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New Orleans Cocktail History Walking Tour in the French Quarter provided by Doctor Gumbo Tours

New Orleans Cocktail History Walking Tour in the French Quarter

New Orleans Cocktail History Walking Tour in the French Quarter
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Tour snapshot
Skip Bourbon St. on a tour of local-approved bars with craft cocktails
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
20
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Bypass the tourist traps of Bourbon Street on this tour of authentic New Orleans bars. Visit four local-approved French Quarter venues—cocktail included at each—while hearing quirky alcohol-related tales from New Orleans' history. From pharmaceutical cocktails to “absinthism,” learn how the Big Easy has always let the good times roll.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Put a twist on a history and walking tour of the French Quarter 
  • Sip a cocktail at four venues that specialize in local drinks
  • Find your nighttime niche in the bustling French Quarter 
  • Hear quirky tales from New Orleans history throughout the evening
What to expect
Begin your tour with a cocktail at Tiki Tolteca. Continue to a bar favorited by locals for a twist on the classic Sazerac, a recipe attributed to a 19th-century Creole apothecary. At the next stop, SoBou, you'll get the chance to try antebellum cocktails like Sazerac. Next, travel along Royal Street to the hippest new addition to the NOLA drinking scene: Peychaud's Bar in the Maison de Ville Hotel, where you will have a choice between two delicious, historical cocktails. Conclude your tour at the Bourbon ‘O’ Bar paying homage to New Orleans’ last French mayor by ordering the signature Roffignac cocktail, an obscure yet beloved classic. Throughout this cocktail history tour, learn about the obscure history of alcohol in New Orleans from your guide.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Put a twist on a history and walking tour of the French Quarter 
  • Sip a cocktail at four venues that specialize in local drinks
  • Find your nighttime niche in the bustling French Quarter 
  • Hear quirky tales from New Orleans history throughout the evening
What to expect
Begin your tour with a cocktail at Tiki Tolteca. Continue to a bar favorited by locals for a twist on the classic Sazerac, a recipe attributed to a 19th-century Creole apothecary. At the next stop, SoBou, you'll get the chance to try antebellum cocktails like Sazerac. Next, travel along Royal Street to the hippest new addition to the NOLA drinking scene: Peychaud's Bar in the Maison de Ville Hotel, where you will have a choice between two delicious, historical cocktails. Conclude your tour at the Bourbon ‘O’ Bar paying homage to New Orleans’ last French mayor by ordering the signature Roffignac cocktail, an obscure yet beloved classic. Throughout this cocktail history tour, learn about the obscure history of alcohol in New Orleans from your guide.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 6484FRQCK
Important information
Inclusions
  • 4 cocktails
  • 4 venues
  • Local Guide
Exclusions
  • Food (food is available for purchase at some stops)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Patrick’s Bar Vin, 730 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA We meet inside Patrick's Bar Vin, located at 730 Bienville St, New Orleans
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • All cocktails are vegan-friendly
  • Walk is approximately 1-mile
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • All venues subject to change based on availability
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • 4 cocktails
  • 4 venues
  • Local Guide
Exclusions
  • Food (food is available for purchase at some stops)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Patrick’s Bar Vin, 730 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA We meet inside Patrick's Bar Vin, located at 730 Bienville St, New Orleans
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Bourbon 'O' Bar, Inside Bourbon Orleans Hotel, 730 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA We typically end the tour at the Bourbon "O" Jazz Bar, located at 730 Bourbon St.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • All cocktails are vegan-friendly
  • Walk is approximately 1-mile
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • All venues subject to change based on availability
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Patrick’s Bar Vin
    730 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    We meet inside Patrick's Bar Vin, located at 730 Bienville St, New Orleans
    See address & details
  • 1
    French Quarter
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Chartres Street
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Royal Street
    St. Louis Cathedral
  • 3
    Bourbon O
    Stop: 35 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Bourbon 'O' Bar
    Inside Bourbon Orleans Hotel, 730 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
    We typically end the tour at the Bourbon "O" Jazz Bar, located at 730 Bourbon St.
