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Frenchmen Street

Neighborhood: French Quarter
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Address: Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Nightlife
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Don't miss this area!

To the side of the Quarter (past Esplanade), take a walk over, or drive and use the lot there. Jazz clubs, great restaurants and the Art Market are worth spending the late... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Stratford, Connecticut, United States
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Stratford, Connecticut, United States
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98 reviews 98 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

To the side of the Quarter (past Esplanade), take a walk over, or drive and use the lot there. Jazz clubs, great restaurants and the Art Market are worth spending the late afternoon and evening here. The music is great, there are plenty of bars (without the many drunks on Bourbon), and an art market sets up most nights (includes... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The Frenchman artist market is cool..handmade jewelry, and art etc. I could spend a fourtune. Lots of restaurants and shops around..yuki is really neat

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

If you want to hear live music, plan at least one evening popping into the clubs on Frenchmen. We hit it during the week and didn't find performances in all locations - we were sort of between sets, but did catch one at Spotted Cat that was quite fine.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

A street jammed packed with live music and even an art fair on the weekend. We ended up going into only one club and spent the rest of the time listening to the street bands and the club acts from outside the open windows. Wish we had time to check them all out this time!

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Fort Madison
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

If you want the real feel of New Orleans like it was in its heyday then this is where to go, make sure you stop in to the Snug harbor jazz bistro. Really just a walk down one side of the street and back was a delight.

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Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The 3 Muses nightclub comes highly recommended with great food, great jazz and fabulous drinks. The parade happen to go right down Frenchmen St. that night. What a treat!

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We didn't go to Frenchmen Street until the last night of our trip because it was a little out of the way. At that point, it was a Friday night and the clubs were packed. Our pedicab driver recommended starting at Snug Harbor, which had been recommended to us elsewhere, and then barhopping down the street. Prior to this, we... More 

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

On Frenchmen Street you will find bars, restaurants and jazz clubs with an authentic feel and many street performers. An artisan market is also open with changing booths every night. It's less crowded and crazy than Bourbon Street, music is better and drinks are more expensive. My favorite was Café Negril with no cover charge, nice music and laid back... More 

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Jefferson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This is a really fun place to spend the evening. Lots of little dives with great music. Drinks are inexpensive, didn't try the food but it looked pretty good. Tips for the musicians are expected. Lots of fun all around, check it out.

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Maplewood, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This is where the real music is! Forget vulgar Bourbon St., Take a cab to be safe, arrive around 10 pm and get ready for the real deal. As you stroll down the street, linger at the doorways of the clubs and bars until you find the music that suits you. You can wander in and out of the clubs... More 

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