We all know a good percentage of most bachelor parties is spent putting in some serious bar time with the crew. New Orleans of course is home to literally thousands of bars, we’ve assembled a selection here to help you get your night started off before you head out exploring.
The Alibi Featured Bar If you are still up around 4:30am this is where you’ll find the people that keep the French Quarter thriving stepping in for their post work drinks. The drinks are cheap and the locals are colorful, you may find anyone from your favorite bartender to your favorite “dancer” sidled up to the bar at The Alibi as sunrise approaches.
The Carousel Bar Featured Bar For the past 65 years the Carousal Bar has been famous for one very unique feature, the bar never stops rotating! Located just off the Hotel Monteleone lobby they are open to the public daily and offer a fantastic cocktail menu featuring New Orleans classics and new favorites. Their extensive bar bites menu also does not disappoint.Escape rooms are a great way to test how well you crew communicates and problem solves together. Boasting a very low 37% escape rate, this challenge is not to be taken lightly. Escape My Room New Orleans offers two different rooms for different group sizes and difficulty levels.
The Sazerac Bar Featured Bar Located in The Roosevelt hotel, the Sazerac Bar is an upscale bar originally opened as the Main Bar in 1938. For decades the Sazerac Bar and the legendary Blue Room down the hall were home to the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra to name a few. Named after what is widely considered to be the worlds first mixed drink, the Sazerac Bar makes a great place to soak in some New Orleans history over a pre dinner drink.
Pat O'brien's Featured Bar Really 5 bars in one, this is a must do. There are dueling pianos nightly, fountains that spit flame in the courtyard and even old German steins lining the ceilings in the main bar. Famous for The Hurricane cocktail, we recommended limiting your hurricane intake to one and exploring other drinks on the menu so as to prolong your Bourbon St. exploration.
Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Featured Bar Named after Jean Lafitte, an 18th century pirate that defended New Orleans from the British navy during the battle of New Orleans, this is the oldest bar in the city. Originally constructed as a blacksmith shop in 1722-1732, it now is home to two separate bars and a live piano player that is very receptive to requests. The classic drink here is the slushy like “Purple Drank” served in to go styrofoam cups, it’ll help with the heat of a hot French Quarter day.