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Loa Bar

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221 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2703
+1 504-553-9550
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a cool cocktail list! Each sounded better than the last. We stopped in before a dinner reservation nearby, but wish we had more time there! We had such a hard time choosing and asked for some recommendations. Our server asked us to trust him and we are so glad we did! He brought us 2 great drinks!! We had... More 

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Thank Alid0223
AmyReimer, General Manager at Loa Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Alan and his Team are really masters of the cocktail. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Bloomingdale, Illinois
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

I love the look and feel of this bar and they make some mighty tasty cocktails. However, the four employees working in the bar the night we were there were far more interested in chatting with each other and sharing a drink than in serving the guests. Most guests in the bar waited a terribly long time to be acknowledge... More 

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Thank Maxine B
AmyReimer, General Manager at Loa Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your comments and will internally discuss how we can improve. While we strive for perfection, it is always a work in progress so again, thank you. We look forward to seeing you again and promise that you will not be disappointed. More 

New Mexico
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

I visited many years ago and had fabulous drinks, so was excited to visit again. I had checked the menu and while the drinks ar not cheap, they sounded inventive and well crafted. I dragged my friend past many other options because I was determined to go to Loa. It was late afternoon when we arrived and there was a... More 

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Thank cuervosueno
AmyReimer, General Manager at Loa Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We do appreciate them. First and foremost, please accept our most sincere apology for our Team not greeting you timely. We do take great pride in our service and our cocktails so your comments are also "disappointing" to us as well. We will of course research this internally and again, offer our most sincere apology... More 

Washington
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

This is a voodoo-themed bar with a specialized drink menu featuring many locally-produced ingredients (bitters, etc.). They have a great 3-page beer menu (all bottled) that includes a number of local craft brews. For the Feast of St. Peter they had a specialized menu for that event. The bar is a very nice, intimate space with many nice nooks. The... More 

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

Terrific bar for a hotel - great seating and a world class mixologist! Hip and intimate, we met here each evening before and after dinner.

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Thank Kmmanri
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

Lovely evening at Loa Bar. Chose a few different selections from the menu. Mixologists were friendly and attentive.

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Thank cdr2120
Kansas City, Missouri
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Expensive drinks. Small glasses and they don't fill them. 4 drink menu that each comes with a story. Would recommend elsewhere for a good drink.

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Thank USATravelerMO
AmyReimer, General Manager at Loa Bar, responded to this review

We thank you for your comments and certainly are disappointed that you did not enjoy our award winning bar. We appreciate you visiting NOLA and hope that you return to our wonderful city. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

We were staying at Loft 523 down the road when we were recommended to check out Loa before our dinner reservations. There was a group of middle age people hogging the bar when we arrived. Eventually, we were able to reach the bar and order drinks. Some things on the menu they weren't able to make or didn't have at... More 

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Thank Sahra S
AmyReimer, General Manager at Loa Bar, responded to this review

We are so happy that you stayed with us at Loft 523. We appreciate your business. I will share your comments about the service that you received during your visit to loa. They will be addressed and we hope to see you again. More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Many bars in New Orleans especially in the French Quarter can be dives. This is at the opposite end of the spectrum, high class. Their list of cocktails changes every day, and on the evening I went, consisted of some unusual and interesting combinations. It is not cheap but worth it to experience such a high class place.

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Thank Grapefan
Wycombe, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This is a temple in the rapidly emerging Cocktail Culture in NOLA. The drinks are all creative, but not new fangled or bizarr-o. The Wines are clever and interesting and the pour is generous. But, I'd suggest that you delve into one of their innovative cocktails. Pay attention to their second tier ingredients - they are the hit of the... More 

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Thank Jeffrey P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $150
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2703
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-553-9550
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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Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title might suggest that this area is all about business and little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you away from the Central Business District. The CBD offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts District and Tremé, with the river at its eastern extreme, this hub for sports, gaming, shopping, theatre, family-friendly activities, and amazing regional cuisine makes a smart base wherever your interests lie.