Not only is Treo New Orleans' hottest new cocktail lounge, it's also an anchor for a much-needed, impending revitalization of the magic mile, Tulane Avenue. Here now are 10 juicy facts courtesy of Times-Pic booze whisperer Laura McKnight on Pauline and Stephen Patterson's remarkable new venture, Treo.
1.) The bar's name, Treo, is Irish for 'direction'
2.) There's no smoking, and no televisions
3.) There's "a somewhat abstracted map of New Orleans" made from reclaimed wood on the ceiling of the first floor, and a light fixture modeled after the Superdome
4.) Second floor features an art gallery, and you can take your drink up there and hang (there's also a balcony)
5.) Classic cocktails abound, from the Old Fashioned to the Ramos Gin Fizz
6.) Three specialty cocktails are offered every day, like The Relief, a pear brandy toddy w/ Curacao, house-made honey syrup, and spiced compound butter.
7.) Six craft brews are on tap, including Bayou Teche and Parish Brewing beers, and wines have been chosen to "reflect the heritage of New Orleans" ie. French, German, and more selections
8.) The kitchen should be officially open by early-March, featuring chef James Cullen's small plates (he's been quietly rolling out daily specials like boozy clams, stews, and cheese plates)
9.) Treo has a courtyard set to open in late Spring/early Summer.
10.) Currently open Monday to Saturday 4 to midnight, expanding to Sundays soon.
· Treo aims to help forge a new direction for Tulane Avenue [NOLA.com]
· Treo [Official Website]
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