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Address: New Orleans, LA
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+1 504-524-0010
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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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Unpleasant at the Canal street end

This road stinks of stale urine at the canal street end. Further down the road where it is less touristy it is quite pleasant. Personally I prefer Frenchmen Street which I am told... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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new orleans
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171 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's smelly, tawdry and full of questionable people (the ones that aren't tourists). Tourists and locals alike have been shot on this street. If you get too drunk and stay out too late you might get rolled at best and robbed. Take a few people with you. Don't go alone, especially if you are a woman. There are better bars... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This road stinks of stale urine at the canal street end. Further down the road where it is less touristy it is quite pleasant. Personally I prefer Frenchmen Street which I am told is how Bourbon street used to be.

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Thank Susi L
Lawrence, Kansas
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187 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Mardi Gras every day. This pedestrianized street is teeming with loud drunken groups who are being encouraged to visit tacky bars serving large cheap drinks. There are street musicians and lots of people. The sidewalks and street are a disgrace, with large sections of broken pavement, missing or upended bricks, making it easy to stumble without a drink. Obviously you... More 

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Thank 49viaggio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Always a fun time. You don't have to spend a lot of time here if this isn't you thing but just make sure you walk through it. I know they say it's touristy. Whatever. It has some of the best restaurants on or near by. If you're a little older and don't like the wild scene but enjoy good music... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

At night. Totally crazy and you will see things you never thought you would see. During the day, lots to see and much more mild but can still be a bit wild. Watch your back out here and keep your words about you.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Music ranges from classic rock to Cajun to jazz to blues, you can't beat that all in one night. The Famous Door is an excellent club.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Didn't know what to expect of Bourbon St but wow! It's pretty much tourist based with bars and bands competing for your business. Cheap booze on offer everywhere. Interesting characters along the way. People of all ages were walking this street at all hours! If you want Jazz music though, there is little of that on this strip....

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houstonburbs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Be prepared for every sight, sound, and smell imaginable! Definitely a must see in NOLA. Go in a group or find a buddy to walk with. Keep your eyes and ears open, and leave the jewelry at home!

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Thank ladybugtx76
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything that there is to love about the French Quarter can be found in Bourbon Street or at least a few steps in any direction from BS. From local artist and street performers, to bars and restaurants, to souvenir shops, it can all be found in very close proximity to BS.

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Warren
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Honestly, I think we are getting too old for Bourbon Street. There are some places we like to visit (Pat O's, Maison Bourbon, Oceana Grill, and Cafe Beignet), but the partying past 11 pm usually just tires us out nowadays. Mainly we walk Bourbon in the afternoons up til 10-11 pm.

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French Quarter
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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