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Cool little bar!

Visited this place with friends after a bike tour and it was awesome.. it’s an antique -ish bar... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Priyal P
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Durban, South Africa
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Lots of history here!

We went on a couples trip. Us girls went shopping while the guys headed to the abstinthe house... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kelli M
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This historic building, which dates back to 1806, now houses a bar and two restaurants.
Closes in 4 min
Hours Today: 9:00 am - 3:00 am
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240 Bourbon St, Between Iberville and Bienville, New Orleans, LA 70130-2205
French Quarter
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+1 504-523-3181
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited this place with friends after a bike tour and it was awesome.. it’s an antique -ish bar with great cocktails.. Try the Ramos Gin Fizz and Sazerac.

Thank Priyal P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a couples trip. Us girls went shopping while the guys headed to the abstinthe house. They loved it! They did the absinthe ritual and enjoyed the female bartender talking about the history with them. Said they would definitely go again!

Thank Kelli M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For half the price you can get absinthe the way it’s supposed to be served. Don’t get fooled by a bar because it’s on bourbon st. Same stuff, served right, just a walk away

Thank Chance V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mixed drink was yummy but the beer was awful. Do not buy beer there. Skunky, not cold and yuck. Kept in a cooler.

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The whole story about absinthe and how it was thought to halucigenic and was banned for quite a while in the United States is very interesting. There are several brands of absinthe to sample here and they are served authentically. Fun place - Must see...More

Thank Ocean_Rover_Blue_Wat
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

First time on bourbon street trying absinthe was everything. Fun presentation, lots of options, and history lesson from bartender. Vintage football memorabilia. Business cards from every walk. Old bar with character.

Thank Anne F
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Cool, little bar lit by candle light. Absinthe is made for you the right way. Loved this place in NOLA.

Thank Teakwo23
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We popped in one night after dodging crowds on Bourbon St. Didn't even pay attention to the sign to realize where we were. It was a great place to sit at the bar and enjoy the spirit of New Orleans (and people watch). We didn't...More

Thank Christie R
Reviewed 10 July 2018

If you are looking for a cool hipster hang out this place is NOT for you! This place has been around since 1807, and believe me the interior shows it's age, but that's half the fun. This place puts the Dive in Dive Bar. Be...More

Thank William C
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

We wanted to try some of the oldest concoctions on bourbon so we stopped in. It’s pretty pricey so we shared the Butterfly one. If you don’t like black jelly beans then you will hate it! We loved the demonstration by our bartender and the...More

Thank StAugustine10
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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living
lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty
Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port
of call for folks in search of a good time and a great
story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs
across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied
around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the
...More
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Response from claire s | Reviewed this property |
Hi there! No you do not need to be 21 to get in. Have never thought to eat there with so many other places. Just a real, genuine old New Orleans bar....been there forever!
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