When it comes to essential cocktail bars, New Orleans is home to some of the oldest and most renowned spots in the world. It's also home to a few newer drinking destinations that have been making waves in recent years.
Here now, are the most important cocktail bars in New Orleans. Use this as a guide for when you're trying to impress dates, host out-of-town guests or just looking for an exceptional drink around town.
Keep in mind, this isn't just a guide to the oldest bars in New Orleans. These cocktail bars have contributed to the storied history of cocktails in the Big Easy and America itself, whether through the invention of a classic drink, offering renowned service, or bringing something new to the table.
Please note, these are not ranked, but arranged by neighborhood. Don't see an extremely important cocktail bar that needs to be on this list? Leave a comment or send Eater a tip, and tell us about it.Read More