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Bourbon Street, New Orleans

The heart of the city's oldest neighborhood, the layout of Bourbon Street was designed in 1721 by Adrien de Pauger. The colony was given to the Spanish in 1763, and a fire destroyed much of the original French architecture in 1788. In 1803, the Americans took over and translated all the street names into English. By 1840, the city was the third-largest metropolis in the country, with the attraction as its main social and economic feature. The area is known for its annual Mardi Gras celebration. Consider trying a popular drink, such as the Hurricane cocktail, served by vendors up and down the street. For a truly original experience, be sure to stop by Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo on the corner of St. Ann. Make Bourbon Street a centerpiece of your New Orleans vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our New Orleans trip itinerary app .
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  • October 4, 2017
    During the day it is a little quieter, which is nice for scouting out the neighbourhood. There are plenty of shops, restaurants and bars. The food is the best that Americans have to offer. Not your lo...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    A self guided walking tour was great. People watching, music on many corners. Lone musicians sharing their music and talent! A hard way to make a living. I treasure and respect people who are blessed ...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Everyone has to walk down Bourbon Street but it is a mess right now. Can't cross from one side to the other except every few blocks . . . Sidewalks are super narrow and can be somewhat crowded especia...  more »
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  • May 18, 2017
    While having to wait for our hotel, we stopped in for a drink to wait. I've not had such good service in a long time. The staff was so friendly. We never had to wait for a drink, they made sure we were taken care of. And the music was awesome! They played a variety of genres so no matter what mood you were in, you got to enjoy good tunes. (And I feel stupid for saying "good tunes" but it's true). I was shocked to find out that they had just opened. If you like a good atmosphere, drinks and good service, not to mention CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN, this is where you need to come.
  • June 24, 2017
    Is a Manhattan made with bourbon? :-/ no baetending school here
  • May 11, 2017
    Awesome, well-designed bar!

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