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Bywater Historic District

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Lovely neighborhood, way more chill than the French Quarter. Less touristy, delicious restaurants... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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The 6th borough

This is definitely the best place to go in New Orleans is you want visit Brooklyn, but can't afford... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2017
Kevin M
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Feb 23, 2018
May 26, 2017
“The 6th borough”
A quiet, swampy neighborhood downriver from the French Quarter.
New Orleans, LA 70117
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Lovely neighborhood, way more chill than the French Quarter. Less touristy, delicious restaurants in the area, nice bars, and beautiful architecture.

1  Thank MonicaP1208
Reviewed 27 May 2017

This is definitely the best place to go in New Orleans is you want visit Brooklyn, but can't afford it. The park at the river is fantastic.

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Reviewed 29 December 2016

It's easy to spend a part of a day or even a whole day in the Bywater Neighborhood. This neighborhood has a cool, experimental vibe.There are plenty of eateries, music venues, art spots and interesting things to see. From Dr. Bob's to The Joint, Euclid...More

4  Thank DB-Raw
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I recently stayed with my family in Bywater and answer to old reviews (2012) regarding the safety of the district. We never felt unsafe. Day and night. It is the place where I would go back with great pleasure; As others said, it is not...More

2  Thank nonekaro
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Much to see and do in Bywater … take a walk around, talk to people, stop here and there, see some things, do some things, whatever you feel, this is New Orleans, folks want you to enjoy, visit Parkway Bakery … the best po-boys around,...More

6  Thank Rosebud50402
Reviewed 18 November 2015

Bywater --- worth a trip if you want good BBQ. You'll find The Joint here, and if you come daytime in nice weather, you might want to check out the new Crescent Park - a reclamation of waterfront that is now available for walking, biking,...More

2  Thank rollngstone
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Lovely bright colors and ironwork on the houses here. Some construction is still ongoing. Close to the Qrtr but quiet in the evenings.

3  Thank Navpreet A
Reviewed 27 December 2014 via mobile

Don't be put off by the area you'll drive through on your way into the Bywater from I-10. Once you're in the neighborhood, you'll find it friendly and fun, and as safe as any urban neighborhood for visitors who respect the place and its residents....More

7  Thank susansname
Reviewed 12 July 2013

Away from the tourist areas and just felt like home-houses, restaurants and pubs all side by side in an avant garde area-just go and be surprised at the lack of tourists and the wonderful vibe down here

6  Thank Sue L
Reviewed 29 December 2012

This neighborhood is THE neighborhood that is NOLA to this writer... So many places to visit... The Joint (best BBQ in NOLA), Elizabeth's for brunch (praline bacon), Satsuma (healthy alternative for food... and worth every minute!!), Markey's Bar (awesome bar... watch out for a Saints...More

5  Thank Eric2483
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23 August 2018|
Response from Bob V |
During the day it seems fine, but at night i wouldnt walk around the neighborhood, it'd be better to take a uber or cab. Its poorly lit and feels run down in some areas.