Photo courtesy of The W New Orleans—French Quarter
Where to Drink (and Stay) in the French Quarter
The 97 recently redesigned rooms pay homage to the city’s jazz scene and its voodoo queen, Marie Laveau. The new bar and restaurant, SoBou, is decorated with ephemera from the Museum of the American Cocktail. Bar chef Abigail Gullo puts her twist on classic cocktails. She suggests ordering the cherry jubilee white bread pudding with her Sicilian negroni. The W hosts free cocktail seminars the first Monday of every month. And when Gullo gets away from the bar, she heads around the corner to the French 75 Bar at Arnaud’s. From $269. 316 Chartres St., (504) 581-1200. This appeared in the May 2013 issue.