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Address: Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Nightlife
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Everyone thinks of Bourbon Street as the place to go but Frenchmen Street is more amenable to tourists. Live music in every bar. Felt more hospitable. Spent two evenings of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Everyone thinks of Bourbon Street as the place to go but Frenchmen Street is more amenable to tourists. Live music in every bar. Felt more hospitable. Spent two evenings of eats and drinks at Frenchmen Street to one on Bourbon St.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

So fun and eclectic. We enjoyed the many bars and restaurants and all of the live music that practically spilled into the street.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

I cannot express just how much fun that I had experiencing these musicians. At one location, the blues band was smooth and jazzy. At another location, there was a rock bent. There was an awesome brass band on the street. They were hot. What an amazing experience tonight was for me.

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Frenchmen St. was recommended as an alternative to Bourbon St. After seeing Bourbon St. we walked about maybe 15 minutes to Frenchman St. I had the "Spotted Cat" was a good place to go. It was just fine, early in eve. there is no cover charge & drinks are reasonable. We heard live music here & also 2 other places... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

If you want to hear real music go to Frenchman Street. The walk is kind of sketch but is definitely worth it. Be sure to buy some art from the market.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Just one great jazz experience after another! Spotted Cat and Cafe Negril are terrific. People are friendly and service is great.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Nasty. Stinky. Bums everywhere. Dirty. Food wasn't good on this street. Everyone was begging for money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Didn't eat here,but,it all looked pretty good,but,great nightlife,great jazz and blues bars also street music.A bit more upmarket than bourbon

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We had so many people tell us to go but did not get an opportunity until Monday. When we go over there around 9pm there was still nothing much going on as far as the music everyone raved about. Have plans to go on a Friday or Saturday when we visit again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is the emerging jazz scene of New Orleans where the latest jazz trends are happening. It is a somewhat funky area of small nightclubs and restaurants. All the clubs seem to have various jazz bands playing their unique music. We spent a nice evening at the Three Muses and had a great time listening to Gal Holiday, an excellent... More 

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