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Frenchmen Street

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Reviewed yesterday

We visited during Mardi Gras and believe the bands/bars/musicians were catering to a different? crowd. It was hard to find authentic blues on Frenchmen, unlike when we were there in 2015. There were street musicians/DJ types playing Cardi B? Really??

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Nancy B
Reviewed yesterday

our guide said we should definately check this Street out and thus we did but jeez it was dead when we went around 3 pm..not a nice situation. not pleasant. i'm assuming its fun to go to in evening.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sashacinus
Reviewed yesterday

Quirky venues, Great Local Jazz, Best people watching ever and a local arts market all in 4 blocks - WOW

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Gregory R
Reviewed yesterday

Good for live music, bands, but they don't stop people from entering once they are at capacity. There were a lot of people packed into these spaces but a good time.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 419marleneb
Reviewed yesterday

Everyone claims that the music is better on Frenchmen Street and it is. It is less crowded than Bourbon Street and less rowdy. If you have mobility problems you have to be careful that sidewalks need some work.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CarlottaM_11
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to this area to visit Snug Harbor Bistro. It is really a cool area and not like Bourbon Street where most everybody is drunk. It is kind of funky. We felt very safe in this area. Parking is on the street and you...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank redoldsman
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are interested in live music than Frenchmen's Street might be nice for an evening. Tourist seem to enjoy the loud hustle and music, but just a few blocks over to St 'Claude and in the Marigny

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank nolajanie
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We always go to Frenchmen St if we are looking to hear some blues. Last weekend we went to Cafe Negril to hear John Lisi who is a local blues guitarist who we always enjoy. The cigar box festival is also held on Frenchmen at...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Frenchmen Street is more down at heel than Bourbon Street and therefore more real and raw and happily a lot less crowd congested. The Spotted Cat seems to be a converted shop with bands playing in the window and a wonderful Cat Stevens lookalike bar...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tgtheradiOman2014
Reviewed 2 days ago

For the most part it is rare to have a "bad" restaurant in NOLA they just will not survive with the level of hospitality and food quality as high as it is there for decades/centuries even. If Frenchman Street is there when you visit give...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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January 21, 2019|
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Response from JaneDeHart | Reviewed this property |
A small word of caution (and a small bit of wonderment about the cooking pets crack). There is a substantial transient population that hangs out along Frenchmen Street and then Decatur Street. Many of these folks travel with... More
October 15, 2018|
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Make sure you take St. Charles Avenue Streetcar # 12 from Canal Street to the end and back for the most exquisite Christmas decorations on the antebellum homes. Plus both the children and adults would love all of the... More
August 16, 2018|
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Response from clpartin | Reviewed this property |
We hit The Spotted Cat for drinks and some amazing jazz