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 will take you to some of our favorite bars and music clubs in the French Quarter. Each and every bar has a colorful past and delectable drinks that make for a fun-filled afternoon or evening.
Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop, 941 Bourbon Street: 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.
Bourbon Heat, 711 Bourbon Street: Every good pub crawl in New Orleans deserves a good ghost story. The Courtyard Bar & Grill at Bourbon Heat is located at the old Tricou House. At one time a a woman named Penelope fell to her death on a treacherous staircase here. She reportedly haunts the old building to this day.
Maison Bourbon Jazz Club, 641 Bourbon Street: Swing by one of Bourbon Street's oldest live jazz clubs. dedicated to the preservation of jazz. Fun fact: Harry Connick, Jr. served his apprenticeship here.
My Bar @ 635, 635 Bourbon Street: Plop down on a stool at this beautifully restored Bourbon Street bar and order the famous Voodoo Purple Daiquiri.
The Carriage Way Bar at the Court of Two Sisters, 613 Royal Street: This historic restaurant is a great place to stop for a cocktail and a meal. Legend has it that the pirate Jean Lafitte killed three men in separate duels in the courtyard here.
Crescent City Brewhouse, 527 Decatur Street: Welcome to Louisiana's first brewpub, located on property included in the earliest known city plan signed in 1722. Come enjoy the brew and the view in this building that was recognized by the Vieux Carré Commission for maintaining the integrity of this historic property.
Tujague's, 429 Decatur Street: Your Historic Pub Crawl isn't complete without a stop at Tujague's, New Orleans second oldest restaurant, where the famous grasshopper cocktail was invented.