During the holidays and in the winter months, bars with cozy and intimate settings seem a little more desirable. With couches, fireplaces or dim lighting, there are many bars in various New Orleans neighborhoods that give off that aesthetic. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite spots to tuck away with a hand crafted cocktail...
Our List of the Coziest Bars in New Orleans
Located inside Hotel Peter and Paul, the Elysian Bar is a work of art. Imaginative patterns, tiled floors and a large, carved bar make this place dreamy. Various rooms include fireplaces and comfy seating. You will feel right at home.
This wine and cocktail bar has gotten a lot of buzz for their outdoor seating ever since their opening in the summer of 2019. However, their inside space is just as enchanting and makes for a great date night. Browse the lengthy menu for plenty of options.
A vibrant and spirited craft cocktail lounge, Bar Marilou is one of the many stunning and unique features offered at the boutique hotel Maison de la Luz. Grab a group of friends for small plates and specialty drinks, or cozy up near the lounge's library with a glass of wine and your favorite book. The innovative cocktail list pleases everyone's palette. The space even includes a 12-person speakeasy available to hotel guests–perfect for private gatherings.
A locals favorite, Bouligny Tavern is a chic, yet cozy Uptown hotspot. From the outside, it appears as a house, but inside, you will find banquette seating, Mid-Century Modern decor and delicious cocktails.
This brick, Downtown cocktail lounge exudes historic New Orleans vibes. Wander through the old house to find various rooms with fireplaces and bars to cozy up too. There is plenty of seating for everyone.
Sit back and relax with a cigar and a drink on Bayou Road. Their small and casual ambiance will take all your worries away.
Located off the beaten path at the edge of the French Quarter, Bar Tonique is the perfect hideaway is a bustling neighborhood. The dim lighting, friendly service, hot toddies, relaxing atmosphere will warm you right up.
What once was a family dining room now holds the Victorian Lounge Bar in the Columns Hotel, and it exudes Southern charm. The bar was named coziest restaurant in Louisiana by Food and Wine Magazine.
Cure those sweet cravings at Bakery Bar. Off the beaten path in the Lower Garden District, you will find a bar that serves doberge cake and other treats alongside their unique cocktails. It’s the perfect spot for a nightcap.
This French wine bar is known for their natural wine selection and innovative menu, however they offer a few creative cocktails as well. The 16 seat dining room is reserved for diners Thursday through Saturday, but their bar is cozy as well. It gives a neighborhood feel and a soft ambiance.
Ritz-Carlton Hotels are located all around the globe, but none have anything quite like the Davenport Lounge. Unique to New Orleans, the Davenport Lounge is a swinging jazz club and cocktail bar named after the lounge’s headliner, Jeremy Davenport. Enjoy modern spins on New Orleans’ classic cocktails like the Lavender Fizz and Triple Crown Sazerac, while enjoying the smooth stylings of jazz. You'll feel tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Winner of the 2018 James Beard Award for best bar program, Cure’s craft cocktails pair nicely with their leather seating and candle lit tables.
Jump off the Saint Charles Avenue Streetcar and sit inside of Delachaise. Their long bar and twinkling string lights will make you want to stay inside all night long.