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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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Frenchmen Street is an easy walk from the Jackson Square area. During the daytime it has a quiet, relaxed vibe. Lots of the locals are frequenting the coffee shops and bars. The... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Frenchmen Street is an easy walk from the Jackson Square area. During the daytime it has a quiet, relaxed vibe. Lots of the locals are frequenting the coffee shops and bars. The Electric Ladyland Tattoo parlor is known for its friendly and professional staff. It is the best place in NOLA to get a tattoo. At night Frenchmen Street is... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you want to go more local, don't skip Frenchmen St, you will find jazz bands in most of the bars, and is not as crowded as Bourbon St.

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Okay you've seen....and smelled (gagging) Bourbon Street. Don't let that be your only impression of NOLA....make sure to give Frenchmen Street some love. You won't regret it. Artsy for a nice change of pace.

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Floral Park, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great little area by ink a few blocks log so can sink in one or two nights and cleAnish lol not as bad as I had heard about the French Quarter and Bourbon street but this was near there and walkable but more local and Cesar music everywhere entertaining drinks - interesting recipes like Vaso's oatmeal raisin shots and lady... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

An easy walk from bourbon street and well worth it as the bands are so much better here. More atmosphere too. Good bars good music. Was worried about the late night walk back but absolutely fine. Highly recommended !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to NOLA many times and we always have to spend a night on Frenchman Street. It's just a relaxed atmosphere and you can hop from bar to bar listening to great music! Frenchman is nice because you don't have to deal with the crowds like you do on Bourbon. I'd definitely recommend going to Frenchman and making... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My category not referenced. Millennial sibling and senior citizen dad. NOT FOR KIDS AT NIGHT!!! Maybe for local kids or kids that are typically in an city environment. Not for suburban kids who have not been to many places. Excellent music and a neighborhood feel. Pop into lots of places. Loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just wander anywhere and the music is flowing out into the street, the crowd is fun but not quite Bourbon Street crazy. I love this area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Frenchmen is where the locals go for food and entertainment or just to walk about and look upon each other. AUTHENTIC do not miss Frenchmen Street!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A street that is frequented by the locals. Recommended to us by several wait staff throughout Bourbon St. Very nice...much cleaner and less congested! A great afternoon. Paul, Julie, and Paige Rogers. Niagara Falls, Canada.

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Staying in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

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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.