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After arriving in Bourbon Street I wondered what we’d let ourselves in for, but after finding Frenchman Street my worries were settled. It’s not flashy, but the music is varied and down to grass roots, very enjoyable.
This was my first time in New Orleans and THIS is what I was expecting. Bourbon Street, on the other hand, was a smelly, dirty, place where the music was awful. In my opinion, Frenchmen St is what it's all about.
We went to see the street and suddenly a band decided to start the party in a corner, and boy, they really know how to play music. Half an hour later, hundreds of people in bicycles with lights in the rims were cruising the road....More
Unlike bourbon street, which is great people watching and more like a college frat party, Frenchmen St is geared more to those wanting to sit and hear some great jazz music. It gets crowded but nothing like bourbon st and you can really hang out...More
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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Just walk up and down Frenchman street and peek in each bar and just listen. Every night is different, so the bands, and vibe will be different. It will depend on what you like and what moves you at that moment. There's... More
Just walk up and down Frenchman street and peek in each bar and just listen. Every night is different, so the bands, and vibe will be different. It will depend on what you like and what moves you at that moment. There's great food up and down the street, but most close their kitchens too early (9 pm). Again, you'll have to peek in the various restaurants and preview the menus to determine what floats your boat at that particular time. We were on Frenchmen street 2 nights of our 4 night's stay and had an absolute BLAST partying with the locals until 2 am. Better music with grown folks! Bourbon Street is cute for the youngsters, but Frenchman street is better for the 40+ crowd.
I didn't make reservations; I went early and got good seats. Many of the cover charges are in terms of one drink or two... not an outrageous charge on top of high priced drinks. OPEN TABLE has a great ap for reservations... More
I didn't make reservations; I went early and got good seats. Many of the cover charges are in terms of one drink or two... not an outrageous charge on top of high priced drinks. OPEN TABLE has a great ap for reservations. Best wishes! ENJOY!