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Museum of the American Cocktail

French Quarter
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Address: 514 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number:
+1 516-355-6319
11:00 - 17:30
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Thu - Mon 11:00 - 17:30

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Cocktail Museum

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 March 2016
Richard M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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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Miami, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 about an hour. The attached restaurant is worth a visit if you are already in... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 into history and cuisine, this might be worth a trip. I wouldn't recommend you check... More 

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Fritz Creek, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 moving. It does need some upgrading. Some displays were hard to read do to case... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Tampa, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles 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 would not reccomend this to anyone, especially if you have children.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 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
Houston, TX
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 a museum inside a disgusting mall.

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Perth Amboy, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 within the Southern Food and beverage museum inside the Riverwalk mall on the second floor.... More 

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