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New Orleans Cocktail History Walking Tour in the French Quarter
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New Orleans Cocktail History Walking Tour in the French Quarter

By Doctor Gumbo Tours
Recommended by 99% of travelers
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Bypass the tourist traps of Bourbon Street on this tour of authentic New Orleans bars. Visit four local-approved French Quarter venues—cocktail included at each—while hearing quirky alcohol-related tales from New Orleans' history. From pharmaceutical cocktails to “absinthism,” learn how the Big Easy has always let the good times roll.
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Ages 21-99, max of 20 per group
Duration:3h
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Ticket type:Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Skip Bourbon St. on a tour of local-approved bars with craft cocktails
  • Put a twist on a history and walking tour of the French Quarter 
  • Sip a cocktail at four venues that specialize in local drinks
  • Find your nighttime niche in the bustling French Quarter 
  • Hear quirky tales from New Orleans history throughout the evening

  • 4 cocktails
  • 4 venues
  • Local Guide
What's not included
  • Food (food is available for purchase at some stops)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Begin your tour with a cocktail at Tiki Tolteca. Continue to a bar favorited by locals for a twist on the classic Sazerac, a recipe attributed to a 19th-century Creole apothecary. At the next stop, SoBou, you'll get the chance to try antebellum cocktails like Sazerac. Next, travel along Royal Street to the hippest new addition to the NOLA drinking scene: Peychaud's Bar in the Maison de Ville Hotel, where you will have a choice between two delicious, historical cocktails. Conclude your tour at the Bourbon ‘O’ Bar paying homage to New Orleans’ last French mayor by ordering the signature Roffignac cocktail, an obscure yet beloved classic. Throughout this cocktail history tour, learn about the obscure history of alcohol in New Orleans from your guide.

Departure details
  • Patrick’s Bar Vin, 730 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA We meet inside Patrick's Bar Vin, located at 730 Bienville St, New Orleans
Return details
  • Bourbon 'O' Bar, Inside Bourbon Orleans Hotel, 730 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA We typically end the tour at the Bourbon "O" Jazz Bar, located at 730 Bourbon St.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6484FRQCK

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • All cocktails are vegan-friendly
  • Walk is approximately 1-mile
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • All venues subject to change based on availability
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6484FRQCK

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Patrick’s Bar Vin
    730 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    We meet inside Patrick's Bar Vin, located at 730 Bienville St, New Orleans
    See address & details
  • 1
    French Quarter
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Chartres Street
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Royal Street
    St. Louis Cathedral
  • 3
    Bourbon O
    Stop: 35 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Bourbon 'O' Bar
    Inside Bourbon Orleans Hotel, 730 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
    We typically end the tour at the Bourbon "O" Jazz Bar, located at 730 Bourbon St.
    See address & details
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About the operator

