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Address: New Orleans, LA
Phone Number: +1 504-524-0010
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The partying never stops on Bourbon Street, the French Quarter's liveliest...

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.

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My least favorite part of the French Quarter

While it is certainly one of the most famous places to go in NOLA, it is smelly (stale alcohol and urine) and definitely not couple or family friendly if you are at all... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Bourbon street used to be great. It was doorway after doorway of unique live music. People were here to enjoy themselves and listen to great new orleans music. Not today. You have to go here as a tourist. Ok, I get it. Go during the day. Bourbon street is not about music anymore. It's all strip clubs with a couple... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I really like the history of Bourbon Street but was disappointed at how dirty the area was. Between the smell, the abundance of homelessness and watching people either drugged out or drunk bumping into others, it took away from the festiveness of the area. I avoided the street after one visit.

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Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We made our way to bourbon street by asking for directions. We were told to follow our nose. It's true. As soon as you smell urine you are there! Thousands of drunks crammed on a block while others stand to the side smoking their cigarettes . Cursing, drinks spilling meanwhile homeless beggars wanting a buck reach out from the shadows.... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is going to be a thing of the past before long if NOLA does not get it cleaned up. It seems there are more strip clubs than anything and we all were pestered constantly by people asking for money, food and drugs. Not a place for kids after dark. Make sure you put your wallet in your front pocket.... More 

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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We expected much of the atmosphere we found on Bourbon Street. It was one of the reasons we stayed in hotel right on Bourbon. What we did not expect was to be verbally and sometimes almost physically accosted by pan handlers and homeless people. I know every city has problems with an increase in the homeless population but I live... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While it is certainly one of the most famous places to go in NOLA, it is smelly (stale alcohol and urine) and definitely not couple or family friendly if you are at all conservative. Women approach to ask you to attend strip bars, one bar after another. At night you really do not need to do much, just be on... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We sent there because... it's Bourbon St. and close to our hotel. Kind of a must see in New Orleans. We were there the night after 9 people were shot, on Bourbon St..... we really didn't feel safe. At one point, two (they claimed, homeless) guys, put beads around your neck, then basically forced you to "donate" to the homeless...... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Plenty of great touristy shops through here and no shortage for those who want some booze, but a fellow attendee at a conference that I was attending, put it best, "Want to find your way to Bourbon Street? Follow your nose to the smell of vomit and [poop]."

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Crappy bars, crappy food, crappy music. Crowds of drunks, vomit on sidewalks, fried fried fried foods. It's the Fisheerman's Wharf and Virginia City of the south.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I absolutely LOVE Bourbon St. It's lively, loud, packed with actions...you'll see/meet all kind of people on Bourbon St. The atmosphere here just makes me happy! Every time I visit NOLA, I have to make sure that I somehow incorporate going to check out Bourbon St. There's plenty of restaurants, bars and clubs everywhere! My advice to females: wear comfortable... More 

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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