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The Sazerac Bar

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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Ramos Gin Fizz you are welcome

Sazerac Bar, home of the Ramos Gin Fizz. Had to pop in and check this spot out. Went there after... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
cmf1023
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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Lovely history of how Sazerac was created!

Supposedly the first cocktail created in USA was Sazerac in New Orleans! Fun bar with lovely... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MoghaniALABAMA
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Alabama
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Named after what many consider to be the world’s first mixed drink, The Sazerac Bar carries as much history as its potable namesake. Just gazing at the famous Paul Ninas murals flanking the African walnut bar takes you back to the grandeur of old...more
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130 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, LA 70112-2502
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sazerac Bar, home of the Ramos Gin Fizz. Had to pop in and check this spot out. Went there after eating at the famed but average Commanders Palace. Beautiful bar , knowledgeable bartender, Carlos, I believe, we were drunk, who explained the history of the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank cmf1023
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Supposedly the first cocktail created in USA was Sazerac in New Orleans! Fun bar with lovely artwork. We enjoyed sitting at the bar and having Sazeracs. Afterwards we purchased bottles to bring home in the gift shop! Lovely place for a predinner drink and even...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank MoghaniALABAMA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

True New Orleans bar, just wonderful...I think so, and my great-great-uncle invented the Ramos Gin Fizz (Try that too -- Napoleon House/Mario on the bar there makes a good one...) New Orleans Jim

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank James R
Reviewed May 28, 2019

A friend who lives in the area tipped us off that this was a must-do if you like Sazeracs. (I do!) So I went here late night on a Friday dressed casually (but not nearly as casually as some on Bourbon Street). I saw lots...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ElizabethLilly
Reviewed May 20, 2019

You can’t say you’ve done it all in New Orleans until you’ve spent time enjoying a Sazerac cocktail at the Sazerac Bar inside this beautiful hotel. While you’re waiting for a table, walk around the hotel lobby and soak in the history. This is the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank GottaRun
Reviewed May 1, 2019 via mobile

Great bar to stop and have a drink before or after dinner. I had an old fashioned and it was very well poured and tasty. Yes, 18 dollars was a lot but I was paying for location and ambiance. A must, especially if staying at...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Reasonable50
Reviewed April 27, 2019 via mobile

Stayed at the Roosevelt 5 nights and made 3 visits to the Sazerac Bar. Confirmed other reviewers comments: drinks are way overpriced even relative to other high-end New Orleans bars; you will want to try a Sazerac (good not great), but the Ramos Gin Fizz...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 1949hodad
Reviewed April 23, 2019

It was an ok Sazerac, but it cost $18. Bar Tonique makes a better Sazerac for $5 at happy hour. But you aren't at The Sazerac Bar for the best cocktail or for cheap ones. It's an historic bar that looks amazing. It is fun...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Turner S
Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

We were stuck in New Orleans another night by a canceled flight so we got a room at the beautiful Roosevelt Hotel just so we could visit the Sazerac Bar. What a great problem to have — another night in New Orleans where we had...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank manshacktx
Reviewed March 16, 2019

A classy bar in a classy hotel. Drinks are great...and it is the birth place of the Sazerak. As expected, the staff is fantastic. And don't forget to ask your server where the bullet hole in the wall is.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Larry T
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750callies
August 8, 2017|
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Response from Gus B | Reviewed this property |
It's an experience. Maybe no happy hour, but some things are worth it (have the barkeep tell you about the bullet hole in the wall). Enjoy !
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NicolaW2162
January 9, 2017|
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Response from Lau_CVC | Reviewed this property |
I went on a weekday around 6:00 pm. It was crowded.
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MarilynMcV
March 5, 2016|
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Response from Lau_CVC | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can dress casual, but if you go well dressed it will also be fine.
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