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Victorian Lounge at Columns Hotel

3811 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115
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Ranked #190 of 1,642 Restaurants in New Orleans
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Experience true southern charm at the original Grand Dame herself, the Columns Hotel. No trip to New Orleans is complete without sipping a Bloody Mary, Mint Julep or Sazerac on the fabulous columned porch of this historic Antebellum mansion. Be sure to take a peek inside, where you may recognize the elegant interior as the brothel from the movie, "Pretty Baby." Daily happy hour from 5-7pm.
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English first
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

this review is on the bar and staff, as we did not stay here, The hotel bar and porch is on the must do lists of attractions in New Orleans, Fantastic drinks, and wonderful atmosphere, like you have gone back in time, Don't miss it

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Although I am not a bar type person, The Victorian Lounge at The Columns Hotel is another New Orleans experience that should be savored. Lively conservation, historical atmosphere, music across the hall all add up to one of New Orleans' favorite bars.

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Dallas, Texas
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165 reviews 165 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

For years we've passed the Columns porch thinking we should get off the train. Finally did and it was as relaxing and enjoyable as we had ever imagined. What was a great surprise was how nice the inside is. I'm axious to come back and experience everything inside as well. Great drinks in a unique setting with terrific service.

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encinitas, CA
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117 reviews 117 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Live music every night! Great appetizers and the cocktails, wine and beer are amazing. Locals mixing with us tourists made us feel right at home! Cozy nooks to hide away, or nice open bar to socialize.

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Orlando, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We popped in here during our uptown excursion - just hop right off the streetcar and you're there! The hotel looks frozen in time in a good way, I love it! I recommend sitting on the patio and just enjoying the view as the streetcar rolls by over and over.

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We went to the Column Hotel for Sunday jazz brunch and it was great. You sit out on the porch which is amazing architecture and get treated to a four course set meal plus a glass of bubbly and live music. Staff were super friendly and very professional. Food was delicious! First course was Gumbo, then a salad, then steak... More 

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

A stunning hotel with large veranda /patio seating. We went during happy hour and a rain storm! Drinks were well made and the veranda provided ample Room to watch a summer storm. Service was great! A must see. Enter the hotel and check out the magnificent decor From the late 1800's. Exquisite!

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North Haven, CT
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111 reviews 111 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I had to call ahead to explain that we would be late due to the St. Charles Street Car not running all the way. Angel our waitress and Dimples our drink man were lovely to us the whole time. We had the called Sczarac that was first made here. My granddaughter had had Potato Leek soup and daughter and I... More 

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New York City, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This is a perfect place to cool your heals and be lazy! We lounged on the front porch at The Columns Hotel for a couple hours after a long tour. We enjoyed delicious drinks and a nice breeze on a hot and humid day. A (b-list) celebrity even showed up while we were there! Although we didn't spend time inside,... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We went to The Columns for Mothers Day brunch and I was blown away by how delicious it was! I had the oyster stew and petite filet and they were both delicious! The derby pie would have been better had it been warmed up a lil bit but regardless, I loved it all! Atmosphere was nice, service was ok but... More 

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Additional Information about Victorian Lounge at Columns Hotel

Address: 3811 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone Number: 504.899.9308
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am

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