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New Orleans Cocktail History Walking Tour in the French Quarter

  • Skip Bourbon St. on a tour of local-approved bars with craft cocktails
  • Put a twist on a history and walking tour of the French Quarter 
  • Sip a cocktail at four venues that specialize in local drinks
New Orleans Cocktail History Walking Tour in the French Quarter
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New Orleans Cocktail History Walking Tour in the French Quarter
Bypass the tourist traps of Bourbon Street on this tour of authentic New Orleans bars. Visit four local-approved French Quarter venues—cocktail included at each—while hearing quirky alcohol-related tales from New Orleans' history. From pharmaceutical cocktails to “absinthism,” learn how the Big Easy has always let the good times roll.
What to Expect
Begin your tour with a cocktail in the intimate courtyard of Evangeline restaurant and bar—the venue specializes in Southern classics such as the French 75 and Mint Julep.

Continue to a bar favorited by locals for a twist on the classic Sazerac, a recipe attributed to a 19th-century Creole apothecary. At the next stop, Bourbon ‘O’ Bar, choose from a selection of craft beer or pay homage to New Orleans’ last French mayor by ordering the signature Roffignac cocktail, an obscure yet beloved classic.

Your tour concludes at Tujague’s, one of the oldest authentic Creole restaurants in New Orleans and birthplace of the sweet and minty Grasshopper.

Throughout this cocktail history tour, learn about the obscure history of alcohol in New Orleans from your guide.
Reviews (164)
1 - 5 of 53 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago
Do it again!

This was not only fun but went to places in the French Quarter I have never been. Ben Wisdom was our tour guide, a Louisiana native who displayed great enthusiasum and knowledge of the history of cocktails. We traveled on foot to some fantastic and...More

3  Thank Heather B
Reviewed 1 week ago
Relaxing, Educational, a beautiful walk and great history and drinks!

This was my second trip to NOLA and I wanted to visit and drink off the beaten path, away from the usual tourist romps. This was a great way to hang out with a fun group, walk around a beautiful city and collect some great...More

5  Thank Whitney P
Reviewed 1 week ago
Entertaining, Informative, and Delicious

We decided to sign up for this Walking Tour last minute and it was worth every dollar. The guide was very entertaining and provided a great detailed history of alcohol, cocktails, and NOLA. The bars chosen were amazing and places I would not have normally...More

1  Thank GauravS1000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cocktails With a Story to Tell!

Six family members did the Cocktail History Tour with Lindsey on 9/28. Despite slogging through the rain from stop-to-stop, the tour was hella-fun. Five cocktails in four different bars, so we were definitely feeling fine at the end. Lindsey is an AWESOME guide. Not only...More

4  Thank More_2_See
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fun & Informational! We loved it!

This was such a great time with another couple we were traveling with. The cocktails were great, and you learned a lot about not only NOLA but also the drinks we were having. Definitely recommend going with at least 2 people in your party as...More

3  Thank Lindsey W
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Linda L
13 October 2018|
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Response from Therese_Piece | Reviewed this property |
It is about as much walking as you would do bar hopping in the area for an evening. It is at a leisurely pace. If you are comfortable with the amount of walking a NOLA trip usually entails, you should be fine.
5 October 2018|
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Response from Therese_Piece | Reviewed this property |
hell to the yes.
Douglas L
6 April 2018|
Response from Heather R | Reviewed this property |
4 hours long, group size depends on the night...mine was 15 ppl
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