We love Frenchmen Street for live music including jazz, soul, rock and roll and brass bands. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a second line walking down it for you to dance along to and join. It’s becoming much more well-traveled these days, but for years it was known as the "Local's Bourbon Street." It’s always a great time, anytime of day, for live music and fun bars (Protip: It’s the only place to be on Halloween in New Orleans). Some of our favorites are 22718
, and 22720
(and head to 23202
across the street from Cafe Negril for a killer late night sausage...even one made of alligator). But it’s hard to go wrong if you wander along the street and pop in and out of bars. If you’re feeling like you want a little history lesson to go along with all that music and dancing, the 22721
is located at the bottom of Frenchmen street by the river in the old U.S. Mint. Learn all about the history of jazz with the largest collection of artifacts of its kind and daily musical performances. Also in Frenchmen are 22722
(pronounced Prah-leens by locals) if you want to try the famous, local nutty and sugary confection at the first praline shop owned and operated by an African American woman.
Address: Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA, USA