Old Absinthe Bar


Old Absinthe House


A tavern on the corner of Bourbon and Bienville this iconic venue, with long copper-topped bar, has been  in the Vieux Carre since 1807.  It  is known for  serving signature drinks using absinthe (a bitter liquor with a licorice taste) a liquor quite popular back in the day.  Absinthe is now illegal as it is a powerful narcotic, so the drinks are made with a safe substitute, usually Herbsaint.


Also available in the note card series, “Eatin’ and Drinkin’ in N’Awlins.”

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