Sat 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Owner description: Catch a little Cajun fever at Fred’s, where the Cajun joie de vivre is evident and infectious.
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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
24 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
24 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 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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Tomball, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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159 reviews 159 reviews
100 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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