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Frenchmen Street

Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA (Bywater)
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Ranked #10 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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Lake Arrowhead, CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

There are similar sights and sounds as on Royal street, but more of the local population can be found here listening to music and going to restaurants and it's not quite as touristy.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

you must visit frenchmen street, the music, food and nightlife is really fantastic!! especially eat at Adolfos or visit the alley market

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Miami
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85 reviews 85 reviews
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We made the mistake of going on a Saturday night, so it was just as crazy as Bourbon Street, with drunks with better musical taste. The music at Spotted Cat was really silly Mexican/Klezmer stuff, but on another night it has the potential to be a fun place.

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This area is filled with interesting shops geared to anyone taste. In our 7 days in NOAL we did a lot of shopping and lookylooing here. The day time was spent visiting shops and for night people the area is filled with fantastic music venues All in all a must for your New Orleans visit.

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Bridgeport, Alabama
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19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We walked just a small section of Frenchman St. but enjoyed what we saw. There was residences, restaurants, and bars in this semi residential area right outside of the French Qtr. (go down Decatur past the French Market until you see it on the left).

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Tyler, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

My wife and I celebrating our 35th Wedding Anniversary walked down Frenchmen Street and found Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro for some easy-listening jazz. We heard Jason Marsalis' jazz quartet (drums, bass fiddle, piano and saxophone. Very tight jazz, very talent players.

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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Love, love, love Frenchmen St! Great music, great food. Visited Three Muses (three different bands that night), Spotted Cat (rocks!) and others along the street. Take me back - I miss it already!

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Columbia, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

If you like music and want to get off Bourbon Street, this is the place. There are some great music venues here, like The Spotted Cat and Snug Harbor, but just strolling the street is a great musical experience. Lots of good vibes and energy. We were dancing in the street the night we visited.

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Churchton, Maryland
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Lots of music clubs, and definitely less touristy than Bourbon Street. It's not a bad walk from the Quarter, and it's worth it absolutely.

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Mobile, Alabama, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Just outside the quarter, this row of jazz clubs and restaurants is the place to hear bands that the tourists miss. Not much going on in the daylight, clubs open later.

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