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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

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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.
You'll start at
Tiki Tolteca
301 N Peters St 2nd floor, New Orleans, LA 70130, USAWe meet inside Tiki Tolteca (above Felipe's Taqueria), located at 301 N. Peters St. New Orleans, LA 70130. There is also a side entrance on Bienville Street. Guests may also enter through Felipe's and use stairs or elevator to 2nd floor.
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  • 1
    French Quarter
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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  • 2
    Chartres Street
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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    Pass by Jackson Square
  • 3
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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    Pass by St. Louis Cathedral
  • 4
    Royal Street
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 5
    Bourbon O
    Stop: 35 minutes -
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You'll end at
Bourbon O Bar
730 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USATours often sell out and split into two groups. As a result, your group may alternatively end at Tujague's Restaurant & Bar, located at 823 Decatur St in the French Quarter.
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  • Skip Bourbon St. on a tour of local-approved bars with craft cocktails
  • 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, venture to Tujague’s, one of the oldest authentic Creole restaurants in New Orleans and birthplace of the sweet and minty Grasshopper. 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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Important Information
Departure Point
Tiki Tolteca, 301 N Peters St 2nd floor, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Return Details
Bourbon O Bar, 730 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
  • 4 cocktails
  • 4 venues
  • Local Guide
  • Food (food is available for purchase at some stops)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Almost all cocktails are vegan-friendly
  • Walk is approximately 1-mile
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • All venues subject to change based on availability
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Skott P wrote a review 20 Mar
5 contributions1 helpful vote
The walking tour is refreshing and recommended! Our guide Lindsey was entertaining and informative. So much history and culture through out the tour.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Jessica S wrote a review 4 Mar
1 contribution1 helpful vote
This tour was amazing. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and the drinks were awesome. I paced myself and still ended up very tipsy by the end of the night
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Date of experience: March 2020
D2Hanson wrote a review Feb 2020
Tacoma, Washington9 contributions3 helpful votes
Awesome guided history tour, with fun cocktails and tastes we wouldn't have known to try! Lindsey was THE BEST historical guide! Do this tour, you won't be disappointed, but you may get super tipsy!
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Vicki K wrote a review Feb 2020
Napa, California4 contributions1 helpful vote
We do food tours on every vacation and try to do them at the beginning of the trip so that we can either go back to places we visited, or go to places recommended by the tour guide - so we’ve been on A LOT of food walking tours - but this tour was something different. Not only
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Date of experience: February 2020
zotzs wrote a review Feb 2020
Stettler, Canada4 contributions3 helpful votes
Well worth your time. We sampled great drinks and had a great time with the other people. Pace yourself before you start. Drinks are free poured here.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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