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Frenchmen Street

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Address: Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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New Orleans is home to some of the best musicians in the country. It has to be judging from the music scene I witnessed. We started at Vaso where the rock music kind of pulled... read more

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Oakdale, California, United States
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Oakdale, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

New Orleans is home to some of the best musicians in the country. It has to be judging from the music scene I witnessed. We started at Vaso where the rock music kind of pulled us in. A round of beers and a listen and we went to the next place. Bamboozles was the next stop. Mem Shannon was playing... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited during the day and so it lacked some of the atmosphere you would experience with the bars crowded and the music playing. With that proviso, the area seemed a little underwhelming with not a great deal to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing walking down here at night and listening to all the amazing music coming out of the bars. I saw an incredible blues bass and a jazz funk ensemble in neighbouring bars in the space of a few minutes. Only shame for me as a Brit was I could not take my 17-year-old daughter in as they do check ID... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If your looking for the party look no further. During the day there's tons of art work and food to experience. This area at night is filled with people experiencing The big easy drinking music and fun.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While Bourbon is the street for tourists, Frenchmen is the street where the locals go to hear great music. Many bars and restaurants, for all tastes in music. Find the guy on the street selling pizza... the best cheap street pizza you'll ever have.

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Oshawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our evening of listening to music, do some shopping and dining, we found it very safe to walk around at night.

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Citrus Heights, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this is a place to listen to real jazz. Some of the bars have musicans waiting in line to play.Its a walk from bourbon st but is doable ( not in heals)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the evening highlight of New Orleans. There are always several (more than 6) music venues going on Frenchmen Street. Have Uber or Lyft drop you at Frenchmen and Royal and wander down the street towards the river to check out the various clubs and whats playing. Some have a small cover and some do not. There is an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A lot of bars, cafes and restaurants with live music- every evening like a great music festival. Much more attractive place than Bourbon street.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we were very pleased with our two visit, we had a Shug Harbor during our weeks vacation in New Orleans La. The Menu, Was great, The Food was great, and the prices were reasonable. The Jazz shows that we saw were great and the prices were reasonable. A great place to visit.

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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.