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Old Timey Bar in a Steamer Trunk Arrives at CBD Hotel

A novel bourbon-sipping option

Supplied/Loews Hotel

Here’s one new happy hour drinking option for you: the Loews Hotel on Poydras Street has wheeled in a retrofitted steamer trunk and will be using it to serve crafty cocktails for the coming months.

Named the Bellhop Bar, the bar will open nightly from 5 to 7 p.m. (fittingly, the opening is announced with a bell ringing on the bar), and will serve two batch-made cocktails and a couple of wine options.

The two cocktails are a take on the Old Fashioned, named the Old Fashioned Streetcar Named Desire — it features Angel’s Envy Bourbon, Demerara, and Regan’s, Angostura, and Peychaud’s bitters. Then there’s the martini-inspired She Lykes it Sweet with Hangar One Vodka, pomegranate liqueur Pama, cranberry, lemon juice and Chambord.

New Orleans isn’t the only city to have the very retro bar pop-up — it’s visiting hotels in Atlanta and Nashville, too, but with different drinks on offer.

Supplied/Loews Hotel

Find the Bellhop Bar is tucked between the concierge desk and new addition to Loews, Bar Peters.

Poydras & Peters

300 Poydras Street, , LA 70112 (504) 595-3305 Visit Website