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Address: New Orleans, LA
Phone Number: +1 504-524-0010

The partying never stops on Bourbon Street, the French Quarter's liveliest...

The partying never stops on Bourbon Street, the French Quarter's liveliest and wildest thoroughfare, where the rhythmic sounds of jazz, country western, Dixieland and sultry blues permeate the air. Brimming with life, you'll find everything from shopping to music to Cajun food to nightclubs.

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Love it during the day

Loved it during the day, early evening. Night time was way to sketchy for us. I enjoy vegas and always have fun, this place is just loud, dirty, foul smelling. Aggressive... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Shannon L
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We sent there because... it's Bourbon St. and close to our hotel. Kind of a must see in New Orleans. We were there the night after 9 people were shot, on Bourbon St..... we really didn't feel safe. At one point, two (they claimed, homeless) guys, put beads around your neck, then basically forced you to "donate" to the homeless...... More 

Thank Robin B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Plenty of great touristy shops through here and no shortage for those who want some booze, but a fellow attendee at a conference that I was attending, put it best, "Want to find your way to Bourbon Street? Follow your nose to the smell of vomit and [poop]."

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Crappy bars, crappy food, crappy music. Crowds of drunks, vomit on sidewalks, fried fried fried foods. It's the Fisheerman's Wharf and Virginia City of the south.

Thank Joan C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I absolutely LOVE Bourbon St. It's lively, loud, packed with actions...you'll see/meet all kind of people on Bourbon St. The atmosphere here just makes me happy! Every time I visit NOLA, I have to make sure that I somehow incorporate going to check out Bourbon St. There's plenty of restaurants, bars and clubs everywhere! My advice to females: wear comfortable... More 

Thank Tigrezz
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved it during the day, early evening. Night time was way to sketchy for us. I enjoy vegas and always have fun, this place is just loud, dirty, foul smelling. Aggressive panhandling. Great food though! After about 9pm did not feel safe outside, might of been to the shooting of 10 people on the corner of the hotel we stayed... More 

Thank Shannon L
Granite Bay, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I cant believe all the bad reviews, I found Bourbon street to be interesting. We stayed in NOLA for six nights, went to Bourbon street twice. Had to see it. Daytime was more fun, shopping, listening to random street performers and just walking around. At night is when the weirdos come out. Lots of drinking. People throwing bead. I would... More 

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Interesting place to visit and just walk around. I was there both during the daytime and at night. The atmosphere here is very different during the day than it is at night. Lots of great music coming from the many bars along both sides of the street. At night all of the crazies and wierdos come out! All of the... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Bourbon street is dirty, full of trash, sometimes stinky and always there are characters to be found. The bars open in the early morning and some are open all night. Whatever you're looking far in terms of nasty or gaudy can be found here. I did find some nice tshirts for the kids (who were at home). There are some... More 

Thank Carmen J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A must for everyone. Had the most fun during the daylight hours. Too many kids out during the night hours.

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Cedar City, Utah
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you enjoy walking around crowded dirty streets that smell like an open sewer then this is the place for you. Just don't go, it's not worth the time. There are some cool architectural areas but for the most part it is just bad. I've never come across a smell quite like this. A cross between open sewer and a... More 

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A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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