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The 7 Best Hotel Bars In New Orleans

There’s something about a hotel bar that simply elevates a drink. These best hotel bars in New Orleans, however, take cocktails over the top.

Visit these expert bar programs for a quality drink and one great time. You’ll find extravagant interior and potent cocktails.

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1. Catahoula Hotel

The Catahoula Hotel’s Pisco Bar is one of the city’s absolute best. It’s laid back and casual and features a Pisco-inspired menu. There’s an incredible mural, and the crowd here is always fun. So, take a seat and order a Pisco Sour.

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2. Hot Tin

This sleek minimalist bar offers stunning views of the city below from the rooftop of the Pontchartrain Hotel. It’s a chic scene, and the cocktails are well-made. Handcrafted by well-trained bartenders, you can’t go wrong. But, try the Pink Panther.

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3. Davenport Lounge

The Ritz-Carlton’s Davenport Lounge is a New Orleans classic. The elegant jazz bar is a wonderful hideaway in the French Quarter. They even have some of the best up-and-coming musicians. Try The Botanist from the Ultimate Gin&Tonic menu.

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4. Polo Club Lounge

The Polo Club Lounge at the Windsor Court Hotel is filled with classic English charm and live jazz music most nights. The cocktails are strong and well-made, and there’s elegant pub-inspired dishes to munch on too. So settle in, and order The Golden Ticket.

5. The Sazerac Bar

The Sazerac Bar is one of the most famous New Orleans haunts around. It’s located within The Roosevelt Hotel, and it’s an elevated space with classic hotel bar elegance. Order a Ramos Gin Fizz and begin your long history lesson on this historic bar.

6. Carousel Bar

Another highly noted bar, the Carousel Bar can be found inside the Hotel Monteleone. The bar has been around for 70 years and still has its Carousel centerpiece within the circular bar. So order one of the anniversary cocktails such as a Sidecar and enjoy the scene.

7. Bourbon O Bar

With live jazz music most nights, this is a lively joint. It’s located within the Bourbon Orleans Hotel, but the bar is frequented by locals and guests alike. Enjoy the art and murals, and order absinthe.

Molly Harris

Molly Harris is a freelance travel journalist dividing her time between the United States and the Western Balkans.

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