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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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  • Lots of action! Music, sounds, people, food, alcohol and so much more. This is where you can see it all from live bands in most of the bars, to street performers, to people watching and a lot of late ...  more »
  • We had visited nola shortly after katrina and had decided that was enough. So when family suggested we meet them there we were very hesitant. Well, we really enjoyed our time in nola this time around....  more »
  • If you want to people watch or have a drink and wander, listen to some music this is the place. There are many options for your drink of choice, food, music and other options. It can be fun, wild and ...  more »
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  • This is not just another bar on Bourbon St. The rustic yet chic atmosphere is a noticeable contrast to most of Bourbon. The owner and staff keep the place extremely clean - something of particular note given the accepted norm for most of bars here. The main bar is a great place to sip a cocktail and listen to live music. Upstairs the vibe is more about dancing and the balcony overlooking the revelers below. The courtyard in the back has a chill and relaxed atmosphere which is great for conversation.
  • Nice place for drinks. Well drinks reasonably priced. A double Hendricks on rocks for 18.50 is a bit much especially since it was a measured pour. I live in MYC where prices are through the roof and the pours there are larger and cost less. Stick to the Hurricane if you like a sweet drink for $9. Also check in with yelp and get 25% off first round.
  • Great staff!! And such a clean establishment. Very professional and pristine. The wings are cheap and DELICIOUS!! Fried super crispy!! Boyfriend and I came here at 8pm for drinks but decided to get a 6pc lemon pepper. Oh boy!! If only we had gotten the 12 pc!! Sooo good. And great bartenders as well!! Definitely check it out! Clean bathrooms as well!
  • Great live music and excellent wings as well as sliders, service is also very welcoming.
  • Great drinks. Slow service. Lots of seating. Enjoyed with friends.

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