18 February 2018

5 hottest bars in New Orleans
Don't miss these awesome cocktail bars. The hottest places to unwind after dark.
Pat O’Brien’s
The bar with all the fun
When a bar’s 80 year old motto is “Have fun!”, you know they mean it. Those were days of understatement, so one can imagine what the motto might be inflated to today. Still, with a genuine working fire fountain, the finest Bloody Mary's in town, and two dueling, copper-plated baby grand pianos, this is rowdiness on an epic scale. Slap bang in the French Quarter, Pat O’s has served people from all over the world and, well, you’re next!
718 St. Peter
Tel: +1 504 525 4823  www.patobriens.com/patobriens/
Carousel Bar
The best place to enter orbit
Who said roundabouts are just for kids? Grab a drink at this 64yr-old lobby lounge, and you’ be able to pull up a pew at its famous revolving bar. You’ll follow the same circular path taken by many city grandees, from Ernest Hemingway to Truman Capote to Tennessee Williams. Overlooking famed Royal Street in the heart of the French Quarter, you can enjoy the view, live New Orleans music and great craft cocktails!  
214 Royal St.
Tel: +1 504 523 3341  http://hotelmonteleone.com/new-orleans-dining-entertainment/carousel-bar-lounge
Tel: +1 866 230 8895 www.arnaudsrestaurant.com/
French 75 Bar
All hail the Prohibition-era cocktail
What, aside from the naughtiness, makes Prohibition cocktails so attractive? It’s that they are infused with a simpler, more sophisticated spirit. We’re talking stiff, quality booze. At French 75, you’ll find these kinds of drinks, lovingly prepared by white-suited bartenders. It’s here you’ll find some of the city’s best Sazeracs and Ramos Gin Fizzes. And your surroundings? Just as rich, romantic and old fashioned – with plenty of cigars.
813 Bienville Street
Tel: +1 504 310 4999 www.hob.com/venues/clubvenues/neworleans/

House of Blues
Fill up your glass – and your ears
The drink is bourbon and the sound is the blues. You won’t be mistaken for knowing you’re in New Orleans, that’s for sure, when you enter the House of Blues. This city institution is a real find amongst the more touristy French Quarter spots: authentic, quirky and, above all, entertaining! Check out the website for its artist line-up. They play host to a wide variety of top local and international musical talent. Yes, they take the blues seriously here!
225 Decatur Street, French Quarter
Tel: +1 504 523 3181 www.oldabsinthehouse.com/
Old Absinthe House
Strong, strong, strong cocktails
Absinthe needs no introduction as one of the world’s most potent beverages – so where better to enjoy it than in a New Orleans’ landmark dedicated to the stuff? In the centre of the French District, and one of its oldest buildings, the atmosphere doesn’t come more interesting.
The signature drink is the Absinthe House Frappe (first mixed in 1860). It’s attracted many stars, from Oscar Wilde to Frank Sinatra – so come visit – some of that fame may rub off!
240 Bourbon Street
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