We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Frenchmen Street

Open Now: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Open today: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Book In Advance
All photos (1,109)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“great music”(1,281 reviews)
“live music”(1,077 reviews)
“bourbon st”(921 reviews)
Open Now
Hours Today: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
See all hours
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in New Orleans
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Ways to Experience Frenchmen Street
from US$49.00
More Info
from US$49.00
More Info
from US$55.00
More Info
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 27, 2015

There is some damn good music to be found on this street. For sure, it can be hit or miss. If you are sick of that gawd-awful dixieland jazz crap that they blast on Bourbon Street, you need to wander over here and get your...More

13  Thank cj2468
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 10, 2014

So...we went to this place to escape Bourbon Street and all of its craziness. Everyone raved about Frenchmen Street, and since we had previously visited that area to go to an amazing record/music store (Louisiana Music Factory), we were all in! However, with that said...I...More

6  Thank shannon18v
Reviews (10,594)
Filter reviews
9,948 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews great music live music bourbon st snug harbor three muses art market blue nile praline connection french quarter local music brass band real jazz cover charge drink minimum few blocks cat clubs
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 9,948 reviews
Reviewed today

We visited in the afternoon to listen to the music in the bars. There was a great atmosphere. We went to the spotted cat and we had a fab time. I wasn't keen on going there in the night as to me it felt a...More

Thank Debra R
Reviewed yesterday

Went to a few clubs but ended up at Vaso. Very talented musicians throughout the evening. The crowd was alive, dancing, singing along, and having a blast!

Thank TravellingCal2018
Reviewed yesterday

Used to be more bohemian and now more tourist, so expect that kind of vibe. Some good clubs and well worth visiting to see the younger folks out and about. Kind of cool little flea market in the center that is OK. Did eat and...More

Thank Joel W
Reviewed yesterday

A great place to experience. Everyone must see the French Quarter. Very lively. Many place to visit over there, including a lot of artisans there selling their beautiful art.

Thank GrandTour53234594015
Reviewed 2 days ago

Full of different clubs and restaurants, you can enjoy the local atmosphere and all the style of musics of NOLA.

Thank bluesjlp
Reviewed 2 days ago

great little jazz bar. Not many seats but thats ok, you can stand and listen to the great music. Drinks were not overly priced and the bathroom was clean

1  Thank Rita C
Reviewed 2 days ago

This area is not as crazy as Bourbon Street but a good place to go to listen to live jazz. There are a variety of places playing live music. We were heading to The Spotted Cat late afternoon following a recommendation but from outside we...More

1  Thank TheMightyRams
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the street to visit over Burbon. Well at least if you are a grown up :). Plenty of places to pop into and see what is happing.

Thank christine1996
Reviewed 3 days ago

We come to Frenchmen Street to hear Jazz. We have only been to The Spotted Cat. It was great. I understand there are a number of other jazz venues on Frenchmen Steet. This is THE JAZZ NEIGHBORHOOD in NOLA.

Thank Don_Ashland_Virginia
Reviewed 3 days ago

We walked down Frenchman Street during the day and it was fairly quiet. At night however the street comes alive but not focussed on alcohol like Bourbon Street so not as rowdy

1  Thank Ian L
View more reviews
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
Nearby HotelsSee all 170 nearby hotels
Lamothe House Hotel
1,268 reviews
.13 km away
The Frenchmen Hotel
1,037 reviews
.16 km away
Hotel de la Monnaie
194 reviews
.23 km away
Le Richelieu in the French Quarter
1,320 reviews
.25 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2,144 nearby restaurants
Dat Dog
508 reviews
.02 km away
Dat Dog
436 reviews
.02 km away
Three Muses
1,224 reviews
.05 km away
Mona's Cafe & Deli on Frenchman
226 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,132 nearby attractions
Faubourg Marigny
389 reviews
.02 km away
Frenchmen Art Market
165 reviews
.05 km away
Brieux Carre
34 reviews
.13 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
October 15, 2018|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from cruiselover801 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't travel with children, so I can't advise too much regarding family activities, but I would steer clear of Bourbon Street especially at night. It's very dirty and some of the shops may be inappropriate for kids... More
August 16, 2018|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
Response from clpartin | Reviewed this property |
We hit The Spotted Cat for drinks and some amazing jazz
Cassidy N
July 21, 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Marcus D | Reviewed this property |
yes, they are. The music it varies from blues, to jazz, just enough to make you listen, and enough to make you dance.