New Orleans Cocktail Culture: Exploring Historic Libations
15 Ratings
New Orleans
Explore the history and culture of New Orleans through craft cocktails on this pay-as-you-wish cocktail tour with a local guide. Discover iconic drinks and learn about their origins while visiting top attractions in the city.
Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • 1850 House Museum and Store - This museum, located in a rowhouse in the Lower Pontalba Building, serves as a model for what life would have been like for the more well-to-do citizens of mid-19th century New Orleans. Here, you can learn their personal stories and get up close and personal with Louisiana history.
What's Included
  • Guided tour with a local English-speaking guide
What's Not Included
  • Food and drink, souvenirs, tips and gratuities for the guide
Additional Information

Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of the Crescent City as you explore it through unique cocktails on this pay-as-you-wish cocktail tour of New Orleans, led by a local guide!

Whether we’re visiting the guides’ preferred neighborhood pubs or a stylish hidden bar, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the city’s significance in cocktail history while observing some of New Orleans’ major landmarks.

At each location, there’s a chance to educate yourself about classic beverages and select the ones that appeal to you the most. You could treat yourself to a French 75, savour the renowned Sazerac, or try another tasty cocktail that reflects the influence of French culture on the city’s bartenders and the enduring customs. Depending on the preferences of the group, we may wander down Bourbon Street and sample the infamous Hurricane.

Whether you’re seeking a tour customized to your party’s preferences or simply wish to soak up the heart of the city’s cocktail tradition, our team is prepared to introduce you to the finest cocktail establishments in New Orleans!

700 Decatur St
Decatur Street
Jackson Square
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Feb 20, 2024
Great time! Great guide! - This cocktail tail was sooooo FUN!!! I would never have been able to find these places on my own, or what to order when I got there. The guide was REALLY knowledgeable & the stories that they shared were so interesting!!! I would HIGHLY recommend
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Jan 28, 2024
Amazing cocktail tour with Butch - How can you go wrong with a Nola booze tour with a local expert? Butch was fantastic. He knew the right spots, he ordered the classic drinks, he told amazing stories. An excellent way to spend the early evening!
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Jan 22, 2024
Great team event - We did this tour as a team building event for a company conference and it was fantastic! It was a great way to experience the local drinking scene and get a feel for the French Quarter. Our guide Butch was perfect for our group - weaving history and cocktail knowledge together seamlessly and making it fun and interactive at the same time. And the cocktails were so good!! We all kept talking about how much fun we had throughout the rest of our conference. Highly recommend!!!
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Jan 21, 2024
Absolutely Fantastic!!! - Absolutely delicious cocktails and phenomenal history. I was blown away by the deliciousness of the drinks along with the vibrant atmosphere of the establishments. Butch is a top-notch guide with incredible storytelling abilities. You must do this!
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Jan 21, 2024
Learn the incredible history of New Orleans through its unique cocktails!!! - This tour was wildly fun, well organized, and perfectly paced. Our guide Butch was a maestro, conducting the tour with tremendous class while also creating a space where everyone could have fun and enjoy a memorable night on the town. He clearly loves the city and told its story through the incredible history of its unique cocktails. THANK YOU BUTCH
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Oct 1, 2023
Loves! - Had so much fun with friends and walking the streets and learning about new orleans. Totes worth every penny. Loves!
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Sep 30, 2023
Great way to experience famous cocktails in New Orleans - I took this tour while visiting my sister on a short trip to New Orleans. I told her that one of my must dos while visiting was to have great cocktails, and especially, to find a killer Sazerac. this tour definitely checked all those boxes. We packed in more stops than we could have done on our own and found places that my sister didn’t even know about. The other folks on the tour were lovely, and we had a great time chatting with them. The pace of the tour was perfect. Even if you have trouble finishing your drink before departing for next stop, you can take your drink with you in the street. It’s legal!
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Sep 30, 2023
Drink like a local. - The tour was fantastic! They definitely give you the inside scoop on where to get the best drinks. I am a local who's been living in New Orleans for over 15 years and they took me to a bar that I had never been to before. They had the best Sazerac I've ever had!! I took my sister who was visiting the city and we had a wonderful time going to different bars and chatting with the other guests on tour. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking to drink like the locals and discover some of the best drinks in the city.
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Sep 27, 2023
Great New Orleans Experience!! - This was a TON of fun. Wonderful way to learn about New Orleans, its history, and its drinks! We had a blast exploring some of the most historic bars in the French Quarter and sampling some of the cocktails the city is famous for. Would highly recommend to anyone who likes history, walking, and tasty adult drinks!!
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Sep 27, 2023
Cocktails with mom - As a local, I took my out-of-state mother to the New Orleans cocktail tour. It was a delightful experience, immersing us in the city's vibrant mixology culture. Our knowledgeable guide led us to iconic bars and lounges, each with its own story and signature drinks. My favorite cocktail was the frozen Irish coffee from Molly's. By the tour's end, we left with a deeper appreciation for New Orleans' cocktail heritage and new recipes to try at home. This tour is a must for anyone looking to explore the city's cocktail scene while enjoying fantastic drinks and fascinating stories
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up to 12 guests
June 2024