How To Punish Your Liver in New Orleans

New Orleans is the birthplace of the cocktail, and ASOR members know much about hepastocapy. So when you need a break from meetings and papers, here are a few famous places within walking distance to kill a few brain cells.

  1. Get a sazerac at the newly reopened Sazerac Bar at the Roosevelt Hotel (123 Baronne Street, 504-648-1200).
  2. Get a Pimm’s cup at the Napoleon House (500 Chartres Street, 504-524-9752).
  3. Take a spin with a Vieux Carre cocktail at the Carousel Bar at the Hotel Monteleon (214 Rue Royale, 866-338-4684).
  4. Try a rum based drink at Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop, the oldest bar in America. Then come back to the meeting and talk like a pirate (941 Bourbon Street, 504-522-9377).
  5. Get a a mint julep, or better yet, a Davenportini, while listening to Jeremy Davenport at the Ritz-Carlton on Thursday from 5:30-9PM or Friday/Saturday from 9PM on (921 Canal Street, 504-524-1331)
  6. Get an absinthe frappe at Tujagues’s saloon (823 Decatur, 504-525-8676).
  7. Conjure the ghosts of Frank Sinatra, Jean Lafitte, and Mark Twain with a ramos gin fizz at the Old Absinthe House (240 Bourbon Street, 504-523-3181).
  8. They have over 100 types of martinis at the Bombay Club (830 Conti Street, 504-586-0972).
  9. Join the other tourists by the fire fountain for a hurricane at Pat O’Briens (718 St Peter).
  10. There are several cocktail walking tours. The Original Cocktail Tour is a good one. So is the Southern Comfort Walking Cocktail Tour. The Museum of the American Cocktail is at the Riverwalk Mall which is also near out hotel (504-569-0405).