Best Bars in New Orleans

Erin Rose

811 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
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(504) 522-3573
Price range: Under $10


Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 AM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 AM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 AM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 AM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 AM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 AM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 AM


Rating: 4.6
Rating: 4.5
Rating: 8.9

Great bar in the French quarter. Staff was fun and friendly. We got a chance to meet some great people that were also having drinks here. Fun atmosphere. Highly recommended!!
Favorite place to come to in New Orleans. Cannot say enough good things Brooke is by far the best bar tender I've ever had, she's so nice and makes the experience so much better. Cannot say enough good things about her. Every time I come here she's working and it makes my day. Love Erin Rose so much. Can not wait to come back yet again.
This places makes me want to move to New Orleans. Friendly staff, great prices, tasty drinks and food. Look no further, it's here.
Friendly staff and great local hangout spot! More cool decor and vintage feel in a classic pub style. I've been told by locals the food is great, especially Po'Boys.
Staff are very friendly, which seems to also attract friendly customers. Had a great time talking to Alex the bartender, learning the ropes about NOLA. The sweet potato poboy and the pork belly poboy were delicious, the drinks were fairly inexpensive (a beer, a rum/coke and 2 frozen drinks for $20 even) and I highly recommend tying their frozen Bailey's and coffee milkshake to-go (I think it's called the frozen Irish coffee).

21st Amendment Bar at La Louisiane

725 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
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(504) 378-7330
Price range: $31-60


Monday: 4:00 PM – 12:30 AM
Tuesday: 4:00 PM – 12:30 AM
Wednesday: 4:00 – 11:30 PM
Thursday: 2:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Friday: 2:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Saturday: 2:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Sunday: 4:00 – 11:30 PM


Rating: 4.6
Rating: 4.5
Rating: 8.7

We went out early in the evening... was the only place we found that had a band starting earlier than most. The bar is small but nice - the pictures of gangsters on the wall is a fun addition to the bar theme. Drinks are reasonable priced but they expect you to purchase drinks when listening to the band (not unreasonable). They have a good selection of drinks and the bartender is fast and efficient in getting drinks out quick.
Probably one of my favorite cocktail bars in the city. Prohibition themed bar featuring excellent cocktails and live music. The bartender did an amazingly rapid double shake. The cocktails are outstanding and the music is top notch. I would put this on the not to miss list of any cocktail lover.
Great place for live music. They try to have a prohibition or speakeasy vibe and look but it works and isn't cheesy. Not trashy like many places in the area. Drinks are great and music is too and that's what makes it.
Fantastic mixology bar just off of Bourbon. Great live music will draw you in, and friendly staff, dedicated to their mixology craft, will keep you there. Expect to enjoy a number of classics drinks but remember to ask them for a recommendation based on your tastes. My wife did this and found her new favorite drink. I would recommend 21st Amendment to anyone visiting NOLA and seeking out a great cocktail.
Love this place. The 2 nights we have been there we were entertained by two great quartets. The first was jazz and the other was bluesy rock. The bartenders are awesome.

Black Penny

700 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
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(504) 304-4779
Price range: $11-30


Monday: 4:00 PM – 4:00 AM
Tuesday: 4:00 PM – 4:00 AM
Wednesday: 4:00 PM – 4:00 AM
Thursday: 2:00 PM – 4:00 AM
Friday: 2:00 PM – 4:00 AM
Saturday: 2:00 PM – 4:00 AM
Sunday: 2:00 PM – 4:00 AM


Rating: 4.5
Rating: 5.0

The Black Penny's top shelf Scotch was a sight for sore eyes after a long trek through the French Quarter! Great rustic decor, fantastic reggae selection playing inside, and just a stone's throw away from the historic Louis Armstrong Park. Tandie was very accommodating and awesome to chat with. Definitely missing this spot already!
Spent a good chunk of an afternoon here with good college friends on a bachelor party. Met some legendary Canadians, one of whom owns a restaurant I'll likely visit on my next trip to Canada. Friendly patrons, good beer, good times. Only complaint is that the wait-staff can be a bit moody.
Has a cool atmosphere the walls look real good too drinks are average price
Great bartenders, chill music!!! Great variety of brews. Perfect for a mid day drink
Fun place... Try the TacoCat beer...mmm good

