here's my list so far... please feel free to add any. a special thanks to "yammers" from whom i pirated most of this list. :) btw this has some of my notes... please ignore or correct me at will...
old absinthe house http://www.oldabsinthehouse.com/ not sure if anyone it up for trying this stuff, but apparently they have a tour, perhaps a "when in rome"? thing???
French 75/Arnaud's http://www.arnauds.com/bar.html (french 75 is a cocktail, gin, simple syrup, champagne & lemon juice... supposed to be quite refreshing
lafitte's blacksmith shop http://www.atneworleans.com/body/blac... (also known for their hurricane's
pat o'brien's http://www.patobriens.com/patobriens/ hurricane's and piano bar - is this just terrible tourist trap? or kind of a touristy but worth a stop anyway? I have never really had a good hurricane... if not here, where is the best place? and a hand grenade just sounds kind of nasty (but I don't like melon liquer). worth trying? I'll try anything once. :
Tujagues http://www.tujaguesrestaurant.com/ (known for ramos gin fizzes, pimm's cup and sazerac... sazerac is apparently cognac & bitters), they also apparently brine their own olives... make good bloody mary's... and la louisane, which is some kind of absitch and rye whiskey? not for the timid... ? but i am game... heard food is not so good, but bar is great.
napoleon house http://www.napoleonhouse.com - heard has good food *and* drinks
bourbon milk punch... where is a good place? when is this typically consumed? brunch?
anything else? we aren't planning on tying one on every day, but a few drinks before dinner, etc. is always nice.
also, any great places for music and drinks?
thanks in advance!
823 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116