Bourbon St., New Orleans

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    Bourbon Street

    by brookdreamsoftravel Written Jan 31, 2004

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    Most locals try to avoid Bourbon Street . Its a pretty smelly street with expensive drinks and scam artists. The rest of the French Quarter is great though.

    Unique Suggestions: . Eat a muffalatta or a po- boy sandwich. then walk down Bourbon Street but don't buy drinks on Bourbon Street. Try Mollys @the Market on Decatur Street or the Abbey. Catch some live blues. Frenchman Street is cool.

    Fun Alternatives: go somewhere else and get drunk....take the trolley uptown.

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    Bourbon Street - Overrated!

    by tafurojo Written Dec 27, 2003

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    There is nothing special about Bourbon St. Its been made famous by the Mardi Gras parade held in February. If you want to catch a few drinks stumble through once or twice but New Orleans has so much more to offer than bars and strip clubs.

    Fun Alternatives: Take a turn off of Bourbon anywhere in the quarters and find something a little less crowded.

    Bourbon Street

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    It's only a tourist trap if you make it one!

    by moirholj Written Dec 6, 2003

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    Bourbon Street is a must see - no doubt. It only becomes a tourist trap if you spend you ENTIRE trip there and don't get to experience any of the wonderful things within (and outside of) the Quarter.

    Unique Suggestions: Like I was saying, you MUST experience Bourbon Street... especially if it is your first trip to New Orleans. However, please follow these general rules of thumb given to my by my gracious hosts on my first trip to New Orleans.

    (look, I know you'll be drunk and looking for a quick bite, but just stay strong and make your way over to a late night joint like Coops!) New Orleans is known for its fine food and Bourbon Street is basically full of quick pick food for wasted tourists. You need only go a few steps off the beaten path to get some authentic grub. You'lll thank me for it.

    Is this true? I wouldn't know because I didn't test the fates. If you are a first timer, please do yourself a favor and visit bourbon street for the first time at night - it is quite impressive. Yes, you may cross Bourbon Street in the daylight, just keep your eyes fixed straight ahead and save the fun for after the sun goes down.

    Fun Alternatives: There are no alternatives to Bourbon Street, just don't spend your ENTIRE trip there.

    Photo Credit: Richard Nowitz
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    Frozen Drinks

    by nicolettart Written Jun 18, 2003

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    Along Bourbon Street you will find many places selling frozen drinks in all kinds of flavors. I recall the price was around $5 for a small one. But it really wasn't that good, the flavor was artificial and too sweet.

    Unique Suggestions: If you need relief, try one! But guaranteed you won't go back.

    Fun Alternatives: Save your money for something with real alcohol in it!!

    Slush Machine

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    by dzni Written Aug 26, 2002

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    The French Quarter and Bourbon Street.... tourists, tourists, tourists... I think those are mainly the people here that are drinking and partying, but I could be wrong. Anyway, there are bead shops and souveneir shops every few feet. Pick one, the prices will probably all be similar... expensive! Drinks are upcharged here, so don't be surprised if you're paying $6.50 for a rum and coke.

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    Bourbon Street!!! Everyone...

    by static1 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Bourbon Street!!! Everyone must experience it and decide for themselves whether they like it. I enjoy wild times and partying till the sun rises, but Bourbon Street just isn't my scene. It's like a giant frat party, with tons of t-shirt & souvenir shops. Some of the clubs have 3 for 1 drinks at happy hour. It's always happening, but a bit too touristy for my taste

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  • Almost ANY restaurant actually...

    by Randyo2 Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Almost ANY restaurant actually on Bourbon St. For Example, Patout's has pretty good fried alligator and spinach & artichoke dip, but the wait staff tend to bug you for tips... other restaurants on Bourbon are WAYYYYY overpriced

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    Bourboun Street is definitely...

    by melemeday Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Bourboun Street is definitely a must see/do/experience, but go a few streets south and it it a little calmer, and still stuff to see/do/experience without the combination puke/urine/beer smell =)

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