Tujague's, New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans , Louisiana
Tel: 504 525 8676
Concierge.com's insider take:
This French Quarter gem survives as a representative of the classic 1850s saloon, historic and classic down to the last detail—the carved columns, 19th-century silvered mirror, ankle-level brass rail and not a barstool in sight. The contemporary crowd reflects its location on tourist-clogged Decatur Street, just a few steps from the round-the-clock chaos of Café du Monde. Out-of-towners looking to score a quick to-go highball or light beer will miss sipping a well-made classic cocktail in one of the best afternoon bars in the country. The brusque but endearing barkeep Paul Gustings mixes up a classic Sazerac and the rare Angostura Phosphate, a tangy cocktail that tastes like Christmas in a rocks glass.—Pableaux Johnson
Open Mondays through Thursdays 3 to 10 pm. Fridays and Saturdays 10 am to 10 pm.