Okay, so Bourbon Street lives up to its stereotype: it’s rowdy, raunchy, wild and sometimes tacky. But to come to New Orleans and not at least take a walk down Bourbon at night would almost be a crime. On any given night, thousands of people party into the wee hours of the morning. There are dozens of bars and clubs, ranging from quiet classy establishments to rowdy, frat house-style dance clubs. Bourbon also has a seedy side and is home to a number of strip clubs and adult novelty shops. Even if you're not into the clubs—drink prices can be high—you can still buy a "Big Ass Beer" and have plenty of fun people watching. It's legal to walk around the street with alcoholic beverages in open containers and there's always something to look at whether it's street performances, exposed breasts, or even a fight. Strolling Bourbon Street is one of the best things to do in New Orleans - as raunchy and tacky as it may feel, the laissez-faire attitude of this city is exemplified here. A few notable places include: Pat O'Briens (home of the famous Hurricane), Tropical Isle (known for its "Hand Grenades") and Cat's Meow (karaoke bar).
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