Bar Tonique: Best Bars in New Orleans

Best Bars in New Orleans

Located at the edge of the French Quarter and the Treme and far from the havoc of Bourbon Street, Bar Tonique is true to its slogan: “Hand crafted cocktails without the pretense.”

The bar opened in 2008 and has brought a different style to downtown NOLA. Its extensive menu of original cocktails paired with its “between dive bar and cocktail bar” atmosphere is what helped it top the list of Complex’s 25 Best Bars in New Orleans.

The mixed-cocktail drink menu boasts 8 categories: True Cocktails, Sours, Slings, Punches, Succulents, Coolers, Ensembles, and Possets. Also offered are Temperance Drinks, (non-alcoholic drinks), beer, wine, apératifs & digestifs, liqueurs, and spirits. A list of daily specials ranges from a $5 Moscow Mule on Wednesdays and a $5 Bacon Bloody Mary on Saturdays.

The friendly bartenders’ skills and attentiveness make the small, intimate bar an easy choice for a night well spent, filled with great drinks.