Bar Tonique, New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans , Louisiana
Tel: 504 324 6045
Concierge.com's insider take:
Perched on the Rampart Street border between the French Quarter and Faubourg Treme neighborhoods, this one-room bar serves up an amazing range of classic and contemporary cocktails in an appropriately funky ambience. The location is just far enough from the high-traffic tourist zones to feel secluded, but bustling enough to have solid energy, whether you're enjoying a nice afternoon relaxer or crowded, shoulder-to-shoulder cocktails on a Friday night. Tonique's specials board has an impressive list of more than a dozen standby cocktails that covers the basics (Sazerac, Dark and Stormy) and then some (Corpse Reviver, Last Word). Their Pimm's Cup is fruitier than most (with muddled citrus and fizzy water as a substitute for ginger ale) but a worthy take on one of New Orleans's classic summertime highballs.—Pableaux Johnson
Open daily 2 pm to 2 am.