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The Old Absinthe House

Bar, General Entertainment, and Dive Bar$$$$
French Quarter, New Orleans
  • Melissa C.
    "Brooke makes an awesome Pimm's Cup ... AND a MONSTAH Sazerac!"(6 Tips)
    Matthew T.
    "your business card on the wall!"(4 Tips)
    Gloria C.
    "Get the Bloody Mary, green fairy or Ramos gin fizz"(3 Tips)
    Benjammin H.
    "Amazing dive bar on Bourbon St."(2 Tips)
92 Tips and reviews
  • business cards
  • casual
  • bourbon
  • absinthe
  • jukebox
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  • Tansy A.
    Tansy ArronSeptember 8
    Great service!
  • Cobalt R.
    Cobalt RavenSeptember 6
    Looked nasty...Saw it on 'awesome places 2go2eat food& drink places' wanted to just check it out, maybe taste a bit. I walked in there an avid photographer& couldnot take a picture of a single thing
    Downvoted Sep 25
  • a b.
    a bMarch 9
    Not that great
  • Brendan M.
    Brendan MJanuary 21
    Old school vibes
  • Brian L.
    Brian LongtinDecember 11, 2015
    This felt like of the more legit Bourbon St choices. Our absinthe was delightful.
  • Jes H.
    Jes HawthorneOctober 31, 2015
    Life !!!!!!!
  • Brandon S.
    Brandon SidesOctober 13, 2015
    Another hole! Totally a Place to drink on your way to the next place to drink!
  • Heather D.
    Heather DMay 22, 2015
    My favorite NOLA bar. Get a gin fizz and people watch.
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongMay 12, 2015
    What should you try here? Absinthe!
  • Desiree
    DesireeApril 19, 2015
    First Bar we went to on Bourbon Street. Had to try a Sazerac!
  • Zachary R.
    Zachary RandApril 15, 2015
    Absinthe is the name of the game along with whiskey. Good service and prices. Spicy popcorn is a great bar snack.
  • Mark C.
    Mark CampbellMarch 26, 2015
    Bartenders are laid back, and very knowledgeable about the 'Green Faerie'. Nice 1st experience for me.
  • Tanya R.
    Tanya RobertsMarch 3, 2015
    Got a traditional pour of nouvelle orleans absinthe. it's like a dark voodoo version of a football bar. As folks that aren't into much of bourbon st crowds, we liked this place.
  • Erik R.
    Erik RowleyFebruary 2, 2015
    Serving patrons for 200 years including many historical figures and celebrities, this is a gem on Bourbon Street. The Sazerac is incredible!
  • Cory G.
    Cory GagnonJanuary 26, 2015
    Spending our last day at a shitty dive bar, beers are $6, there are some really drunk guys, everything is covered in filth, and it kinda smells like puke. New Orleans finest.
  • Matthew B.
    Matthew ButlerDecember 22, 2014
    Absinthe of course
  • Amber E.
    Amber ESeptember 26, 2014
    shot roulette. try not to drink the gin
  • Meg
    MegAugust 31, 2014
    The cocktails are wonderful here. This is a nice change of pace on Bourbon.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 29, 2014
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  • Felicia B.
    Felicia BetheaAugust 13, 2014
    Sit upstairs on the balcony. View is nice!
  • Jesse M.
    Jesse McGeeAugust 8, 2014
    Anything with the Word Absinthe has to be Good!!! :)
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff ManalliJune 28, 2014
    Fuck. This place rules...
  • John R.
    John RApril 19, 2014
    Really like the sazeracs here.
  • Mick M.
    Mick MillerApril 11, 2014
    Bar top is uncomfortably high, but the tenders are very open and warm provided you tip like a grownup and not a college student.
  • David M.
    David MayhewApril 8, 2014
    Cozy by the fire place
  • Daniya T.
    Daniya TamendarovaMarch 8, 2014
    A relaxed old bar that once served the likes of Mark Twain and Walt Whitman. Stop by at least once. Absinthe seems somewhat overpriced, but I enjoyed local beer on tap.
  • Marie-Claude T.
    Marie-Claude ThiffeaultJanuary 27, 2014
    If you are not an absinthe connaisseur, try the New Orleans one. Mixed up with mint and Pastis, very good!
  • Brad T.
    Brad TorbJanuary 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is awesome
  • Heather Z.
    Heather ZimmermanJanuary 11, 2014
    Sazeracs as tasty as we remembered!
  • Monica M.
    Monica MDecember 16, 2013
    Cozy fireplace for cool nights. Otherwise the place is a divey sports bar.
  • Jorie A.
    Jorie AsperstrandDecember 15, 2013
    There's nothing else like it! Wish they would've had some Mansithe, but I did try Absinthe Lucid. 👍
  • Marissa C.
    Marissa CoughlinNovember 26, 2013
    Absinthe was good. Bar was meh.
  • Debra O.
    Debra OliverOctober 8, 2013
    No Ramos Gin Fizz. Should not advertise you are famous for that and not have it. Overpriced well drinks.
  • Ulrich K.
    Ulrich KrebsSeptember 2, 2013
    Real Swiss Absinth available , tried the Louisiana one, Berry Good.
  • Kim B.
    Kim BoothJuly 27, 2013
    Best Blood Mary's EVER!!!
  • Mitch E.
    Mitch ElatkinJuly 14, 2013
    No one at the bar will wait on you.
  • jb
    jbJune 23, 2013
    Take it from a local, this place is a rip off. Incredibly overpriced, terrible drinks, zero emphasis on absinthe. Its about as historical as winston churchills hemorrhoids
  • Joe B.
    Joe BorrelliJune 16, 2013
    Absinthe is Jaegermeister for Belle Époque douchebags. Having said that, the selection is fantastic and the service is nice.
  • Leonard C.
    Leonard CristMay 30, 2013
    Kind of boring. A shitty domestic bottle was 6 dollars. The vibe isn't even that interesting. Business cards and football make sense for a sports bar, not a place that specializes in absinthe.
  • Alan N.
    Alan NewtonMay 30, 2013
    Whiskey / Bourbon cocktails are a must
  • Ryan Bomber M.
    Ryan Bomber McNeelMay 19, 2013
    When in New Orleans....
  • Andy R.
    Andy RooksMay 3, 2013
    The Bloody Marys are fantastic
  • Drew S.
    Drew S....kApril 24, 2013
    $9 fireballs are impressive....
  • Fred G.
    Fred GeigerApril 21, 2013
    Had the top shelf absinthe, they made me welcome with the ritual of the sugar cube, water and all that. Tastes like strong licorice, a biker gang Mae in and ordered 6 shots... Awesome!
  • Ghost
    GhostMarch 19, 2013
    Absinthe shot
  • Freddy P.
    Freddy PostelMarch 12, 2013
    Nice pub, cigar friendly.
  • Shannon L.
    Shannon LittleMarch 5, 2013
    One of the only bars in the US who will do a real absinthe shot. Order one.
  • Liz T.
    Liz TietzMarch 1, 2013
    Outstanding Jukebox...yes jukebox
  • Gloria C.
    Gloria ChinFebruary 23, 2013
    Get the Bloody Mary, green fairy or Ramos gin fizz
  • Chris G.
    Chris GFebruary 14, 2013
    Even if absinthe isn't your bag, they make great cocktails that are still solidly in the "other" category.
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