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New Orleans Original Cocktail Walking Tour

New Orleans, United States
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2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Discover New Orleans ‘spirited’ side on a fun and informative cocktail tour! You’ll rub shoulders with local imbibers at historic bars and restaurants and have the option to sip on classic concoctions like the Sazerac and Pimm’s Cup. Immerse yourself in the stories from your guide and savvy mixologists, and learn the famous – and sometimes scandalous – histories of drink and drinking culture in New Orleans.
  • Walking tour of New Orleans original cocktails
  • Discover the history of renowned libations, including the Sazerac and Pimm’s Cup
  • Visit the oldest restaurant in New Orleans, and its wine cellar and private dining area
  • Enjoy a view of New Orleans through its history of fine dining and drinking.
  • This tour has been featured on The Travel Channel
Your journey through the ‘spirits’ of New Orleans begins in the French Quarter. In mid‐afternoon, meet at the Lighthouse at the Steamship Natchez dock, dressed in ‘casual’ fine‐drinking attire – some dress codes prohibit tank tops, cut‐offs or super short shorts. With an expert guide and fellow drinks enthusiasts, you’ll spend an enjoyable time visiting historic local haunts.

En route to the first bar, check out the distinctive local architecture. You’ll see French‐ and Spanish‐inspired buildings, gorgeous Creole townhouses and intimate courtyards – some of which offer a great space for imbibing and mingling. At each legendary venue, admire the mixology of notable bartenders and learn the origins and truths of centuries‐old cocktails from your guide. Any of the featured southern drinks are available for purchase, so treat yourself to a Sazerac (or two). 

Your tour also includes a stop in at Antoine's Restaurant, the oldest family restaurant in New Orleans, and tour its historic private dining rooms and collection of Mardi Gras memorabilia before returning to the starting point, where your excursion ends. You’ll finish with plenty of time (and insider information) to continue the fun with your own self‐guided drinks and eats tour.
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the typical group size?
Group sizes for this tour are capped at a maximum of 9 travelers.
How long is the tour?
Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes long.
What languages is this tour offered in?
This tour is offered in English.

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Walking Cocktail tour
, Oct 2019
Dionne was knowledgeable and entertaining! We loved seeing Antione’s. Will try to go eat there on our next visit.
Great tour of some classic and historic bars/restaurants
, Sep 2019
If you get Sandy as a tour guide, she is great! Very knowledgeable, friendly and easy going. We had a great time! Just FYI, you buy your own drinks (of course). But, you get a great tour of some classic and historic bars/restaurants around the french quarter New Orleans area that you probably wouldn't realize are there. Some really great places and some really good drinks!
Original Cocktail Walking Tour
, Aug 2019
The tour was great and Sandi was amazing!! You do have to purchase your own cocktails but you are free to choose which one you want.
Knowledgeable Tour Guide
, Jun 2019
This cocktail tour isn’t a “party” tour. It is a history tour that also introduces you to the origins of certain cocktails. We learned a lot of interesting facts about NOLA that we didn’t know...and we have been to NOLA several times. Donna, our tour guide, was a walking history book and answered any questions we had. We had a cocktail at every stop! We would recommend this tour😊
Cocktail tour with Sandi
, May 2019
What a unique experience! Wouldn’t have been half as much fun without Sandi. She was a riot, told great stories & was so much fun! She makes that tour with her personality. So happy to have met her & learned some great history.
Cocktails off the beaten path
Jennifer L
, Apr 2019
Sean was a fantastic guide! We went to small, uncrowded bars off the normal beaten path in the French Quarter. His knowledge of the Quarter and the cocktails created there was fantastic!! We had a great time!
Original cocktail walking tour
, Mar 2019
We had a great time, Brian our guide was very knowledgeable and very friendly. He walked us through the histories of each cocktail. Would definitely recommend.
Very good history tour
, Feb 2019
Guide (Joe) very friendly, knows the history behind every cocktails and every places se visited. If you love history and cocktails, this tour us formation you!
Fun fun fun!
, Jan 2019
Our tour guide, Sandi, made this tour. Sure the cocktails were great but she was informative and so much fun. I would recommend this!
A historical tour with the option to drink
, Dec 2018
Brian, our tour guide, had a fantastic knowledge of the area history and bars. His love for New Orleans and connection with each bar and restaurant we visited was apparent, and we appreciated his respect for operations of each location as we (a 15 person group) made our way to each destination. While we drank at every location, it was very optional, and this would be an amazing tour even without the delicious beverages. We plan on attending the tour again when we are in town in the hopes of visiting other locations!

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