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Cocktail Bar and Bar$$$$
Freret, New Orleans
  • Has a stamp of approval from Serious Eats and The Wall Street Journal
    • Serious Eats
    • The Wall Street Journal
  • Esquire
    "Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America."(3 Tips)
    Fodor's Travel
    "New Orleans favorites like the Sazerac"(5 Tips)
    Justin A.
    "Great craft cocktails with a beautiful minimalist setting."(8 Tips)
    Jeff H.
    "$5 classic cocktails"(3 Tips)
90 Tips and reviews
  • cocktails
  • bars in america
  • happy hour
  • chef neal bodenheimer
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  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SMarch 31
    Amazing cocktail spot!
  • Greg S.
    Greg SchulerFebruary 3
    A little out of the way, but my favorite cocktail bar in NOLA. If Ryan is working tell him I say hi!
  • Kathryn I.
    Kathryn IDecember 2, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The punch is almost always worth a try.
  • Adam G.
    Adam GambrelNovember 27, 2016
    Happy hour lets you try the normally very pricey drink half off.
  • Ross W.
    Ross Webster-SalterSeptember 5, 2016
    This pharmaceutically-inspired bastion is a panacea to New Orleans’ relentless revelry.
  • Jorge C.
    Jorge ChavezJuly 12, 2016
    Great cocktail bar. HH 5-7 pm Mon-Thurs, 3-7 Fri-Sun.
  • Emilio C.
    Emilio CMarch 14, 2016
    Some of the best cocktails I've ever had. I usually just order whisky on the rocks or an Old Fashioned, but here I wanted to venture out on the menu.
  • Ruben F.
    Ruben FloresFebruary 4, 2016
    One of the best cocktail bars in New Orleans, and definitely the best one in the Uptown area.
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelJanuary 28, 2016
    The curated selection of classic cocktails are a great value at $6 and include New Orleans favorites like the Sazerac and the Pimm’s Cup, as well as bar snacks like steak tartare and duck liver pate. Read more
  • Chris
    ChrisDecember 19, 2015
    Try a classic or the Gun Shop Fizz.
  • Chris
    ChrisDecember 5, 2015
    Excellent, upscale cocktail bar. Try their original concoctions or a classic cocktail.
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine M.November 13, 2015
    More of a new school cocktail bar. A good place to get a Sazerac.
  • Amber E.
    Amber EMay 4, 2015
    weird crowd and vibe but staff is very nice
  • Adam G.
    Adam GambrelDecember 6, 2014
    High priced, high quality drinks with excellent service.
  • Jenn H.
    Jenn HaightDecember 3, 2014
    Excellent drinks. The Cosmo has just the right tart perk.
  • Eric D.
    Eric DNovember 2, 2014
    It's a pain to get out here without a car, but trust me: it's worth the cabfare there and back. Best cocktail bar in town: inventive recipes, new flavors, all perfectly crafted.
  • The Wall Street Journal
    The Wall Street JournalSeptember 25, 2014
    Cure is often ranked among the best lounges in the U.S.; New Orleans classics and house creations are skillfully mixed in a muted room, far removed from the daiquiri mills of Bourbon Street. Read more
  • Justin A.
    Justin ASeptember 21, 2014
    Great craft cocktails with a beautiful minimalist setting.
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagSeptember 16, 2014
    It's a civilized uptown bar serving knockout cocktails like The Mexican Bus Ride, made with tequila, mezcal, aromatized wine, and tinctures.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 28, 2014
    Check out Cure as it was featured on Best Bars in America for High end cocktail bar Read more
  • Jonathan G.
    Jonathan GardnerAugust 14, 2014
    I like to get the Dark and Stormy and sit in the courtyard.
  • The Wall Street Journal
    Headquartered in a former firehouse, this bar serves some of the most wonderful cocktails in town. Try a Celery Stalker, a concoction of gin, lime, celery bitters, Prosecco and cucumber. Read more
  • Larry L.
    Larry LovellJune 21, 2014
    OK. Thanks.
  • Eater
    EaterMay 28, 2014
    “It’s modern but it also honors the city’s amazing cocktail culture,” says writer Jessica Voelker of this off-the-beaten-path craft cocktail bar from Neal Bodenheimer, Kirk Estopinal & Matthew Kohnke. Read more
  • Valarie M.
    Valarie McCubbinsApril 6, 2014
    in a weird neighborhood but great cocktails
  • Josh L.
    Josh LaboveJanuary 23, 2014
    Get a sazerac. Sip. Repeat.
  • Mo K.
    Mo KirkJanuary 19, 2014
    Had the holy smoke cocktail and loved it.
  • Jiraphon G.
    Jiraphon GNovember 20, 2013
    Don't just order awesome drinks. Food is excellent as excellent.can be.
