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The Best of New Orleans’ Cocktail Culture

by T+E Staff

(This article originally appeared in the February 2014 issue of Travel + Escape Magazine, by Adam McDowell.)

No American city embraces drink the way New Orleans does. More sophisticated than a Las Vegas lounge and more relaxed than a New York cocktail bar, a New Orleans watering hole is the pinnacle of the American drinking experience—if you know how to escape the schlock of mainstream Bourbon Street and seek out more rewarding locales.

New Orleans is a cocktail town, so forget wine while you’re here, and only have a beer every once in a while to cool down. Subject yourself to the voodoo powers of the bartenders of The Big Easy and see if you don’t go home a fan of Sazeracs and Ramos Gin Fizzes.

Below are a few places in New Orleans to while away a few hours.

 

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