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884alisonj
884alisonj
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Fun Foodie/Cocktail Tour
Our guide (Nate) was fantastic, with a great mix of history, local knowledge and personal stories to keep our group
Bmoresfinest124
Bmoresfinest124
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Foodies This Tour is For You!
I really enjoyed this tour with our guide Nate. He made the tour a lot of fun and the food and cocktails provided d
jlsjwile
jlsjwile
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Great couples event!!!
Ben was entertaining, funny, and full of history. Three couples came to NOLA for the tour. The tour has great fo
judyhF1195BR
judyhF1195BR
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Perfection
Beth was an amazing tour guide. Her love of New Orleans cuisine made me try things I swore I'd never eat. Her kno
Happiness61597823759
Happiness61597823759
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Nola experience
Mike from Dr. Gumbo yours was amazing. Made the tour so interesting, and took us to some of the best food places in
165charlenen
165charlenen
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Lots of fun
It was very informative as a food and cocktail history tour. Food and cocktails were very good and very indicative
mlcmroy
mlcmroy
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Fantastic Foods
Nate was an excellent guide. Explained the difference between Cajun and Creole foods. Would recommend it to everyo
Kim E
Kim E
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Can I give it a ten?!
Nate was our guide and he was fantastic. The food and cocktails were generous, Nate was hilarious and we walked awa
Philip B
Philip B
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Very informative
Very knowledgeable And friendly and the places we visited were very accommodating. There was a nice mix of food an
Journey671694
Journey671694
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Bday weekend
BEN!!! He was so fun and kind and knowledgeable. We had 11 files and he was just really really great! Such a great
Lori P
Lori P
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Great tour- definitely worth it!
Nate was a great guide. Peppering plenty of history along side delicious food! A great intro to New Orleans, highly
jazrae6
jazrae6
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Great food
Best tour that I’ve experienced in New Orleans! The food was great and our tour guide Beth was both interesting an
KsapitOw
KsapitOw
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Excellent experience. Well with the money
Excellent tour. We got to see places in the French quarter that I would not have visited on our own. Tour guide wa
531charleneh
531charleneh
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Wonderful experience a must add to anyone's itinerary
Loved the historical info that Mike our guide added. Made this way more fun. Great food very low key and just the
JenniferSchecter
JenniferSchecter
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Dr Gumbo Food Tour
While visiting New Orleans last week, my husband and I took a food tour with Doctor Gumbo Tours. We had Beth as our
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Janet T
Chattanooga, TN11 contributions
This was the 5th time we have taken this tour. It’s always fun, but this was by far the best yet! We had Sandi Smith for our guide. She was so interesting and we could tell she was having so much fun sharing her knowledge of her city that she loves. We didn’t want it to end because of her! The bartenders knew her by name and welcomed us every time. Thank you Sandi!
Written August 17, 2021
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Chuck M
Newark, DE169 contributions
Jun 2022
Beth gave us a great deal of detail on various drinks local to New Orleans and then the history of some drinks. The drinks we had along the way were excellent. I had tried a sazerac cocktail at a bar along Frenchmans St and did not like it however at Sobu they made a more authentic Sazerac and I was blown away, excellent cocktail when made correctly. We really enjoyed this tour and the bars were beautiful, definitely hidden gems. Recommend you do this early in your trip so you can have some places to quietly sit and enjoy.
Written June 2, 2022
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Beccathewanderer89
33 contributions
YOU MUST DO THIS!! It was my second time on this tour, but I got a very different experience with a different guide and with slight different drinks. This one was just as much fun as the first, and I highly recommend this for anyone coming to NOLA. Great for couples or friends or even solo.
Written June 27, 2021
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Jlmglm
Tulsa, OK29 contributions
This was so much fun. We tried drinks I would never pick off the menu on my own and learned about New Orleans and it’s influence on the drink and cocktail world
Beth was a great guide and led a relaxed, fun and educational tour. If you want to try something different and not get into the pub crawl this is it
Written May 2, 2022
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Dylan O
Perfectly said, thanks!! Dylan Owner, Doctor Gumbo Tours
Written May 3, 2022
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natalie_bossler
New Baden, IL1 contribution
A great experience when you don't know where to start with the New Orleans bar scene. Beth did a fantastic job mixing cocktail history with what we were drinking throughout the tour. The tour also ended at the perfect time allowing us to continue the night at her reccomendations or to venture out on our own. Highly reccomend!
Written January 14, 2022
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Dylan O
Thank you Natalie! Dylan Owner | Doctor Gumbo Tours
Written January 21, 2022
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mokynacday
Fair Lawn, NJ19 contributions
May 2022
I was in New Orleans with my best friend to celebrate her birthday. I booked us this tour thinking it would be a fun way to try new drinks and see a bit of the French Quarter at the same time. And I was RIGHT! Beth, our tour guide, was friendly, informative, and had a great sense of humor. It was very relaxing, we were never rushed, and all of the drinks were excellent.
Written May 9, 2022
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Dylan O
So glad you enjoyed our Cocktail History Tour with Beth! Dylan Owner, Doctor Gumbo Tours
Written May 13, 2022
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lavie12
Richmond, VA115 contributions
We did the cocktail history tour and I cannot recommend this tour more! It is a must do activity when visiting New Orleans. Our guide was very knowledgeable and patient even when all of us got three sheets to the wind lol I did actually pay attention to what she talked to us about at each stop and I would say definitely do this if you drink at all. New Orleans has a rich history in culture and their invention of some amazing cocktails is just part of it. The Pimm's Cup and Grasshopper were invented at the restaurants we tried them at.

I would say if I did this again, I'd do the combo cocktail and food tour. Totally worth it!
Written April 23, 2021
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Dylan O
Thanks for your review! Yes, we'd love to host you on the Combo Cocktail & Food History Tour as well!
Written April 24, 2021
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Karen S
San Francisco, CA3 contributions
You know what makes a tour ... a GREAT tour guide ! A must do in NOLA! Luckily we had a small group so it felt more personal & all the bar stops were intriguing & of course the drinks were on point ! My favorite was the pimms cup. Thank you Beth for your beautiful soul and for a great time in NOLA. My hubbs & I really appreciated you.
Written May 4, 2021
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Dylan O
This is such a sweet review...thank you! I know Beth will really appreciate reading this!
Written May 5, 2021
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Michael B
Dallas, TX2 contributions
Mar 2022
Beth was fantastic with all the info on how the drinks came about...Its nice to know where they originated and how the drink has changed...It was also great to walk around the French Quarter and hit new bars...Being we went because of my daughters birthday made this an even better time
Written March 25, 2022
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Dylan O
Thank you!! Dylan Owner, Doctor Gumbo Tours
Written March 27, 2022
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Alan Ruvelson
West Saint Paul, MN14 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
It was fun! My wife and I (coming from different places) arrived separately. Anticipating her arrival, I bought our favorite wines. That was the last drink that I purchased. At the prearranged time, we were greeted by Lindsay Keen, our guide, introduced to Steve and Karen, our companions, from Dallas. We are Minnesotans. Whatever! We are kindred spirits. The idea is that we would drink “New Orleans.” Lindsay was a bartender, so she knows her way around. We started with Sazarac. Honestly, that is the last one that I remember. We had another drink at the same place, which had a sugar coating on the glass (kind of like a Marguerita) that was sweet, but good. We walked to another place. By this time, I was getting acquainted with Steve. What do you know, he is okay. We had two good drinks, including a grasshopper (not my favorite), and moved to the last place. By this time, I am no longer caring what we are drinking. Lindsay has, apparently, joined the four of us. And, after popcorn, we declared a good time and went our separate ways. I recommend this tour. Lindsay, our guide, was great! We met nice people, an unexpected pleasure, and would have continued on if it was part of the program.
Written January 20, 2020
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