321 N. Peters St., 299-3944
Fresh, eclectic, storied cocktails from bartender Alan Walter match the kitchen's cuisine.
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.
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.