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Frenchmen Street

Frenchmen Street

Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA

The Basics

Come to this little slice of live-music heaven to see how New Orleans earns its reputation as a music capital. Join a music pub crawl to access the best live music hotspots (which might otherwise be difficult to find); many crawls include a stop at a traditional New Orleans cocktail bar. You can also opt for a jazz-themed tour with stops at Louis Armstrong Park, Marigny, and Frenchmen Street.

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Recent reviews from experiences in New Orleans

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Musical tour
AlineDang, Nov 2021
Frenchmen Street Live Music Pub Crawl in New Orleans
Lovely historical music tour around Frenchman street. Very fun, knowledgable guide, variety of music genres.
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Don’t miss this tour.
Charles_W, Nov 2021
Frenchmen Street Live Music Pub Crawl in New Orleans
Our tour guide Quay was very knowledgeable, energetic and personable. We can’t imagine attempting our initial visit onto Frenchman St. without him. Hands down a terrific guide. He presented us with a wonderful history of the music scene here. This tour exceeded our expectations by a lot.
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Genuinely good time...
Beki_A, Oct 2021
Frenchmen Street Live Music Pub Crawl in New Orleans
Genuinely good time tonight with Quay and the group. The jazz was different at each location and we didn't want.to leave any of them. Can't wait to go back outnagain!
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Quay was a fantastic tour...
LaWanda_H, Sep 2021
Frenchmen Street Live Music Pub Crawl in New Orleans
Quay was a fantastic tour guide and would highly recommend. I have been on several pub crawls in New Orleans, but this was my first time on Frenchman Street and it was the best one by far.
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Unforgettable music and drinks!
Maria_S, Aug 2021
Frenchmen Street Live Music Pub Crawl in New Orleans
Quay was a great host! He was so welcoming and brought us to the best spots. The locations that he chose were welcoming and relaxing. This tour was long and completely worth the money. Thanks so much for all of the suggestions and the wonderful time. We will never forget the fun we had! Please tip your tour guides! They deserve it. 😊
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Great exoerience
Steve_B, Aug 2021
Frenchmen Street Live Music Pub Crawl in New Orleans
Outstanding tour ! Ful lof great historical info and absolutely great crawl with music.Best way I have seen to make people awae of the different types of music available. Congrats to Quay for developing this one of a kind tour.
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It was a Vibe
Dennis_W, Jul 2021
Frenchmen Street Live Music Pub Crawl in New Orleans
Que was great. If you are like us and are coming to New Orleans and want to hear good music or just discover the different types of music and get great recommendations or places to listen to music Que is the guide for you.
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Awesome Frenchman jazz tour
Kim_T, Jun 2021
Frenchmen Street Live Music Pub Crawl in New Orleans
Our jazz bar tour on Frenchman Street was amazing! Our tour guide Quay was so welcoming and accommodating. We would have never explored all the places we did. It was a perfect first night in NOLA.
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Music Tour from an actual Local Musician
Joshua_G, Jun 2021
Frenchmen Street Live Music Pub Crawl in New Orleans
What an awesome night. The guide didn’t just know what he was talking about, he was living it. Quay was THE BEST.
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Great vibes, great music, and fantastic time
Olivia_H, Jun 2021
Frenchmen Street Live Music Pub Crawl in New Orleans
This was amazing. Simple as that. Our tour guide took the time to introduce the group, explain some history, keep us engaged and entertained. It was amazing that we had some drinks and listened to great bands and it felt like a well rounded night. It was even fun for some of us who were not drinking. Make sure to take cash because you will want to tip the bands!
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Eclectic music of NOLA
NAkisha_H, May 2021
Frenchmen Street Live Music Pub Crawl in New Orleans
Quay was fantastic as the tour guide. His knowledge of the NOLA music scene and his infectious energy made for a great tour. Highly recommended
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Frenchman tour
Angela_P, May 2021
Frenchmen Street Live Music Pub Crawl in New Orleans
Great tour by a true local, Quay did an amazing job! He gave us a wonderful history lesson on jazz while still keeping the tour moving. Upbeat, enigmatic and fun! We’d definitely do it again.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Most venues on Frenchmen Street only allow guests 21 and older, though a few allow children until 10pm.

  • You’ll find the most live music venues north of the 500 block.

  • Bring some cash with you for cover charges and to tip local street performers.

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How to Get There

Frenchmen Street is east of the French Quarter and extends from the university campus to the Mississippi River. It’s within walking distance of the French Quarter, but you can also reach the area by taking a streetcar to the French Market or the St. Claude’s and Prager St. stop.

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When to Get There

The best time to enjoy some live music on Frenchmen Street is on a weekday evening; there’s almost always something playing, and you’re more likely to snag a seat or a space at the bar. The street and venues can get crowded on weekends.

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Palace Market

If live music isn’t your cup of tea, or you don’t consider yourself much of a night owl, you can still experience the allure of Frenchmen Street with an evening visit to the Palace Market. This open-air market features more than 80 local vendors selling art, jewelry, and other handcrafted goods.

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