Where to Drink Cocktails in New Orleans Right Now

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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.

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— Clair Lorell

Attendees and Hospitality Workers Welcome Back Essence Fest's Celebration of Black Joy

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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…

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— Missy Wilkinson

Camille Whitworth Reopens Downtown Lounge & Restaurant with New Name, New Brand

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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