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New Orleans Nightlife

Old Absinthe House

  • 240 Bourbon St. Map It
  • French Quarter
  • Bars/Pubs

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In its 200-year history, this low-key oasis with its famous marble absinthe fountain has served guests including Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, Franklin Roosevelt, and Frank Sinatra. It's now mostly frequented by tourists and casual local characters who appreciate a good brewski or cocktail to go. Thousands of business cards stapled to the wall serve as interesting wallpaper.

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240 Bourbon St., New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130, USA

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