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Old Absinthe House

240 Bourbon St, Between Iberville and Bienville, New Orleans, LA 70130-2205
+1 504-523-3181
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a "must"

while in the city, you have to go to this bar. everyone who goes to new orleans ends up visiting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
carrie-jo123
Go early to avoid the rush

I went to the Old Absinthe House directly after brunch. There were 2 regulars at the bar. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TheBreakfastSampler
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Cambridge, MA
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This historic building, which dates back to 1806, now houses a bar and two restaurants.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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240 Bourbon St, Between Iberville and Bienville, New Orleans, LA 70130-2205
French Quarter
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+1 504-523-3181
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Reviewed 1 week ago

while in the city, you have to go to this bar. everyone who goes to new orleans ends up visiting the old absinthe house. it's as old as all-get-out, which i find fascinating- so i enjoy stopping in here. i've seen some reviewers comment on...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to the Old Absinthe House directly after brunch. There were 2 regulars at the bar. The bartender was super friendly and helpful in helping me pick the variety of Absinthe to try. There were close to 10 varieties on the menu! I was...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here to try the famous Ramos gin fizz. It was my favorite drink while visiting new orleans! It was a fun atmosphere and we sat outside on the patio overlooking bourbon street which was a great way to sit back and enjoy the...More

1  Thank Sweetrenee26
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Old Absinthe House echoes the vibe of Old New Orleans, to be sure. And, when your bartender takes the time to pour your absinthe properly, it’s a uniquely NOLA experience. But, take it easy—if you rush the pour, or have to many, you’ll explore...More

Thank travelingBard23
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All I can say is one of the oldest bars there that I've been too and to go there it is a total trip. There are gobs and gobs of crap everywhere I mean on the walls stuff hanging football helmets it is just a...More

Thank Robert L
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

We were dying to try the alcohol from the movie “Girls Trip” that had everyone hallucinating. Those drinks were so, so strong! Whew!!!! If you’re a big fan of the candy black licorice, then you’re in for a treat. If you don’t like black licorice,...More

Thank taneikablue
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

wow this place serves up absinthe in the original method . a little on the expensive side but well with the experience in one of the oldest bars anywhere in new orleans .

1  Thank angelogZ4224HQ
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

This place has about 3 different rooms, from the bar to another bar and a dance floor on the second floor. Sits in the middle of a cool street, a lot of foot traffic and people always coming in and out. I don’t drink so...More

1  Thank sethmichaels2017
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

4 Adult friends visiting NOLA together. We stopped here to experience the famous spirit and were not disappointed. Our bar tender described each of the Absinthe's the bar had to offer and we chose 4 to try. He had not problem with us video taping...More

1  Thank Elizabeth G
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

I am visiting the oldest bar in each State. #9 for me. The place was full. Wrestlemania had something to do with it. They do not serve food. Had a drink. Its old and simple.

1  Thank hrcalso
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bweis13
1 April 2016|
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Response from claire s | Reviewed this property |
Hi there! No you do not need to be 21 to get in. Have never thought to eat there with so many other places. Just a real, genuine old New Orleans bar....been there forever!
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