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Drink & Learn

Address: Vacherie Restaurant, 827 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA 70117 (Formerly The Cocktail Tour)
Phone Number: 504-578-8280
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Owner description: Drink and Learn (formerly the Cocktail Tour)offers visitors two different ways to experience New...
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Owner description: 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.

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Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Went on this tour with friends and we all thought it was a blast! Elizabeth is engaging and smart, and has really done her research. Found a unique niche and is making the most of it. Highly recommend - eat first though! The drinks add up, especially if you're out of practice.

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hoboken
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This was one of my favorite experiences from my last trip to NOLA. I will definitely take another tour when I come back with my husband. I love how she made history interesting and really engaging. Elizabeth was fun to hang out with and would be an awesome drinking buddy! I have to be honest though, she's WAY smarter and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Honestly, I didn't know what to expect on this tour because it was planned by a friend for a girls trip. I didn't have specific expectations going into this experience and was just looking for a good time and to learn a bit about New Orleans. I was not disappointed! Elizabeth is charming, smart, and funny! We had such a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This tour was excellent, from the quality of the content to the authenticity of the drinks. Elizabeth is fun and funny, but also clearly well-studied and versed in New Orleans and cocktail history. The drinks pack a punch, but are tasty and perfectly matched to the tour. A great time was had by all!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Entertaining and informative. You get a history of how the drinks of New Orleans evolved based on the history of the city while walking and drinking your was around the beautiful French Quarter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking to be entertained as you walk the streets of the French quarter and learn some history, this is really fun. Very well organized with a carry bag for everyone with drinks, napkins, straws and recipes. Elizabeth has a lot of energy and is hilarious. She was very accommodating, adding this tour in for our large group.... More 

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bc
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The drink and learn tour was an ok experience. To be honest, I don't think I really learnt that much about New Orleans itself. The facts that we learned about New Orleans were very random and did not really help to provide an overall understanding about New Orleans. Because it was a two hour walking tour, you only get to... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The Drink & Learn Cocktail Tour is so much fun!!! Elizabeth is an amazing guide and really brings the rich history of New Orleans to life through the art of the cocktail. I felt like an alcoholic Indian Jones carrying a messenger bag full of delicious booze through the French Quarter. Make sure to eat a BIG meal before going... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My BFF and I went to New Orleans to celebrate her 30th birthday. Prior to our trip I found out about the Drink & Learn Tour and booked it for us. We had so much fun on the tour. There was a small group of us maybe 10ish, everyone was friendly and the hostess was very knowledgeable. We had several... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Elizabeth is a very knowledgable and entertaining guide that leads the group through the quarter with stories about the city and how different local drinks came into being. You sample 4 tasty drinks while learning the back story on the same. We went on several different tours----DRINK and LEARN is far and away the one to take!!

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