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New Orleans Cocktail History Walking Tour in the French Quarter provided by Doctor Gumbo Tours

New Orleans Cocktail History Walking Tour in the French Quarter

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 22/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from New Orleans Cocktail History Walking Tour in the French Quarter
While maintaining a 6-foot distance during all points of the tour, this is often not logistically possible in some of our venues. That said, we will work to provide as much distancing as is possible throughout the duration of the tour.
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Updated 22/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Bypass the tourist traps of Bourbon Street on this tour of authentic New Orleans bars. Visit four local-approved French Quarter venues—cocktail included at each—while hearing quirky alcohol-related tales from New Orleans' history. From pharmaceutical cocktails to “absinthism,” learn how the Big Easy has always let the good times roll.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Tiki Tolteca
    301 N Peters St 2nd floor, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    We meet inside Tiki Tolteca, located at 310 N. Peters St, located above Felipe's Taqueria. Saturdays and Sundays please enter and go upstairs. All other days please wait outside or downstairs in Felipe's until Tiki Tolteca opens at exactly 5pm. There is an additional side entrance on Bienville St.
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  • 1
    French Quarter
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 2
    Chartres Street
    Stop: 45 minutes
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    Pass by
    Jackson Square
  • 3
    Tujague's
    Stop: 45 minutes
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    Pass by
    St. Louis Cathedral
  • 4
    Royal Street
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 5
    Bourbon O
    Stop: 35 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    429 Decatur St
    429 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    We typically end the tour at Tujague's restaurant, located at 429 Decatur St.
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Highlights
  • Skip Bourbon St. on a tour of local-approved bars with craft cocktails
  • Put a twist on a history and walking tour of the French Quarter 
  • Sip a cocktail at four venues that specialize in local drinks
  • Find your nighttime niche in the bustling French Quarter 
  • Hear quirky tales from New Orleans history throughout the evening
What to Expect
Begin your tour with a cocktail at Tiki Tolteca. Continue to a bar favorited by locals for a twist on the classic Sazerac, a recipe attributed to a 19th-century Creole apothecary. At the next stop, SoBou, you'll get the chance to try antebellum cocktails like Sazerac. Next, venture to Tujague’s, one of the oldest authentic Creole restaurants in New Orleans and birthplace of the sweet and minty Grasshopper. Conclude your tour at the Bourbon ‘O’ Bar paying homage to New Orleans’ last French mayor by ordering the signature Roffignac cocktail, an obscure yet beloved classic. Throughout this cocktail history tour, learn about the obscure history of alcohol in New Orleans from your guide.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Tiki Tolteca, 301 N Peters St 2nd floor, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Duration
3h
Return Details
429 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Inclusions
  • 4 cocktails
  • 4 venues
  • Local Guide
Exclusions
  • Food (food is available for purchase at some stops)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Almost all cocktails are vegan-friendly
  • Walk is approximately 1-mile
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • All venues subject to change based on availability
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ericka B wrote a review Feb 2021
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Booked this tour for me and my boyfriend. Got the pleasure of doing this tour with Dr Gumbo himself. Perfect mix of history and fun. We laughed, learned and of course drank. We left NOLA with some new favorite cocktails. Would definitely recommend this tour. I’m down to do it
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Dylan O, Owner at New Orleans Cocktail History Walking Tour in the French Quarter
Responded 2 weeks ago
It was my pleasure! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! :) Doc
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_beth28h wrote a review Jan 2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania37 contributions25 helpful votes
When I booked this tour, I had read the reviews and they were all so positive. I thought that surely, it's great, but THAT great? Then I went on the tour and it is, in fact, THAT great! Beth was a great tour guide! The drinks were great, the information was great, the
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Dylan O, Owner at New Orleans Cocktail History Walking Tour in the French Quarter
Responded 6 Jan 2021
Thank you so much for this feedback Beth! Of all three of the tours we offer, this particular tour (Cocktail History Tour) is the one I've had to redesign and continue to redesign due to the pandemic. We're doing everything we can to comply with Covid protocols, so thank you for that recognition. Our partner venues appreciate it too. Yet through it all, what we hope we are continuing to do is simple: provide an awesome experience full of great drinks, amazing history and gracious hospitality. Thanks again! Doc
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Ramin1972 wrote a review Jan 2021
Lafayette, Louisiana27 contributions25 helpful votes
This was actually my second time doing this tour. I did it for the fist time a few years ago and loved it. This time around I took a group of six people with me. No matter which guide you have it is a very entertaining experience. I highly recommend this tour.
