Spirits - The Cocktail And Ghost Crawl in New Orleans
15 Ratings
New Orleans
Join New Orleans' top guide for an exclusive cocktail and ghost tour. Sip at select venues and uncover the city's haunted history.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • 523 St Ann St. - I found my success as a guide, with a belief that the best tours are craft, even a bit of art. Let me help you connect with the great city of New Orleans, by sharing tales of old and examining its drinking legacy. We’ll walk cobbled alleys, and listen to ghost stories as classic as the libations you’ll be sipping upon.

I’ve created an evening of documented ghosts, city history, drinking yarns, and Voodoo. I’ll tie it all together into a cohesive experience of chills, laughs, and must-have drink suggestions. This is still well-researched history, but made fun. Let me save you from the dull recitation of New Orleans’ bullet points: I put on a show.

There will be no capes, no blurry photos, and no vampire tales. I use stories that are historically sourced – which makes this tour far more frightening.

By using actual stories, from the cultures that created this city, you will begin to unravel what makes New Orleans so special.

The tour is designed for the curious, people who wish to understand the places they visit and share drinks with fellow travelers. Don’t confuse this with the party-crawls. This is a professional drinking event - a genuinely full tour.

What's Included
  • Well-researched stories and history
  • Sourced from New Orleans
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities for bartenders are common
  • Drinks are not included, the average price for the suggested drinks will hover from 8 to 15 dollars per drink. Drink at your own pace, you are not required to purchase anything, please pace yourself!
Additional Information

I’ve served more pub crawls, by far, than any guide in New Orleans. This provides me preferential, or exclusive, access to select venues that will help aid the tour’s narrative and propel our exploration of New Orleans’ cocktail/ghost history. This tour pays for itself, once you know the places I sip. Between bars, we walk to haunted/historical locations unveiling the culture, history, architecture, and the city’s terrifying past.

  • This tour covers dark history, and guests enduring certain types of trauma, or recent tragedy, may find some of the content discomforting. Please do not hesitate to inquire with any concerns.
523 St Ann St.
Saint Ann Street
We'll meet in front of the museum, prior to the start time.
Cancellation Policy

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

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Jun 9, 2024
John is so fun and... - John is so fun and enthusiastic! He really brought the stories to life, and had excellent drink recommendations!
Review provided by Viator
Jun 8, 2024
We went to have a fine evening for our anniversary. - The tour guide was entertaining, informative and real. It was a very custom and personalized tour from our perspective. We highly recommend.
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Jun 8, 2024
John is the perfect guide! - John is brilliant, witty, engaging, and well informed. He provides wonderful context with regard to the stories of New Orleans and its ghosts. Off the top of his head he can’t even provide you sources from newspapers to books for further investigation as a further delight He arranges specialty drinks with relevance New Orleans and it’s history. There is something for everyone and everyone had a wonderful time.
Review provided by Viator
May 27, 2024
Great guide. Great tour. Small group. - John puts a lot of energy into his tour and takes his craft seriously. This was a great small tour. Heard a few ghost stories, learned some history, and visited a few bars I wouldn't have otherwise discovered. This is a nice-sized tour. We could hear everything and interacted with others in the group.
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May 24, 2024
A Hauntingly Good Time in the French Quarter - If you're looking for a unique way to explore the city and delve into its rich history this tour is an absolute must! John was not only incredibly knowledgeable about the city’s haunted past but also a fantastic storyteller. He brought to life the eerie tales of ghosts that lurk in the French Quarter. What set this tour apart was the perfect balance between spooky, historical, and cocktails. It is obvious that John is passionate about his work, as every story was meticulously researched and enthusiastically conveyed. We did a private tour, for a bachelorette, making it easy to ask questions and engage with John. Overall, this tour was a fantastic way to see a different side of New Orleans. Highly recommend!
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May 23, 2024
Your own Drunk History tour! - John was terrific! Great communication before the tour that let me get the most out of the tour. He's an experienced guide and a great story teller. Definitely recommend his tour if you like cocktails and history.
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May 19, 2024
John was super knowledgeable and into his role as a storyteller. The places he took us for drinks were awesome too! - We had an awesome time! John’s storytelling was spectacular and the places he’d take us for drinks were great to experience.
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May 13, 2024
Ghost stories, city history, AND some of the best drinks NOLA has to offer !! - John's cocktail & ghost story crawl is a fantastic way to spend an evening in New Orleans. Highly highly highly recommend this tour. John really knows his stuff - I booked this for a bachelorette, it was such a fantastic blend of well researched, historic ghost stories and fantastic cocktails (who knew absinthe was so good , plus we went to an industry bar which had some of the best/affordable drinks ever, they even make their own sodas and syrups). Seriously the drinks were fantastic and very unique, hand selected because they are tied to the city. John was very thoughtful as well, I had a special drink request for the bride and he helped make it happen. Way better than any of the larger company tours I’ve tried. Plus John was just a really cool guy, spent time with us afterwards talking about Nola & sharing ideas for our trip. Don’t hesitate to book a tour!
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May 9, 2024
An incredible walking tour! - We had a fantastic tour with John. He is hugely knowledgeable about the city, told the stories in a very entertaining way and took us to some great bars that we wouldn't have found otherwise. John's passion for the history of New Orleans really brought the stories to life. Highly recommend!
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May 7, 2024
A must do tour! - What a fantastic tour! John is super knowledgeable and super enthusiastic! Can’t highly recommend enough- especially for first time visitors!
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up to 15 guests
July 2024