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Bourbon Street

New Orleans, LA (French Quarter)
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Ranked #99 of 164 activities in New Orleans
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Nightlife, Drinking, Dancing, City walk sightseeing, People-watching, Shopping
Owner description: The partying never stops on Bourbon Street, the French Quarter's liveliest and wildest thoroughfare, where the rhythmic sounds of jazz, country... more » 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. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Its not the safest place in the world. Its not recommended to go outside this street. If you are person who does not like the noise, drunk people, and everything else that goes with the night and this kind of territory, you better avoid this place. But the music is insane. Even in the simplest sandwich bar has the best... More

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Sydney, Australia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
9 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you like historic centres turned into wall to wall bars and strip joints - then this your place. Drunks slurring their way from bar to bar with their plastic cups of beer, loudly swearing at everyone and everything....Great if you are 18 - but aren't you supposed to be 21 to drink here?

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East Stroudsburg, Pa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I certainly am not a prude. have been to seedy places in NYC,Atlanta,Las Vegas etc but wish I had never been here. Loved every section of Nola even the 7th Ward club but this place is just flat out an unexciting trailer trash toilet. When you leave from French Quarter it is like stepping into a elongated toilet of punkass... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

If not for a few clubs with jazz and old rock live there is no real reason to get there. There are thousands of streets like this all over the world, usuallly avoided by tourists - dirty, noisy, with unpleasant smells and crowds of drunks - well, I believe after a few shots, the street gets more charm though your... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Obviously not for kids, but any aged adult can have a ball, just make sure you pick a venue that suits you. I went to the 'old opera house' and stayed all night. The live band were local outfit 'Chicken on the Bone' and they were fantastic. Whether your in your teens or your 70's it's definitely one for the... More

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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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66 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I've been to a lot of places, seen a lot of crazy things, but Bourbon Street is unlike anything I've experienced. There are NO rules, anything goes! Best piece of advice we received and I can pass on...wear close-toed shoes! It's a mess out there, but just embrace it and you will have an amazing time!!! So many great bars,... More

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Canyon Country, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Everyone says the party never stops and they were right! A must in New Orleans. We asked the staff at our hotel how to get to Bourbon and they pointed us down the street and said go three block and you will hear it. They were right. We just followed the music. It is definitely an experience and an adult... More

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I had an amazing time on Bourbon Street, with that being said, I am a 25 year old male who likes to drink a little bit. If you are looking for authentic, historical New Orleans don't waste your time, you're not going to find it here. But if you're looking to hang out with fellow tourists, spend exorbitant amounts of... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

If you're in New Orleans to have fun & make some noise, this is the #1 place to go & be in ! It's so vibrant, lively, raucious, noisy in a good way & most importantly, full of positive people displaying great energy whether it's drinking, dancing, playing music, having random chats with strangers or just having a blast in... More

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West Warwick, Rhode Island
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22 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Bourbon street is a must see in Nola. Be careful bc it's easy to get robbed but I haven't had a problem. The drinks are awesome, the music is awesome, it's a great time. Book a hotel in the area and have fun. But remember to keep your head on a swivel.

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