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221 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
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Ranked #394 of 1,639 Restaurants in New Orleans
Price range: $5 - $150
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 3:00 am
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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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Nice handcrafted cocktails. Wine list a bit limited in the by-the-glass selection. Could use more cognac, etc. and after-dinner liqueurs.

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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I was very excited to try this lounge after reading about it. Before we left our hotel, we looked up the drink menu on-line and picked out our favorites to try, only to find out they only make a select few drinks from the list on the website. The bar is beautiful, but it took way too long to get... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Stopped by for a drink before dinner and ended up sampling almost all cocktails on the specials' list. Very interesting taste combinations, ambient candle lights, intriguing bottles with no labels. Bartenders do their job with pride and very well.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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96 reviews 96 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We had a very nice experience here. LOA is an interesting bar/lounge tucked into a boutique hotel. It was not crowded, and we received helpful and attentive service. Alan took time to discuss ingredients and obviously took a lot of pride in his liquors and recipes. I enjoyed the La La Louiseane and my wife loved her Honeycomb Old Fashioned.... More 

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73 reviews 73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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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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9 reviews 9 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
33 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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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
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Average Prices: USD 5 - 150
Cuisine: American

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