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Frenchmen Street

Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA (Bywater)
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Ranked #9 of 171 Attractions in New Orleans
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Nightlife
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Seattle
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

After you stroll up and down Bourbon Street walk to the end and go to Frenchman Street. The music is better, the food is better and the people are better. It is not a large area but it is where the local go and you will enjoy it way more than Bourbon Street. It is our favorite area to spend... More

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Missouri
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Love Frenchman Street! No drunks or beggars pestering you. Easy walk from French Quarter, or the trolly runs until 10 or 11. Walk back to Fr Qrt usually consists of mostly tourists, so no worries there. You will hear some fantastic music inside clubs and on street. Head upriver on Esplanade St and grab a burger at Port of Call,... More

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Fargo
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

If your looking for a place to go and listen to some music and have a few beers, Frenchman street is where to go. It's busy , so go early to get a seat the bar, it getts busy fast, with people splilling out of the bars. Restaurants are not a big deal, would eat else where before going down... More

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Melbourne
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Frenchmen is my go-to for live music outside of tourist-kitchy Bourbon St. Top-notch musicians, great vibe & the Friday night markets are a great wander.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Best street in New Orleans! Amazing live music and good quality restaurants and bars. The atmosphere on Frenchmen is excellent and the live band who regularly play on the corner are good fun and real experience. Would happily go back in an instant.

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Miami, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Frenchmen Street was around the corner from our Hotel de la Monnaie, this street is full of very good places to listen good, very good music, the Snug Harbor where you have to pay a cover charge a little high I think, you can it there but don't be fooled by the menu, the dishes are bar food trying to... More

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Some very cool restaurants, vendors, bars, and stores. The area seems very safe and rather clean. A few of the businesses denounce Bourbon Street, which I understand, but I don't really like. Why denounce a part of history just a few blocks away? Without the popularity of Bourbon Street, tourism would be less, thus reducing the likelihood of these businesses... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Had great food there and listened to some fantastic music. It felt pretty safe and the atmosphere in the streets was jovial.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Amazingly different perspective of life found when walking this street and listening to some unprocessed jazz.

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Missouri City, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

From food to music to antiques…f this is what you are looking for in a NOLA visit then this is the street for you.

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