Feminism on the Rocks
This Thursday is also the 53rd anniversary of the first day women were admitted to the Fairmont Hotel's Sazerac Bar (123 Baronne St., 529-4733). Men are fined $19.49 and women pay $7.50 for entry to Stormin' the Sazerac, which runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The price includes cocktails, music from the 1940s, a 1949 costume contest, hors d'oeuvres and photographs of the bar's first female patrons. Guests are also asked to bring a donated item of clothing for Crescent House, the hotel's adopted shelter.
A new, two-hour Southern Comfort Cocktail Tour begins daily at 4 p.m. and proceeds through stops at Jax Brewery, Napoleon House, the former site of Antoine Amadee Peychaud's Apothecary, Galatoire's, Antoine's, Brennan's, Pat O'Brien's, Gennifer Flower's Kelsto Club and Jean Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop. The $24 tour is narrated with stories of drinking, dining, debauchery and politics, not necessarily in that order. Southern Comfort was created in 1874 at McCauley's Tavern on the corner of St. Peter and Richard streets. For information or to reserve a spot, make sure you're 21 and then call 569-1401 or log on at www.graylineneworleans.com.