Classic


Old Absinthe House

New Orleans-City-Center

4.2 / 5

May 11, 2018

It's a name to conjure with. The historic Old Absinthe House on Bourbon Street is a New Orleans landmark. In the heart of the French Quarter, it's one ...

It’s a name to conjure with. The historic Old Absinthe House on Bourbon Street is a New Orleans landmark. In the heart of the French Quarter, it’s one of the oldest buildings in the city, and following considerable renovation work, one of the most atmospheric places to drink. true to its name they serve absinthe-based cocktails and their signature drink is the Absinthe House Frappe dating back to the 1860s. They also serve all the other New Orleans classics refreshing Planter’s Punch, mean Mint Juleps and the Suissesse, a mix of absinthe and raw egg, said to be a potent hang over cure. The bar itself is on the small side, with a cosy fireplace, and an array of business cards from past guests on the walls. Oscar Wilde drank here when in the city and the Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin were said to have partaken of a cocktail or two within its walls. The atmosphere is lively and warm, with a trace of the Big Easy of old still evident