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Drink Up NOLA

There’s no time like the present to get a drink in the French Quarter. New Orleans is the last place I would send a recovering alcoholic. The streets are like a river of booze flowing through the delta out to sea. Most everyone you see is either going to meet someone for a drink or just returning from one. While we were there we visited a few of the most venerable and famous estiblishments in the Quarter. ┬áThese are the bars that I would visit if I were traveling to NOLA and only had 24 hours.

For live jazz

Spotted Cat Music Bar New Orleans
Spotted Cat Music Bar New Orleans

The Spotted Cat
623 Frenchmen Street
New Orleans, LA

 

For live blues

Apple Barrel New Orleans
Apple Barrel New Orleans

The Apple Barrel Bar
609 Frenchmen Street
New Orleans, LA

 

For chill atmosphere at the oldest bar in the world

Laffitte's Blacksmith Shop New Orleans
Laffitte's Blacksmith Shop

Laffite’s Blacksmith Shop Bar
941 Bourbon Street
New Orleans, LA