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Loa Bar

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221 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
+1 504-553-9550
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16:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 03:00
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GARLAND
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I find the whole concept of artisanal drinks silly. The specialty drink menu on the website made me laugh out loud, but the bar is nice and you can get a plain old whiskey there too.

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Thank JLee565
Chichester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was staying in the hotel so I used the bar quite a lot. A great selection of cocktails and drinks. All the bar staff were really nice. You can even tell them the things you like and they will make a cocktail for you. Would definitely recommend

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Thank Lucy A
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Incredible array of interesting drinks. The bar is small and intimate and so comfortable. The lighting is perfect for relaxation but the best part is the bar manager Rich. I called ahead asking for diet tonic to be available for my family and I as we love our gin and tonics but are all diabetic. Bar ran out and had... More 

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Thank donnatX109UN
AmyReimer, General Manager at Loa Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We hope that your Father is feeling better and will be able to join you next time. Safe travels until we meet again. More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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734 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in Halloween night for drinks and had a very nice time. The bartenders made us special drinks that were most enjoyable. Inside the International House Hotel.

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Thank McWett
Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

My husband and I were guests of International House Boutique Hotel where this bar is housed. We were offered a free drink at Happy Hour on the day we checked into the hotel. Ordinarily we would just ignore the "free drink" offer, but decided after a long day of travel to venture over to the spot before we decided where... More 

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Thank Kimberly L
Illinois
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Definitely unlike any bar I've been to. All of the fresh ingredients are on display and the ambiance of the bar is terrific. The smell of the fresh fruit and herbs is intoxicating. The menu of craft cocktails is unique. If you're into that kind of thing you should definitely check this place out. Friendly bartender who offers up great... More 

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Thank Veronica A
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Fantastic bonus of staying at International House Hotel in NOLA. Cosy but refined setting with a moody atmospheric feel into the evening. Great cocktails with a huge range of bespoke creations developed from flavoured syrups and spirit blends in addition to a varied range of wines, spirits and beers. Special mention to Carmine - the head cocktail creator - he... More 

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Thank Dean M
AmyReimer, General Manager at Loa Bar, responded to this review

Thank you... We love your comments and Carmine is indeed a Rock Star! We look forward to seeing you again very soon. More 

Toronto, Canada
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153 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Don't go on a Saturday evening as it's obvious the weekend staff are seriously lacking in customer service -- if you can't make a decent cosmo, you shouldn't be behind the bar ...

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Thank kerryharrismail
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

What a cool cocktail list! Each sounded better than the last. We stopped in before a dinner reservation nearby, but wish we had more time there! We had such a hard time choosing and asked for some recommendations. Our server asked us to trust him and we are so glad we did! He brought us 2 great drinks!! We had... More 

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Thank Alid0223
AmyReimer, General Manager at Loa Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Alan and his Team are really masters of the cocktail. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Bloomingdale, Illinois
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

I love the look and feel of this bar and they make some mighty tasty cocktails. However, the four employees working in the bar the night we were there were far more interested in chatting with each other and sharing a drink than in serving the guests. Most guests in the bar waited a terribly long time to be acknowledge... More 

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Thank Maxine B
AmyReimer, General Manager at Loa Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your comments and will internally discuss how we can improve. While we strive for perfection, it is always a work in progress so again, thank you. We look forward to seeing you again and promise that you will not be disappointed. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 150
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 02:00
Monday
16:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 02:00
Thursday
16:00 - 02:00
Friday
16:00 - 03:00
Saturday
16:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-553-9550
Description
In the Voodoo faith tradition, "Loa" are divine spirits with roughly a one to one correlation to the pantheon Christian saints. The name suits the bar at International House because in it the city's contemporary spirit is evident. In the flickering glow of candlelight which someone playfully noted "softens not only the features but the defenses". In the opulent mix of texture and pattern selected by designer LM Pagano, the intangible exotic mix of Haitian French- Caribbean ways, with refined European sensibilities and in a sort of Sistine Chapel-esque religiosity found in heavily Catholic New Orleans. It's clear in the devoted patrons too, an effortless blend of visitors coupled with a nightly mix of young artists and entrepreneurs who fuel an impressive creative culture of invention in this long-admired city. Says Walter, "In this setting, the cup is literally replete with "spirits" possessed of the power to sharpen the tongue and dull the sword."

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title might suggest that this area is all about business and little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you away from the Central Business District. The CBD offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts District and Tremé, with the river at its eastern extreme, this hub for sports, gaming, shopping, theatre, family-friendly activities, and amazing regional cuisine makes a smart base wherever your interests lie.
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