Freret is an exciting neighborhood in New Orleans, Louisiana, that's filled with things to see and do. Located in the Uptown/Carrollton area, this neighborhood offers a good variety of local restaurants, shops and boutiques, and entertainment venues, as well as family-friendly residential areas.

The annual Freret Street Festival in spring draws visitors from all over New Orleans and beyond for live music, food, art, and family events. Held on the first Saturday of April, the festival is free to attend and offers multiple stages with music and dancing, a large kids play area, and a variety of food options.

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Highlights of Freret

Freret has a lively commercial corridor with a diverse offering of local businesses and entertainment options. Gasa Gasa is an entertainment and arts venue, offering a calendar packed with live music, film screenings, and art exhibits. Cure is a chic bar in Freret that's great for a date night or drinks with friends.

For local restaurants you have options like Val’s for a trendy taco garden, Dat Dog for custom hot dogs, and High Hat for crunchy fried fish and pies. Breakfast spots in Freret include the Bearcat Cafe and Humble Bagel. Many of the restaurants and cafes in Freret offer outdoor seating.

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Good to know when visiting Freret

Freret’s main drag is Freret Street, located between Jefferson Avenue and Napoleon Avenue. Freret Street is the home of many of the neighborhood’s most popular restaurants, bars, shops, and entertainment spots. You'll find plenty of lodging options in the area to stay close to the action.

Public transportation in the Freret neighborhood includes the historic St. Charles Avenue Streetcar Line, and New Orleans bus lines. Many of the local hotspots in Freret are also within walking distance of each other. Freret is located less than 15 minutes from New Orleans famed Bourbon Street, a hub of nightlife, dining, and excitement.

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Freret (N'hood)