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Response from Dylan O, Owner at New Orleans Cocktail History Walking Tour in the French Quarter
Responded 4 Jan 2021
Thank you Ramin! I really appreciate you and your group, now more than ever! All the best, Doc
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kathryn0321 wrote a review Oct 2020
Boston, Massachusetts2 contributions1 helpful vote
If you're considering this tour, we highly recommend this as the first tour you book. My husband and I were coming to NOLA for our 1 year anniversary as COVID had cancelled our honeymoon. I had done tons of research on the city, reading blogs on touristy things to do and
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Dylan O, Owner at New Orleans Cocktail History Walking Tour in the French Quarter
Responded 21 Oct 2020
Thank you so much Kathryn!!! I had a great time with y'all too...and I was so happy to see y'all head off for dinner with your new friends from the tour :) Congrats again on your anniversary, and thank you again for such a warm, glowing review! I look forward to hosting all of your family and friends in the future, near and far. Best, Doc
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Heather B wrote a review Oct 2020
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Amazing! De Gumbo really made it a great experience! We couldn’t have asked for a better night! Don’t go with anyone else!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Dylan O, Owner at New Orleans Cocktail History Walking Tour in the French Quarter
Responded 7 Oct 2020
That was a blast! Thank you so much! :)
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Chow Down!
A good review of food and a very entertaining presentation of the cuisine you were sampling. Walking was not too o
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Enlightening Experience
Doctor Gumbo’s tour was exceptional!! His ability to connect the different diasporas with the food and the history
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Wonderful!
Highly recommend this tour... great food, excellent guide, fascinating history and a true locally owned business! 1
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Dr. Gumbo’s Food and History Tour
Dr. Gumbo’s Food and History Tour was awesome! He was informative, entertaining, and enthusiastic with a wealth of
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Forget the Ghosts and Vampires....Go Eat and Drink and take this adventure!
We chose this tour because of the combo food/drink. We will choose this tour AGAIN because it was excellent in all
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New Orleans Food and History Walking Tour
Dr. Gumbo had great energy! Great food, great history and kept us very entertained! Definitely would recommend.
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Indulge
Me and my husband took the food and drink tour a few days ago. Absolutely awesome! Dr. Gumbo knew so much about the
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Fabulous Tour
This is a must and I would recommend doing it early in your stay. You get to try all the classics and they take you
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A must for any NOLA trip
Absolutely loved the Walking History and Food Tour. Lindsay was our guide. She was fun, knowledgeable and had chari
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Fab tour
Thoroughly enjoyed this food and cocktails tour. Dr Gumbo was fun and super knowledgeable. The places we went to we
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Food and history- combo
We enjoyed out food tour with Beth. Learned so much about the history of different foods and drinks New Orleans is
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Local History, Smiles and Happy Bellies!
What a fun day! Good food for the soul and interesting history and delightful cocktails all taught by the good Dr.
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You will love this tour.
My husband and I just finished the Cocktail and Food History Tour and we had a blast. Dylan had a great personality
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Absolutely fabulous tour!!!!
What an awesome way to spend the afternoon! You get a bit of everything: history, delicious food, tasty drinks, som
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Absolutely Great Tour
Absolutely wonderful. Ben, our tour guid, was amazing. He was fun, knowledgable and extremely well versed in both
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  • Languages Offered: English
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