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The Sazerac Bar

Closed Now: 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Open today: 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Great place to relax with a fantastic cocktail

We stopped in after a long day wandering around the French Quarter. The lounge was easy to find... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Great Sazerac!!

When in New Orleans you should try and visit The Roosevelt Hotel and get a Sazerac in The Sazerac... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Columbus, Ohio
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Named after what many consider to be the world’s first mixed drink, The Sazerac Bar carries as much history as its potable namesake. Just gazing at the famous Paul Ninas murals flanking the African walnut bar takes you back to the grandeur of old...more
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130 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, LA 70112-2502
Central Business District
+1 504-648-1200
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in after a long day wandering around the French Quarter. The lounge was easy to find, seating plentiful, and the ambiance very high class. Our initial server was a bit stand offish to the point we almost left... maybe it was because we...More

Thank Kristi_Reyes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When in New Orleans you should try and visit The Roosevelt Hotel and get a Sazerac in The Sazerac Bar. It’s made the traditional way and a great atmosphere to enjoy this timely beverage. It’s not cheap but worth the experience.

Thank surfingredneck
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice bar. Stayed at the hotel so got to see the ebb and flow over 3 days. We visited one night, got a seat at the bar, and had the namesake Sazerac, good but not a new favorite. Tried to go the...More

Thank trav8169
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Sazerac Bar is a classic lounge space: a long bar with ornate tables and chairs along the far wall behind it. Ask for Jonah as bartender if you visit here. He has an in-depth knowledge of sazeracs and liquor in general, and is as personable...More

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TheRoosevelt, Manager at The Sazerac Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

bothsidesdoit, Thank you for the thoughtful review of your experience at The Sazerac Bar! We are thrilled that you had a great time during your visits and that Jonah was a fantastic bartender. We truly believe we have some of the best bartenders in the...More

Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

This was like a pilgrimage to me. I've been a fan of the cocktail ever since having it 4 years ago. There was no disappointment in this experience. Jonah was excellent. He made me feel very welcome. He made an excellent Sazerac and an excellent...More

1  Thank John G
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Even if you are not staying at the Roosevelt, but you should, you have to try the Sazerac Bar in the Roosevelt. The prices are a bit high but you have to have the experience. Make sure have the Sazerac and the Ramos Gin Fizz...More

Thank MargaretAurora
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Okay, if you're staying at the Roosevelt, or even if you aren't, you owe it to yourself to go at least one time to the Sazerac Bar in the Roosevelt. Yes, you'll pay outrageous prices for a Sazerac ($17) or Ramos Gin Fizz ($18) whereas...More

Thank LanSluderBelize
Reviewed 6 July 2018

The Sazerac Bar is touted as old school New Orleans, and it definitely delivers! I have been a "part-time" native since my childhood, spending summers and then college in NOLA. That said, after moving away, we still visit every year but somehow have never made...More

Thank RyanColSolare
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Nice drinks....on upper end of prices. Service was friendly but if they typically have one waitress--it's one too few. Had to ask for the bill twice. I suggest painting the upper ceiling for effect.

Thank AppleStud
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

I can’t say enough about the Roosevelt Hotel! We came to try the best know drink the Sazerac. It was a bit strong for me, but the gem in this hotel is the Pimms Cup. Yes I know you can get them all over the...More

Thank jmillerloves2travel
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Callie S
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Response from Gus B | Reviewed this property |
It's an experience. Maybe no happy hour, but some things are worth it (have the barkeep tell you about the bullet hole in the wall). Enjoy !
10 January 2017|
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Response from Lau_CVC | Reviewed this property |
I went on a weekday around 6:00 pm. It was crowded.
6 March 2016|
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Response from Lau_CVC | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can dress casual, but if you go well dressed it will also be fine.