Guides by Lonely Planet
The ‘locals' Bourbon St' is how Frenchmen is usually described to those who want to know where New Orleanians listen to music. The predictable result? Frenchmen St is now packed with out-of-towners each weekend. Still, it's a ton of fun, especially on weekdays, when the crowds thin out but music still plays. Bars and clubs are arrayed back to back for several city blocks in what may well be the best concentration of live-music venues in the country.