Frenchmen Street

Frenchmen Street, New Orleans: Hours, Address, Frenchmen Street Reviews: 4.5/5

Frenchmen Street
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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lisaegg2016
Everett, WA39 contributions
I only wish that we had learned about this sooner. We visited Frenchmen Street on our last night in NOLA, per the advice of our food tour guide, and enjoyed some amazing live music in a couple of venues. Would've visited more places on this street on more evenings if we had known about it sooner. All of the music that we experienced was high quality. Highly recommend checking out this area (even over Bourbon Street, which is full of silly young adults)!
Written November 21, 2021
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Jim W
Bay Area, California75 contributions
This was our second trip to New Orleans, and we've learned that if you're there for quality music, Frenchman Street is the place to be. Even the street musicians are great, and the jazz acts at places like Snug Harbor, The Spotted Cat and the Maison are among the best acts playing. Some other places are more like the loud drunk rock you'll often see on Bourbon Street, but there are plenty of other venues I didn't list who may also have an act that suits your taste. Often, you can hear them from the road before you go on. (This year we went with our teen daughter, so The Spotted Cat and strict bars were off-limits, but restaurants generally allow kids in if the restaurant is running, and separately, Snug Harbor is a ticketed venue, so age wasn't an issue there either.)

Staying near Frenchman is great for getting back quickly and safely after late-night music, and I highly recommend the Lamothe House. The Frenchman Hotel can be loud until the bars close.
Written January 20, 2020
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Rolando R
San Antonio, TX6 contributions
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I would highly recommend Frenchmen Street if you are looking for a place to hear great live Jazz and taste great food. Frenchmen Street is clean and vibrant. Every place we went into was awesome. There are also street vendors and great local artists. Whether you’re in town for business, or with family and friends, Frenchmen Street is the place to go.
Written June 20, 2022
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Milad Ebtehaj
Memphis, TN52 contributions
Frenchmen street a smaller version of Bourbon street with a calmer and cozier feel. We stop by at 3 different bars. The music is just terrific. Local artist sell their beautiful artwork at reasonable prices.

You can spend a few hours going through several bars and check some authentic artworks. We loved it. It is a must see place in New Orleans.
Written January 9, 2020
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Tylerx2
Spokane, WA33 contributions
A large part of why we came to New Orleans was because of the music, and it is definitely here on Frenchman's St. Live music in just about every bar (during the day!) We walked here from the French Quarter using Decatur St and the walk was not as scary as some other reviews seem to indicate. If you come to visit, we strongly suggest coming here! We spent about 2 hours here listening to some great musicians and got some food and drink. Well worth it.
Written April 16, 2022
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Metropolis2000
Cambridge, MA127 contributions
Just walking along the street is an experience. Music starts early during the day but the best time to visit is in the evening/night. Our favorite was Margny Brasserie for live music.In between bars and restaurants you can find courtyard turned to open air art markets.
Written March 16, 2020
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Kyotonigel
Houston, TX112 contributions
This area is amazing - filled with music clubs. The musicians we saw at the 4 clubs we visited were amazing - we saw different styles of Jazz, R&B and Pop. The clubs are intimate, the music is great and the whole area has a great vibe. We'll definitely go back a few more times on this trip!
Written December 28, 2021
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DonnaSPDX
Portland, OR149 contributions
We don't have anything like this in my city, and I wasn't sure how we would go about fulfilling my mother's wish to "listen to some music." After waffling about other opportunities in town, we ended up just walking to Frenchmen Street. There are a few blocks lined with bars where there is music every night of the week. You just wait until you hear something you like, go in, get drinks, and enjoy. With Covid, some places are selling tickets to limit audience size, but you can still just show up and find a good band playing. Tip your musicians!
Written May 22, 2021
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Raven2015
Houston, TX87 contributions
Some of the best jazz music in New Orleans can be found on this street in a two block long section. When my husband and I visited in the late afternoon, several of the clubs were not open yet. Bamboula's was open and the live jazz was wonderful! I recommend strolling down this street the next time you are in New Orleans.
Written July 20, 2021
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Elaine J
Manassas, VA32 contributions
Not worth the hype.. dirty dirty, drunk people vomiting, bums laid out everywhere. People selling drugs in the street and the drinks are good if you get booze no slushy drinks high cost no alcohol. Third time and it will be my last
Written April 27, 2022
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