New Orleans Cocktail History Walking Tour in the French Quarter


3 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket

Overview

Savor tasty cocktails in the French Quarter of New Orleans on a walking tour with an expert local guide. Visit hidden gems enjoyed by locals for centuries, learning from your fun and knowledgeable guide about the historic venues you see and legendary cocktails you sip. Discover the origins of the Daiquiri, learn the truth about absinthe, and sample a Sazerac concocted from a 19th-century recipe. Each stop features a classic cocktail, mixed by renowned bartenders who add a signature twist. It's a perfect tour for cocktail and culture enthusiasts!

Description

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: French Quarter, New Orleans, LA

Meet your guide inside Patrick's Bar Vin, a luxurious wine bar adjacent to a beautiful courtyard, to start your tour. Your local guide presents a fun and fascinating introduction to New Orleans’ and the world's cocktail culture as you sip your first drink. The tour begins with a refreshing, grapefruit spiced Rum Punch inspired by the English sailors working in the 1600's Indian spice trade. 

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA

Next, turn the corner to visit SoBou, where you sample the official cocktail of New Orleans: the Sazerac, a drink that comes from a 19th-century recipe. Additionally you will be served another pre-Civil War libation known as the Brandy Crusta: a potent concoction of brandy, orange liqueur, fresh lemon juice and bitters.

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

Travel along beautiful Royal Street to the hippest new addition to the NOLA drinking scene: Peychaud's Bar in the Maison de Ville Hotel, where you will have a choice between two delicious, historical cocktails.

Pass By: St. Louis Cathedral, 615 Pere Antoine Aly, New Orleans, LA 70116-3291

Pass by one of America's oldest active Catholic churches en route to Pirate's Alley.

Stop At: Bourbon O, 717 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-3189

Then continue to your final destination of the tour: the luxurious Bourbon "O" Jazz Bar, located inside the Bourbon Orleans Hotel. Your beverage here is the little-known Roffignac highball cocktail. Made from a 19th-century recipe, the Bourbon "O" Bar makes their refreshing Roffignac with raspberry liqueur and brandy.

Expect to walk about one mile during your 3-hour tour in a friendly social atmosphere inspired by your entertaining guide. Four cocktails are included, one at each stop. Your tour ends at the Bourbon "O" Bar, which features nightly live jazz at 8pm as well as a limited food menu. Or you can move on to explore the lively nightlife of nearby Frenchmen Street on your own (or with your new friends!).

Duration: 35 minutes

Inclusions

  • 4 cocktails
  • 4 venues
  • Local Guide

Exclusions

  • Food (food is available for purchase at some stops)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • All cocktails are vegan-friendly
  • Walk is approximately 1-mile
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • All venues subject to change based on availability
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Operates

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

Cancellation

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Eva_B
May 2022

I was prepared for a random tour. Instead I got a very well researched history of the subject, atmosphere conducive to new friendships and camaraderie, great surroundings and awesome drinks. The best experience in years! Erna

Jlmglm
May 2022

This was so much fun. We tried drinks I would never pick off the menu on my own and learned about New Orleans and it’s influence on the drink and cocktail world Beth was a great guide and led a relaxed, fun and educational tour. If you want to try something different and not get into the pub craw...

Kate_J
May 2022

Amazing stories and history lesson from a great story teller. Local drinks with some flare and Beth really helped us see some local spots. Highly Recommend!

therealycats
April 2022

Nate was a fantastic guide as we strolled along the French Quarter. We stopped in four bars along the way, and had plenty of time to drink and chat with our group of 12. We walked at a leisurely pace as he gave a cocktail history overview. A great way to spend the early evening!

Cathy_T
April 2022

We had a blast! Would definitely recommend! Beth was our guide and did an excellent job. We started at Patrick’s Bar Vin and got to see a NOLA Wedding Parade as well as meet the wonderful bar owner, Patrick. The other stops were short walks around the French Quarter. By the time we ended up at ...

852larryf
April 2022

The last bar where we continued to consume cocktails. Our guide was very knowledgeable and had some great stories. She made the tour great.

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