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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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This is the best part of New Orleans! My husband and I were in NOLA for 8 days and this was by far our favorite location. As we walked down the street the sounds of jazz music... read more

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Bakersfield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is the best part of New Orleans! My husband and I were in NOLA for 8 days and this was by far our favorite location. As we walked down the street the sounds of jazz music permeated the air coming from the doors of the bats_clubs as you pass by. Who knew that jazz had so many different sounds.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you are in New Orleans I highly recommend visiting Frenchmen St. There is a plethora of live music and many of the bars charge no cover. The Spotted Cat was packed when we went on Saturday night but we stopped in at 30/90. There was an excellent band that played a very up tempo jazz and rock mix (I'm... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lots of cool music spots on Frenchman's, as well as an awesome night market which has local artisans. Snug Harbor, Blue Nile, etc. You can also get some kind of grilled meat sandwich while you're at it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is our must return to spot in New Orleans. We were over our time in Bourbon Street so we headed toward Frenchman Street and decided this was for us. Being in our mid forties we were more at home here feeling laid back and taken away by the great music.

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Eunice, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great food on Frenchmen St but the music at the Spotted Cat is awesome if you like real New Orleans Blues

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Where locals go to hear music, without the immaturity of Bourbon St. Went to three different clubs on three different nights for dinner and music. Maison, Three Muses, and one other whose name escapes me. Open air market also open till late most nights.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this is a lovely, cultured way to spend an evening, every bar and restaurant has live music, an impromptu 10 piece jazz band on the corner. colourful and vibrant

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you enjoy professional musicians this is the place to go for New Orleans Jazz. From the brass band on the street corner to the harmonica playing jazz band this is the place where New Orleans locals go for their music. Have a drink and bar hop when you find the group you want to listen to just stay and... More 

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Madison, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I heard about Frenchman street a few years ago, consider it a clean safe alternative to the French Quarter. Go to the Quarter in the day if you must, then head to Frenchman. Clean streets, great live music!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A wonderful mix of jazz, art, alcohol and humanity. In my opinion, greater than Bourbon Street. Try Snug Harbor, Spotted Cat, Maison, Apple Barrel. And of course the Art Garden.

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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.
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