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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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music is fabulous

there are so many different venues of music in this area. and the places are either free or charge very little for cover fee. almost all of the music is local and very good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

there are so many different venues of music in this area. and the places are either free or charge very little for cover fee. almost all of the music is local and very good. 3 muses and the spotted cat are 2 of my favorite places. there is also a selection of restaurants , from cajun to middle eastern to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is what you came for! Live, vibrant, music spilling from doorways, good food (Monas Cafe and others) a great little courtyard full of art and trinkets...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

If you want to be away from people drinking their weight in booze, Frenchman is better for music, food and culture than Bourbon. Frenchmen is also more family friendly. We wanted to hear Jazz without the drunks and this is a better choice. For boozing, Bourbon is still your spot.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Frenchmen street is where you will hear all the local jazz musicians play. This is the street locals go to hang out at. I felt kinda out of place here becuase the locals are not very nice to tourists. Also, you will see the homeless sitting and drinking on this street and th beginning parts of decautar. It is a... More 

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York, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is the place to go for jazz! Every place you go into has great live music and people dancing and socializing. You can't go wrong with any place you go into on this street.

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Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

If you are looking to get off the beaten path and off of Bourbon Street and get a sense of the local scene, visit Frenchman Street. Lined with pubs and street vendors, some of the BEST live music can be heard down on Frenchman Street. When you visit you feel as if you have found a little secret about New... More 

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Jefferson City, MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great area for music, especially blues and jazz as I prefer. No surprise that Stephen Colbert came here for the music director of his late show. Some clubs have no cover charge for top notch entertainment. Even street musicians draw a crowd and deservedly so. For blues, check out Ed Will and the group Blues For Sale at Vaso.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Lot's of small bars with music but nothing really outstanding. A lot of the places have a cover charge or require at least one drink purchase. Some places require one drink per set. On the night we were there it was less crowded than Bourbon Street.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great night out. Wonderful music and venues, without all the weirdo, crazies of bourbon street. Loved it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Walking down Frenchmen St you can imagine why Bourbon became famous. It's restaurants with live music from local, hip musicians. Back to back places to go...this is now my new favorite authentic music scene

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Address: Address: Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter

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