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Freds Lounge

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Lori wrote a review May 2020
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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
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Date of experience: June 2019
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9415 wrote a review Feb 2020
Greeenwood, Arkansas47 contributions10 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Garry M wrote a review Jan 2020
Orillia, Canada1,001 contributions179 helpful votes
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...
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Schlauberger1846 wrote a review Jun 2019
Castroville, Texas400 contributions102 helpful votes
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"!
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Donna H wrote a review Apr 2019
Seattle, Washington93 contributions51 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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