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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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We found many hot spots playing jazz, wish we would've found some Cajun music. Arts and poetry available on the spot, poets have chair small table old punch key typewriters give... read more

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Albuquerque
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36 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We found many hot spots playing jazz, wish we would've found some Cajun music. Arts and poetry available on the spot, poets have chair small table old punch key typewriters give poet asubjectand he'll makeup a poem.

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Music everywhere, in the bars and on the streets. Frenchman is the place to be to see quality live music.

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Thank Natasha K
Massachusetts
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Everyone kept saying go to frenchman street for music and dinner, but the area was very short (2 blocks?) and we had our 18 year old daughter with us. This was about the only area in NOLA where we could not go in with her so it was a bust. I would say not for families.

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Bethpage, New York
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very artsy, jazzy, but it was quiet a walk from the main Canal St. best to go in early evening. Recommend you don't take kids. Mostly bars and lounges.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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Lots of live music, super friendly staffs and lots of fun! I would recommend this over Bourbon Street any day!

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Thank pman74
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Frenchman street is where you go when you want great music, great drinks and to chat with others. A must visit when visiting NOLA! Have fun.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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No matter what the guides say, Frenchman isn't a hidden locals gem any more. (Sad face as a local). However, it's still home to some fun music clubs and a smattering of good/interesting restaurants (check out 3 Muses to get the combo package). If you like beer, look for Brieux Carre just off of Frenchman on Decatur - a great... More 

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NJ, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You must walk through here at the end of the French Quarter. This is where the live music, especially Jazz happens now. It is a nice area to visit. If you want to see live music, This Is The Place To Go.

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Dallas
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Great place to hear music with many great clubs here. Not the tackyness of Bourbon Street.. More mature crowd of tourists and locals here.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A badly kept secret by the local people, this is where thy go to listen to their home grown music, and have a good night out in one of the many clubs and bars along the street. Other styles of music can also be found, something for everybody. Recommended is The Spotted Cat, a very small bar housing live musicians... More 

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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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