Chart Room

300 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
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(504) 522-1708
Price range: Under $10


Monday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 AM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 AM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 AM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 AM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 AM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 AM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 AM


Rating: 4.5
Rating: 4.5
Rating: 7.9

Had a great time meeting all the interesting people who visit on regular basis. Great people watching location. Staff and sevice excellent.
Got caught here during a rain storm. How lucky can a tourist get. Great staff, patrons, and fun!
Cash only dive bar that is the best in fq. Erica is the best and friendliest bartender in town.
***Beware*** Went based off these reviews. Ended up being the worst place ever for service. The bartender on duty (older blonde lady) acted like you were bothering her when you wanted to order drinks. She also started over pricing drinks to get people out of the bar. Save your self the headache and skip this New Orleans disgrace of a place. There are to many bar options to have to suffer through this experience.
Awesome dive bar. Cheap drinks and great bartenders with some great local regulars.

The Sazerac Bar

130 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
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(504) 648-1200
Price range: $31-60


Monday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM


Rating: 4.3
Rating: 4.0
Rating: 9.0

Beautiful bar in the historic Roosevelt Hotel. Well worth a stop by anyone who likes a good cocktail. They are famous for the Sazerac bit I'd highly recommend the Ramos Gin Fizz not only is it delicious but is truly entertaining to watch the preparation.
We visited the bar to see one of our favorite bartenders who used to work at French 75. It was nice to see this bar once, but besides to say hello to our bartender friend, we probably wouldn't come back. The main contributing factor to this are the prices. This might be the most expensive bar in New Orleans my wife and I have been to so far, and we have been to a lot of bars. I'm willing to pay a bit more for ambiance or at a fancy hotel bar in the Quarter, but $17 for a sazerac is ridiculous and solely targeting tourists who don't know any better. Though this bar and hotel obviously do have a lot of history, contrary to the belief of many, this is not where the Sazerac Cocktail was invented, nor is this even the original location of the bar named the Sazerac bar. I really feel like the bar plays to this confusion by overcharging tourists for a drink that has no more attachment to this space than it does to any other hotel bar in the area. Now, I'm absolutely positive that the quality of the cocktails is top notch, and based at least on the bartender we know, you will be able to get anything you want there. They know there stuff! But with so many great bars in this city, it's tough to justify dropping cash in here.
Every time we visit NO we make a point of visiting the Sazerac Bar. This time we were so disappointed. We had our family with us so we ordered several drinks. I sat and watched the Bartender make the Original Sazeracs. As I make them for my husband at home. I noticed he made them different. Only chilled one glass for 2 drinks and only sprayed Absinthe in one glass. I politely questioned him on it. He rudely told me I was wrong. Needless to say, the drinks were lousy. 2 lousy drinks for $50.00. Too many good and nice places to be bothered with this place again. It's a shame.
If there's one thing you need to try when in New Orleans, obviously the Sazarac at the Sazarac bar. If you come from LA it won't be such a surprise when you see the price list. Nothing crazy for us LA folk, everything is already expensive in places like downtown, Beverly Hills and Hollywood. I'm not a huge fan of sazaracs but I had to do it. $17 later I had the tiny reddish glass with a lemon twist right in front of me. Pretty darn good and I mean this is where it was first mixed, how cool. Just imagine what went on in that bar, sazarac after sazarac after sazarac... the stories, the bartenders, etc... I love history I love old building and this was just plain awesome. I also ordered an old fashion but I didn't love it. A tad bit cheaper than the other drinks. I'd skip it and stick with the gin fizz or sazarac. If your a baller then come here more than once lol, if not just once is cool I think. The staff and bartenders were very friendly, not that informed on the hot spots and what to do but still very nice. Open at 11am for all you drinkers hahahaha
Stunning bar with an old style feel to it offering incredibly well made cocktails. Have a Sazerac where it was born, it's worth it.

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