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21 guide: Freret Street 

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Walk from one end of the eight-block Freret Street corridor from Napoleon to Jefferson avenues near Uptown universities to take in several different scenes. There's more than a dozen places to eat — hot dogs at Dat Dog, cheesesteaks at Liberty Cheesesteaks, upscale Italian at Ancora Pizzeria & Salumeria, Latin American at Sarita's Grill, deep dish pizza at Midway, southern at High Hat Cafe, coffee at Mojo and The Rook Cafe, Vietnamese at Mint, cocktails and killer sandwiches at Wayfare and sushi at Origami. Then there's burger titan Company Burger and cocktail bastion Cure firmly reigning as the final boss for Freret's multi-leveled gauntlet. At its newer, louder, diversely populated heart is Gasa Gasa, Uptown's home for electronic pop, hip-hop, indie rock and all-ages punk shows. The Bowery South books some of the best touring artists at the intimate music venue masquerading as an art gallery. There's a colorful courtyard and food trucks just a few steps from the front doors.

Culture Vulture
There are nearly 100 vendors at the Freret Art Market on the first Saturday of every month.

Cheap Date
Three words: Happy hour crawl. Pro tip: Sarita's chips and queso are on the house.

Late Night
Schlitz tall boys and Skee-Ball at Other Bar.

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