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This street is a tourist destination for a reason. First, despite popular rumor to the contrary, Bourbon was not named for bourbon. That particular iteration of brown liquor had not even been invented when the street was laid out in by Adrian de Pauger. The street, then located in the colony of New France, was named for the French royal House of Bourbon which bourbon, the drink, was ultimately named for.
For most of its history, Bourbon was a modest residential street, populated by a mix of Creoles New Orleanians of Franco-Spanish descent and the successive waves of immigrants who have settled the French Quarter. Bourbon began morphing into an entertainment strip in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when the Red Light District of Storyville was established a few blocks away on Basin Street. Bleed-over from the Red Light District begot a shift in the Quarter, which became less residential and more entertainment-oriented. In the Quarter, the entertainment focus shifted to live music, gambling, burlesque shows, and drinking establishments, dozens of which opened on Bourbon.
By the post-World War II period, Bourbon Street was similar in character, if not appearance, to the Bourbon Street of today, although live music was more heavily emphasized back in the day. The Meters played here, as did Dr.
John and Louis Prima, among dozens of other acts that have defined successive generations of American music. While there are still live music clubs on Bourbon, those venues have tended to spread into other parts of the city. Upper Bourbon is the area best known to visitors — the land of lots of neon, roaming bachelor and bachelorette parties, strip clubs, and enormous drinks served in souvenir cups.
Here are some of our favorite hangouts on Bourbon Street, running from Canal to Esplanade. We basically always have time for barbeque shrimp, which is not grilled or smoked, but rather cooked in a lemon butter and pepper sauce. Plenty of gumbo and Cajun pasta dishes round out the menu — that latter category includes some delicious fare like crawfish tails served over fettuccini alfredo and a shrimp and alligator jambalaya, also tossed with fettuccini.
The cuisine is old-school, heavy Creole classics — chicken clemenceau and crabmeat sardou — but folks come for the scene as much as the food. On Fridays, the oldest of old-school New Orleans families line up around the block or pay people to wait in line for them and engage in daylong drinking and dining sessions. It can get crowded, but when the bar is relatively quiet, we like to order the ature absinthe and dream of boozy days and famous patrons past.
Musical Legends Park by Cheryl Gerber. The lineup is straight unadulterated jazz, and the Playhouse hosts some of the most talented and exciting acts in the country. New Orleans Musical Legends Park Bourbon Street Life-size statues of local musical legends line this park, which is a sort of quiet respite from the noise and thrum that lines this portion of Bourbon. Leave the lemon wedge and salt at home.
Chris Owens Club by Cheryl Gerber. Her live revue is equal parts playfully naughty and a showcase of a living legend. Tropical Isle by Cheryl Gerber. They taste like candy, but they are very potent. It also has a lovely courtyard and a big balcony.
We have to give this spot credit: it was an early adopter of karaoke, back when people sneered at the idea of karaoke in a bar. There are also dueling pianos. Take a seat, enjoy the tropical ambiance, and order a specialty drink — the Hurricane, of course. Bourbon Street Honky Tonk Bourbon Street One of the five locations of the Tropical Isle chain with potent drinks and, as you might have guessed from the name, live country music. The walls are adorned with masks, gris-gris bags, spell candles, and all kinds of other cool magical paraphernalia. Check out the handmade voodoo dolls fashioned from Spanish moss, and have yourself a consultation — these folks are true believers.
Ann streets is known as the Lavender Line, which marks the beginning of the LGBTQ section of Bourbon Street you may also be subtly tipped off by the enormous rainbow flags. Oz is one of the more popular gay dance clubs in the city; expect drag queens, shirtless dancers, and all the rest. The food is great, but we really come for the atmosphere, a mix of drag queens, off-work servers, bartenders, hotel staff, tourists, and musicians all hunkering down for burgers and scrambled eggs at three in the morning. For more, read Famous Streets of the French Quarter.
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