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This was the best thing we could of done on our first day so much information!!
Joe was an excellent guide. He grew up in New Orleans and was very knowledgable about the history. I would recommend taking the tour at the beginning of your trip, because he will point out other restaurants and bars that he suggests. He gives you a lot of history that you wouldn't read in a book. The tour company provided us with one cocktail to get us started. We went to several very unique and historical bars. Some of the cocktails we tried were Sazerac, Pimm's Cup, Green Fairy and Mint Julep. At each bar, Joe told us what cocktail(s) it was known for. He usually had 2-3 suggestions for each one. There are 18 different bars on his list, it just depends on what day it is and which bars have private events going on or are closed. I would highly recommend this tour, for the great drinks that I probably would not have tried, and for the history lesson.
Joe Gendusa was a wonderful guide, providing a relaxed and informative tour of the history of the French Quarter and it's residents. The cocktails were delicious, learning their origins added to the enjoyment, but, be warned, they pack a punch! Following the tour we returned to several of the bars/restaurants to sample the dishes recommended by Joe, and we were very glad we did. If you're only in New Orleans for a short time, this should be on the top of your list!
We were a bit worried by the soft spoken man who greeted us at the pavillion. We quickly figured out we were in for an awesome tour by a guide (who not only created and wrote the book about this tour), but also has a deep passion for the history of this town! Don't miss this tour!!!
We had a great time. We learned so much interesting information, and we all thought Joe was fabulous.
Loved hearing about the history associated with the bar buildings such as Antoinnes and the hotel. The drinks weren't bad either :)
The tour guide was fantastic! The cocktails were delicious! I enjoyed the history if New Orleans!
Fantastic! This is a not to be missed tour. We were fortunate to get Joe Gendusa as our guide. We visited many bars and hotels and had the opportunity to purchase and sample cocktails. He has a wealth of knowledge about the drinks, the bars, the hotels and the history of the area to share. This tour delivered more than expected and I would recommend it to everyone.