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New Orleans Cocktail History Walking Tour in the French Quarter provided by Doctor Gumbo Tours

New Orleans Cocktail History Walking Tour in the French Quarter

New Orleans Cocktail History Walking Tour in the French Quarter
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About
Bypass the tourist traps of Bourbon Street on this tour of authentic New Orleans bars. Visit four local-approved French Quarter venues—cocktail included at each—while hearing quirky alcohol-related tales from New Orleans' history. From pharmaceutical cocktails to “absinthism,” learn how the Big Easy has always let the good times roll.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Skip Bourbon St. on a tour of local-approved bars with craft cocktails
  • Put a twist on a history and walking tour of the French Quarter 
  • Sip a cocktail at four venues that specialize in local drinks
  • Find your nighttime niche in the bustling French Quarter 
  • Hear quirky tales from New Orleans history throughout the evening
What to expect
  • Begin your tour with a cocktail at Tiki Tolteca. Continue to a bar favorited by locals for a twist on the classic Sazerac, a recipe attributed to a 19th-century Creole apothecary. At the next stop, SoBou, you'll get the chance to try antebellum cocktails like Sazerac. Next, travel along Royal Street to the hippest new addition to the NOLA drinking scene: Peychaud's Bar in the Maison de Ville Hotel, where you will have a choice between two delicious, historical cocktails. Conclude your tour at the Bourbon ‘O’ Bar paying homage to New Orleans’ last French mayor by ordering the signature Roffignac cocktail, an obscure yet beloved classic. Throughout this cocktail history tour, learn about the obscure history of alcohol in New Orleans from your guide.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Skip Bourbon St. on a tour of local-approved bars with craft cocktails
  • Put a twist on a history and walking tour of the French Quarter 
  • Sip a cocktail at four venues that specialize in local drinks
  • Find your nighttime niche in the bustling French Quarter 
  • Hear quirky tales from New Orleans history throughout the evening
What to expect
  • Begin your tour with a cocktail at Tiki Tolteca. Continue to a bar favorited by locals for a twist on the classic Sazerac, a recipe attributed to a 19th-century Creole apothecary. At the next stop, SoBou, you'll get the chance to try antebellum cocktails like Sazerac. Next, travel along Royal Street to the hippest new addition to the NOLA drinking scene: Peychaud's Bar in the Maison de Ville Hotel, where you will have a choice between two delicious, historical cocktails. Conclude your tour at the Bourbon ‘O’ Bar paying homage to New Orleans’ last French mayor by ordering the signature Roffignac cocktail, an obscure yet beloved classic. Throughout this cocktail history tour, learn about the obscure history of alcohol in New Orleans from your guide.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6484FRQCK
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • 4 cocktails
  • 4 venues
  • Local Guide
Exclusions
  • Food (food is available for purchase at some stops)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Tiki Tolteca, 301 N Peters St 2nd floor, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA We meet inside Tiki Tolteca, located at 310 N. Peters St, located above Felipe's Taqueria. Saturdays and Sundays please enter and go upstairs. All other days please wait outside or downstairs in Felipe's until Tiki Tolteca opens at exactly 5pm. There is an additional side entrance on Bienville St.
  • Bourbon O Bar, 730 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA We typically end the tour at the Bourbon "O" Jazz Bar, located at 730 Bourbon St.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Almost all cocktails are vegan-friendly
  • Walk is approximately 1-mile
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • All venues subject to change based on availability
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Must provide proof of at least one dose of an approved COVID vaccine or negative PCR test within 72 hours to enter venues.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • 4 cocktails
  • 4 venues
  • Local Guide
Exclusions
  • Food (food is available for purchase at some stops)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Tiki Tolteca, 301 N Peters St 2nd floor, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA We meet inside Tiki Tolteca, located at 310 N. Peters St, located above Felipe's Taqueria. Saturdays and Sundays please enter and go upstairs. All other days please wait outside or downstairs in Felipe's until Tiki Tolteca opens at exactly 5pm. There is an additional side entrance on Bienville St.
