This street is a tourism 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 settled the French Quarter.
Bourbon Street Bars
Best Bourbon Street Bars in New Orleans French Quarter - Thrillist
The French Quarter has a long tradition of embracing diversity. There are many bars and clubs that are especially geared toward the LGBTI community where everyone can go and have a good time. Meeting Planners. Travel Professionals. Press and Media. You've added your first Trip Builder item!
Bourbon Street: The Complete Block-by-Block Guide
Bathed in the glow of seemingly endless blinking, twinkling signs, New Orleans' legendary entertainment strip is always alive with possibilities. Known for its "anything goes" attitude, Bourbon Street is much more than a bar hop. Some of the oldest bars in the United States keep their doors open to visitors