If ever there was a city founded on legend that has become fact, it's New Orleans. There's always somebody, somewhere, telling you something, frankly, that just ain't true.
"New Orleans is the birthplace of the cocktail," and, "The word 'cocktail' was born in New Orleans," are two of these statements.
And they just ain't true.
Not exactly, anyway.
But there is truth in their hearts.
Particularly when you consider this: The cocktail culture of New Orleans has a history and importance similar to jazz.
Street for street, block for block, bar for bar, bartender for bartender, drink by drink, I put it to you that there is no more important, or accessible, cocktail city in the world for blowing you away with the cocktail's foundational history, and the simple yet profound pleasures of enjoying one, than New Orleans.
If you'd like to discover this miraculous confluence of yesteryear and libation for yourself, I invite you to stroll through the past with me and delight in the surprisingly tasty history of Crescent City drinks and the establishments that made them famous. On the Crescent City Cocktail Crawl, we will experience New Orleans' classic cocktails, as well as revel in the present and indulge in original creations of our contemporary mixologists...all chased by a shot of straight-up New Orleans lore.
It's a match made, "Only in NOLA!"
You must be an adult of legal drinking age (21+) to take this tour, and please read our New Orleans Streetwalkers Tours COVID-19 Health & Safety Policy.
Imbibe Your History...
What My Guests Are Saying About The Crescent City Cocktail Crawl
"Brian knows the places and the people. He is very down to earth, fun, and interesting -- that's what you want in a tour guide!! This was my second tour with New Orleans Streetwalkers Tours (gotta love the name!). Highly recommend to everyone!"
— Tom R., TX
Not So Sure About A Private Tour?
Allow your Friendly Neighborhood Tour Guide to Lay Down Some Gospel!
One: If you have a minimum of six people in your party, there is no extra charge to tour privately.
Two: If you have less than six people, pay for six. Now your tour is just little 'ole y'all.
Three: If schedules allow, we can depart at a custom time that may be more convenient for you.
Four: You may waive that 8 person group maximum.
Five: We can do other fun things, too, like stop for bites.
Six: Stay secure with your krewe during COVID-19.
Crescent City Cocktail Crawl FAQ
How do I include an alcoholic drink?
To include one alcoholic beverage in your purchase price on the Crescent City Cocktail Crawl, please choose that option while booking. No other drinks are included in the price of the tour.
If I choose to have an alcoholic drink included on the Crescent City Cocktail Crawl, what kind of a drink is it?
The one included beverage--if chosen while booking the tour--is either a Bourbon Street style go-cup drink, like, and including, a Hurricane, or a beer, served in a non-souvenir plain plastic cup. It is not a classic cocktail--a martini, vodka tonic, etc.--just your all-around, easy-going, fruit juice & boozy concoction or a beer. You will be shown a menu on the tour from which to choose your included drink. No other drinks are included in the price of the tour. You will, however, have ample opportunity to purchase additional drinks, if you like, but are not obligated to buy drinks at any stop.
Where does the tour end?
The Crescent City Cocktail Crawl ends at a bar somewhere in the French Quarter. If I do not have a previous obligation--such as a tour--I am happy to escort y'all to where you may be going, if it is within walking distance.
How long is the Crescent City Cocktail Crawl?
The tour is 3 hours long. Occasionally, tours will end a few minutes early or late, depending on French Quarter high jinks, and also group size. I do my utmost to end on time, but I may not. With that in mind, I highly recommend not making plans directly after your tour. Build in some chill time to comfortably get to your, "I'm completely envious of your dinner," or whatever shenanigans you have planned.