  • Bourbon O Bar, 730 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA We typically end the tour at the Bourbon "O" Jazz Bar, located at 730 Bourbon St.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Bourbon O Bar, 730 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA We typically end the tour at the Bourbon "O" Jazz Bar, located at 730 Bourbon St.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Almost all cocktails are vegan-friendly
  • Walk is approximately 1-mile
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • All venues subject to change based on availability
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Must provide proof of at least one dose of an approved COVID vaccine or negative PCR test within 72 hours to enter venues.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 13 Aug 2021
A note from New Orleans Cocktail History Walking Tour in the French Quarter
Must provide proof of at least one dose of an approved COVID vaccine or negative PCR test within 72 hours to enter venues.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Tiki Tolteca
    301 N Peters St 2nd floor, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    We meet inside Tiki Tolteca, located at 310 N. Peters St, located above Felipe's Taqueria. Saturdays and Sundays please enter and go upstairs. All other days please wait outside or downstairs in Felipe's until Tiki Tolteca opens at exactly 5pm. There is an additional side entrance on Bienville St.
    See address & details
  • 1
    French Quarter
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Chartres Street
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Royal Street
    St. Louis Cathedral
  • 3
    Bourbon O
    Stop: 35 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Bourbon O Bar
    730 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
    We typically end the tour at the Bourbon "O" Jazz Bar, located at 730 Bourbon St.
    See address & details
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janetT2007
Chattanooga, TN2 contributions
Cocktail Tour with Sandi was the best!
This was the 5th time we have taken this tour. It’s always fun, but this was by far the best yet! We had Sandi Smith for our guide. She was so interesting and we could tell she was having so much fun sharing her knowledge of her city that she loves. We didn’t want it to end because of her! The bartenders knew her by name and welcomed us every time. Thank you Sandi!
Written 17 August 2021
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Kyle H
4 contributions
Fun tour, great drinks
Aug 2021 • Solo
Great cocktails, great guide, amazing value for the price. Highly recommend this tour. I had a lot of fun, got to try good drinks, and learned a lot about how much NO shaped the cocktails we take for granted today.
Written 13 August 2021
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Brian H
Tahlequah, OK17 contributions
Excellent way to see and taste some of the best bars and drinks in NOLA
Aug 2021
Enjoyed the history and background provided by Beth during the tour. Ended up hanging out with some of the folks from our tour afterwards after having such a great time on the walking tour.
Written 2 August 2021
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Samantha M
Nashville, TN6 contributions
Worth the time - excellent tour
Was an excellent knowledgeable trip throughout the quarter. Beth was an amazing guide. Had a lot of fun. Learned a lot about the cocktails of NOLA and of some neat out of the way bars.
Written 30 July 2021
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Lani H
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates14 contributions
Drinks With A Friend
Jul 2021 • Solo
Taking this tour with Jim was like taking a walk with a life time friend, enjoying a few drinks along the way, a lot of laughs, and gaining some knowledge too. Excellent way to spend the afternoon.
Written 27 July 2021
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Beccathewanderer89
33 contributions
Top of the List Worthy
YOU MUST DO THIS!! It was my second time on this tour, but I got a very different experience with a different guide and with slight different drinks. This one was just as much fun as the first, and I highly recommend this for anyone coming to NOLA. Great for couples or friends or even solo.
Written 27 June 2021
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Miranda
Royal Palm Beach, FL12 contributions
Amazing tour!
Amazing! Beth was an incredible tour guide, knew so much history. Made friends on this trip and would 100% recommend and do it again!
Written 16 May 2021
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Dylan O
We would absolutely love to host you again!!
Written 29 May 2021
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Karen S
San Francisco, CA2 contributions
Beth is the BEST !
