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Address: 240 Bourbon St, Between Iberville and Bienville, New Orleans, LA 70130-2205
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09:00 - 03:00
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This historic building, which dates back to 1806, now houses a bar and two...

This historic building, which dates back to 1806, now houses a bar and two restaurants.

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Great Saturday experience until the drunks came in back

My fiancee and I had read about this place. It has a ton of history. We wanted the absinthe experience so we walked straight past the front bar into the back room. When we first... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 January 2017
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Went to OAH and loved it! Old, dirty (in a cool way), like stepping into an bar that had been abandoned for decades and was just reopened as-is. The absinthe drink was great - they didn't skimp - and we felt comfortable. The bartenders kept up with our liquid needs, were friendly and didn't make us feel like 'tourists.' Cool!!!!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

My fiancee and I had read about this place. It has a ton of history. We wanted the absinthe experience so we walked straight past the front bar into the back room. When we first arrived the back bar only had a few couples, like us, experiencing absinthe. The drink is $20 per glass but comes with 130 proof alcohol... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Fun bar, always a good atmosphere and decent priced drinks. Lots of places to choose from on Bourbon Street and this was one of the best!

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Fort Worth, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

One of the places I can strike off my to do list. The lack of ambience doesn't justify $20 absinthe drinks. The Napoleon bar is a much more pleasurable experience.

Thank RUTexan
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 643 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

It is a nice piece of history, but it's not the most tidy place. Loads of business cards cover the walls, but I do find myself going in just to see if my card has been torn down. Decent service, and drinks too.

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Edmonton, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The server simply didn't want to serve us when we walked in. She asked for passport ( during rainy night) when I showed her ID which was accepted in all locations we went. We walked right out There is another cafe/ bar called Pirate Cafe, not too far from this place that serves absinthe

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This place isn't much to look at but it is one of the oldest bars in town with interesting history. And it provides a great hiding spot from the crazy Bourbon crowd. You can pop in for some Absinthe or a delicious Ramos Gin Fizz. The original marble fountains still align the bar and the massive old fireplace sits in... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

One female bartender behind the bar and she never would wait on me. Almost seemed like she already knew several of the other customers but they all had drinks and she would not even look my way. Was in the middle of the afternoon so not packed or anything like that. We finally just got up and left.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

My husband likes absinthe, I'd never had it but love black licorice... Place wasn't that busy but the bartender couldn't have been any less helpful or friendly. Not sure what all the sports decor/helmets on the ceiling have to do with"absinthe" but the vibe is odd... Glad I tried it the traditional way though, unique experience.

Thank Krista A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Cool place, but priced to keep the rif raf out. 2 Bud lights and 4 Fernets was 62$. Maybe that's why it was empty. Bartender Lauren was really awesome though.

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