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New Orleans Bourbon Street

Explore Bourbon Street - The Heart of the French Quarter

Experience the culture of the Big Easy in the French Quarter and Bourbon Street. Famous for its New Orleans history, eclectic architecture, jazz clubs and Cajun and Creole food, the French Quarter is a colorful neighborhood where anything goes. Bordered by Canal Street and Esplanade, this National Historic Landmark has a boisterous party vibe, incredible restaurants, and landmarks, like Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral. The soul of the French Quarter, Bourbon Street is renowned for its nightlife, live music, bars, and festivals. Home to the oldest bar in the country, Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop, Rue Bourbon is the perfect destination for a night of dining, jazz and joie de vivre. Take a steamboat on the river, hit the music halls on Frenchman's Street, shop the historic French Market and eat beignets at Café du Monde. Easily get to Bourbon Street via the St. Charles Streetcar from Le Pavillon Hotel.


Prices -

  Varies by business.

Hours -

  Bourbon Street is open 24/7, but individual business hours vary.


  • Mardi Gras
  • Bastille Day
  • Halloween


  • Bar hopping
  • Live music
  • Dining
  • French Quarter tours
  • Jazz clubs
  • Shopping


  • Pat O'briens
  • Tropical Isle
  • Bourbon "O"
  • Galatoires 33 Bar & Steak
  • Fat Tuesday
  • Saints and Sinners
  • Fritzel's European Jazz Pub
  • Rita's Tequila House
  • Old Absinthe House
  • Maison Bourbon
  • Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop
  • Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse
  • The Spotted Cat Music Club
  • Blue Nile


  • Bourbon House
  • Galatoires
  • Red Fish Grill
  • Clover Grill
  • Saint and Sinners
  • Galatoires 33 Bar & Steak
  • Gumbo Shop
  • Desire Oyster Bar
  • Brennan's
  • Bayou Burgers & Sports Company
  • Cafe Beignet
  • Three Muses
  • Adolfo's


  • What are the best Bourbon Street bars?

    Two historic icons are the Old Absinthe House and Jean Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar. The first serves mixed drinks, beer and wine, plus pub fare, but definitely try the absinthe with its flaming sugar cube. The walls are covered in business cards, so why not leave yours too? At Lafitte's, enjoy a drink and live piano music in what is reputed to be the oldest building used as a bar in the country, built in 1722. Try their specialty of the house, the Hurricane.
  • Where can we eat on Bourbon Street?

    Most nearby restaurants are actually off Bourbon Street in the surrounding blocks. Some choices with an actual Bourbon Street address include Cafe Beignet, 311 Bourbon Street, which serves the famous pastry, plus omelets, sandwiches, waffles and more. It's a good bet for late-night dining. For an elegant experience, make reservations at Galatoire's Restaurant, 209 Bourbon Street, where you can sample the Shrimp Remoulade and Turtle Soup.

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