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Cane and Table
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Daiquiri - El Libre - French Quarter
Daiquiri - El Libre - French Quarter
Down the Bayou - bayou rum, strawberries, citrus, ginger - DTB
Down the Bayou - bayou rum, strawberries, citrus, ginger - DTB
French 75 Bar at Arnaud's
French 75 Bar at Arnaud's
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Where to Drink

In a city with no last call, there's always a place to celebrate

New Orleans’ creative, laid-back spirit is embodied in, well, our spirits, but there’s more to drinking here than downing frozen daiquiris and Hand Grenades on Bourbon Street. Drinking in New Orleans is a celebration of our culture.

Whether you’re into discovering local beers, sipping fine wines or nursing hand-crafted cocktails with oversized ice cubes for the slow melt, you’ll find a barstool or booth with your name on it in New Orleans. Pick a neighborhood, the kind of establishment you’re looking for and let the fun begin.

  • Taste the finest craft cocktails and celebrate New Orleans's intoxicating atmosphere at one of these lounges or hotel bars.
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  • Jazz wasn’t just born in New Orleans – it grew up here. Great jazz can be heard all over this town, from traditional jazz to acid jazz, there's something for every ear, daily.
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  • Spark a flame or rekindle an old one at one of New Orleans's many velvety lounges or candle-lit courtyards that are sure to stir up desire.
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  • If you're looking to test the talent of local brewers, try out one of these microbreweries located in the Irish Channel, the Lower Garden District and Mid-City.
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  • Discover the bars celebrated for centuries for their locale, rich histories, trademark drinks and master bartenders.
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  • If the walls could talk at these low-key places, they might just slur.
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  • New Orleanians love their wine. Enjoy sophisticated cuisine paired with the perfect wines at these wine bars around the city.
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  • New Orleans has tons of gay and gay-friendly bars all over town, but the most famous are on the French Quarter’s “Lavender Line,” a stretch of St Ann Street that bisects Bourbon.
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  • Sip cocktails against stunning backdrops at these rooftop bars that offer one-of-a-kind views of the Crescent City. 
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