When searching for a great cocktail in New Orleans, look no further than these bars offering expert cocktails, delicious cajun food, and many unique events.
The Bar Tonique in the French Quarter exudes confidence and sophistication. A list of classic cocktails is on the menu, and all drinks are made with fresh and often handmade ingredients. Visit the website for the daily special, or stop by between noon to 5pm on weekdays for select $5 cocktails.
Visit Bar Uncommon for uncommonly good cocktails created by the renowned bartender Chris McMillan. You can find live music every Friday and we recommend a Ramos Gin Fizz or Mint Julep. Happy hour specialty cocktails are announced daily on Facebook and Twitter.
For a twist on the classic piano bar, visit the Carousel Bar. The center piece here is a revolving center bar, and literary greats like Ernest Hemmingway, Truman Capote, and Tennessee Williams were known to frequent the Carousel. Good drinks and a slightly touristy atmosphere are part of the experience.
French 75 at Arnaud's offers a house cocktail of Courvoisier VS, sugar, lemon juice, Moet and Chandon Champagne. One taste will make you a believer! Classic cocktails are mixed here and served by white-coated waiters, and the bar has its own humidor if you enjoy a cigar with your drink.
Hi Ho Lounge in the Ninth Ward offers a relaxed and bohemian vibe, and is known for its indie music scene. You'll find a crowd of characters here and good BBQ to boot!
House of Blues is a New Orleans landmark; come for the cocktails as much as the world-class music! Sip a bourbon and listen to blues, or grab a ticket for the Gospel Brunch offered every Sunday.
Lafitte's is in one of New Orleans' oldest buildings, and looks authentic to its 200+ years. A wide selection of bourbon (and beer) are available, as well as a well-made Sezerac, the perfect NOLA tipple.
The Old Absinthe House serves absinthe-based drinks including the house special -- the Absinthe House Frappe, whose recipe dates back to the 1860s. Other classic New Orleans cocktails are served at this cozy bar, where Oscar Wilde, Frank Sinatra, and Dean Martin are said to have enjoyed a drink or two.
Yo Mama's in New Orleans is a bar and grill that offers one of the best burgers in town, and decent drinks as well. Eighty-nine tequilas are available and a accompanying array of tequila-based cocktails.
The Napolean House is an elegant bar situated in a building said to have been built for the French general while in exile on the island of Elba. Regardless of the truth of that tale, find a cozy nook here to sit and sip your favorite drink. Or make plans to join the annual Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Dinner and learn about pairing cocktails with a dinner menu.
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