Mamou is considered the "Cajun music capital of the world" (and really, who else is competing here, Tokyo?), and that’s just what you’ll experience if you head there. Specifically, head to Fred’s. But the trick is, this divey dance hall is only open six hours a week, on Saturday morning from 8am to 2pm, which seems like a great time to get your two-step on and enjoy $2 Schlitz and shots of Fireball.
Everyone in Lafayette (pronounced “lah-fee-YET”, mind you) knows that Green Oaks is the place you’re going if you want a burger and some drinks. It’s as simple as that, and as simply wonderful.