The French Quarter Drinking Companion

Pull up a stool and join the Tipplers, three long-time friends and writers, as they sip their way through the best drinking neighborhood in America, New Orleans’ French Quarter. Hot spots and cool cocktails fill the pages of this essential guide to 100 Vieux Carre bars. From sophisticated saloons to dilapidated dives, The French Quarter Drinking Companion is your accomplice to swizzling and strolling through the country’s most eclectic neighborhood.

With wisdom born from years of enthusiastic imbibing, this guide (un)covers what you’re wearing, hearing, spending, and–of course–ordering. Go-cup in hand, follow the Tipplers as they gather at the most known and iconic bars, such as Pat O’Brien’s, Napoleon House, and Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop, through Bourbon Street music clubs to LGBT taprooms, highbrow establishments and hipster hangouts.

Each pub is profiled like you’ve never seen before, with in-the-moment anecdotes that move beyond ordinary guides to capture the flavor of each establishment and its colorful patrons, revealing why drinking remains an essential part of the French Quarter’s identity.

“A highly enjoyable niche guide; for folks who are traveling to New Orleans and plan on drinking, this is the ticket.” – Louise Feldmann