“Drink Like a Local” Book Unlocks the Spirits and Secrets of New Orleans Drinking Culture
Locals and visitors, get ready to embark on a flavorful journey through the vibrant and spirited city of New Orleans with the new release of “Drink Like a Local: New Orleans.” This comprehensive guidebook is your passport to the rich and diverse drinking culture of the Big Easy.
The Best New Happy Hours in New Orleans
Baroness on Baronne
It's time to check out this moody, elegant new bar downtown if you haven't already — the stylish haven now offers lunch, happy hour, and late-night hours. Happy Hour is Wednesday through Friday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. — a rarity — and offers $2 Champagne; $3 domestics; and $5 wine and specialty cocktails while you munch on discounted charcuterie, crab and crawfish bisque, pork sliders, and more.
New Bars in New Orleans, September 2023
Baroness on Baronne
339 Baronne St
You may remember this spot as the CBD's Victory Lounge, which always felt a little bro-y for me. It now enjoys a more feminine flair, under new ownership by Camille Whitworth and it's a whole new lease of life. The classics are all present and correct, including a much-welcomed Bramble, which warms my British heart no end (in the early 2000s you could get a Bramble from its inventor Dick Bradsell in a dive bar in central London, happy days). House specials include the cheekily-named ‘So Pho - King Good’ made with 'Pho Juice', and I'm going to get one soon because I really need to know what that is.
Where to Drink Cocktails in New Orleans Right Now
Welcome to the cocktail heat map, a running guide to the newest destinations for classic cocktails, frozen drinks, and rare spirits in New Orleans. Consider this map a guide to the hottest spots for cocktails at the moment, so only places that have opened, undergone a major change, or added something noteworthy recently. Some of these spots are also restaurants, but if they have a strong cocktail menu and a bar where customers can just have drinks, they make the cut.
Attendees and Hospitality Workers Welcome Back Essence Fest's Celebration of Black Joy
For weeks, Camille Whitworth has been prepping her craft cocktail bar, Baroness on Baronne, for the Essence Festival of Culture. Anticipating supply chain and staffing issues, she stockpiled go-cups, double-ordered spirits like whiskey and chartreuse and recruited former employees to come back for the four-day New Orleans celebration tha's the Super Bowl for her Central Business District hotspot…
Camille Whitworth Reopens Downtown Lounge & Restaurant with New Name, New Brand
Longtime CBD cocktail lounge and restaurant Victory, reopens post-COVID-19 as Baroness On Baronne. What's different? All new decor, new menu, expanded craft cocktail selections, outdoor seating and a lot of fun activities…
Fall Into Autumn Cocktails
As we look toward the fall season, many hotspots around town are pulling out all the stops to make sure we have seasonal options to sip on and a great place to hang out. Right now, some of our favorite places are featuring fun drinks for you to try.
Hot Summer Happy Hours
Many bars are offering great choices on their summer menu. There are so many wonderful things to do around town and we have a few for you to try out if you're out and about.
Springtime Sipping: Spots to Check Out in New Orleans
The city is buzzing with activity because it's festival time! A lot of us are enjoying the weather and all of the great cocktail deals that bartenders are creating. While you are out and about this weekend and next, we have a few fun spots for you to check out.
Spring Into Cocktails
This time of year, we are loving the weather and all of the fun and festival cocktails that come along with the season. There are a lot of places to go and things to do around the city, but bartenders around New Orleans are working overtime to come up with creative and fun drinks for us to enjoy.
Cocktail Destinations in New Orleans
We found recently that many restaurants and bars are back in full force with amazing happy hour deals and we are also thrilled that so many cocktail-inspired events are coming back, too.
Cocktails For A Cause
There are a lot of fun things in the cocktail world happening these days. We have sniffed out a few festive finds for you to try.