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221 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
504.553.9550
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Ranked #354 of 1,617 Restaurants in New Orleans
Price range: $5 - $150
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Description: In the Voodoo faith tradition, "Loa" are divine spirits with roughly a one to one correlation to the pantheon Christian saints. The name suits the bar at International House because in it the city's contemporary spirit is evident. In the flickering glow of candlelight which someone playfully noted “softens not only the features but the defenses”.. In the opulent mix of texture and pattern selected by designer LM Pagano, the intangible exotic mix of Haitian French- Caribbean ways, with refined European sensibilities and in a sort of Sistine Chapel-esque religiosity found in heavily Catholic New Orleans. It’s clear in the devoted patrons too, an effortless blend of visitors coupled with a nightly mix of young artists and entrepreneurs who fuel an impressive creative culture of invention in this long-admired city. Says Walter, “In this setting, the cup is literally replete with "spirits" possessed of the power to sharpen the tongue and dull the sword.”
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Mississauga
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72 reviews 72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Slow, poor service, under staffed and the cocktails are more expensive than other high end cocktail bars. There are better places to go.

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Flomaton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I only wish we would have discovered this bar on our first day in NO instead of our last. When I walked in, I immediately recognized the place from an article I read in Southern Living some time ago. Fresh herbs on the bar, beautiful lighting, retro cocktail glasses, and most importantly, delicious cocktails! I had the French 75 and... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This is a lovely little bar in the International House Hotel. Drink prices are typical and good the service could be a little quicker but overall I love hanging out here.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Alway great drinks a little disappointed this evening as the bar was not serving specialty drinks because of a huge bridal party. However, the waitress went out of her way to see if the bartender could make us one. They made our night by making us the "Delilah" which was awesome! Sophisticated Glam...love love love this place!

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Arab, Alabama
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33 reviews 33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Alan's bar remains the absolute best in town. The ambience is so calm and comfortable, and you get to try some of the most eclectic drinks imaginable!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

What a serendipitous treat... I just popped in for a night cap and had a delicious glass of wine and wonderful conversation. Go for the drinks, the candles, the lush seats, the music. JUST GO.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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122 reviews 122 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

If you're looking for a place to get away from the craziness of other bar selections in New Orleans, this is the place! It's a quite little bar with a warm atmosphere. From its copper top bar to the cozy couches to the tiny little lights that illuminate this place, the ambience is perfect! The drink selections are unusual and... More

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Arab, Alabama
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33 reviews 33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Wonderful crafting - very unusual mixes. I love the quiet ambience and spend my afternoons here when in town!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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132 reviews 132 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We felt kind of old for this place, but service was good and the drinks were delicious and creative. Very comfortable setting for a civilized cocktail.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

A must-try cocktail spot in New Orleans. One of the best sazeracs in town and a great list of their own creations. One specialty drink was an old fashioned made with birdseed--had to try it since it sounded so crazy, and it was crazy good! Really nice bartenders too. I'd stay at the hotel again just to be in the... More

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Additional Information about Loa Bar

Address: 221 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: 504.553.9550
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
Average Prices: USD 5 - 150
Cuisine: American

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