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Sazerac Bar

Sazerac Bar

Cocktail Bar and Hotel Bar$$$$
Central Business District, New Orleans
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  • Beau H.
    Beau HaughJune 27
    Been here 5+ times
    Their Ramos is better than their Sazerac.
  • Scott C.
    Great cocktails.
  • Dre
    DreFebruary 22
    Get the Ramos Gin Fizz
  • Steph S.
    Steph SchneiderFebruary 8
    Go. Get the sazarac! Read about the amazing history. The murals are awesome and original. Speakeasy feel.
  • Praveen P.
    Praveen PadmanFebruary 7
    Sazerac 👌👌👌
  • Greg S.
    Greg SchulerFebruary 3
    A solid stop for a Sazerac (of course) or a Ramos Gin Fizz. Inside the beautiful Roosevelt Hotel.
  • Lee S.
    Lee SimpsonJanuary 4
    Not enough seats!
  • Stephen M.
    Ramos Gin Fizz. Sazerac.
  • Jarrod K.
    Jarrod KlawinskyDecember 15, 2016
    If the Roosevelt Hotel didn't empress you then Sazerac will, Art Deco interiors and hands down the best Gin Fiz's in the world.
  • Jonathan W.
    Jonathan WebberNovember 30, 2016
    World class.
  • Sarah N.
    Sarah NixonNovember 29, 2016
    Definitely worth going to, even if it's just to experience the history of the place.
  • Ryan N.
    Ryan NixonNovember 23, 2016
    Awesome place for cocktails, love the decor.
  • Ben K.
    Ben Kessler (@kessler)November 21, 2016
    Home of the namesake cocktail, in a lovely, Art Deco designed space. The gin fizz is great too.
  • Mary Joan C.
    Mary Joan CranstounNovember 15, 2016
    Best bar atmosphere.. Loved it!
  • Allison K.
    Allison KasicNovember 14, 2016
    A rare bar that makes a proper gin fizz.
  • Catherine A.
    Catherine ASeptember 9, 2016
    The gin fizz is amazing. It's creamy without having any milk in it. And very easy to drink!
  • Kathryn I.
    Kathryn IAugust 1, 2016
    They'll let you bring in a pizza from Domenica
  • Chelsea C.
    Chelsea ColemanJuly 24, 2016
    Drinks pretty spendy, they're very good but the bartenders are the WORST. So rude.Snapped at me for changing my order. I was so taken a back- I've never been spoken to that by any service professional
  • Moe D.
    Moe DexlerMay 29, 2016
    Cool old bar in here where important people like presidents and governors got together to discuss strategy and women.
  • Elia A.
    Elia AlbarranMay 14, 2016
    Gin Fizz or bust.
  • Nicolas M.
    Just order the sazerac, period.
  • Craig C.
    Sazerac, of course.
  • c0uP
    c0uPApril 17, 2016
    Get a flip! Specifically the Laphroig, Glenfiddich, blood orange brandy one!
  • Irina
    IrinaMarch 30, 2016
    Sazerac is really good though bartenders should be so tired of making it 😅
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelJanuary 28, 2016
    The Sazerac Bar claims to serve the only authentic Ramos Gin Fizz in town. It was apparently Governor Huey P. Long’s favorite drink. Read more
  • Brendan M.
    Brendan MJanuary 16, 2016
    Great old cocktail lounge feel w excellent cocktails nestled in the beautiful Roosevelt hotel
  • Eli S.
    Eli SpeigelDecember 27, 2015
    Southern gentleman
  • Jon C.
    Jon ChanDecember 4, 2015
    No brainer: Sazerac and a Gin Fizz
  • Lee C.
    Lee Crowder©November 28, 2015
    Sazerac! French 75
  • Alyssa
    AlyssaNovember 22, 2015
    Classic New Orleans bar. Excellent cocktails, beautiful location and lots of history. Definitely worth stopping by during your visit to New Orleans.
  • Anna W.
    Anna WardNovember 1, 2015
    I know you'll want a sazerac, but try a gin fizz. Tangy and sweet and artfully made. Like a soufflé in a glass!
  • Sherie S.
    Sherie SwerdlowSeptember 18, 2015
    A must when in NOLA.
  • Istria L.
    Istria L.September 6, 2015
    Have to say, though pre made syrup and all that, the ramos gin fizz is magnificent
  • Ashley A.
    Ashley AlvarezAugust 26, 2015
    Home of the Sazerac. Must have at least one, or two.
  • Rob R.
    Rob RebelAugust 9, 2015
    Birthplace of the cocktail. Get the Sazerac...You owe it to the cocktail gods.
  • Katie
    KatieJuly 28, 2015
    This bar shattered a 100 year old males only custom back in1949 by allowing women. Get a Sazerac or Ramos gin fizz!
