Old Absinthe House
Musical Legends Park
This pleasant little public square is peppered with statues of some of New Orleans’ great musical heroes: Louis Prima, Chris Owens, Pete...
This spot is all wood and patrician accents, but the staff is friendly and down to earth. They'll mix high-quality drinks that will make...
Fins focuses, almost entirely, on fish: freshly caught and prepped so that the flavor of the sea is always accented and never...
240 Bourbon St · interesting places nearby
Old Absinthe House information
The Old Absinthe House attracts Bourbon St boozers, but it’s also one of the city’s fabled bars that served absinthe before it was outlawed in 1914. The mysterious beverage had a psychotropic allure and allegedly drove enthusiasts mad. Today, Herbsaint, a locally produced anisette, is a safe stand-in for old absinthe-based drinks.