We were staying in the Marigny neighborhood during our recent first time to NOLA so checking out Frenchmen Street was easy. Most of it is just a couple of blocks east of the French Quarter. About two (or three) blocks are literally lined with places to eat and drink plus listen to great music. Some look somewhat shabby and others are more up market looking but the music is great. Snug Harbor is probably the most well known pub. Some of the pubs have a cover charge, especially on weekends but most are free most of the time although it is expected that you would order a drink for each set of music you are enjoying. We spent time in the Spotted Cat which was a very simple place and also D.B.A. which was a nicer looking place with an incredible number of beers and wines. We also ate at the well known Praline Connection which offers soul versions of New Orleans cuisine. If you are in New Orleans and interested in local music then you ought to walk over to Frenchmen and check out these places.