Freds Lounge

Freds Lounge, Mamou: Hours, Address, Freds Lounge Reviews: 5/5

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7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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Catch a little Cajun fever at Fred’s, where the Cajun joie de vivre is evident and infectious.
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Lori
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Miss Fred's since moved back to Ohio
Jun 2019
Loved visiting Fred's on a Saturday morning. Had fun taking our out-of-town visitors there to get the experience of real Cajun fun, music, food! Great times!! Boudin right around the corner at Charlie's :D before heading back to Alex <3
Written May 19, 2020
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9415
Greeenwood, Arkansas47 contributions
Best Cajun Lounge
Jan 2020
The wife and myself have been to Freds Lounge, 10 or more times in the past 10 or more years and will continue to visit it even though we live over 400 miles away in Arkansas. It brings in people from all over the country. Freds is only open on Saturday mornings from 9:A.M. until 2:P.M. A live AM radio station, KVPI, broadcasts there from opening until 11:A.M. You will hear both French and English spoken there and during the live broadcast also. They do have a wonderful Bloody Mary which is about the only drink I would have in the A.M. Beer is available also. The band changes from time to time and plays only traditional Cajun numbers. If you want to dance on the small area available, you learn to dance in about a three foot square. All kidding aside, this place is great and is about one of the few cajun lounges around near Mamou. The owner Tante Sue is in a rest home but used to be there every Saturday morning. She was a live wire in this place and a great friend to all who visited. The lounge doesn't open again until the following Saturday morning. It is definately worth a trip to Mamou to enjoy the cajun culture and wonderful people there. Listen to it live on Saturdays by turning up the speakers on your lap top, click on KVPI AM, click the top left where you see "ListenLive," sit back and enjoy the experience. Thanks Freds Lounge for the wonderful memories.
Written February 8, 2020
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Garry M
Orillia, Canada997 contributions
Historic Bar
Jan 2020
This is a must go when in the area. World famous bar for historic background etc. We'll be back. Highly recommend it if you like dingy unique atmosphere bars...
Written January 15, 2020
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Schlauberger1846
Castroville, TX390 contributions
It's been great, but goodbye
Feb 2019 • Couples
We have been going to Fred's at Mardi Gras for many years, but this year will be our last time. We like to dance, but during Mardi Gras Fred's is so packed that no one has room to dance. Plus visitors who do not know how to do the Cajun two-step try to do something like a swing dance which results in collisions. Mardi Gras is great in Louisiana, especially if you spend Mardi Gras at one of the small town festivals, but we have decided to make our dance/food trips to Louisiana when it is not Mardi Gras. We are done with the bad dancers and crowds. Fortunately, there are still some small dance venues that have escaped discovery by dance-challenged visitors. "Allons danser, Colinda"!
Written June 29, 2019
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Donna H
Seattle, WA93 contributions
The perfect Cajun music experience!
Mar 2019 • Family
When planning our trip to Louisiana I wanted to have an authentically Cajun experience. Fred's provided exactly that. I had read about the Saturday morning shows in a couple of articles on the region, and frankly was a little doubtful that the place would really get going at 9:00 on a weekend day. Boy was I wrong! We walked in right at 9:00 and it's a good thing we did, because we never would have gotten a seat otherwise. People are drinking Bloody Marys and beer, and as soon as the band started up so did the dancing. By 10:00 the place was packed, and you had to bob and weave your way through the dancers to get to the bar or bathroom. It was truly one of the most unique experiences I've ever had.
Written April 6, 2019
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William D
Fort Walton Beach, FL25 contributions
Make the drive!
Apr 2019 • Family
If you want to experience authentic Zydeco music and get a feel for living in Acadiana, Fred's Lounge in Mamou is a MUST. About a 45 minute drive from Lafayette, this unique watering hole is only open on Saturdays. It is usually filled to capacity and the majority of the guests are local. Cajun dancing and friendly staff and customers. Good Bloody Mary and a cold beer in the bottle. You are sure to get asked for a dance and everyone we met greeted us with a smile. Pass a good time, che. This place is the real deal and so much fun!
Written April 5, 2019
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tkbPrinceGeorgeBC
Prince George, Canada53 contributions
A Must Do
Feb 2019
If you're in the heart of Cajun Country, a stop at Fred's is a must. Saturday's the doors open at 7.30 and the music and broadcast start at 9. You need to get there early if you want a seat. Music is fantastic and the good times roll on to around 1. Hands down the time I hand in Louisiana.
Written February 5, 2019
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Lizzie M
San Antonio, TX65 contributions
Can't be missed
Oct 2018 • Friends
Nothing like an early morning breakfast beer and live Cajun music! They do a live radio show every Saturday morning. Sign the guest book and maybe you get a prize for traveling the farthest. Super fun.
Written October 15, 2018
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YoBob536
Lake Charles, LA1,499 contributions
Iconic Place
Feb 2018 • Friends
Whenever Mardi Gras season comes around you have to make it a point to travel to Mamou and check out the happenings in this little town. Especially Fred's. Great Cajun Music, dancing, spirits, great cajun food, and lots of fun people. On 6th Street you will not have a problem making a new friend or partying with some old ones. A must see and good times we pass.
Written August 20, 2018
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cgerz
West Monroe, LA60 contributions
Just do it!
Jul 2018 • Friends
Make a point of visiting Fred’s on a Saturday morning. It’s a must for any lover of Cajun music or the Cajun culture. Only open on Saturday mornings. 9-2:30.
Written July 15, 2018
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