Napoleon House

Napoleon House

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500 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70130

Set in a 200-year-old French Creole building, the Napoleon House was originally the residence of Mayor Nicholas Girod. In 1821, Girod offered the house to Napoleon Bonaparte as a refuge during his exile. Although Napoleon never arrived, his name remained and now denotes one of the most famous bars in the country. Family owned since 1914, the bar is adorned with vintage lanterns, simple wooden furniture, and distressed walls lined with antique photos. Seating is also available outside in the Spanish-style courtyard. House specialties include the enormous muffuletta and the Pimm’s Cup, made with gin, lemonade, and lemon-lime soda.

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