  • Anish B.
    Anish BhattJuly 8, 2015
    Despite the history, drinks are very average
  • Juieta C.
    Juieta ChowdhuryJune 1, 2015
    Get the Ramos Gin Fizz - will not disappoint
  • Juieta C.
    Juieta ChowdhuryMay 30, 2015
    Ramos Gin Fizz - get it!!!
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongMay 14, 2015
    Love this classy ambiance! Great drinks. Preferred the 1840 sazerac over the original.
  • Adam O.
    Adam OrenMay 9, 2015
    The Ramos gin fizz is amazing!
  • Neli P.
    Neli ParchikMarch 21, 2015
    Even though the Sazerac is New Orleans' official cocktail, I wouldn't say it was my favorite - but they do make some awesome Bellini-s 👍
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AmbsMarch 20, 2015
    Cocktails were good but despite the opulence of the hotel lobby, the ambiance was lacking.
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HughesMarch 14, 2015
    Great old fashioned!
  • Dave S.
    Dave SawyerMarch 8, 2015
    One word. Classy. One of the best Old Fashioned's I've ever had. Dress up. Bring a date. Step back in time a little.
    Upvoted Jun 19
  • James
    JamesMarch 8, 2015
    Fantastic dive bar, very beautifully appointed and they make a fantastic Ramos Gin Fizz, and a nice Sazerac.
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SkobacDecember 30, 2014
    Very knowledgeable & deliberate bar tenders and well crafted house cocktail menu make this a great spot for a high end drink
  • Taylor
    TaylorDecember 10, 2014
    If you go to a bar named Sazerac bar, you have to get a Sazerac, right?
  • Yukie T.
    Yukie TakabatakeDecember 6, 2014
    Ramos Gin Fizz, and where the Sazerac was born.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 2, 2014
    Check out The Sazerac Bar as seen on The Layover Read more
  • Brendan R.
    Brendan RastetterAugust 15, 2014
    As you would imagine, they serve the best Sazerac in New Orleans. Boucherie's is a close second.
  • WJ M.
    WJ MerrittAugust 11, 2014
    Excellent specialty drinks, especially the Southern Gentleman.
  • R.J.
    R.J.August 8, 2014
    Quality drinks. Try the Sazerac, Southern Gentleman, and Ramos Gin Fizz.
  • Jordan K.
    Jordan KamalJune 28, 2014
    Absolutely must get the Ramos Gin Fizz. Amazing!
  • Libby L.
    Libby LeeFebruary 20, 2014
    Come here for the Ramos Gin Fizz! so refreshing and yummy
  • Amy P.
    Amy PatelFebruary 3, 2014
    Get a Sazerac at the Sazerac. It packs a punch and is a sipper:
  • Sam A.
    Sam AlonJanuary 7, 2014
    I can't get enough of this Ramos Gin Fizz!!!
  • Tammy G.
    Tammy GordonJanuary 6, 2014
    Do the obvious.
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    This historic bar specializes in classics like a Gin Fizz or, of course, a Sazarac. There's plenty of Scotch, too. – Green Guide Editor
  • Brad G.
    Brad GrahamNovember 23, 2013
    Tony and Davis Rogan enjoy a few signature cocktails and an ambience that harkens to an older time. Named after the world’s first mixed drink, Sazerac has as much history and lore as its namesake.
  • Aron H.
    Aron HegyiSeptember 26, 2013
    The original Sazerac bar! - Yuliya
  • Billy V.
    Billy VongJuly 10, 2013
    I've had better sazeracs...
  • Kim D.
    Kim DruschJune 14, 2013
    Excellent destination: handcrafted cocktails and a knowledgeable bartender. We especially enjoyed the Blood Orange Sunset the Southern Gentleman and the Texas Mule. It's an experience not just a bar.
  • Rich K.
    Rich KearneyJune 11, 2013
    It's the Sazerac Bar, what do you think?
  • William H.
    William HJune 10, 2013
    Ramos Gin Fizz is a must. Classic bar with beautiful hotel. Artwork is dated and fairly inappropriate for modern day. Drinks are spot on.
  • Ange M.
    Ange MJune 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Hot Buttered Rum in Nov & Dec. It is thick, rich, and simply amazing!
  • Beth H.
    Beth HeatherlyJune 2, 2013
    Love the French 75 and Ramos Gin Fizz!
  • Paula C.
    Paula CaudillMay 29, 2013
    Old fashioned was nice, but the Ramos Gin Fizz is the best I've had this NOLA trip.
  • Julie J.
    Julie JEWELeSMay 25, 2013
    Try the Gin Fizz & Basil Julep - Yummy!
  • Julie J.
    Julie JEWELeSMay 25, 2013
    Try the Sazerac - Gotta get it here!