  • Brittney W.
    Brittney WilliamsOctober 29, 2013
    Like the atmosphere. Nice escape if you don't want to go to a typical New Orleans bar.
  • Aron H.
    Aron HegyiSeptember 27, 2013
    Cool bar. Via JD.
  • Gambit New Orleans
    Gambit New OrleansAugust 27, 2013
    Gambit's Best of New Orleans: Best Bar for Craft Cocktails Read more
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew ScottJuly 22, 2013
    Great spot for brilliant cocktails, and don't forget to try out the patio
  • Kansas
    KansasJune 8, 2013
    They aren't on the menu, but ask for the mozzarella sticks. They are out of this world.
  • Sonya S.
    Sonya SpannJune 2, 2013
    great atmosphere, classy and cozy. perfect for date night or quiet conversation with friends.
  • Will G.
    Will GlassMay 23, 2013
    Get 20% off at Cure with Drink Deck. Download our app or find a retailer near you for over $520 in savings (no expiration) Read more
  • Gambit New Orleans
    Gambit New OrleansMay 22, 2013
    Need a drink? Stop by and see Rhiannon Enlil & Ryan Gannon, who were named two of the 26 Craft Cocktail Bartenders You Should Know by Ian McNulty Read more
  • Adam E.
    Adam EMay 20, 2013
    Great atmosphere. Great drinks. The price is a bit much and it can take literally hours to get a drink.
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel ShulmanMarch 12, 2013
    Get the cauliflower entree. Unbelievable.
  • Ariel T.
    Ariel TusaFebruary 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great drinks, delicious food and cute bartenders (...I mean mixologists)
  • Hunae J.
    Hunae JohnsonFebruary 11, 2013
    Tell them what flavor you're feeling at the moment, and watch them make magic
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsJanuary 16, 2013
    Try the Ramos Gin Fizz
  • Linda M.
    Linda MiklowitzJanuary 2, 2013
    Check out the menu of craft cocktails.
  • Linda M.
    Linda MiklowitzJanuary 2, 2013
    Happy hour at 1/2 price from 5-7 pm.
  • Jeremy C.
    Jeremy CookerDecember 30, 2012
    There are bathrooms outside off the patio - just be sure to knock first!
  • Kevin R.
    Kevin RoseDecember 27, 2012
    Good food and drinks
  • Amanda T.
    Amanda TrotenbergDecember 24, 2012
    The bartenders are excellent. Order specialty drinks and ask for recommendations.
  • Meghan B.
    Meghan BurekDecember 22, 2012
    Amazing cocktails! Highly recommend the Guillotine Joe #2!
  • Jacob M.
    Jacob MayerNovember 24, 2012
    When did this place become a nightclub?
  • Ardvaark
    ArdvaarkOctober 31, 2012
    Order a sazerac. It will be the best you've ever had.
  • Alex M.
    Alex MizrahiOctober 18, 2012
    awesome drinks but off the beaten path and nothing else is really around. But it is a nice break from normal NOLA
  • Tammy G.
    Tammy GordonSeptember 22, 2012
    Bartender Ryan served up a perfect Manhattan, encouraged me to try Cynar and gave great restaurant recs (even for an NYC transplant!) Stop by and say hi!
  • Gambit New Orleans
    Gambit New OrleansSeptember 6, 2012
    Gambit's Best of New Orleans Readers' Poll 2012 Winner: Best Bar for Craft Cocktails Read more
  • Gambit New Orleans
    Gambit New OrleansJuly 5, 2012
    Gambit's Top Bars 2012 - Craft Cocktails Read more
  • rhea s.
    rhea sunshineJune 29, 2012
    Affordable and decent selection for a Happy Hour, the seating outside is nice too!
  • Dominique E.
    Dominique EllisMay 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If they ever bring back The Drink Of Laughter and Forgetting get it!
  • Nik B.
    Nik BannisterMay 4, 2012
    The Bandito is awesome ....
  • Open Air Publishing
    Open Air PublishingApril 24, 2012
    Try the "Chink in the Armour" -- a gin based cocktail with Lillet and bitters. You can find the recipe in the book "Speakeasy Cocktails" created for iPads.
  • Open Air P.
    Open Air PublishingApril 16, 2012
    Try the "Chink in the Armour" -- a gin based cocktail with Lillet and bitters. Delicious. You can find the recipe in the book "Speakeasy Cocktails" created for iPads.
  • Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
    Chef Neal Bodenheimer will be mixing up some fun with Nick Detrich during the Southern Cocktail Hour as part of the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival! Don't miss our other great classes, demos and dinners! Read more
  • Rachel F.
    Rachel FrickMarch 27, 2012
    The happy hour $5 sazeracs can't be beat!
