For almost 200 years the Old Absinthe House bar has been a staple of life in the Vieux Carré. Located on the corner of Rue Bourbon and Rue Bienville, the copper-topped wooden bar captivates patrons as they sip their favorite beverages and the sights and sounds of the French Quarter trickle into this comfy tavern.
It’s easy to see why The Old Absinthe House has a hard time shaking its oldest patrons. Famous for its absinthe frappe and its immediate proximity to the Bourbon buzz, both locals and visiting tourists find themselves unable to resist its allure. Patrons gather at the copper bar fixtures beneath football helmets lingering overhead like capsized balloons, unable to resist closer inspection of the walls, which are covered haphazardly with business cards and vintage tavern signage.
This speakeasy-reminiscent “haunt” has collected many loyal patrons, both living and dead, for over 200 years and will continue to attract Green Fairy-chasers for years to come.
After all, “everyone eventually ends up at The Old Absinthe House.”