You know what makes a tour ... a GREAT tour guide ! A must do in NOLA! Luckily we had a small group so it felt more personal & all the bar stops were intriguing & of course the drinks were on point ! My favorite was the pimms cup. Thank you Beth for your beautiful soul and for a great time in NOLA. My hubbs & I really appreciated you.
Written 4 May 2021
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Dylan O
This is such a sweet review...thank you! I know Beth will really appreciate reading this!
Written 5 May 2021
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Stacy R
1 contribution
Awesome!!
Apr 2021 • Couples
Well worth the money. Great cocktails and related history. Got to go on a balcony and see a few historic places along the way. Beth our guide was perfect.
Written 2 May 2021
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Dylan O
Thank you Stacy!
Written 5 May 2021
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lavie12
Richmond, VA115 contributions
Highly recommended!
We did the cocktail history tour and I cannot recommend this tour more! It is a must do activity when visiting New Orleans. Our guide was very knowledgeable and patient even when all of us got three sheets to the wind lol I did actually pay attention to what she talked to us about at each stop and I would say definitely do this if you drink at all. New Orleans has a rich history in culture and their invention of some amazing cocktails is just part of it. The Pimm's Cup and Grasshopper were invented at the restaurants we tried them at.

I would say if I did this again, I'd do the combo cocktail and food tour. Totally worth it!
Written 23 April 2021
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Dylan O
Thanks for your review! Yes, we'd love to host you on the Combo Cocktail & Food History Tour as well!
Written 24 April 2021
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huff44
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Great time!
Jim was a great guide! He had all the answers to the questions asked! I would definitely do it again.
FunBobbyLSU
FunBobbyLSU
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Nola Food Tour - Beth was AMAZING!
I brought my inlaws in from Utah for their first trip to Nola. Beth was such a great tour guide giving us the hist
suerao
suerao
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Awesome Dr. Gumbo Cocktail History Tour
We had an exceptional tour with Beth as our guide in New Orleans. We learned about the history of the cocktail and
m0rgandeanne
m0rgandeanne
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Well worth it!!!!!
Beth was our guide. She provided a wonderful balance of information and fun as we tour through the various shops an
LoriW2021aug
LoriW2021aug
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Best tour ever!!!!
Beth was awesome and we had such a great time! Learned a lot and ate great food. What more could you ask for?
BrentB5024
BrentB5024
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Excellent time
We had a great time sampling New Orleans food and cocktails in the French Quarter, as well as learning some history
gracefitzgerald193
gracefitzgerald193
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Highly Recommended Tour
We had an absolutely amazing experience with Beth. She did a great job combining the history of each cocktail as we
R152IRchristopherk
R152IRchristopherk
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A great way to eat and drink through the french quarter
Food selections were fabulous! Be prepared to be stuffed. Cocktails were top shelf. Guide was super!
JDavidson21
JDavidson21
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Great tour!
Great way to enjoy some of the iconic food staples of New Orleans! Beth was a fantastic guide! She shares fascina
Reese J
Reese J
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Such a fun event!
This food tour was so fun. Was not expecting to be full but we were almost busting at the seems. Every stop was so
MaggieBlakeee
MaggieBlakeee
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Delicious and fun!
Fun and yummy tour! This tour was a really fun way to learn about food/history while enjoying a delicious meal! I w
maggiemb2013
maggiemb2013
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DON’T SKIP THIS TOUR
Whether you’re a foodie or not, this tour is a must in NOLA! It’s interesting, fun, and delicious. 5-stars, would g
johndimock
johndimock
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Worth it!
Good food, tasty beverages, a great (and super knowledgeable) guide, and we also met great people! If you’re com
yobei
yobei
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Yummy Walk of Tastiness, with a Dash of History
LOVED this tour—one of my favorites ever! I enjoyed the history, scenery, atmosphere, and delicious food! We sample
jax82
jax82
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Awesome experience
I booked this food and cocktail tasting and was blown away. Our guide was funny and knowledgeable, and I was BLOWN
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