This is a great time for a drink. New Orleans area bars may never have offered as wide a selection of drinks — from the wealth of Louisiana brewed beers on tap to molecular experimentation at cutting-edge cocktail bars to finding frozen drinks outside of daiquiri shops. Gambit's list of top bars has the latest news on new bars, cocktail menus, seasonal brews, summer drinks and more. There's also information about finding the bar to suit any purpose — watching a big game, leading out-of-town visitors down Bourbon Street or finding a place to enjoy drinks before dinner or a concert.
Also, try our interactive bar locator that will help you find just the right bar.
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• New Orleans Top 100+ Bars Map