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Historic Pub Crawl

Do you have a love of history and a taste for fine wine and spirits? If so, this self-guided walking tour was made with you in mind. The map above and the directions below will take you to 6 of our favorite bars in the French Quarter. Each and every bar has a colorful past and delectable drinks that make for a fun-filled afternoon or evening.

Directions: Start at 941 Bourbon Street

Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop:  Built in 1722, it’s believed to be the oldest structure in New Orleans. The establishment is full of entertaining tales including the rumored home of pirate brothers Jean and Pierre Lafitte’s smuggling operation and surviving two great fires during the 19th century.

Directions to Tujague's (6 min): Head southeast on St. Phillip Steet. Turn right onto Chartres Street. Turn left on Madison Street. Arrived at 823 Decatur Street...

Tujague's: Your Historic Pub Crawl isn't complete without a stop at a bar and restaurant built before New Orleans even had its name. Tujague's, New Orleans second oldest restaurant, maintains an elegance fit for its rich history begins in Antebellum times when lunches were a seven course affair.

Directions to Hermes Bar (8 min): Head northwest on Madison Street toward Chartres Street. Turn left on Chartres Street. Turn right on St. Louis Street. Arrived at 726 Saint Louis Street...

Hermes Bar:  Located in the oldest family-run restaurant in the United States, the Hermes bar has a unique charm and history. Opened by 18-year-old Antoine Alciatore, the restaurant began in 1840 and has called its present location home since 1868. 

Directions to Roost (1 min): Head southeast on St. Louis Street toward Royal Street. Turn right onto Royal Street. Arrive at 400 Royal Street...

Roost:  Since opening in 1946, the Brennan family has become synonymous with superb, their bar is no different. They are known for legendary New Orleans classics as well as their new inventions.

Directions to The Old Absinthe House (3 min): Head southwest on Royal Street toward Conti Street. Turn right on Conti Street. Arrived at 241 Bourbon Street...

The Old Absinthe House: Walk through the same doors as legends like Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, General Robert E Lee, and Franklin Roosevelt. The more than 200-year-old building is also the rumored meeting place of Pirate Jean Lafitte and General Andrew Jackson as they planned for the Battle of New Orleans. 

Directions to French 75 (1 min): Head northeast on Bourbon Street toward Bienville Street. Turn left onto Bienville Street. Arrived at 813 Bienville Street...

French 75:  Arnaud’s vintage bar, built in the late 1800s for a Gulf Coast restaurant, was purchased from a local antique dealer. As New Orleans Cocktail Bar, the bar features premium spirits, classic cocktails and fine cigars.


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