America's Best Cocktail Bars
Located in a reclaimed firehouse, a 15-minute taxi ride from the lurid drinks of Bourbon Street, this classy bar has perfected the delicate act behind the perfectly balanced cocktail. With a tremendous selection of spirits, a variety of house-made bitters, and a talented crew with a freakish bent for creativity, cocktails here never disappoint.
Check It Out: As with food and music, New Orleans follows its own drummer when it comes to cocktails. Ask about twists on invented-here drinks, like the Sazerac or brandy crusta.