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“What a disappointment”
Review of Bourbon Street

Bourbon Street
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US$25.00*
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New Orleans Voodoo Tour
Ranked #137 of 383 things to do in New Orleans
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All the hype one hears about Bourbon street, I expected to find a lot of bars but did not expect to smell the urine and vomit the entire walk down the street. Very loud and dirty, with a number of homeless. Difficult to find a bathroom for our teens because everything is for over 21. New Orleans should be ashamed.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t get me wrong. We love New Orleans and really love the French Quarter. We visit frequently. But we stay away from Bourbon Street most of the time. To us this is the “kiddie zone”. If all you want to do is get hammered then this is the street for you. The only street in the Quarter lined with frozen daiquiri and cheap pizza slice shops tells the story. Get loaded quickly and cheaply, then line your innards with the cheapest junk food possible so you can drink more! There is some good music to be found if you can fight through the crowd of inebriated kiddies regurgitating their nights intake in the alleys. The people watching is spectacular! But I recommend you do this from one of the balconies overlooking Bourbon St. Better view and no chance of being run over by 21 year olds who cannot hold their liquor. Always a show! Always loud and boisterous. Always filled with annihilated 20 something’s looking for a place to publicly pass out, throw up or relieve themselves. Definitely a sight! The truth is we are glad Bourbon Street is what it is. It keeps the rest of the Quarter free of youthful undesirables. And the rest of the Quarter is tremendous for it.

1  Thank Claude P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great if you are really looking for a rowdy night. LOTS of bars. More rowdy than musical. A few great art galleries, but found royal street to be nicer

Thank curiouswitch
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hit some really great spots for Jazz/blues. Tourists stink up the place with plastic trash and and public urination.

Thank rhmuir
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is unique like no other place and yet it’s dirty and gross too. It’s a must see just once. If you’re a non drinker, this is not the place to hang for long. People watching is fun.

Thank Mkdkay
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