Bourbon Street

Raw Video: Saints Fans Celebrate on Bourbon St.

New Orleans Saints fans celebrated the teams NFC Championship with an all night party in the French Quarter. It is the first Super Bowl birth for the franchise. (Jan. 25)

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Lookin'@Louisville – Exploring Bourbon Country Part 1 – Episode 17

In this episode we take you on a Bourbon Country adventure departing from Louisville on the Mint Julep Tour bus to the central Bardstown region of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. We visit Jim Beam, Heaven Hill, Tom Moore and Maker's Mark distilleries. Dining at Kurtz's Restaurant.

Duration : 9 min 57 sec

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What is the price range of alcohol on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, LA?

I would like to know how much it would be to get a beer or hurricane on bourbon street…

In most bars on Bourbon St., beer is about $5 each. However, if you get an early start, many of them offer Happy Hour until 8pm, where you can get 2 for the price of 1.


Anne Rice – Moon Over Bourbon Street

The song in this video, Moon Over Bourbon Street, was composed by Sting and Leila Josefowicz. It is from the CD “Violin for Anne Rice.”

The stills in this video are a tribute to Anne Rice and the city where a great many of her stories are set.

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Carry a pocket knife on bourbon street?

Could I carry a decent sized pocket knife while walking up and down bourbon street? Going into bars and shops? Laws down there? Never been there before.

as long as the blade is not longer than 4 inches it’s not a problem.

but wearing it say on your belt, in a holder is not recommended as the policemen/bouncers may ask you to leave it at home or in your car.

so carry it if you want but keep it in your pocket or out of sight.


Carl's Jr. Kentucky Bourbon Burger Party Hollywood

Carl's Jr. hosted a swingin' launch party for their Kentucky Bourbon Burger at Crown Bar in Hollywood on March 31, 2009. Mixologist Erica Lancellotti created a signature drink for the event – The Carl's Jr. Twisted Bourbon. Enjoy the sights and sounds!

Duration : 2 min 20 sec

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Martina & Marko Feri – Moon Over Bourbon Street

Martina (voice) & Marko (guitar) Feri, Live Concert on 28 oct 2007, Moon Over Bourbon Street (Sting)

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Flashing for Beads on Bourbon Street

New Orleans and Bourbon Street in particular is known for having an anything goes attitude. This video illustrates of of the “customs” that are allowed during Mardi Gras season, flashing for beads on Bourbon Street.

Is Flashing for Beads In New Orleans Allowed All Over The City?

 

Who Dat Do Dat Flashing For Beads On Bourbon Street

Who Dat Do Dat Flashing For Beads On Bourbon Street

 

While it is thought that “flashing for beads” is allowed all over New Orleans all of the time this is incorrect. It is not a custom or a tradition. Flashing for beads is however allowed during Mardi Gras in the French Quarter and mainly on Bourbon Street. Anywhere else in the city, you run the risk of going to jail.

This means that you can enjoy Mardi Gras with your family in other parts of the city without having to worry that your children will see anything that would be inappropriate.

The main reason for this is the number of people. When Mardi Gras and the weeks leading up to Mardi Gras occur there are huge numbers of people crammed into a very small space. This makes it difficult for police to move and operate. This means that things happen that would not normally happen. Police have to pick their battles. So flashing for beads becomes a victimless crime that is not worth prosecuting.

So if you want to see real Mardi Gras traditions stay off of Bourbon Street. There are plenty of things to see that are exciting and suitable for the entire family. If however seeing women flashing for beads is your thing then head down to Bourbon Street.

Flashing for Mardi Gras Beads has become a controversial custom on Bourbon Street.

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Mardi Gras New Orleans

 

New Orleans Mardi Gras Traditions

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Muskat Ramble & Old Bourbon Street

A clip from movie (I don’t know the name). Louis and Kid Ory. Note that the audience is only white, what a shame!!

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Do you have to be 21 to drink on Bourbon Street?

Reason i ask; im going in a couple weeks and Im 20. I talked to one of my friends that has been and he said the age limit is 18 only on Bourbon street. True? Or do they just not care as long as your spending money and not causing trouble?

Officially, you have to be 21 to drink anywhere in the country. Unofficially, you ought to be able to get away with it. Don’t be wasted and act stupid wearing Mardi Gras beads (by the way, it’s not Mardi Gras), don’t pee on anything, and you ought to be ok.


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