The Old Absinthe House
Bar, Entertainment, Dive Bar
- For almost 200 years this bar has been a staple of life in the French Quarter. Visitors can sip their favorite beverages as the sights & sounds of the French Quarter trickle into this comfy tavern.
- Of all the bars lining gaudy Bourbon Street, this may be the only one a local would be caught dead in. Plus, drinks are never wasted, because the law allows you to take them with you wherever you go.
- Take it from a local, this place is a rip off. Incredibly overpriced, terrible drinks, zero emphasis on absinthe. Its about as historical as winston churchills hemorrhoids
- Absinthe, where else but right here. Price's range from $16-$22 for an epic drink, if your into Absinthe. Or you can sample several adult beverages, plus it's the oldest bar on Bourbon street, sweet..
- Best Sazerac in the French Quarter
- 20$ for a shot of Absinthe? c'mon...
- Worst service, rude bartenders. No wonder this place is empty on fri of memorial day.
- Wayyyy too expensive. Don't even think about giving them your card. Classic tourist trap. Shame, since the history is interesting.
- Order a Bloody Mary. Just trust me.
- Best Bloody Mary I've ever had.
- Pay with cash. They put a $50 hold when using a card.
- Helpful hint: the Absinthe Frappe is just a big-ass glass of Absinthe.
- leave ur business card on the wall like everyone else has who's been here
- A very nice bar!
- Afternoons here are great! Lots of people watching, open doors and windows to the corner and Dawn makes the best mint juleps on Bourbon Street.
- Really like the sazeracs here.
- A relaxed old bar that once served the likes of Mark Twain and Walt Whitman. Stop by at least once. Absinthe seems somewhat overpriced, but I enjoyed local beer on tap.
- If you are not an absinthe connaisseur, try the New Orleans one. Mixed up with mint and Pastis, very good!
- Absinthe was good. Bar was meh.
- $9 fireballs are impressive....