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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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not as unique as I expected

Frenchman street is similar to bourbon but minus the strip clubs. The jazz is better but there is not as many bars to chose from.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Perth
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Perth
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Frenchman street is similar to bourbon but minus the strip clubs. The jazz is better but there is not as many bars to chose from.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

A small area and rough around the edges. This is the place to meet local people, and hear a variety of that music you came for. Don't miss the nearby French market.

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Monroe, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

A must while in New Orleans. If you are looking for great Jazz clubs a much better option then Bourbon Street. Recommended by our hotel staff - great food, music and a fabulous artist area.

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Bowmanville, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We found out about Frenchmen Street from the bus driver on a Tour. Great find, the music food and stores were better then on Bourbon Street.

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Littleton, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is where you can see GREAT local musicians. Walk along the street and into one of many clubs. Different types of Jazz. Good music playing in the restaurants, too. This is where you want to be to hear music

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Louisville, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Visit Bourbon Street once, then go to Frenchmen Street for the authentic jazz music. Spotted Cat was fantastic. No cover. Adolfo's Italian restaurant is supposed to be very good. Wait was too long the night we went, and Italian is hard for me because I cannot have dairy, so we passed. But I did go in and check it out.... More 

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

A must when you visit NOLA. Great people and great jazz. The area seems shady but it is ok to hang around.

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Tega cay, S.C.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

If you like music, you need to check out this area. It's one club after another of great music of various styles. Most of the clubs have no cover, so, you can drift from club to club, but don't forget to tip the musicians.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We loved it during the day and night. Absolutely our favorite music and bars. It's a must do when staying in the French Quarter. Spotted Cat, d.b.a, John Boutte if you can catch his show there.....amazing St. not to be missed.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Wide variety of music set in different bar venues from a little more upscale to very casual. Great for all ages. The clubs we stopped into were free with no cover charges and live bands. It was a lot of fun; however I would not walk around the surrounding areas at night alone. It was a little seedy. I would... More 

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