BBC STAFF PICKS: A Few of Our Favorite NOLA Bars



    From classic Sazeracs to trendy craft cocktails, New Orleans has it all. Bustling with bars, it can be hard to choose where to get a refreshing drink this summer, but the BBC crew is here to help. We’ve asked our team to share some of their favorite spots and why they love ‘em!


Ashley Del Buono

Ashley Del Buono – The Delachaise

“This cozy wine bar on St. Charles Avenue makes for great daytime and evening cocktails. The extensive wine list is one of the best and biggest in the city. The cute patio lined with twinkle lights makes for a great atmosphere and the pommes frites (fried in goose fat) pair perfectly with any of their wines!”


Denise Malo- Harry’s Corner

“Nothing better than sitting at a table along the open-window sill with my Abita Amber in hand laughing, smiling and cheering for all things N’awlins!”


Valeri Provenzano – Carousel Bar

“Always hopping, newly renovated, great music, great location! Yes, you will wait for drinks, but the bartenders are fantastic and it’s a fun atmosphere to just hang out in while you wait! Love love love going there something before or after the “family” holiday party, yes, holidays! It’s always a packed house for Halloween, Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve. Everyone is always dressed up on these occasions and so much fun if you want to go out and do something before or after the “family” holiday parties. Also, a great party spot for Saints games!”


Christina Pohlmann – The Columns

“One of my favorites is the Columns Hotel. It was within walking distance of where I grew up, great drinks, historic building, patio seating and it overlooks St. Charles Avenue. It’s the perfect location for a nightcap, especially in the fall when it’s cool outside.”


David Rome- Arnaud’s French 75

“French 75 at Arnaud’s is my favorite bar in town. It brings me back to a time when bars were classy and quaint, but all the while knowing that someone famous could walk through the door at any time. Small, cozy, the spot to have a perfect Old Fashioned at the corner table with that someone special looking out at the world passing you by on Bienville Street.”