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New Orleans Cocktail History Walking Tour in the French Quarter provided by Doctor Gumbo Tours

New Orleans Cocktail History Walking Tour in the French Quarter

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 10/22/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from New Orleans Cocktail History Walking Tour in the French Quarter
While maintaining a 6-foot distance during all points of the tour, this is often not logistically possible in some of our venues. That said, we will work to provide as much distancing as is possible throughout the duration of the tour.
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Updated 10/22/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Red Fish Grill
    115 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    We meet inside Red Fish Grill, located at 115 Bourbon St. New Orleans, LA.
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  • 1
    French Quarter
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 2
    Chartres Street
    Stop: 45 minutes
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    Pass by
    Jackson Square
  • 3
    Tujague's
    Stop: 45 minutes
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    Pass by
    St. Louis Cathedral
  • 4
    Royal Street
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 5
    Bourbon O
    Stop: 35 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Cane and Table
    1113 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
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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
What to Expect
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, venture to Tujague’s, one of the oldest authentic Creole restaurants in New Orleans and birthplace of the sweet and minty Grasshopper. 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Red Fish Grill, 115 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Duration
3h
Return Details
Cane and Table, 1113 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Inclusions
  • 4 cocktails
  • 4 venues
  • Local Guide
Exclusions
  • Food (food is available for purchase at some stops)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Almost all cocktails are vegan-friendly
  • Walk is approximately 1-mile
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • All venues subject to change based on availability
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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kathryn0321 wrote a review Oct 2020
Boston, Massachusetts2 contributions
If you're considering this tour, we highly recommend this as the first tour you book. My husband and I were coming to NOLA for our 1 year anniversary as COVID had cancelled our honeymoon. I had done tons of research on the city, reading blogs on touristy things to do and
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Dylan O, Owner at New Orleans Cocktail History Walking Tour in the French Quarter
Responded Oct 21, 2020
Thank you so much Kathryn!!! I had a great time with y'all too...and I was so happy to see y'all head off for dinner with your new friends from the tour :) Congrats again on your anniversary, and thank you again for such a warm, glowing review! I look forward to hosting all of your family and friends in the future, near and far. Best, Doc
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Heather B wrote a review Oct 2020
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Amazing! De Gumbo really made it a great experience! We couldn’t have asked for a better night! Don’t go with anyone else!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Dylan O, Owner at New Orleans Cocktail History Walking Tour in the French Quarter
Responded Oct 7, 2020
That was a blast! Thank you so much! :)
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Skott P wrote a review Mar 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
The walking tour is refreshing and recommended! Our guide Lindsey was entertaining and informative. So much history and culture through out the tour.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Jessica S wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
This tour was amazing. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and the drinks were awesome. I paced myself and still ended up very tipsy by the end of the night
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Date of experience: March 2020
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D2Hanson wrote a review Feb 2020
Tacoma, Washington9 contributions4 helpful votes
Awesome guided history tour, with fun cocktails and tastes we wouldn't have known to try! Lindsey was THE BEST historical guide! Do this tour, you won't be disappointed, but you may get super tipsy!
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By: Doctor Gumbo Tours
teresareynoldsbates
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You will love this tour.
My husband and I just finished the Cocktail and Food History Tour and we had a blast. Dylan had a great personality
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Coco T
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Absolutely fabulous tour!!!!
What an awesome way to spend the afternoon! You get a bit of everything: history, delicious food, tasty drinks, som
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GeauxTigers70
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Absolutely Great Tour
Absolutely wonderful. Ben, our tour guid, was amazing. He was fun, knowledgable and extremely well versed in both
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Carly G
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Drinking Tour with Family
I have done this tour previously (pre-COVID) with my mom and sister, and enjoyed it so much I took my husband, and
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gabbyoldman
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The best Cocktail & Food History Tour in the French Quarter
We booked our Dr. Gumbo Cocktail & Food History tour in October which was highly recommended by our kids. The day
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Lin42747
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Excellent
We have been on four Dr. Gumbo tours over the years and will continue to do so. The food and cocktails are wonderfu
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Yashera M
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Amazing experience!
Lindsey was amazing! She took the time to answer my hundreds of questions and also gave us the time we needed at ea
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ChasingSonshine
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Terrifically Tasty Tour
Ben gave us an excellent tour with lots of great food and an entertaining history of New Orleans. If you want to l
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BradSeehawer
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Great Afternoon in New Orleans!
Doctor Gumbo did a great job showing us around the French Quarter and loading us up with food, drinks, and history!
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jessicasD2322XT
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Come hungry and come wanting!!!!!
We took a walking tour with Benjamin today, all I can say is come hungry!!!!!! It was an awesome tour we visited R
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heatherrhouse
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Great tour and history lesson
Yesterday's #hmadventure was a Food History tour with Dillon a.k.a #doctorgumbo. There were only 5 of us which made
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Daryl262020
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Great Food Tour
The tour was awesome, well planned and stayed on schedule. Covid social distancing was well done too. Lindsay was a
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Donne321
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The best part of NOLA!
My mom and I did the Cocktail and Food History Tour. We had a blast! The food and drinks were yum. Dr. Gumbo and Li
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Holly56A
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Great tour and craft cocktail
We really enjoyed this tour. Dylan was super knowledgeable and so much fun. Made the tour great. He answered so
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F269RSashleyc
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Good food, good guide
This is an excellent tour. Full of lots of history and good eats! Ben was an awesome guide when we took the tour
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  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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