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Frenchmen Street

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Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
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Address: Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Go Here for Nighttime Entertainment/Music

A bit of a walk out of the French Quarter but worth your time. Several bars in the neighborhood have live music and there is an artist venue where you can purchase local art work.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Pacifica, California
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Pacifica, California
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A bit of a walk out of the French Quarter but worth your time. Several bars in the neighborhood have live music and there is an artist venue where you can purchase local art work.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Frenchman used to be where to go to get away from some of the Bourbon street craziness but now it seems to have been "discovered" by the mobs and drunks. A friend said "Saint Charles is the new frenchman street" but we didn't have enough time to verify this for a place that emphasizes music over drinking

Thank Lela-in-AZ
Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Frenchman Street is the place for better food and music in New Orleans. It draws a nicer crowd and has an eclectic mix of food and music. Come early - it get's crowded

Thank restandrelax84
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is much classier and safer than Bourbon St. Some would call this the new Bourbon St. Live music and always draws in a crowd. This is exactly where you want to be when visiting NOLA! Just never go to The Krazy Korner bar off Bourbon Street. This bar completely ruined my time in NOLA. The shot girls are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We drove here on a horse and buggy ride. We didn't have a chance to go back and stay a while to hear all of the music..

Thank Lisa L
Oberlin, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots of live music of all kinds: jazz, reggae, brass, etc... Crowded on the weekends and street not barricaded off like Bourbon, so sidewalks are full. Lots of drinking like Bourbon street but seems to be an older and more mature and more diverse crowd. Not the stupid drunkenness you find on Bourbon. We took the streetcar to get closer... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yes, you really must go to Frenchman's Street to listen to music at night. It is only two blocks long with bars packed along both sides of the street. Just walk up and down to listen to the band you want to hear and go in. There are cover charges in some bars and one drink minimums in some bars,... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my favorite location; You get great views of the bridge, Cathedral, the French Market and the Mississippi River. The French Market shops are worth looking at. And you can take one of their street cars from there if you want to adventure out.

Thank LIZ4142014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'd recommend visiting Frenchman St to anyone that wants to listen to some good Jazz music. Thought it was a little less touristy than the quarter.

Thank Chad K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely street at night where jazz is played on every corner with great gusto and flair. And in most pubs as well, what a great variety. We caught three shows, absolutely fabulous. Every one was toe tapping and having a great time. Had dinner of Jambalaya and gumbo. Totally delicious! I would really recommend a visit.

Thank marieange l

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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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