6 New Orleans Craft Cocktail Bars



321 N. Peters St., 299-3944

Fresh, eclectic, storied cocktails from bartender Alan Walter match the kitchen's cuisine.

Bar Tonique

820 N. Rampart St., 324-6045

The mature, meticulous answer to all the three-for-one drink promos in the French Quarter.


2800 Magazine St., 265-0421

Creative specialty cocktails pack a true wallop, like the dangerously smooth, tequila-heavy Kahlo.

Bar Uncommon

817 Common St., 525-1111

Flashy contemporary hotel decor is the unlikely setting for potable history lessons mixed by bartender Chris McMillian.

Swizzle Stick Bar

300 Poydras St., 595-3305

One of the first salvos in the local craft cocktail movement came from bar chef Lu Brow at the Brennan family's Café Adelaide.


4905 Freret St., 302-2357

The care given to cocktails borders on the reverential, and the gorgeous room glows with smart design.


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