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Bourbon Street

New Orleans, LA
+1 504-524-0010
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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.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good23%
  • Average22%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“party street” (61 reviews)
“people watching” (233 reviews)
“mardi gras” (276 reviews)
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New Orleans, LA
French Quarter
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+1 504-524-0010
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"party street"
in 61 reviews
"people watching"
in 233 reviews
"mardi gras"
in 276 reviews
"street performers"
in 201 reviews
"live music"
in 191 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 57 reviews
"hand grenade"
in 64 reviews
"great music"
in 106 reviews
"drinking"
in 315 reviews
"beads"
in 216 reviews
"partying"
in 137 reviews
"bands"
in 240 reviews
"balconies"
in 105 reviews
"craziness"
in 65 reviews
"stroll"
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"parade"
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"hurricane"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Way too commercial and over priced. Too noisy and drinks are expensive. Different music competing for attention. .. it was more like a fairground.

Thank Bob A
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Reviewed yesterday

Guess I should not slam the entire Quarter....so, this review is primarily intended for Bourbon St. Haven't been there in years....but, it has slipped into further decline with each visit. But, I managed to tolerate it. No longer. It is crowded; it is loud....music of...More

1  Thank David B
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stayed in a hotel on Bourbon Street, right in the centre of the French Quarter and of all the music action. Plenty of restaurants serving creole food and seafood, and lots of fast food joints. Lots going on all the time, but the place...More

Thank Pushkin007
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Hey, don’t get me wrong, Bourbon Street has to be seen to believed. If I was in my 20’s, single and with a group of my girlfriends this would be the place to hang out, but unfortunately I’ve been there, seen it, done it. But...More

1  Thank Digboo22
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There are hole in the wall bars, hole in the wall everything. Street performers, drunks, bachelorettes, 21st bday party goers, 80th bday party goes, impromptu parades, bachelors, you name it’s there! At night they block off the street to through traffic so the party stumbles...More

Thank mphy
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Overall was not nice. Too many drunks and high on drugs people. Place is dirty. Saw people on the floor . Too bad the nice places on it will probably dissapear. A still great place is Pat O Briens.

Thank Pedro E
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Like Blackpool on speed! Busy busy place but not the nicest. Good fun to walk through but not to stay.

Thank Stephanie L
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a lovely but hot afternoon. I was the designated driver. Visit to French quarter was as expected, many people mulling around with adult beverages. We sat in Fritzel's European Jazz Bar and listened to Big Joe Kennedy playing ragtime and jazz piano. He...More

Thank judith b
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nasty nasty nasty.. I can not believe this is a tourist area. So many nasty and shaddy people on this street. Beggars and some guy flipping everyone off for a dollar. I'm 43 and far from uptight but this is not a place to visit...More

1  Thank williamkn
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The night street hype was great but the smell of urine and spew in the streets was over bearing in some areas.

Thank stiffle2017
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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
...More
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fosterlloyd3
10 March 2018|
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Response from Bert G | Reviewed this property |
as with any big city stay together keep your eyes open I have never had a problem and have been there all times of the day and night
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LisaAnn1091
28 February 2018|
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Response from Michelle-OdysseyTrvl | Reviewed this property |
Hi Lisa Ann! Wow, for a 8 a.m. time frame and depending upon how long you actually can spend there. I'd suggest as Tim did go to Café du Monde first. Have a relaxing cup of coffee and an amazing beignet. I'd then suggest... More
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Katie S
29 January 2018|
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Response from Chris W | Reviewed this property |
If you go by early afternoon it will be fine. Even if you went later, the kids wouldn't be emotionally scarred.
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