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Bachelorette Party Help - Need Cocktail Bar Rec!

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My bachelorette party is this weekend in New Orleans, and I'm super excited to visit all of the awesome cocktail bars in town! Unfortunately, we have limited time and funds, so I'm having to pick just handful of cocktail bars to visit. Here's what on our list so far:

Carousel Bar
Arnaud's French 75
Napoleon House

I want to add one more cocktail bar to this list, but I can't decide! I've looked into Sazerac Bar, Bar Uncommon, Tujague, and Bar Tonique, but we won't have time to visit all of them. I'm a big cocktail afficionado, so I want to make this last bar count!

Can anybody recommend a killer cocktail bar in or near the quarter that would fit in with the bars we're already going to? Would be great if it had a fun vibe and was bachelorette party appropriate as well.

Thanks so much!

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  1. The Swizzle Stick in Cafe Adelaide in the Lowe's Hotel on Canal Street.

      1. I would definitely take Bar Uncommon off the list since Chris isn't mixing there any longer. Bar Tonique would be my choice in or around the Quarter, but if there's any way you guys could make it out to Cure - it would be so worth it.

        1. I tried to answer yesterday but the site went down just as I posted. So I'll try to remember what I wrote yesterday.
          Your choices are good for the purpose but I would swap Antoine's Herme's Bar for French 75. While French 75 might be a better bar, Hermes would be a more comfortable place to party and the drinks are good.

          Bar Uncommon is now common for the reason Alicia stated. Also Tujague's has history and a few good drinks but I wouldn't put it down as a bachelorette party place. So Bar Tonique is a good choice and Sazerac Bar is usually jumping on weekends, often the base for some high dollar wedding parties

            1. re: N.O.Food

              Definitely Sylvain. Also, SouBou just opened up in the W and looks like it would be a good spot for ya'll.

            2. Here ya go. Roosevelt Hotel Bar is a cool spot with great upscale bar food. Long drinks are well made and tasty. I would not stray too far beyond the list. It has no connection to the Roosevelt Hotel next door.

              Roosevelt Hotel Bar @ 116 University Place, New Orleans, LA 504 - 566 - 9444.

              Sazerac is an amazing restored art deco bar inside the Roosevelt Hotel. The Sazerac is done well. there are some serious bartenders here.

              Sazerac Bar @ 123 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 529 - 4733.


              Swizzle Stick Bar at Loew's Hotel in the CBD takes classic cocktails seriously. The drinks are always reliable and it's a great hotel bar for the atmosphere.

              Swizzle Stick Bar @ Cafe Adelaide @ 300 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 595 - 3305.


              Twelve Mile Limit in Mid-City is a great place. It's a dive with excellent cocktails. Cole Newton is the bartender and owner. He started at Coquette in the Garden District. His drinks have well balanced flavors and run $6-$7. The kitchen also turns out good barbecue. It's far from the tourist zones and also near Finn McCool's which is one of the best sports bars in NOLA.

              Twelve Mile Limit @ 500 S Telemachus, New Orleans, LA 504 - 488 - 8114.

              Finn McCool's Irish Pub @ 3701 Banks St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 486 - 9080.



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              1. re: Littleman

                The problem with The Sazerac is that sometimes they put live music (not just a piano) in there and the space really cannot handle it, especially when it is amplified as though you were at the Fair Grounds. When it is quiet is when I love it.

              2. My favorite? Carousel Bar, but that is just me. I have great memories of my "board meetings" there, every morning, so a very big "soft spot" in my heart.


                1. Please tell us which spots you chose, and what your impressions were, after visiting.