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Frenchmen Street

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Address: Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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USD 41.50*
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Dinner and Live Jazz Package - New Orleans
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Music Everywhere

This is the place to see a variety of New Orleans musicians. We spent two days going from bar to bar listening to the various bands.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Rich B
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the place to see a variety of New Orleans musicians. We spent two days going from bar to bar listening to the various bands.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Frenchmen street provides a nice alternative to Bourbon street type music. The cafes here are smaller and more quaint. The music can get loud though due to the small venue and loud jazz instruments

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Jackson,NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 439 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited during our stay of NO. A lot going on but it is very small. The flea market and stores were really nice. Plenty of food, music and eating places to keep you busy for the day.

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San Diego, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Almost every place had live music! So worth it to go check it out for a night. At Blue Nile the band didn't come on until 11pm.

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Sublimity, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stunningly amazing jazz music in many of the clubs on this street. It is filthy and dark. Most of the clubs are standing room only, and you need to make sure you're ready to purchase drinks in any club you pop into. If you walk there from the central part of the French Quarter, be sure to walk down Royal... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best jazz clubs/bands in town! Off the path but best out there! Spotted Cat is my favorite! Make sure you take the time to hit this street.

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Ukiah, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Preferred this area to Bourbon Street. It has some good music venues and places to eat. More low key and comfortable for strolling along on in the evening.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

that's it , just bands playing everywhere street corner in bars , restaurants .... crowd is older than bourbon

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So glad we found this street after diss appointment of bourbon street. We went to Spotted Cat music club and listed to a great band. Then went for dinner Snug harbour and paid $15 to hear the bridge Trio. Fantastic musicians in an intimate setting of 80 maximum. Walking through street was alive and vibrant. The artist market only open... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fun jazz scene and very lively. There was really good art in the back alleyway and my boyfriend and I spent a little fortune in art there :)

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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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