OK...here it goes.....I know alot of ppl won't like this, but this seemed like amateur night out on the street. Way too overboard. This place is loaded with ppl who are so far off the hook it's ridiculous. They act like it's their first big outing. We are no strangers to drinking and having a good time, listening to great music and meeting new people...but this place just disappointed us. It was dirty, smelly, scary, seedy, and at times felt unsafe. The walls are dirty, the tables are grimy, every door has hand prints all over, the menus are sticky. You can tell most shops don't get a daily cleaning, except for the sidewalks which they pour bleach on and spray hoses to clean in front of their businesses. The buildings are in disrepair, the balconies are falling and windows are broken out. You can't walk down the street w/o being approached by a vagrant who wants to "betcha i can tell ya where ya got dem shoes".....the answer....if you're pressed....is "i got them on my feet" better yet, just keep walking and don't slow down bc they'll drop down and try to polish your shoes and demand payment for the shine. This happened to us 5 times in the first 2 days IN DAYLIGHT! We met 2 women in our hotel bar who were so afraid of their encounter that they wouldn't even leave the hotel again. Beware, also, of pickpockets, as in any city. There are bags of trash on every corner, every day, all day....smelling like trash smells. you step over many of the less ambitious sleeping in doorways w/thier dogs...and backpacks begging for 3$ for whiskey or heroin. what fun! And It's too bad ....because there is a lot of charm and history here that is well worth the visit. We loved the great street musicians....The jazz bands.....the painted people posing as statues......beautiful architecture.........the natchez steamboat ride was wonderful.....the beautiful Cathedral....free tours by foot was fun......use tripadvisor to pick your restaurants! If you're into partying where you'll wake up w/puke on your shirt and abrasions on your forehead, Bourbon Street is the place for you!! We always wanted to come here....and we're still glad we did! Just seems to need a little more tender loving care for such a charming place! A couple bright spots we visited were Pat O'Briens and Lafittes Blacksmith shop (GREAT Bloody Mary!)
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