The Best Historic Bars and Pubs of New Orleans to Visit


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.