You’ll begin your tour in the most iconic spot in New Orleans, Jackson Square. From here, the best and most historic bars of The French Quarter are all within a stone’s throw. Don’t expect to spend much time on Bourbon Street though. While it has its place in New Orleans nightlife, we will be going beyond the tourist trail to show you what really makes New Orleans cocktail culture unique.
For our first stop, we will travel back to the 1700s and visit a bar that used to entertain some of the most eccentric characters in New Orleans history. Here, we will taste a famous drink of the city and learn how it has influenced New Orleans's drinking culture today.
In a town bearing witness to many hangovers and a place where it’s socially acceptable to drink at any time of day, it’s no surprise New Orleans has a wide range of delicious dessert-like cocktails. On this tour, we will visit one of your guide’s favorite bars and taste a drink so good you’ll forget there’s alcohol in it.
Next up, we will sample the ‘official cocktail of New Orleans’: the Sazerac. One of the first cocktails ever invented, it’s definitely tasty enough to stand the test of time. We will also touch upon the topic of how medicine influenced Sazerac and other cocktails, too.
Also on this tour, we will taste another classic New Orleans invention, while exploring some of the oldest bars and restaurants in the French Quarter. We’ll also peek into some of the courtyard oases, stunning hidden features that make these buildings special, giving well-known customers a classy room to drink in, hidden away from plain sight.
We will also visit one of the class establishments in New Orleans to try one of the city’s most esteemed drinks. You’ll learn why this drink is original and exclusive to New Orleans and can witness your expert bartender making it. After your first sip, you’ll truly understand why New Orleans has been called, “the cradle of civilized drinking.”
To conclude the tour, your guide will be happy to suggest even more great local creations so you can continue your tour of the extensive New Orleans cocktail trail.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, 4-5 Drink Stops with 5 different cocktails samples. Cocktail portions vary throughout the tour.
Exclusions: Additional food and drink, souvenirs, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Additional Information: As of Monday, August 16, 2021: ALL guests will be required to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results in order to join their tour, as ordered by the City of New Orleans. Please visit ready.nola.gov/covid for more information.
As of January 12, 2022, the City of New Orleans has reinstated the indoor mask mandate for everyone ages 2+. For more information on this mandate, please follow this link: ready.nola.gov/restrictions.
We reserve the right to change both the route and places visited within the tour. Drink inclusions are subject to change, dependent on availability on the day
Child Policy: Travelers under the age of 21 are not allowed on this tour.