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“spotted cat” (935 reviews)
“great music” (1,087 reviews)
“live music” (878 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
New Orleans, LA 70116
Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
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Reviewed yesterday

Bamboula's is Top Notch. Great bands played there nightly. Was not super packed and all the staff was friendly. Bartenders do a good job and remembering you and there some room to dance and tear it up :D The Spotted Cat was another place I...More

Thank Eric O
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did a nightlife tour with N.O. Secrets Tours. Our guide brought us to some bars on Frenchmen Street and we loved them. Live jazz bands. Lots of bars. Eclectic Art market. This area is a lot more 'grown up' than Bourbon Street which (although...More

Thank Brittking
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went on a Saturday night and the music was EVERYTHING!! Live bands on the street corner- amazing drinks, great bands in the bars! Most people go to NOLA for Bourbon St.- I think Frenchmen is way better!!

Thank Tree0331
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were told this was the locals playground. So glad we found Frenchman and was able to enjoy some great music and not so overcrowded with ppl on their cell phones

Thank Ashlia J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is where the real NO music is at the moment, far more than Bourbon Street. And the food is more authentic along here too. We got there via the Riverside Streetcar. We chose a soul food joint to eat at and then stopped in...More

Thank PipPaul W
Reviewed 2 days ago

This street is located at the end of Bourbon St where It meets Esplanade Ave. Just cross over and you will enter a area with cozy restaurant and where the real New Orleans music scene is. Lots of blues and jazz played here not much...More

Thank travelingtarheel81
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited NOLA for our anniversary trip. We ended up on Frenchmen Street twice during our time there. So many places to check out, hear some good music. We even ended up at an impromptu dance party at the corner of Frenchmen and Decatur.

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 2 days ago

In our recent travels to NOLA we ventured off to check out Frenchmen St. My wife had mentioned it to me and explained that it was off the beaten path and away from Bourbon Street. We had been to NOLA before, so we decided to...More

Thank Jaqueline A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's about a 15min walk from the French Quarter. We walked there during the day so cannot speak of the nightlife which begins after 5. It's a pretty area to stroll thru and has its own feel different from the French quater. It's worth the...More

1  Thank maritimeramman
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

More authentic, very chill! Our teenagers loved it! Great music, tons of history, awesome places to eat. Worth checking out.

Thank willaminadallas
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
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5 July 2017|
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Response from A1965lisam | Reviewed this property |
Snug Harbor for sure! It might be a bit pricey compared to the walk in to a bar off the street spots available on Frenchman Street, but well worth it. High caliber music, intimate setting, and not an open bar atmosphere... More
29 June 2017|
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Response from demastersd | Reviewed this property |
Over would not stay on Frenchman. Stay by French markets/ Jackson square then you can walk there to the river etc. It's a quaint little area. That's where I'm going to take my kids
23 June 2017|
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Response from arthurbyrd | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure they do but there is music on the streets everywhere. Just wander around and talk to a few locals and you''ll be fine.