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Review of Frenchmen Street

Frenchmen Street
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Dinner and Live Jazz Package - New Orleans
Ranked #5 of 339 things to do in New Orleans
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Blue Ridge, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

Lot's of music clubs and artsy shops. This area is on the edge of the quarter and thus, the younger crowd has gravitate here.

Visited February 2013
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“Frenchman Street--The Real McCoy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

Frenchman Street--where the locals go, said by many to be the old Bourbon Street, does not disappoint. Lots of cool, authentic bars, where music is king! Wanted to celebrate my birthday (New Orleans style) and decided to see what was happening on January 26. The Blue Nile's gig of the night was Zach Deputy, with a great washboard, harmonica, steel guitar opening act (which in my opinion) was just as good. Prior to that we tried the Maison for a quick bite of gulf shrimp (still wiggling complete with eyes) and had the opportunity to see a real country type home grown band followed by a really good jazz band--note: no cover here. Also, watched the Star Wars krewe parade that night as well.

This is definitely a place not to miss if the real McCoy is what you came for!

Visited January 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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“Old Bourbon Street”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

This section of New Orleans is the "old Bourbon" street. The bars are real grungy with great music/bands. Tattoos shops with people getting painted right in the front window. Great food. Aldofo's is to die for. Great Italian food. And the bar downstairs is awesome! Less people also. Great section of town. Not to be missed!!

Visited February 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Better than the French Quarter...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

If you're looking to hear some authentic New Orleans jazz definitely take the time to make the walk from the French Quarter to Frenchmen Street. It is a simple and safe 15-20 minute walk. While there I visited Three Muses and The Spotted Cat. While I enjoyed the French Quarter, the evening on Frenchmen Street was definitely the most enjoyable.

Visited December 2012
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“Great corner of New Orleans we had missed before”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

We chose a place for our four-night stay in NOLA due to its proximity to Frenchmen Street on the basis of TA reviews and it worked out great. Lots of live music, a variety of restaurants and cool shops. I'm fairly certain we spent more time on Frenchmen than we did in the French Quarter. As commented elsewhere, Compared to Bourbon Street, the scene is less crowded, more mature, more sober, more local, and more hip.
The highlight for us was discovering the Art Market, a cozy, well-lit alley devoted to individual artists working in a variety of media--and several of them were literally working while we were there. One guy who made jewelry and figures from silverware made a ring for us from a silver spoon we selected from his collection. The atmosphere was very collegial. Everyone had Square, which made it simple to make purchases...too simple perhaps :-)
The market's not large, maybe 15-20 booths, but the atmosphere was laidback and we had several interesting conversations with artists. We probably spent at least two hours there before cutting it short on the back half as we were nearing our art budget.

Visited December 2012
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