The Best Historic Bars and Pubs of New Orleans to Visit

A New Orleans brewer pouring a glass of beer from a fermenter at one of the best historic bars to visit in New Orleans.

RELISH IN THE WONDERFUL CHARM OF NEW ORLEANS’ MOST HISTORIC BARS AND PUBS

New Orleans is known for so much. Its vibrant music scene, fantastic food selections, and deep cultural history. However, when it comes to unique, engaging, and historic bars, New Orleans is the pinnacle of them all. Not only are many steeped in fascinating history, but many offer unforgettable experiences.

Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop

In the center of New Orleans’ historic and esteemed French Quarter resides Lafittes’s Blacksmith Shop. It is by far one of the oldest bars in the entire country. It first opened in the early 1700s. The bar takes patrons back in time with its old decor, dim lighting, and fantastic ambiance.

Lafittes’s Blacksmith Shop teleports customers back to the days of the world-famous pirate Jean Lafitte. Jean Lafitte and his brother Pierre used this site as the front of their unbelievable smuggling operations, and guests occasionally have allegedly seen the ghost of Jean Lafitte.

The Old Absinthe House

The Old Absinthe House on the world-famous Bourbon Street opened in the early 1800s and was known as Aleix’s Coffee House. During the 19th century, the absinthe craze was in full swing, and the location gained popularity. Frank Sinatra, Mark Twain, and even Oscar Wilde are said to be some of the notable figures who have visited the site.

Napoleon House

Napoleon Bonaparte is known worldwide as one of the greatest war strategists of all time and the former esteemed Emperor of France. The Napoleon House Bar of New Orleans gets its namesake from him. This establishment has been operational since 1914 and boasts traditional European-inspired architecture and a beautiful courtyard. Its most famous cocktail is the Pimm’s Cup, a gin-based cocktail loved by many. Nowadays, Napoleon House offers its patrons a unique mix of delicious drinks and history and will be around for people to enjoy for years to come.

Enjoy a Delicious Cocktail within the Historic Sites of New Orleans

New Orleans provides visitors with extensive options and experiences in regard to history and bars. Returning to the era of Jean Lafitte and Napoleon Bonaparte or when Absinthe ran supreme is easy in New Orleans.

Stay at the Jung Hotel & Residences

The best way to experience New Orleans is by staying at a hotel in the middle of it all. The Jung Hotel & Residences is ideally situated near the Canal Streetcar line, allowing easy accessibility. Make a reservation at the Jung Hotel today and experience adventure, fun, and leisure.

VISIT US

ROOMS

The Jung Hotel & Residences’ rooms and suites offer contemporary and luxurious Downtown New Orleans accommodations on Canal Street near Caesars Superdome. All guest rooms include personal amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions, a workstation, a laptop safe, and bottled water. Other features are deluxe pillow-top mattresses and Bluetooth alarm clocks with USB charging ports.

CORPORATE

The Jung Hotel & Residences has all the accommodations business travelers need or want during their Downtown New Orleans stay on Canal Street near Caesars Superdome. Situated in the heart of Downtown New Orleans, the Jung Hotel & Residences is a hub for business travelers on the Canal Street streetcar line. The hotel offers corporate guests peaceful stays while offering accessibility to the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Caesars Superdome, and streetcar transportation.

WEDDING

The Jung Hotel & Residences is a much sought-after location for modern New Orleans weddings on the iconic palm tree-lined Canal Street near Caesars Superdome. Our elegant Grand Hall and rooftop accommodate wedding ceremonies and receptions with up to 200 guests. Whether a bride wishes for a grand ballroom reception or an intimate poolside ceremony on the roof, the Jung Hotel & Residences has it all.

EXPLORE

Downtown New Orleans is a haven for live music, eccentric nightlife, and bold cuisine. The Jung Hotel & Residences, a Canal Street hotel near Caesars Superdome, puts hotel guests in a premier location. From Downtown New Orleans’ Caesars Superdome to Canal Street’s historic streetcars, there is much to explore within a streetcar ride from the Jung Hotel & Residences.

LIFE AROUND THE HOTEL

  • WILLA JEAN
  • CANAL STREETCAR
  • THE SAZERAC BAR
  • THE RUSTY NAIL
  • CAESARS SUPERDOME
  • SAENGER THATRE
  • THE NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM
  • SMOOTHIE KING CENTER
  • COCHON RESTAURANT