We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Old Absinthe House

240 Bourbon St, Between Iberville and Bienville, New Orleans, LA 70130-2205
+1 504-523-3181
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Good fun

Had such a great time. Stopped by for a couple absinthe drinks and was not disappointed. Bartender... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
marisolinmiami
,
Miami, Florida
via mobile
Go just for the flavor of Old New Orleans

We got here just walking bourbon street and realized we wanted to try this place out. The bar is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dorian L
,
Tucson, United States
Read all 261 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
More
This historic building, which dates back to 1806, now houses a bar and two restaurants.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“sugar cubes” (22 reviews)
“bourbon street” (33 reviews)
“ramos fizz” (5 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 03:00
LOCATION
240 Bourbon St, Between Iberville and Bienville, New Orleans, LA 70130-2205
French Quarter
CONTACT
Website
+1 504-523-3181
Write a Review
Reviews (261)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 252 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had such a great time. Stopped by for a couple absinthe drinks and was not disappointed. Bartender was friendly and pretty cool bar.

Thank marisolinmiami
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got here just walking bourbon street and realized we wanted to try this place out. The bar is old with lots of character. we enjoyed ourselves had some absinthe. The bartender was a pretty, young lady and she was awesome. The place was getting...More

Thank Dorian L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We usually come here for Sazeracs and it was always much more crowded. There was a lot of construction outside, so maybe that had something to do with it. The service has been better. The bartender was friendly, but preoccupied with other patrons, probably regulars....More

Thank nolabride2014
Reviewed 15 October 2017

An extremely over-rated venue... for business types who like to hang around the front doors like aliens in circular or triangular form, discussing nothing but crap all night, while they nonchalantly block the side walks and streets, paying attention to absolutely nothing while sipping over...More

Thank hellfirekeep
Reviewed 13 October 2017

What a great place this is, it is quite small just on the corner of the street but you must pop in. So characterful and a must when in NO.

Thank Michelle N
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Delish ask for the Mount Gay and coke. Atmosphere and service were classic NOLA. And who can resist getting a drink from a bar from 1807?

Thank Courtney S
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

On our first night in New Orleans this was the first stop , one of the oldest bars full of character and an excellent place to kick off the evening BUT the bar maid ( tall lady, glasses , attitude) was the most ignorant person...More

Thank MarekLontour
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Being an Absinthe enthusiast, I had to check "having a glass of Absinthe at the Old Absinthe House" off my bucket list. Glad I did because the place is amazing! It is a must do when visiting the French Quarter.

1  Thank Tiffany M
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We keep returning to this dark, small bar each trip to NOLA. Why? The drinks are strong, the price is right and the staff are a blast. It's a little older crowd, 40s+, and that's fine with me.

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We went here to have an authentic absinthe drink. This place looks very authentic. They serve absinthe drinks the old way with sugar cubes and a lighter. They have q range of absinthe quality available, we had the 2 most expensive. They were very good....More

Thank ruthkumi
Nearby
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living
lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty
Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port
of call for folks in search of a good time and a great
story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs
across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied
around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the
...More
Nearby Restaurants
GW Fins
5,992 reviews
.03 km away
Restaurant R'evolution
1,547 reviews
.03 km away
Desire Oyster Bar
1,599 reviews
.02 km away
Olde N'awlins Cookery
977 reviews
.09 km away
Nearby Attractions
New Orleans Musical Legends Park
741 reviews
.04 km away
Museum of Death
192 reviews
.12 km away
Germaine Wells Mardi Gras Museum
21 reviews
.06 km away
Keil's Antiques
5 reviews
.11 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
bweis13
1 April 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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!
1
Vote