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Old Absinthe House

240 Bourbon St, Between Iberville and Bienville, New Orleans, LA 70130-2205
+1 504-523-3181
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Next door to my hotel :)

What a great place this is, it is quite small just on the corner of the street but you must pop in... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Michelle N
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Classic

Delish ask for the Mount Gay and coke. Atmosphere and service were classic NOLA. And who can resist... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Courtney S
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This historic building, which dates back to 1806, now houses a bar and two restaurants.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“bourbon street” (34 reviews)
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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 14 October 2017

What a great place this is, it is quite small just on the corner of the street but you must pop in. So characterful and a must when in NO.

1  Thank Michelle N
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Delish ask for the Mount Gay and coke. Atmosphere and service were classic NOLA. And who can resist getting a drink from a bar from 1807?

Thank Courtney S
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

On our first night in New Orleans this was the first stop , one of the oldest bars full of character and an excellent place to kick off the evening BUT the bar maid ( tall lady, glasses , attitude) was the most ignorant person...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Being an Absinthe enthusiast, I had to check "having a glass of Absinthe at the Old Absinthe House" off my bucket list. Glad I did because the place is amazing! It is a must do when visiting the French Quarter.

1  Thank Tiffany M
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We keep returning to this dark, small bar each trip to NOLA. Why? The drinks are strong, the price is right and the staff are a blast. It's a little older crowd, 40s+, and that's fine with me.

Thank Michael A
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

We went here to have an authentic absinthe drink. This place looks very authentic. They serve absinthe drinks the old way with sugar cubes and a lighter. They have q range of absinthe quality available, we had the 2 most expensive. They were very good....More

Thank ruthkumi
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

I love this place and their absinthe is tasty. The bar area is open and comfortable. Weeknight with no major events made it very chill. I can't recall the name of the server pictures ( send a message if it is you and you prefer...More

Thank Amanda L
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Was offered 4 levels of Absinthe...You only live twice..Go only for the only the best. Sip slowly and ask for take out.

Thank retiredchuck
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

First and foremost, I get it that this is a specialty place that serves absinthe; I just don't feel it's worth it to spend $26 on a 5 oz cocktail that you may or may not like. The place is one of the oldest bars...More

1  Thank Zac S
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

This bar holds a lot of history and is very quaint. It is quieter than your usual bar, which is so nice. They specialize in the drink-absinthe. This is a great place to sit in front of the window and people watch. All over the...More

Thank DebraSanford
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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
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bweis13
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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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