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Napoleon House

500 Chartres St.
New Orleans, LA, 70130, United States
TEL: (504) 524-9752

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.

Insider Tip:

Although the Pimm’s Cup is the signature drink here, the bartenders also make an excellent Sazerac, the official cocktail of New Orleans.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Bar Dining
  • Dinner
  • Full Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Historic/Legendary
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Large Groups
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Private Room Available
  • Patio/Outdoor Seating
  • Sunday - Closed

Cuisine Type:: Cafes


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