    See address & details
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Janet T
Chattanooga, TN11 contributions
This was the 5th time we have taken this tour. It’s always fun, but this was by far the best yet! We had Sandi Smith for our guide. She was so interesting and we could tell she was having so much fun sharing her knowledge of her city that she loves. We didn’t want it to end because of her! The bartenders knew her by name and welcomed us every time. Thank you Sandi!
Written 17 August 2021
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Chuck M
Newark, DE169 contributions
Beth gave us a great deal of detail on various drinks local to New Orleans and then the history of some drinks. The drinks we had along the way were excellent. I had tried a sazerac cocktail at a bar along Frenchmans St and did not like it however at Sobu they made a more authentic Sazerac and I was blown away, excellent cocktail when made correctly. We really enjoyed this tour and the bars were beautiful, definitely hidden gems. Recommend you do this early in your trip so you can have some places to quietly sit and enjoy.
Written 2 June 2022
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Beccathewanderer89
33 contributions
YOU MUST DO THIS!! It was my second time on this tour, but I got a very different experience with a different guide and with slight different drinks. This one was just as much fun as the first, and I highly recommend this for anyone coming to NOLA. Great for couples or friends or even solo.
Written 27 June 2021
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Jlmglm
Tulsa, OK29 contributions
This was so much fun. We tried drinks I would never pick off the menu on my own and learned about New Orleans and it’s influence on the drink and cocktail world
Beth was a great guide and led a relaxed, fun and educational tour. If you want to try something different and not get into the pub crawl this is it
Written 2 May 2022
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Dylan O
Perfectly said, thanks!! Dylan Owner, Doctor Gumbo Tours
Written 3 May 2022
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natalie_bossler
New Baden, IL1 contribution
A great experience when you don't know where to start with the New Orleans bar scene. Beth did a fantastic job mixing cocktail history with what we were drinking throughout the tour. The tour also ended at the perfect time allowing us to continue the night at her reccomendations or to venture out on our own. Highly reccomend!
Written 14 January 2022
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Dylan O
Thank you Natalie! Dylan Owner | Doctor Gumbo Tours
Written 21 January 2022
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mokynacday
Fair Lawn, NJ19 contributions
I was in New Orleans with my best friend to celebrate her birthday. I booked us this tour thinking it would be a fun way to try new drinks and see a bit of the French Quarter at the same time. And I was RIGHT! Beth, our tour guide, was friendly, informative, and had a great sense of humor. It was very relaxing, we were never rushed, and all of the drinks were excellent.
Written 9 May 2022
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Dylan O
So glad you enjoyed our Cocktail History Tour with Beth! Dylan Owner, Doctor Gumbo Tours
Written 13 May 2022
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lavie12
Richmond, VA115 contributions
We did the cocktail history tour and I cannot recommend this tour more! It is a must do activity when visiting New Orleans. Our guide was very knowledgeable and patient even when all of us got three sheets to the wind lol I did actually pay attention to what she talked to us about at each stop and I would say definitely do this if you drink at all. New Orleans has a rich history in culture and their invention of some amazing cocktails is just part of it. The Pimm's Cup and Grasshopper were invented at the restaurants we tried them at.

I would say if I did this again, I'd do the combo cocktail and food tour. Totally worth it!
Written 23 April 2021
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Dylan O
Thanks for your review! Yes, we'd love to host you on the Combo Cocktail & Food History Tour as well!
Written 24 April 2021
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Karen S
San Francisco, CA3 contributions
You know what makes a tour ... a GREAT tour guide ! A must do in NOLA! Luckily we had a small group so it felt more personal & all the bar stops were intriguing & of course the drinks were on point ! My favorite was the pimms cup. Thank you Beth for your beautiful soul and for a great time in NOLA. My hubbs & I really appreciated you.
Written 4 May 2021
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Dylan O
This is such a sweet review...thank you! I know Beth will really appreciate reading this!
