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Bourbon Street

Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
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  • Bourbon StreetPro 2014
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    Crazy street covered in drunk college kids, trannys, confused tourists with kids, old peeps who know how to party, wedding groups on a busy weekend night. Very festive and you can smell the wonderful fragrant of barf after midnight.

    People watching here is fun. It reminds me of the vegas scene but less classy and more happy drunkies at night time.

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  • Bourbon StreetPro 2014
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    If you're like me, not big into crowds, nightlife, or parties, and are only in the French Quarter for the architecture and the history, visit Bourbon Street in the morning/early afternoon. You'll skip the rowdiness that way.

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  • Bourbon StreetPro 2014

    A trip to New Orleans without a walk down the infamous Bourbon Street just wouldn't be complete. This street is mostly filled with bars, but has plenty of entertainment as well. You can walk around outside with your drinks in New Orleans, so this is definitely the heart of the drunk-fest.

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  • Bourbon Street

    One of the most famous streets in the world! The nightlife - music - food - and overall experience is unmatched anywhere else on earth. A must for every traveler to New Orleans. When someone says Bourbon Street - you can say - "I've been there!"

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    Nawlins is one of my favorite cities in the US. Always live music and a party. Bourbon Street is the heart of it all!

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  • Bourbon StreetAmbassadorPro 2014

    Everything you've read or head about Bourbon Street is true. It's always a party along this strip. Music, drinks, and just about anything or anyone you can imagine flows through here. Just go with it.

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    I recently completed a busy and satisfying business trip near Baton Rouge that finished up on a late Thursday afternoon. My plane back to Oakland wasn't leaving until Friday morning, and my hosts suggested that I drive down to New Orleans, and enjoy the evening there before heading out. Great Idea!

    I've been to Bourbon Street before, and whenever I find myself in NOLA, I visit this street fair again, albeit briefly. This place reminds me a lot of some combination of Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco: touristy, ticky-tacky, and fake. There's actually a little bit of Folsom Street Fair here too, but with fewer plain sight surprises. What amused me the most was the fair number of old guy/sweet young thing combinations, which of course had me and a friend speculating on what was "the rest of the story".

    We did stop at Pat O'Brien's nice patio for Hurricanes and people watching. But once we checked the Bourbon Street "Box" we were off to wander classier parts of the French Quarter. I recommend a courtyard dinner at Café Amelie on Royal Street and lingering in that section of town for a spell.

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  • Bourbon Street

    Skip the touristy bits and go to Galatoire's for some of the best old school New Orleans food in town. After dinner, stroll down to the Chris Owens club for the 9:00 show (rated PG)... while her right leg might not kick as high as her left, that does not change her status as a New Orleans treasure! Finish off with a nightcap at Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop.

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  • Bourbon Street

    Never been? Then start with a night of fun on a street that never sleeps. Plenty of dance clubs, cozy bars, good restaurants, and lots of people watching.

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    Party central, lots of party bars and live music. A rowdy street, so go if you like that kind of setting.

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  • Bourbon Street

    Some folks come to New Orleans because of Bourbon Street - and some come in spite of it! It's wild, and charming, and full of entertainment. There are the crazy sexy shows - spirited bars - great restaurants - jazz clubs - almost "something for everyone" - but it can be crazy!

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    It's not that I just didn't like it.. I am just indifferent. I feel like a lot of people imagine Bourbon Street when they think of New Orleans. I know I did until I went. In the 4 months I was there I spent maybe a total of 2 hours there with friends. There is just so much more going on in the city and Bourbon was just way too touristy/drunk college party/ people falling in the streets. During the day it was nice.

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  • Bourbon StreetPro 2014
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    Bourbon Street is one of the rowdiest streets in all of New Orleans. It can get wild and crazy, particularly as the night wears on. It's still a lively and entertaining place though, and you can't pass through the French Quarter without going through Bourbon Street.

    Recommended for:Nightlife Lovers
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  • Bourbon Street

    Bourbon Street is amazing place 2 go good music and good food it open 24 hours just go there and feel it :)

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    Not quite as much of a red light district as it once was, this has the best nightlife in NOLA even still.

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  • Bourbon Street

    It's the wild, wonderful street which houses all of the "naughty" places - and some which are quite wonderful! There are music clubs, bars, sexy clubs, and some excellent restaurants - it's worth a stroll at least once!

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  • Bourbon Street

    This is where it is all happening,,,if your a jazz enthusiast, you must come here,,even if your not you might become one after you sit and listen to a group.

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    One of the biggest party scenes in the world! Sure it's gritty and smells like pee, but it's worth it! The street is closed down from cars in the evening so you can walk around with open beverage containers and bar hop. I've been on 3 visits there and it's always been pretty crowded and lively. It must be insane during Mardi Gras.

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  • Bourbon Street

    Go to that famous palm reader on Bourbon Street! Even if you don't believe in that stuff, it's fun.

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  • Bourbon StreetPro 2014
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    In the French Quarter, Bourbon Street is the headquarters of New Orleans jazz. When in New Orleans, you must come here at least once....Even if you are not "into" jazz, you will enjoy being part of the scene.

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Description

Neon lights, strip clubs and to-go windows for booze welcome visitors to Bourbon Street, New Orleans’ infamous eight-block section of nighttime entertainment, where drinks like Hand Grenades and Hurricanes can be found in the hands of revelers. The street today reveals little of its namesake, the 19th-century royal House of Bourbon, except maybe in its French architecture. But if you look deeper, perhaps in its side streets or in the more laid-back clubs, you’ll find small jazz bands, warm beignets and freshly made mint juleps. It’s here that Bourbon Street offers a classy experience for those who care to look, a nice distraction before rejoining the party outside.

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