Cocktail Bars in New Orleans for Your Night Out
There is definitely no shortage of nightlife available along the streets of New Orleans. However, not everyone is just looking to get as inebriated as possible as fast as possible. There are those that prefer a classy establishment to enjoy a cocktail with close friends or to unwind after a long day. These upscale cocktail bars will give you the atmosphere you need with the cocktails you love.
Harkening back to the days of ladies and gentlemen socializing together over classic cocktails that originated in medicine, Cure is a cocktail bar worthy of the most distinguished tastes
2. French 75
With an atmosphere that boasts 19th-century elegance without being stuffy, French 75 Bar was actually named by GQ as one of the top 25 bars in the United States. Located in the French Quarter, it is a true New Orleans cocktail and cigar bar.
The food can be just as important as the cocktails, and Serendipity has both bases covered. With an offering of American Revival cuisine that boasts of Creole and Low-Country leanings, everyone will find something they enjoy. There is also an extensive cocktail list and an elegant lounge to enjoy them in. They offer the old school drinks made with bitters and sours as well as having an extensive collection of mescals, bourbon, and single malt whiskies. With this extensive selection, there is something for everyone.
4. Sainte Marie
While offering their new twist on classic cocktails, Sainte Marie remains true to the tastes of the liquors they serve. They even get involved in the local arts scene. In November they created a custom drink in homage to Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice that remains on the menu today.
5. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse
According to the BestofNewOrleans.com, the president of the local chapter of the U.S. Bartender’s Guild pours at this jazzy spot. Located in the Royal Sonesta Hotel, Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse has live music events starting at 8pm. This classy spot was even chosen three years in a row as the best jazz club in New Orleans.
6. Café Adelaide and the Swizzle Stick Bar
Inspired by the cocktail culture of the 1950’s and 1960’s, these two represent the joy of life that New Orleans has to offer. The Swizzle Stick Bar is known for the eclectic creations like Casserole Cocktail which is made with sweet potato syrup.
Located off Jackson Square, Sylvain gives you the option of an inside bar or a cozy hidden courtyard. They boast an extensive wine list as well as the cocktails you know and love. If you decide to drag your man along, they have a tasty beer selection as well.
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