  • Tom J.
    Tom JMarch 13, 2012
    Imbibe Magazine listed Cure as pouring some of the Best Contemporary Cocktails in the South in their March/April 2011 Southern Issue.
  • Zachary T.
    Zachary TompkinsJanuary 13, 2012
    Innovative cocktails. Happy hour prices are decent.
  • One R.
    One Restaurant & LoungeJanuary 12, 2012
    Great cocktails and very cool environment!!
  • Christina R.
    Christina ReedDecember 9, 2011
    Ask for roche! Tell him Andrew said he's his favorite.
  • Alex's Lemonade
    Alex's LemonadeOctober 5, 2011
    We are honored to have Chef Neal Bodenheimer of CURE be a Chef at our L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade Event on 11/6. Join us:
  • Gambit New Orleans
    Gambit New OrleansSeptember 2, 2011
    Gambit's Best of New Orleans Readers' Poll 2011 Winner: Best Bar to Network & Best Bar for Craft Cocktails Read more
  • Christy L.
    Christy LorioAugust 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the sea dog & the scotch and salt.
  • Find. Eat. Drink.
    Find. Eat. Drink.July 5, 2011
    This is where mixologist Jim Meehan (PDT) and the makers of Bittermens Bitters go for cocktails when they're in New Orleans. Go off menu and let them craft you something special.
  • John H.
    John HarringtonJune 11, 2011
    Great mixology in NOLA. Skip the menu and tell them what you're in the mood for.
  • erica j.
    erica johnsonJune 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    That damn roach on the wall. Creepy! Good drinks tho
  • Gambit New Orleans
    Gambit New OrleansMay 24, 2011
    Congratulations, Cure, for making Esquire's 2011 list of Best Bars in America! Read more
  • Esquire
    EsquireMay 24, 2011
    Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Three words: Gun. Shop. Fizz. Read more
  • Stephen S.
    Stephen SandersMay 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Order will be the best version of that drink you've ever had.
  • Rent the Runway
    Rent the RunwayApril 27, 2011
    Order a glass of the Rose and dates stuffed with goat cheese wrapped with bacon! One of New Orleans finest.
  • Food & Wine
    Food & WineApril 21, 2011
    Bartenders at this newcomer use droppers to add house-made tinctures to their cocktails. Chef Jason McCullar seasons his "Pincho" ribs with Angostura bitters.
  • Rob S.
    Rob SchuldtMarch 26, 2011
    The Pimm's Cup is a burst of delicious summer flavor in your mouth!
  • Nicole C.
    Nicole CampbellMarch 11, 2011
    The almonds are a surprisingly spicy and sweet snack.
    USA TODAYDecember 6, 2010
    In a city famous for celebrating, Cure is constantly dreaming up rogue cocktails. Try the Gunshop Fizz, which uses 2 ounces of bitters, where many drinks might call for two dashes. Read more
  • CURE
    CURENovember 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Thursday Nights we do 50% off bottled wine.
  • Thinka N.
    Thinka New OrleansOctober 27, 2010
    Make your drink a challenge. Thinka ordered a drink made with tequila and based on your (the bartender's) favorite Bowie song. Kirk mixed us up a "Ziggy Stardust." So pretty and tasty. So Bowie. Read more
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew StrickmanSeptember 23, 2010
    You must have the William Wisecracker!
  • Benjamin E.
    Benjamin EarleySeptember 5, 2010
    Bartenders are top-notch. If nothing on the seasonal drink menu suits u, tell a bartender what you are looking for and it will be delivered.
  • Benjamin E.
    Benjamin EarleySeptember 5, 2010
    Unbelievable drinks. Prices are higher than most New Orleans bars, but considering how cheap the rest of them are, its worth paying a little more for excellent drinks and service.
  • Roland G.
    Roland GauMay 28, 2010
    Well-crafted cocktails, but pricey. Happy hour = $5 cocktails.
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HinsonApril 11, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    check out happy hour: $5 classic cocktails 5-7pm...sazerac, moscow mule, pimm's cups.
  • Mike P.
    Mike PinkertonMarch 6, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Woohoo smoke free
  • Hope K.
    Hope KingJanuary 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Spotted: Sal from mad men
  • Peter B.
    Peter BodenheimerDecember 12, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    ask for Kirk to make you a custom cocktail. just name your base spirit and what you like and you won't be disappointed.
  • Ted H.
    Ted HallOctober 28, 2009
    Don't wear a ball cap. They'll make you take it off. Y'know... 'cause it's a bar. On Freret Street. Wait - what?
  • inspector c.
    inspector clouseauMay 30, 2015
    Бар на районе. Очень красивый. Коктейли очень хороши. Есть классика , авторские и выдержанные.
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