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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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Love the art and music

It's a great place for art and music but watch the panhandlers and homeless they are a bit more prevalent here.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's a great place for art and music but watch the panhandlers and homeless they are a bit more prevalent here.

Thank Melinda K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This area is less populated than some of the other areas in NOLA. The bars have a more "local vibe." My friend and I loves this area. We went to a great restaurant, listened to great music at a couple bars and had some good drinks. It's worth checking out

Thank NMTravels1981
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Different than normal night life. Al most every night club has bands performing live so its kind of fun.

Thank Fahad M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had heard that this was the best spot to do some bar hopping, and find some great music, which we did, and found. However the neighborhood is a little sketchy, kinda bohemian, kinda hippie, homeless culture lingering around...Aside from that, if it's the music your after, you can find it here. We spent about an hour or so each... More 

Thank El-Guapo-de-La-Noche
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fun atmosphere with many items available for sale as well as restaurants, music, and dancing in the street. Great for people watching!

Thank duckard2017
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Many good restaurants and bars with most providing live music throughout the day and evening. Highly recommend!

Thank Bess A
Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good music around, found a bar with a live jazz band with people dancing and it was really nice. Just stay on the main streets, we saw someone who we suspected was trying to rob someone's car but it was pretty dark so we just walked away trying to avoid any trouble. Also take note that you can walk there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was impressed by the vast array of music. Truly the jazz center of the French Quarter. Bring some cash for tipping these incredible musicians.

Thank GkfromWisco
Capitola, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We walked up and down this street. It was so crowded we never even got inside on of the music venues. Around the city there was music on every corner and the atmosphere was much better.

Thank Gourmet4u
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good food good music at every venue. Walking distance from the CBD about 30 mins, stopping for a beer or 2 traveller en route.

Thank Hev_t

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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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