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New Orleans' Original Cocktail Tour

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Address: Toulouse Street and Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA
Phone Number: 800-535-7786
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Activities: Drinking, Group tours/day tour
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Fantastic tour- don't let the name scare you away

So this tour is not a pub crawl, going from place to place drinking. It is a very informative tour of the culinary and beverage scene of NOLA. As you go from restaurant to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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New Hampshire
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

So this tour is not a pub crawl, going from place to place drinking. It is a very informative tour of the culinary and beverage scene of NOLA. As you go from restaurant to restaurant where many of the classic drinks of the south were invented (and no, you will not visit Pat O'Brien's for one of the overly sweet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This was absolutely fantastic! The places you are taken to you would never have known they were there and our guide was fantastic! I would definitely do again

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Kingwood, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I have done this tour with my wife and then with my buddies, and both times I had a great time as did everyone else. The information about cocktails as well as the great places they take you is awesome. In a city like New Orleans there are so many bars that the likelihood of going to any of the... More 

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Ajax, Ontario, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We took the tour with Sandi on a Sunday night. We enjoyed it because the tour took us to places we might not regularly visit and order drinks we might not ordinarily try. Sandi was very knowledgeable about the city and the specialties of each bar. We visited many places that we would have normally just walked right past. We... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

My family went on the Cocktail Tour with Sandi Smith last weekend and had an amazing experience! Sandi shared history and pointed out great landmarks as we walked to our next destination. She was entertaining and very gracious. The bars we visited were fun and the drinks were outstanding! Sandi was a delight!

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We had a blast and learned some cool things about several restaurants in the city. Our guide Sandy Smith was a veteran tour guide with a wicked sense of humor and fun. She took us throughout the French Quarter, and it was a memorable experience.

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Lowell, Arkansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This was our first time to the French Quarter. Taking this tour on the first evening was a great way to get acclimated to the French Quarter. We visited four bars (Antoine's, Broussard's, Patrick's Bar Vin and Richard Fiske's) to try traditional NOLA cocktails. At Antoine's, we received a tour of the restaurant. Sandy, a local resident, was our guide... More 

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Argyle, Texas
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73 reviews 73 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My wife and I first went on this tour almost 6 years ago, and it was one of the highlights of our trip. This time, we were meeting friends in NOLA, and decided to book it again and it did not disappoint. Once again, Joe was our tour guide and was excellent. We went to 3 different bars than the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
8 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Joe was our tour guide, and he was such a sweet man! I loved all the information that he gaveus, it really made the tour quite special! The signature drinks at the bars were excellent! He showed us where Oysters Rockefeller and Baked Alaska was created, where and how the word "cocktail" was born, stories of absinthe and pirates, it... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I booked this tour through Viator, and attended with my parents. Our tour guide, Bill, was a friendly older gentleman well known by a lot of the locals. He said that this route changes with every tour, so I would happily book this every time I'm in New Orleans. We went to Arnoud's, the Court of Two Sisters, Jean Lafitte's... More 

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