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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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Far better than Bourbon Street...

Almost afraid to tell anyone about Frenchmen street but I think the secret is out. Far better place than wretched Bourbon street for fun loving, well minded people. Strolled the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Almost afraid to tell anyone about Frenchmen street but I think the secret is out. Far better place than wretched Bourbon street for fun loving, well minded people. Strolled the street and found a place for dinner. Also hit the open air art stalls. Nice mix of local artist. Spent a few minutes with one of them and picked up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

There are many great parts of Frenchmen street, from the Art Fair, to the Bars/ Restaurants etc. There are tons of places from the Brasserie, try the Boudin Balls, Dat Dog is really great for evening eats. All around great place to be. Very Fun.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Eat,drink,listen to great. Music. We stayed at Frenchmen 519. Couldn't have been closer. Fun to do and fun to watch.

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Great area for live music, an abundance of clubs with very good bands. Saw Rebirth Brass band and New Orleans Jazz Vipers, two local bands I later found out were featured on the soundtrack of HBO's Treme series. Not bad for a Monday night!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

It starts in the afternoon, and picks up at night. It still has local flavor and isn't the same vibe as Bourbon St. Go to it before touristas and frat boys overrun it.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Frenchmen's Street is a hidden gem in New Orleans. Most tourist never get to it. Go for the wonderful jazz, live music and much nicer atmosphere than Bourbon St. We walked from spot to spot enjoying the music and the laid back environment. A must do if you love JAZZ, and or BLUES!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

During my weekend trip to New Orleans on the last weekend of Mardi Gras, I spent one evening walking around on Frenchmen Street. If you love music and want to hang where the locals go, this is the place to be. It's the complete opposite of Bourbon Street but still lively enough with people every where having a drink and... More 

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Arlington, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is a fun..ish neighborhood with lots of music venues, but I think it's more for the younger set as the music is loud-loud-loud and the venues are PACKED. However, you need to go there and eat at the Praline Connection. The BEST restaurant...bar none. Forget about Snug Harbor. The Praline Connection is where you'll REALLY want to go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Actually, almost anywhere is better than Bourbon Street! However if you like music in a colourful, lively but friendly environment, Frenchmen Street is the place in NOLA. People actually talk to each other on the pavement as you don't feel you have to keep moving. My advice is: eat soul food at Praline Connection then tour the bars for music.... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Go there at night! It's magical! The Littel art markets , bars and music! Amazing vibe , great live music EVERYwhere

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