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The 10 Best Places to Drink In New Orleans

Kingfish
Amber McKynzie
Jun, 07, 2016 8:08 PM UTC

Sip and socialize at Kingfish, one of New Orleans' most refreshing cocktail spots.

Head South of Bourbon Street to SoBou, and indulge in two-for-one cocktails every time it rains!

Engage in an elegant atmosphere, and cocktails to match, at New Orleans' Sazerac restaurant inside the Roosevelt Hotel.

The Napoleon House is an Old World New Orleans landmark that brings life to the city's French Quarter through its exquisite cuisine and unforgettable drinks!

Stop by St. Lawerence and have a seasonal drink or a New Orleans classic.

Felipe's Mexican Taqueria is fresh, authentic and creative. But the best part: the drinks will always take you away to another place and time!

Arnaud's doesn't just offer "classic creole cuisine in the heart of the French Quarter," they offer smooth libations that dance to the beat of live jazz (every Sunday).

Relax and release over a bourbon cocktail and a side of barbeque shrimp at Bourbon House!

Pat O'Brien's is known for getting the party started! So take a streetcar down to any one of Pat O's four NOLA locations, and enjoy the historic venue's signatures drinks.

Get a New Orleans neighborhood bar experience at Ooh Poo Pah Doo Bar, and throw back a few drinks while vibing to live music. 

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