- 2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
New Orleans: birthplace of the cocktail and home to the nation’s most shocking and riveting history.
- Get inside tips from a local
- Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
- Led by a local guide
- Local guide
- Entry/Admission - Pat O'Brien's
- Entry/Admission - Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar
- Entry/Admission - Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
718 St Peter, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Nightly 5pm - 7:30pm
Returns to original departure point
Join us for an exploration of the city’s storied watering holes such as Pat O’Brien’s, the Carousel Bar, Jean Lafitte Blacksmith Shop and others to discover where, why, and how legendary libations from the Sazerac to the Pims Cup were first concocted.
Here you will uncover the city’s astonishing scandalous past and present. Learn about the oldest professions from Storyville to the Tango Belt, from Norma Wallace’s last brothel to Blaze Starr’s Bourbon Street Burlesque. Next you will take a look into organized crime from Jean Lafitte’s piracy to the first home of the American Mafia. Learn about the New Orleans conspiracy connection to the John F. Kennedy Assassination and much more.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Our tour guide Leonce was both knowledgeable and entertaining as he led us on a fascinating tour of the historic French Quarter. We visited a variety of restaurants and bars where we learned about the past and present owners, interesting events and local culture. Leonce clearly enjoys his work and sharing his city with visitors.
To be fair, there were two different groups, but I didn’t get to pick which group I was in. We were blocked by hotel staff at the first place, went to where Pimm Cup was invented. We spent 40+ minutes blocking 4 bar stools and I was the only one who made a purchase, could explain why entrance was blocked at the first place. We talked politics and conspiracy theories that moved beyond the bar location and was a big boring waste of time. When the tour leader told us to take the bar stools the had been vacated because we were going to be there a bit longer, I decided to leave. It’s only a 2.5 hour tour and 1 hour was at one located talking about unrelated politics. I really regret wasting money on this tour and understand why the bar tender was really irritated with our presence. The tour leader should have taken us outside for his lecture, not blocking paying customers from access.
This tour was great. As mentioned, it is not a drinking tour, but you can purchase drinks at any of the places you visit. Frank was our tour guide and he did a wonderful job. He filled us in on all the scandalous things that happened around New Orleans. It is great when you have a tour guide that is familiar with all the history in the city. We highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting New Orleans.
A lot of walking but, fun, informative and entertaining! Saw places we'd not go into otherwise! Leonce was a great guide!
It was mid week so it was a private tour. Donald was informative and had a lot of suggestions.
The scandalous cocktail hour tour is excellent and so fun! Our tour guide, Leonce, was wonderful. His passionate and engaging way of telling stories pulls you into a time past. Can't go wrong with authentic cocktails and shady tales from long ago. Highly recommend- Leonce made the trip to NOLA extra special!
Great tour! The tour guide was fun and informative, there was plenty of opportunity to taste as many cocktails as we wished and learned some of the history of the cocktail. Went on during our stay in NOLA to try each and every one.
Tour guide was very informative and made the talks light and enjoyable. Included enough stops along the way to sit and rest before carrying on. No pressure to buy cocktails at every bar which was nice. We also had the option to get a go cup if we needed one. Certainly recommend this tour!
This was a very enjoyable tour. The tour guide was exceptionally knowledgeable and made the tour a lot of fun
Dave is knowledgeable about New Orleans and the citys history. We had a fun time visiting the bars and seeing the view from the top of the Monteleone hotel.