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Frenchmen Street

Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA (Bywater)
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Ranked #6 of 166 attractions in New Orleans
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Nightlife
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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MPLS
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

dba, 3 muses, the blue nile, spotted cat, apple barrel....some of the great bars/restaurants on Frenchmen St. Look for the brass band that congregates on the corner in a second line danceathon, it is one of the best experiences you can have in New Orleans!

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We headed up to Frenchmen Street for an evening and were really happy with the bars/clubs we went to. The music was fantastic and the drinks were tasty and easy to access. Next time we'd eat in the French Quarter before heading up. Options were limited and the meals we had took forever and were average.

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Great Area to hang out and hear amazing music.. I really enjoy this area more than the Bourbon street crowd.. Cool places to hang out drink, eat and enjoy the amazing music New Orleans has to offer...

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Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We LOVED Frenchmen Street. There were so many great entertainment and food options without the messiness & ugliness of Bourbon Street. Also LOVED the artists' fair, open Thursday-Sunday! We'll be back to take in more of it.

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New Orleans, LA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Anyone not familiar with New Orleans might mistake Frenchman Street for a dicey, not so safe neighborhood. Never fear. The Frenchman Street area is a fantastic spot to catch local musicians in a variety of club settings. Locals can be seen dancing to Cajun, Zydeco, rock, folk, or any style of music imaginable. The real scene doesn't typically get started... More

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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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140 reviews 140 reviews
66 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Pop in to all the jazz clubs and see what the true New Orleans is like. It's a far cry from Bourbon Street and will give you an entirely different impression of this amazing city! Do not miss it!!!

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London
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Very edge of the French Quarter. Was sent on a recommendation. Went midday. Funky bars, interesting looking places but didn't feel as safe as in center of the Quarter.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great street to just walk around and wander from club to club. You will see people from all walks of life-rich, poor, young, old, ugly, pretty. Love going down there. Never boring...

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I tell everyone when they visit to GO TO FRENCHMEN! The best live music any night of the week and always a great scene. Grab a bite at one of my favorite restaurants, Adolfo's on top of the Apple Barrel (cash only) before catching a set at the Spotted Cat or DBA. A good night out on the town always... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Go to Frenchmen Street, this is truly where the real (good) music by New Orleans musicians, is played. Great atmosphere and fantastic music.

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