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Frenchmen Street

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Address: Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Forget Bourbon - go to Frenchmen Street

Smaller area, but a few nice jazz bars with good music and much cleaner! There are also a few cul-de-sacs that have artist's selling their wares.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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san diego, ca
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san diego, ca
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Smaller area, but a few nice jazz bars with good music and much cleaner! There are also a few cul-de-sacs that have artist's selling their wares.

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SAnta Ana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very fun part of town. Locals like this place best. You will see the most wonderful Jazz players playing in the street. Locals dancing. Great art fairs and bars. Highly recommend a visit. Parking limited so maybe UBER on over.

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Alexandria, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I went to Frenchman Street to celebrate my birthday and we had a good time. We spent the bulk of our time at clubs Vaso and Maison. Both clubs had good live music and no cover charge. I've heard that the Blue Nile club is good, but they charge a cover and I've never been since the... More 

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Bartlett, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The music is the best in town! I highly recommend visiting Frenchmen Street. I will definitely be back next time I visit NOLA.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just an amazing little three block stretch of great food and music. More authentic than Bourbon street for sure, we spent four of our five nights on this street and we were never disappointed. From the Blue Nile to the Spotted Cat, the music (the prices!!!) and the stiff cocktails, you just can't go wrong on this street.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Yes. If you are reading this, you win. Frenchman street is what Bourbon street was 30 years ago when I first got here. On Bourbon Street today is strip clubs, over priced tourist traps, and plenty of thugs as seen by monthly shootings there. Frenchman street is doorway way after doorway of great music. you can listen to any kind... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Live music everywhere. Small bars and clubs. The spotted cat cafe and they must go. It's an intimate environment with musicians everywhere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyed multiple clubs - all had great music. Favorite was 3 muses with food. All music was first class. Enjoyed the artist fair at midnight.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great activity for an evening. Go to one of the many music clubs - doesn't much matter which one - and you will see outstanding local musicians perform live. What a blast!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great atmosphere and food ! We had local drinks and chicken wings ! We had the chance to listen to 3 different groups/sets and they were all excellent...Can get their cd after gig !

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Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Nestled between the French Quarter and the Ninth Ward, the Faubourg Marigny & Bywater environs are largely residential. Of course, folks around here love to go out and have a good time as much as they do anywhere in NOLA. And if out-of-towners want to join in the festivities, well then so much the better! Home to some of the most revered live music venues in New Orleans, an eclectic gaggle of gourmand dining destinations, and a come-as-you-are vibe that’s as infectious as it is alluring, this is real deal New Orleans oozing with southern hospitality and the promise of a most epic night out. For endless opportunities to boogie, to admire row upon row of lovingly restored homes, and to escape the fray of the more touristic parts of town (but still live it up in grand style) head to Faubourg Marigny & Bywater.
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