“The Point of drinking in moderation is that sometimes you don’t drink in moderation.”
In New Orleans, finding a place to have a drink should be the furthest from your worries. In a city that allows you to walk around the streets with ‘To-Go Cups’ of alcohol, you should feel right at home if you feel like getting a little tipsy. There are bars around every corner, and it’s much harder deciding what you’re going to drink, rather than where.
But on the off chance that you need a little bit of guidance, one place that I recommend is Pirates Alley Cafe and Absinthe House.
I’ve tried absinthe before, and in fact I have a bottle at home, but it’s rare to find authentic absinthe at any bar in North America. Not only does Pirate’s Alley feature this legendary liqueur, but they also have multiple fountains to facilitate the delicate process of releasing the green fairy.
Cure is one of those cocktail bars that strives to push the art of mixing a drink to unconventional levels. It is consistently on the list of best bars not only in New Orleans, but also North America. The interior is beautifully designed, and their patio is lush with gorgeous plants, soft lighting and nice big tables for groups. If you’re into the craft cocktail movement, and testing the heights that cocktails could go, don’t miss out on this gem.