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Frenchmen Street

Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA (Bywater)
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Ranked #9 of 174 Attractions in New Orleans
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Nightlife
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Frenchmen Street has many local bars and clubs. You wont find the drunk tourists covered in Mardis Gras beads here. You never know what music artist will show up and join the performers on stage.

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The Holy City of Massapequa, NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Walking distance from the French Quarter across Esplanade is one of the quaint little areas for which NOLA is known. In the few block long area of Frechman Street are a surfeit of little clubs, bars and restaurants, one better than the next. It seems that later in the evening every night is Mardi Gras with the streets teeming with... More

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Toronto, Canada
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Frenchmen Street oozes jazz out of every pour. Great vibe with people casually hanging out and breathing in the wonderful atmosphere. There is something for everyone with venues ranging from bare bones to more sophisticated. Cool eclectic art as well. Well worth the short walk from the Quarter.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This is where the locals go to listen to jazz. Lots of interesting shops as well as a couple nice restaurants.

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Middleburg, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Great dining and live music. Street musicians and an art vendor's park. Wonderful and friendly atmosphere.

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tamil nadu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Small to medium venues all up and down the street. Very relaxed atmosphere, plenty of diverse bands to choose from.

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Denver
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Frenchmen Street has a great variety of restaurants and music venues. Much less chaotic than Bourbon street. Frenchmen Street and Royal Street are of amazing architectural interest too.

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Daphne, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Unknown to all but the most knowledgeable tourists, this is where the locals come to hear great music, eat wonderful food and get away from the hordes of Yankees and other foreigners. A little on the rough side, I would not recommend walking here from your hotel... take a cab here and back... but the music, food and environment are... More

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Frenchmen Street is the place to go to hear amazing blues and jazz. The ambiance of this area is suited more to those who want to enjoy the flavor of New Orleans without the "party to get drun and stupid" crowd. So glad we did not miss this!!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

my husband and I are in our mid 40's. I like to be dressed for going out. after dinner, we went here to see where the locals hangout. we got out of our cab, walked a block or two to get into another cab. not our scene. go in jeans and casual. artsy young grunge vibe

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