Bourbon Street (French: Rue Bourbon) is a street in the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is known for its bars, restaurants, souvenir shops, and strip clubs. The name “Bourbon” came from the France’s ruling family, the House of Bourbon, when it was named in 1721. (In New Orleans, Louisiana also see [picturesque and a short horror story] Colors and Architecture of the French Quarter)
“The French Quarter was central to this image and became the best-known part of the city. Beginning in the 1880s, recent arrivals in New Orleans criticized the perceived loose morals of the Creoles, a perception which persisted as many travelers came to New Orleans to drink, gamble and have sexual encounters in the city’s brothels.” (Wikipedia)
Bourbon Street was a residential area before 1900. The area became known afterwards mainly for prostitution and gambling. Jazz is said to have developed here, with artists such as King Oliver and Jelly Roll Morton. By the 1950s, nightclubs opened here. Bourbon Street is crowded and alive at night, especially during festivals like Mardis Gras. Drinking alcoholic beverages on the Quarter’s streets is lawfully allowed.
In New Orleans, Louisiana also see [picturesque and a short horror story] Colors and Architecture of the French Quarter, Walking On Esplanade Avenue, It Was An Unexpected Invite [inside a private historic home in New Orleans], Historic Homes Across the Mississippi River [Algiers Point], and Thursday Doors
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