Written 5 May 2021
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Michael B
Dallas, TX2 contributions
Beth was fantastic with all the info on how the drinks came about...Its nice to know where they originated and how the drink has changed...It was also great to walk around the French Quarter and hit new bars...Being we went because of my daughters birthday made this an even better time
Written 25 March 2022
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Dylan O
Thank you!! Dylan Owner, Doctor Gumbo Tours
Written 27 March 2022
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Alan Ruvelson
West Saint Paul, MN14 contributions
Couples
It was fun! My wife and I (coming from different places) arrived separately. Anticipating her arrival, I bought our favorite wines. That was the last drink that I purchased. At the prearranged time, we were greeted by Lindsay Keen, our guide, introduced to Steve and Karen, our companions, from Dallas. We are Minnesotans. Whatever! We are kindred spirits. The idea is that we would drink “New Orleans.” Lindsay was a bartender, so she knows her way around. We started with Sazarac. Honestly, that is the last one that I remember. We had another drink at the same place, which had a sugar coating on the glass (kind of like a Marguerita) that was sweet, but good. We walked to another place. By this time, I was getting acquainted with Steve. What do you know, he is okay. We had two good drinks, including a grasshopper (not my favorite), and moved to the last place. By this time, I am no longer caring what we are drinking. Lindsay has, apparently, joined the four of us. And, after popcorn, we declared a good time and went our separate ways. I recommend this tour. Lindsay, our guide, was great! We met nice people, an unexpected pleasure, and would have continued on if it was part of the program.
Written 20 January 2020
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sierram717
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Absolutely worth the time and money
The tour and food was great. Saw and experienced alot that I may have missed otherwise. Wonderful time and the guid
sarahc141986
sarahc141986
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Best experience in New Orleans
Ben was an AWESOME tour guide. He was funny, knowledgeable, and inclusive. So much so that we all gave him almost a
Rbinky
Rbinky
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Great walking tour
Really enjoyed this food and cocktail tour. Our guide Ben was very knowledgeable and was great to make sure we had
taking595
taking595
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Awesome Tour
Fantastic afternoon on the 4-hour food and drink tour of the French Quarter. Our host, Nate, was knowledgable, eng
Tim B
Tim B
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Great food experience
Had a great time touring the french quarter, eating some great food and hearing some interesting history. Definite
nickb12313
nickb12313
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Great Tour
We highly recommend this tour if you’re interested in history, great drinks and great food. Ben was the best tour g
Danelle K
Danelle K
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Delicious and entertaining tour
We thoroughly enjoyed this opportunity to try classic New Orleans food and refreshing cocktails while learning abou
Tim H
Tim H
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Amazing tour!!
Ben Masters did a phenomenal jib of keeping everything interesting and going in depth about all the food and drinks
DGBrownDC
DGBrownDC
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Fantastic intro to New Orleans cuisine
We had a wonderful food tour with Beth. The food was great, the walk was enjoyable, and Beth gave us a ton of grea
juli734
juli734
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Excellent way to learn more about New Orleans!
I can't say enough great things about this tour. The food was amazing at every stop (hard to pick a favorite), the
dramadoula
dramadoula
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Beth, the best guide ever!!!!
BETH!!!!! She was outstanding as our guide. I do a lot of tours like this and the guide can really make or break it
Deanna B
Deanna B
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Great Experience for first time NOLA
I traveled through Nola for a 2 night stay. Traveling by myself and first time to NOLA. This was a great way to see
LisaE210
LisaE210
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Great food. Lovely way to experience New Orleans
Beth was a fantastic tour guide. She had lots of knowledge about the food and New Orleans. She was very personable
chrisdd2022
chrisdd2022
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Fun and Informative
Tour guide (Ben Wisdom) was very knowledgeable and entertaining of NOLA culture, history, and cuisine. Food was mos
978lisach
978lisach
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Would recommend this tour
Great afternoon with our tour guide Nate. Delicious food and fun drinks. Would definitely recommend!
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