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“Stupid, even for the small price of admission”

Museum of the American Cocktail
Ranked #202 of 376 things to do in New Orleans
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Reviewed August 4, 2011

THis was the worst thing we did on our vacation. It was dumb, and even though the admission cost was very low, it still wasn't worth it. I could have made this "museum" in my house. There was an entire room totally closed off. I would not reccomend this to anyone, especially if you have children.

2  Thank mrsamruso
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Reviewed October 31, 2010

We had a ball at this place - it's really 2 museums in one: cocktails and the food and region of NOLA. Well worth the tiny admission price. Kitchy and fun - highly recommend it!

1  Thank TDDinTulsa
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Reviewed August 15, 2009

I was dragged here by my museum-loving boyfriend. Even he was disappointed. It's a decent collection of stuff, but there's no story to it. Not to mention that lights are broken and everything is sort of shambling and sad. Guess that's what you get from a museum inside a disgusting mall.

3  Thank saracHouston
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Reviewed December 1, 2008

The Museum of the American Cocktail goes through the history of--what else--alcohol through history, and New Orleans in particular, with its French roots, it was quite interesting. The Prohibition section was informative as it showed how creative people got during dry times!

This museum is within the Southern Food and beverage museum inside the Riverwalk mall on the second floor. I'm surprised that no one has reviewed it yet! The price of the admission ($10) includes the admission into the Food and Beverage Museum, and the Museum of the American Cocktail is just an exhibit room within.

The Southern Food and Beverage part talks about the history of the important food industries and customs of the South, in particular Louisiana and New Orleans, such as sugarcane, crabbing, and coffee (which was cool because I didn't know how big of a deal coffee really was back then!) The displays are interesting as well, but there is a lot of reading involved, so it may not be suitable for really young children.

The back hall of the SFB Museum is dedicated to the Presidential kitchen and how it has changed through the years.

7  Thank everfair
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