New Orleans Cocktail History: French Quarter Tour
534 Ratings
New Orleans
Embark on a walking tour of the French Quarter in New Orleans and indulge in the rich history of cocktails. Sip on legendary drinks, learn about their origins, and enjoy the expertise of local bartenders. Perfect for cocktail and culture enthusiasts!
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • French Quarter - Meet your guide inside Patrick’s Bar Vin, a luxurious wine bar adjacent to a beautiful courtyard, to start your tour. Your local guide presents a fun and fascinating introduction to New Orleans’ and the world’s cocktail culture as you sip your first drink. The tour begins with a refreshing, grapefruit spiced Rum Punch inspired by the English sailors working in the 1600’s Indian spice trade.
What's Included
  • 4 handcrafted cocktails
  • Visits to 4 top-rated venues
  • Expert local guide
What's Not Included
  • Food (food is available for purchase at some stops)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information

Enjoy delicious mixed drinks in New Orleans’ French Quarter on a strolling excursion led by a knowledgeable local expert. Explore secret hotspots beloved by residents for generations as you gain insights from your friendly and informative tour guide about the historic places you observe and legendary beverages you taste. Uncover the roots of the Daiquiri, uncover the realities about absinthe, and try a Sazerac mixed from a recipe dating back to the 19th century. Each visit includes a classic cocktail concocted by famed mixologists who offer their unique spin. It’s the ideal tour for those keen on cocktails and culture!

  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • All cocktails are vegan-friendly
  • Walk is approximately 1-mile
  • All venues subject to change based on availability
Patrick’s Bar Vin
Bienville Street
We meet inside Patrick's Bar Vin, located at 730 Bienville St, New Orleans
Cancellation Policy

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

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(534 Ratings)
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May 31, 2024
Amazing experience! - Beth was a fabulous guide! She was super knowledgeable, and we had a great time! We learned and laughed a lot. Book this tour!
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May 24, 2024
A fun experience - We had a lot of fun and the instructor was very professional The drinks are included in the tour and were very tasty
Review provided by Viator
May 14, 2024
Spectacular time! - Our guide was amazing/ so knowledgeable and fun! The cocktails were full sized and so delicious🤗we could not have asked for a better experience!
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May 10, 2024
Cocktail walk - A very enjoyable and informative walk about. Great drinks and sights. I would highly recommend. Loved the sazersc !
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Apr 25, 2024
Fun times! - Mike was such a great tour guide! I love when we have a fun, upbeat person!! Every stop was pretty and the drinks are strong!
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Apr 24, 2024
Great cocktail tour! - Loved learning so much cocktail history while drinking some seriously good drinks. Great bar/drink selection and funny, knowledgeable tour guide.
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Apr 24, 2024
One of the best NOLA tours - This was one of the best tours I have ever been on. Our tour guide, Mike, was very knowledgeable. I recommend taking this tour early in your trip so you can follow up with things you learn about on the tour.
Review provided by Viator
Apr 23, 2024
Outstanding… worth every penny - Mike was terrific. we have done these tours in multiple places and he was exceptional and probably the best we ever had knew a lot about the drinks, New Orleans history, and very personable. Your business is very lucky to have him.
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May 9, 2024
Had a great time! - My family and I really enjoyed this tour! There was a large variety of full-sized drinks for a versatile set of tastes. The history aspect really connected the drinks with their many cultural influences. The bars we went to gave us quality drinks with great alcohol content.
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May 19, 2024
Guide stormed off - Beth made some accusatory statement to my husband and stormed off. I was shocked and went to see what made her so upset and she we was hysterical and said “I don’t want to talk to you!” the restaurant server she was with (clearly a friend of hers) put her hand in my face and said “go away. She said she doesn’t want to talk to you!” So me and the rest of my party left the tour.
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up to 15 guests
July 2024