  • Rob
    RobMay 23, 2013
    Cocktails are great, but don't overlook the strong bourbon and American whiskey selections
  • James M.
    James MurrayMay 8, 2013
    Matthew at the bar is amazing!
  • Tiffany C.
    Tiffany ChaoMarch 25, 2013
    Try their Ramos gin fizz!
  • Emily B.
    Emily BrunnerMarch 16, 2013
    The Ramos Gin Fizz is heaven on earth.
  • Alan B.
    Alan BMarch 13, 2013
    Great vibe and delicious Sazarac! Worth a visit during your time in NOLA!
  • Juddah K.
    Juddah KieFebruary 25, 2013
    The mayor of bourbon st is cool
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsJanuary 16, 2013
    A cozy and ritzy spot for a classic Sazerac cocktail.
  • Ange M.
    Ange MDecember 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Yes, the gin fizz is great. Try the Hot Buttered Rum in winter, though! It's like liquid Christmas. Not too sweet, not too strong...just PERFECT!
  • Chris J.
    Chris JacobyAugust 15, 2012
    The Aviator. Perfect on an August NOLA afternoon.
  • Gambit New Orleans
    Gambit New OrleansJuly 5, 2012
    Gambit's Top Bars 2012 - Signature Drink: Sazerac Read more
  • Rafael Joshua B.
    If you wanna go to a place that makes itself out to be a fancy cocktail bar. But has terrible service, lame drinks and dry bartenders this is the place for you
    Upvoted Jun 19
  • Dan S.
    Dan ShannonJune 24, 2012
    Try the Cocktails - #awesomebar
  • Rob
    RobMay 25, 2012
    They have a wonderful bourbon/scotch listing if the cocktail menu doesn't suit you
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    At the Sazerac Bar inside the Roosevelt Hotel, order a potent sazerac or a more refreshing Ramos Gin Fizz. -Travel Editor
  • Jo-Ann Y.
    Jo-Ann YanaFebruary 13, 2012
    The Ramos fix is it!
  • T.C. P.
    T.C. PellettOctober 27, 2011
    Have "The Rose" - a perfect cocktail at the home of the cocktail.
  • Conrad S.
    Conrad SteinmannOctober 21, 2011
    The Sazerac cocktail is not to be missed. Then get a t-shirt in the gift shop as your proof
  • Mike E.
    Mike E.October 15, 2011
    Goid burger Also Caprisi salad
  • Randall T.
    Randall ThomasOctober 4, 2011
    Great place for a classic Whisky cocktail - next time you order a manhattan, go for "dry" or "perfect" - subs/cuts the sweet vermouth with dry vermouth instead. A completely different cocktail.
  • Find. Eat. Drink.
    Find. Eat. Drink.July 5, 2011
    In spite of its history, this is not the best place to taste the classics, but worth seeing the 1930’s WPA-era murals by artist Paul Nina.
  • Rob R.
    Rob RiordanMarch 13, 2011
    The Sazerac cocktail is, not surprisingly, awesome here!
  • Cupcake P.
    Cupcake PimpMarch 2, 2011
    Not really impressed w/this place - ordered the Ramos Gin Fizz & it was severed dripping down the glass (messy!) & it tasted watered down. :(
  • Megan P.
    Megan PetersonFebruary 21, 2011
    Get the Southern Gentleman—A Blueberry/Blackberry Old Fashioned. Superb drink!
  • Kris A.
    Kris A.January 29, 2011
    I was told the Ramos Gin Fizz is the best. Will try it soon!
  • jane.T
    jane.TJanuary 23, 2011
    That's one scary dude - lady.
  • Russ B.
    Russ BergeronAugust 19, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Made some really yummy Blueberry Syrup behind the bar. Tastes great with the Stoli Blueberi and a little Soda Water.
  • Russ B.
    Russ BergeronAugust 19, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    The annual "Stormin' the Sazerac" party will be on Friday, September 24th 2pm-till. Everyone is encouraged to dress in 40s attire.
  • Roland G.
    Roland GauJuly 31, 2010
    Well-crafted cocktails, though definitely not cheap. Try the Ramos Gin Fizz.
  • Duane F.
    Duane Fernandez JrJuly 20, 2010
    I am proud to say my sazarac taste just like the one served to me @ the sazarac bar in Nola
  • Robin C.
    Robin CangieFebruary 4, 2010
    Come to Sazerac if you like fun!
  • inspector c.
    inspector clouseauMay 30, 2015
    Очень буржуазно. Прям история прет ото всюду. Бармены степенны. Коктейли вкусны и недешевы
  • Juan V.
    Juan Valderrama CJuly 23, 2014
    Increíblemente el@sazerac no es el mejor cocktail de este bar...prefiero el Ramos gin fizz
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