We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Drink & Learn

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Vacherie Restaurant, 827 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA 70117 (Formerly The Cocktail Tour)
Phone Number: 504-578-8280
Website
Description: Drink and Learn (formerly the Cocktail Tour)offers visitors two different...
Drink and Learn (formerly the Cocktail Tour)offers visitors two different ways to experience New Orleans. Who knew history could be so much fun? Join cocktail historian Elizabeth Pearce as she regales you with the story of New Orleans, its people, and culture using some of its most famous (and infamous) drinks. Whether you join her for The Cocktail Tour or a Drinking Experience, you will come away with a new appreciation for America’s most interesting city. The Cocktail Tour stops at some of the French Quarters notable landmarks including Jackson Square, the French Market and St. Louis Cathedral. While you stroll, you will savor four iconic drinks of the city. Additionally, Drink & Learn offers Experiences that are perfect for those who prefer their drinking to be climate controlled and who see no reason to walk with a drink when you can sit and sip one. Featuring historic images and vintage film footage, The New Orleans Experience takes visitors on an interactive journey through the city’s history, one drink at a time.You much be 21 to attend any tour or experience.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 181 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 175
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Fun and Informative

We did this tour on the first day of our visit to NOLA. What a perfect way to begin!!! The two hour walking tour gives you a great overview of the French Quarter. While you do... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Mary Ann B
,
Springfield, Mo

Similar Things to Do in New Orleans

Add Photo Write a Review

181 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Springfield, Mo
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We did this tour on the first day of our visit to NOLA. What a perfect way to begin!!! The two hour walking tour gives you a great overview of the French Quarter. While you do not actually go into any establishments, there are breaks in the walk, including one restroom break, about an hour into the tour. I have... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Roanoke, Indiana
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This was the perfect way to start our NOLA trip. Elizabeth was fun, friendly and knew her stuff! For a foodie (drinkie) and history buff like me, this tour was perfect!

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I would highly recommend this activity when visiting New Orleans. The tour was highly informational and the drinks were great (and quite potent)! The guide was very entertaining and knowledgable. I would definitely do this tour again!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Okemos, Michigan
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Our group had a terrific time on our Drink and Learn Tour. Elizabeth was organized, with the drinks, recipes, cold packs. She's an engaging story teller and it was really interesting how the events in history were involved in the development of drinks and cocktails in New Orleans. It is funny how everyone in the group begins to socialize more... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This was the best tour my friends and I experienced when we were in NOLA this weekend. Elizabeth was an amazing tour guide--extremely knowledgable and funny, and the drinks were portioned perfectly! Well worth the $50. Ideal for anyone interested in learning about NOLA's history while having cocktails. Tour is rain or shine, and make sure to wear comfortable shoes.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I took my first Drinking tour with Elizabeth 2 years ago when I was planning my best friend's bachelorette party. We both loved it so much that we suggested going again for another friend's bachelorette party this past March. Elizabeth is hilarious, the drinks are strong, and the stories are great. The tour was a HUGE hit at both bachelorette... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Columbus, Ohio
Level Contributor
50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I went on this tour with 3 of my friends on a girls road trip. We loved it! You get a "satchel of booze" with themed drinks based on locations you stop on the tour. This was my 8th trip to New Orleans and I learned all sorts of interesting things about the city! I would highly recommend Elizabeth and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
NJ
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I have taken a ton of tours in New Orleans and while I have had a great time on almost all of them this one was hands down my favorite! Excellent tour guide, excellent history lessons, excellent humor, excellent drinks. Do it on your first day in New Orleans and it will make viewing the city on your own that... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Medford, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I can sincerely say that this was the BEST afternoon we spent in New Orleans. Elizabeth had us laughing the entire tour, and you learn tons of little tidbits about the history of New Orleans and the drinks you'll be sipping on. Speaking of which, the cocktails themselves were excellent, with a great variety. The only downside was that the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This was one of our favourite afternoons spent during our trip to New Orleans. While drinking and walking is a frequent sight in NOLA, the cocktails provided were delicious, professionally made and well above the standard "To Go" cups. Elizabeth's vibrant personality and the well-crafted historical stories about New Orleans told with a "twist", just upped the entertainment value. Highly... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Drink & Learn also viewed

 

Been to Drink & Learn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Drink & Learn

Address: Address: Vacherie Restaurant, 827 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA 70117 (Formerly The Cocktail Tour)
Phone Number: 504-578-8280
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Drink & Learn and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Hamilton, New Jersey
1 month ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Drink & Learn staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?