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Old Absinthe House

240 Bourbon St, Between Iberville and Bienville, New Orleans, LA 70130-2205
+1 504-523-3181
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Get the Pernaud Absinthe

My husband got the Pernaud Absinthe, and he really loved it. The bar has so much history and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Shevonne P
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Fairfax, Virginia
Loved this bar

Quiet and traditional feeling despite being on Bourbon. Excellent Ramos Fizz! Absinthe Frappe also... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
KessaM
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Pasadena, CA
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240 Bourbon St, Between Iberville and Bienville, New Orleans, LA 70130-2205
French Quarter
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Reviewed yesterday

My husband got the Pernaud Absinthe, and he really loved it. The bar has so much history and character that you would love it. It also seems to have ghosts, so that is also kind of fascinating. Great place to visit.

Thank Shevonne P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Quiet and traditional feeling despite being on Bourbon. Excellent Ramos Fizz! Absinthe Frappe also worth a try! Great place to duck into escape the loud revely of the street.

Thank KessaM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in here for drinks on our way to dinner. This is one of the Historic Bars in the French Quarter and is worth the stop. Their specialty is Absinthe drinks. There is a menu of drinks made from Absinthe, but they are not inexpensive....More

Thank gatoreed
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an historic bar dating back prior to the time New Orleans had been purchased from Napoleon for $15 million. Right on Bourbon, popular, crowded.

Thank warren D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice old dive bar. Just the way I like em. The old football gear hanging form the ceiling is pretty interesting. Bartender was a little salty which was fine as well. Hey it's the Absinthe House.

Thank kebmo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I actually had a great experience and good service here. It was my first time drinking absinthe and the bartender was very knowledgeable and made a a great recommendation. I really enjoyed it. The vibe of this place and its history was also pretty cool....More

Thank jlkbarnhart
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Female bartender not personable nor friendly! I remember going in there many years ago and it was great! Something has happened, in a negative way, to New Orleans! ,

Thank susanreeves13
Reviewed 22 April 2017

I was looking forward to trying Absinthe from the moment I booked the trip.... the bartender was so grumpy, not helpful and rudely corrected how I pronounced something. Had 1 quick drink, at this dirty bar and left.

Thank M B
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Bourbon St. was so much fun! Being "seniors" in the crowd it was nice to find quieter places where we could watch the craziness but not be a part of it. This place was perfect. We appreciated the history here and the excellent drinks! Grabbed...More

Thank RitaLyC
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Because of the history of this place, I made sure we dropped in at least once during our visit to New Orleans. I just assumed it would be a cool place to sit at the bar and sip on a drink while taking in the...More

2  Thank mark w
Nearby
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living
lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty
Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port
of call for folks in search of a good time and a great
story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs
across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied
around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the
...More
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bweis13
Do you have to be 21 to get in here? Also, do they serve food?
1 April 2016|
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Response from claire s | Reviewed this property |
Hi there! No you do not need to be 21 to get in. Have never thought to eat there with so many other places. Just a real, genuine old New Orleans bar....been there forever!
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