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Old Absinthe House

240 Bourbon St, Between Iberville and Bienville, New Orleans, LA 70130-2205
+1 504-523-3181
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Not the Only Absinthe House

An extremely over-rated venue... for business types who like to hang around the front doors like... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
hellfirekeep
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Next door to my hotel :)

What a great place this is, it is quite small just on the corner of the street but you must pop in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Michelle N
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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This historic building, which dates back to 1806, now houses a bar and two restaurants.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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240 Bourbon St, Between Iberville and Bienville, New Orleans, LA 70130-2205
French Quarter
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+1 504-523-3181
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Reviewed 2 days ago

An extremely over-rated venue... for business types who like to hang around the front doors like aliens in circular or triangular form, discussing nothing but crap all night, while they nonchalantly block the side walks and streets, paying attention to absolutely nothing while sipping over...More

Thank hellfirekeep
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a great place this is, it is quite small just on the corner of the street but you must pop in. So characterful and a must when in NO.

Thank Michelle N
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Delish ask for the Mount Gay and coke. Atmosphere and service were classic NOLA. And who can resist getting a drink from a bar from 1807?

Thank Courtney S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our first night in New Orleans this was the first stop , one of the oldest bars full of character and an excellent place to kick off the evening BUT the bar maid ( tall lady, glasses , attitude) was the most ignorant person...More

Thank MarekLontour
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being an Absinthe enthusiast, I had to check "having a glass of Absinthe at the Old Absinthe House" off my bucket list. Glad I did because the place is amazing! It is a must do when visiting the French Quarter.

1  Thank Tiffany M
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We keep returning to this dark, small bar each trip to NOLA. Why? The drinks are strong, the price is right and the staff are a blast. It's a little older crowd, 40s+, and that's fine with me.

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We went here to have an authentic absinthe drink. This place looks very authentic. They serve absinthe drinks the old way with sugar cubes and a lighter. They have q range of absinthe quality available, we had the 2 most expensive. They were very good....More

Thank ruthkumi
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

I love this place and their absinthe is tasty. The bar area is open and comfortable. Weeknight with no major events made it very chill. I can't recall the name of the server pictures ( send a message if it is you and you prefer...More

Thank Amanda L
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Was offered 4 levels of Absinthe...You only live twice..Go only for the only the best. Sip slowly and ask for take out.

Thank retiredchuck
Reviewed 1 August 2017

First and foremost, I get it that this is a specialty place that serves absinthe; I just don't feel it's worth it to spend $26 on a 5 oz cocktail that you may or may not like. The place is one of the oldest bars...More

1  Thank Zac S
Nearby
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living
lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty
Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port
of call for folks in search of a good time and a great
story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs
across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied
around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the
...More
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bweis13
31 March 2016|
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Response from claire s | Reviewed this property |
Hi there! No you do not need to be 21 to get in. Have never thought to eat there with so many other places. Just a real, genuine old New Orleans bar....been there forever!
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