What is nightlife like in New Orleans?

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Karen Dalton Beninato

Nightlife in New Orleans can be magical. Combine a city where there are no open liquor laws for pedestrians, subtropical weather, a bohemian sensibility and a talent pool from around the world and you have the recipe for "anything can happen."

The nightlife is also ever-evolving. Bourbon Street has given way to Frenchmen Street, which is now the grandaddy of new establishments in the Marigny and Bywater. Year after year, the city changes and regular visitors can catch up on the newest places during their regular visits to music festivals, Mardi Gras or just their favorite season.

Visitors should exercise caution when planning to check out an unfamiliar areas, and a hotel concierge or old friend are the best people to ask when you're not sure whether it's pedestrian friendly.

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