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Museum of the American Cocktail

514 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2110
+1 516-355-6319
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A Fun Place for Lovers of Happy Hour

If you enjoy a libation, this museum is a fun place to find out more about what has been popular... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
gourmetvinotraveler
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Denver, Colorado
Cocktail and food geeks are the best

Phenomenal experience! Come on a Saturday for a free food and wine demonstration with amazing... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2016
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“A Fun Place for Lovers of Happy Hour”
17 Dec 2016
“Cocktail and food geeks are the best”
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514 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2110
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you enjoy a libation, this museum is a fun place to find out more about what has been popular over time. One whole corner is devoted to absinthe, the anise-flavored spirit with a storied history. Obviously, there will be little of interest to kids...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Phenomenal experience! Come on a Saturday for a free food and wine demonstration with amazing historical facts and tasting guidance. Friendly people who gave us great advice on local haunts and restaurants. Worth repeating!

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Reviewed 9 October 2016

Very small and staff is not so friendly or engaged. Definitely not for children. This is more of a small display inside a showroom than a museum. The display is part of a larger food exhibit area but the entire space can be viewed in...More

1  Thank mabslew07
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Small musuem with a few interesting exhibits. Went on a Monday and discovered the bar is closed which was dissapointing. The location wasn't great but easy to get to with uber or taxi. The musuem also has southern food exhibits as well. If you are...More

1  Thank Richard M
Reviewed 31 October 2012

This is really two museums in one. Food History and Lore of the South and the Museum of the American Cocktail. It is located in the River Walk, which is closing for renovations. Not sure if this museum will remain at this location or be...More

Thank DCody
Reviewed 21 January 2012

We just happend to find this when we were walking through from the convention center to the aquarium. It has so much to read and see about Southern Food and Drink. It is a great way to spend a rainy morning or afternoon.

1  Thank RoamingGnomette
Reviewed 4 August 2011

THis was the worst thing we did on our vacation. It was dumb, and even though the admission cost was very low, it still wasn't worth it. I could have made this "museum" in my house. There was an entire room totally closed off. I...More

2  Thank mrsamruso
Reviewed 31 October 2010

We had a ball at this place - it's really 2 museums in one: cocktails and the food and region of NOLA. Well worth the tiny admission price. Kitchy and fun - highly recommend it!

1  Thank TDDinTulsa
Reviewed 15 August 2009

I was dragged here by my museum-loving boyfriend. Even he was disappointed. It's a decent collection of stuff, but there's no story to it. Not to mention that lights are broken and everything is sort of shambling and sad. Guess that's what you get from...More

3  Thank saracHouston
Reviewed 1 December 2008

The Museum of the American Cocktail goes through the history of--what else--alcohol through history, and New Orleans in particular, with its French roots, it was quite interesting. The Prohibition section was informative as it showed how creative people got during dry times! This museum is...More

7  Thank everfair
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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
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