URBAN LEGEND STATES
THE OLD ABSINTHE HOUSE WAS WHERE
JEAN LAFITTE, AN OUTLAW MET WITH ANDREW JACKSON
TO NEGOTIATE LAFITTE'S ASSISTANCE
IN THE DEFENSE AGAINST BRITISH FORCES
IN THEIR LAST ATTEMPT TO GAIN A FOOTHOLD
ON AMERICAN SOIL
LAFITTE'S PIRATE ARMY HELPED WIN
THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS
ENDING THE WAR OF 1812
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FORMERLY A PORT FIRM
THE OLD ABSINTHE HOUSE
WAS TRANSFORMED INTO A SALOON
WHERE BUSINESS SKY-ROCKETED
AFTER ITS RELEASE OF THE ABSINTHE HOUSE FRAPPÉ
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EVENTUALLY ABSINTHE WAS OUTLAWED
AND AUTHORITIES THREATENED TO DESTROY THE BAR
IN ORDER TO MAKE A PUBLIC EXAMPLE
THE PHYSICAL BAR WAS UPROOTED AND MOVED
TO WHAT BECAME A SPEAKEASY
DURING THE PROHIBITION ERA
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IT WASN'T UNTIL 2004
THAT THE ORIGINAL COPPER-PLATED BAR
RETURNED TO ITS HOME AT 240 BOURBON STREET
WHERE YOU CAN STILL JOIN US
FOR AN ABSINTHE HOUSE FRAPPÉ

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