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Bourbon Street

Address: New Orleans, LA (French Quarter)
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Drinking, Nightlife, Dancing, Shopping, City walk sightseeing, People-watching
Owner description: The partying never stops on Bourbon Street, the French Quarter's...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Drinking, Nightlife, Dancing, Shopping, City walk sightseeing, People-watching
Owner description: The partying never stops on Bourbon Street, the French Quarter's liveliest and wildest thoroughfare, where the rhythmic sounds of jazz, country western, Dixieland and sultry blues permeate the air. Brimming with life, you'll find everything from shopping to music to Cajun food to nightclubs.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Like all the entertainment,,,the drinks...Hand Grenade,receiving drinks out of a tube from some lady,,,,there were a lot of clubs with transgenders,,plus the food was really good..the gumbo,oysters was to die for

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

It is what it is...dirty, smelly, drunks all over and half naked people up and down the street. You will be asked to give money at least a dozen times. However that is what I expected but what I didn't expect is people bringing 8 year old kids here. This is not a street for kids. I did enjoy people... More 

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

This was my 4th or 5th visit to New Orleans and my husbands 1st. Bourbon Street has not changed in 10 years - dirty, drunk, smelly - but great music. Bourbon Street bars are pretty much open 24 hours a day. My favorite time to visit the bars and listen to great music is between 2pm - 9pm. Why? You... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Nasty all around. Hookers, drunks, strip clubs, skanky half-naked people walking around who probably think they're being sexy -- but are more likely to make you feel like you could catch an STD just from being there :) I do have to admit the live music everywhere was pretty cool, but other than that, I'm chalking it up to "been... More 

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Collombey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I mean, guys if you are reading this review you already know what bourbon is all about. If not let me tell you : Girls & Alcohol. Daytime Bourbon is just smelly and quiet, some bars are open and on a lucky day you'll even listen to some jazz. But there are better streets to hang out during daytime(Royal is... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

During the day, Bourbon Street smells like vomit and seems like a sad, lonely ghost of itself. But on a Saturday night, it's worth the trek down this glowing, sloshing street. I thought it was hilarious how most of the people on Bourbon Street were simply strolling down it taking in the madness. I especially loved the older ladies and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

It was an experience of a lifetime. If you enjoy a good party then this is the place to be! When we went the entry to the bars were free, truly is amazing place to party. Not a place for the faint hearted though. We also had the famous hand grenades ( alcoholic drink ) NOLA has to offer. I... More 

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Flint, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I would never come back if this is all NO had to offer. It smelled bad, was filled with very suspicious characters, and dirty dirty dirty. If you want to drink til you puke for cheap - this is your place. We did see a great band at the Beach bar, They were fabulous - The WaWa band.

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Mayfield, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Yup. Drunks. 1/2 naked peeps. Loud music. One of the very few times that's part of the charm. We were there in April 2013. You do not have to put up with elbow to elbow Mardi Gras to enjoy the party that is Bourbon street. Quite the contrary. We stayed at the Royal Sonesta. It was wonderful. A oasis in... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Bourbon street during the day is not as wild as at night but it's still interesting. Local performers dancing, singing, or hanging out to showcase their talent is interesting and shows tourists a different way of life. But, there are still some wild sites so be aware of the surroundings if you have children with you.

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