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Old Absinthe House - 0 Reviews - 240 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA - Bars, Pubs & Clubs Reviews - Phone (504) 523-3181

Old Absinthe House

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240 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70130
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(504) 523-3181
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Bars, Pubs & Clubs

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Food & Dining

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Editorial

  • The Scene
    The bar in this historic building should not be confused with the Absinthe Bar, a once-popular but now-defunct Bourbon Street music joint currently reincarnated as a daiquiri shop. This bar shares its name with the building itself, a landmark built in the early 1800s that also houses two Italian restaurants. There's a real historic feel here: William Makepeace Thackeray, Oscar Wilde, Sarah Bernhardt and Walt Whitman have passed through these doors.

    The Draw
    The site of a speakeasy during the Prohibition era, this is a popular tourist attraction and local watering hole. Don't come here expecting to order the namesake drink, however; it's illegal, as it's known to cause blindness and madness. Sip the signature Absinthe Frappe instead. It's made with Herbsaint, annisette--which tastes similar to Absinthe (or so we're told)--and soda water.

  • 4/12/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Daily 10am-close
  • Payments:

    American Express, Discover, Master Card, Visa, Diner's Club
  • Neighborhoods:

    French Quarter, French Quarter - CBD
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