If drinking is your thing, New Orleans is your city! There are few places in the world that you can drink your way through history, culture, and entertainment, and New Orleans is one of the top. With historic cocktails, a world-famous bar scene, and the go-cup, you can sip through all the highlights of your trip to New Orleans. And be sure to pair your drinks with the city’s incredible cuisine!
- The French Quarter– No doubt The Quarter is where you will find the greatest selection of bars in the city. Bourbon Street is world renowned for its bar and club scene, and you could easily spend a day hopping from one to the next. The French Quarter is also home to historical bars such as French 75, where the namesake cocktail originated, and Pat O’Briens, home of the famous Hurricane.
- Sazerac House– Sazerac is a classic cocktail invented in New Orleans containing absinthe, simple syrup, bitters, and whiskey. Sazerac is served all over the city, but you can turn your Sazerac sampling into a historical experience by visiting the Sazerac House where you’ll learn the unique history of Sazerac in New Orleans, see how Sazerac Rye is distilled, and enjoy complimentary samples. And best of all, the tour is free!
- Daiquiris– While they weren’t invented in New Orleans, daiquiris are a Louisiana staple, so much so that New Orleans Original Daiquiri drive-thrus are in abundance throughout the state. In true New Orleans fashion, daiquiris come in dozens of flavors and change seasonally. You can find daiquiris at almost any bar in the city, and with all that icy, boozy flavor, it’s hard to go wrong.
- Local Beer– There are over a dozen microbreweries in the city! Faubourg Brewing Co. is the largest brewery in the city and is a must for beer lovers. They offer an outdoor beer garden that’s pet friendly, brewery tours, and of course plenty of beers on tap. Many of the microbreweries are located in the Garden District or Mid-City, and several offer food too like Urban South Brewery and NOLA Brewing Company.
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