Bourbon Street (French: Rue Bourbon) is a famous and historic street that runs the length of the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana. French ( français,) is a Romance language spoken around the world by 118 million people as a native language and by about 180 to 260 million people The French Quarter, also known as Vieux Carré, is the oldest and most famous neighborhood in the city of New Orleans Louisiana. New Orleans (nʲuːˈɔrliənz nʲuːˈɔrlənz French: La Nouvelle-Orléans) is a major United States port city and the largest city in Louisiana When founded in 1718, the city was originally centered around the French Quarter. Year 1718 ( MDCCXVIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a  New Orleans has since expanded, but "The Quarter" remains the cultural hub, and Bourbon Street is the street best known by visitors.
The most frequented section of Bourbon Street is "Upper Bourbon Street", an eight-block section of popular tourist attractions. Tourism is Travel for Recreational or Leisure purposes The World Tourism Organization defines tourists as people who "travel Bourbon Street begins at Canal Street (across Canal is Carondelet Street in the New Orleans Central Business District). Canal Street is a major thoroughfare in the city of New Orleans Louisiana. The Central Business District is a neighborhood of the city of New Orleans. The straight street continues downriver, southwest to northeast a few blocks from and roughly paralleling the Mississippi River, and comes to its terminus at Pauger Street in the Faubourg Marigny. The Mississippi River is the second longest River in the United States, with a length of from its source in Lake Itasca in Minnesota to The Marigny (often referred to as Faubourg Marigny) is a neighborhood of the city of New Orleans. (In the 19th century, Pauger was named as a continuation of Bourbon Street. ) Bourbon Street was named in honor of the House of Bourbon, the ruling French Royal Family, at the time of the city's founding. The House of Bourbon is an important European Royal house, a branch of the Capetian dynasty.
The street is home to many bars, restaurants, strip clubs, as well as t-shirt and souvenir shops. A strip club is a Nightclub or bar that offers Striptease (the erotic removal of a performer's clothing and possibly other related services such as A T-shirt (or tee shirt) is a Shirt which is pulled on over the head to cover most of a person's Torso. The upper end of Bourbon Street towards Canal Street is home to many of the French Quarter's strip clubs. These include Rick's Cabaret, Temptations, and Larry Flynt's Barely Legal Club. Larry Claxton Flynt Jr (born November 1, 1942) is an American Publisher and the head of Larry Flynt Publications (LFP Towards the central section of Bourbon Street one can find many famous bars including Johnny White's, Pat O'Brien's, The Famous Door, Razzoo and The Cat's Meow. Pat O'Brien's Bar is a bar located in New Orleans, Louisiana that opened its doors on December 3, 1933, at the intersection of Royal and St
The section of Bourbon Street from the intersection of St. Ann Street proceeding several blocks northeast caters to New Orleans' thriving gay community, featuring such clubs as New Orleans' largest gay nightclub, The Bourbon Pub, and Oz. Gay community or LGBT community is a term used to describe the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender subculture St. Ann Street is commonly referred to as "the Velvet Line", in reference to it being the edge or boundary line of the gay community in the French Quarter. Cafe-Lafitte-In-Exile is the oldest gay bar in the country and has a long and interesting history. New Orleans' most celebrated Mardi Gras event, The Bourbon Street Awards, was hosted by Lafitte's until the early 1980s when massive crowds forced them to move from Bourbon Street to St. " Mardi Gras " ( French for Fat Tuesday) is the day before Ash Wednesday. The 1980s was the decade spanning from January 1 1980 to December 31 1989. Ann and Burgundy. The awards have now returned to the corner of Bourbon and St. Ann Streets. The intersection of Bourbon Street and St. Ann Street is also the epicenter of Southern Decadence, commonly referred to as the "Gay Mardi Gras" and attracts upwards of 100,000 participants over Labor Day weekend. 
From Dumaine Street to Pauger, Bourbon Street is largely residential with scattered businesses still catering to locals. Also on this stretch of Bourbon exists Jean Laffite's Blacksmith Shop, which is a very popular bar, showing the style of the original French buildings (before the Spanish iron balconies) which burned in the first Great New Orleans Fire (1788). Jean Lafitte (ca 1776 - ca 1826 was a Privateer in the Gulf of Mexico in the early 19th century The Great New Orleans Fire (1788 was a fire that destroyed 856 of the 1100 structures in New Orleans Louisiana on March 21, 1788
Though largely quiet during the day, Bourbon Street comes alive at night, particularly during the French Quarter's many festivals. Most popular among these is the annual Mardi Gras celebration, when Bourbon Street teems with hundreds of thousands of tourists. " Mardi Gras " ( French for Fat Tuesday) is the day before Ash Wednesday. There are no open container laws in the French Quarter (glass containers are prohibited) and the streets are packed with tourists drinking Hurricanes, Hand Grenades and Huge Ass Beers - a large plastic cup of draft beer marketed to tourists at a low price. In the United States, open container laws prohibit possessing and/or drinking from an open container of alcohol in certain areas The hurricane is an extremely sweet alcoholic drink made from lime juice passion fruit Syrup and Rum. A HAND GRENADE is a strong alcoholic cocktail known as "New Orleans' Most Powerful Drink" which debuted at the 1984 Louisiana World's Fair and is currently sold at only four Draught beer (also known as draft beer or tap beer) has several related though slightly different understandings Other festivals and events focusing on Bourbon Street include French Quarter Festival and Southern Decadence. Southern Decadence is a week-long predominantly gay-male event held in New Orleans Louisiana and its environs by the gay and lesbian community in early September
One of the oldest and most popular restaurants on Bourbon Street is Galatoire's, which was founded in 1905. Galatoire’s is a Restaurant on Bourbon Street (209 Bourbon St Known for years by its characteristic line snaking down Bourbon Street, patrons would wait for hours just to get a table — especially on Fridays.