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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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Jazz!

I really liked Frenchmen street! Went with my wife to listen to some jazz and have a drink. Although the street is very small (about 5 blocks, if i remember correctly), it has a... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I really liked Frenchmen street! Went with my wife to listen to some jazz and have a drink. Although the street is very small (about 5 blocks, if i remember correctly), it has a lot of places were you can have a drink. It is outside the FQ, but it is pretty close to it (returned walking to our hotel).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

New orleans beat kept secret. Great ambiance, live jazz music, great food spots. It's also alot cleaner than Bourbon

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Felt more comfortable here than we did on Bourbon street. It isn't tame but there was music and art everywhere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Slightly more upmarket than Bourbon Street & better music. However, still really touristy but well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Frenchmen Street is best known for a three-block section of the neighborhood which is home to some of the city's popular live-music venues including Snug Harbor (the Marsalis family plays there frequently), the Spotted Cat and the Maison in addition to restaurants, bars, bookstores, coffee shops, and other businesses. You've not really seen New Orleans until you've been to Frenchmen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For a great night out in NOLA, hit Frenchman Street for live music, drinks, and art without the madness of Bourbon Street.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was a classier/hipper/artistic crowd, so if the craziness of Bourbon Street doesn't appeal to you try this area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This area is just outside of the French Quarter in the Faubourg section of New Orleans. You can stop in one joint, listen to the music for a while, put your drink in a cup to go, and then move on to the next joint. Just a couple of blocks long and a good time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Maison, great music, good drinks, fun people, great atmosphere, saw "Brassaholics" recommended by our B and B hosts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is where yo go after you've graduated from Bourbon St., after you're tired of all the drunken frat boy antics. There's some of that here, too, but to a lesser extent. Music's great, and when I went on a Saturday night, there was a little late night art market set up. Very cool, indeed. I would definitely try to... More 

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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.