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Address: 240 Bourbon St., Between Iberville and Bienville, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number:
+1 504-523-3181
09:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 03:00

This historic building, which dates back to 1806, now houses a bar and two...

This historic building, which dates back to 1806, now houses a bar and two restaurants.

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If you enjoy absinthe go here!

A friend of ours discovered absinthe here, and got a lot of our other friends drinking it. We enjoy it and every time we are in New Orleans stop here for some absinthe. The bar... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Diane G
Alpharetta, Georgia
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A friend of ours discovered absinthe here, and got a lot of our other friends drinking it. We enjoy it and every time we are in New Orleans stop here for some absinthe. The bar has a lot of history and is open to the street. They have a good selection of absinthe here!

Thank Diane G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I happened into this place later in the evening after failing to find absinthe at 3 other establishments not on Bourbon Street. I could forgive them for the drunk only man next to me who was "in the mood for love" I guess, but I was pretty disappointed with the absinthe experience. The water wasn't cold enough, she tried to... More 

Thank mariev10
Rue B, Public Relations Manager at Old Absinthe House, responded to this review

Hello there! We are so sorry for the distasteful experience that you had at our bar; however, you are correct in your guess – for our real absinthe fans, the ones that come to experience rare absinthes in their ideal presentation, we do find it is better during the day. With an easier atmosphere, less crowds, less Bourbon traffic, we're... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to OAH and loved it! Old, dirty (in a cool way), like stepping into an bar that had been abandoned for decades and was just reopened as-is. The absinthe drink was great - they didn't skimp - and we felt comfortable. The bartenders kept up with our liquid needs, were friendly and didn't make us feel like 'tourists.' Cool!!!!

Thank Dardo505
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancee and I had read about this place. It has a ton of history. We wanted the absinthe experience so we walked straight past the front bar into the back room. When we first arrived the back bar only had a few couples, like us, experiencing absinthe. The drink is $20 per glass but comes with 130 proof alcohol... More 

Thank Kmcrump82
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Fun bar, always a good atmosphere and decent priced drinks. Lots of places to choose from on Bourbon Street and this was one of the best!

Thank PandaBandit
Fort Worth, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

One of the places I can strike off my to do list. The lack of ambience doesn't justify $20 absinthe drinks. The Napoleon bar is a much more pleasurable experience.

Thank RUTexan
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 591 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

It is a nice piece of history, but it's not the most tidy place. Loads of business cards cover the walls, but I do find myself going in just to see if my card has been torn down. Decent service, and drinks too.

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

The server simply didn't want to serve us when we walked in. She asked for passport ( during rainy night) when I showed her ID which was accepted in all locations we went. We walked right out There is another cafe/ bar called Pirate Cafe, not too far from this place that serves absinthe

Thank xinsuanguy
Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This place isn't much to look at but it is one of the oldest bars in town with interesting history. And it provides a great hiding spot from the crazy Bourbon crowd. You can pop in for some Absinthe or a delicious Ramos Gin Fizz. The original marble fountains still align the bar and the massive old fireplace sits in... More 

Thank bookofadventures
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

One female bartender behind the bar and she never would wait on me. Almost seemed like she already knew several of the other customers but they all had drinks and she would not even look my way. Was in the middle of the afternoon so not packed or anything like that. We finally just got up and left.

Thank Tenpin2012

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