Food & Wine

Drinks in New Orleans

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The first night in town I was exhausted from the long week and was in bed by 8PM, but was ready to check out the NOLA scene the next evening. We wanted to catch some jazz on Frenchman Street, but still weren’t sure if the power had come back on, so we decided to wander to Tommy’s Wine Bar in the Warehouse District.

It’s not much to look at from the outside, but once you walk in it’s an incredible space with wood paneled walls, lots of comfortable velvet couches, flickering gas lamps and a long bar reminiscent of an old-fashioned opulent hotel. An eclectic but enjoyable mix of music including, but not limited to jazz.

It was quiet for a Sunday night, there was one other couple when we arrived and people filtered in and out but we had it to ourselves for most of the evening.

Tommy’s has a great wine list and had plenty of bubbly in stock so we started with a bottle of Roderer for $40 and a super rich bananas foster.

Mick, the bartender was great, keeping an eye on us but never intrusive. When we ordered the second bottle he joined us in a toast and stopped by with a plate of strawberries shortly after.

Sipping wine in a comfy chair and conversing in normal tones was definitely more my scene than Bourbon St, and the whole evening made my trip!

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