New Orleans, Louisiana: Museum of the American Cocktail

The history of mixed drinks. Two hundred years of bartender innovation! The showpiece of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum.
Address:
1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA
Directions:
Part of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. South of the French Quarter and four blocks south of the elevated expressway. The museum is on the east side of Oretha Castle Haley Blvd just south of its intersection with Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Hours:
W-M 11-5:30 (Call to verify)
Phone:
504-267-7490
Admission:
Adults $10, Seniors/Students $5, Under 12 free.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Museum of the American Cocktail

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Neon Cocktail, Wisconsin Dells.

Museum of the American Cocktail

The Museum of the American Cocktail won't let drinks be forgotten, even by those who drink to forget they drink (to paraphrase the late comedian Joe E. Lewis). Founded by Dale DeGroff and a crew of bartenders, collectors, historians, and writers, the museum was designed and is curated by Ted Haigh (aka Dr. Cocktail).

Artifacts include vintage cocktail shakers, Prohibition-era literature and music, tools, and other cocktail memorabilia from collections of the museum founders. A timeline traces the development of mixed drinks, from the earliest documented cocktail, in 1806, through two hundred years of bartender innovation, including the Tiki and Swinger Eras.

[Roadsideamerica.com Team, 03/28/2005]

Nearby Offbeat Places

National WWII MuseumNational WWII Museum, New Orleans, LA - < 1 mi.
Jefferson Davis Died HereJefferson Davis Died Here, New Orleans, LA - < 1 mi.
Lighthouse BuildingLighthouse Building, New Orleans, LA - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Storyland, New Orleans, LA - 3 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

November 20, 2019

My Sights

My Sights

Create Your Own Bizarre Road Trips!

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Louisiana Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Pratt Museum: Atomic Mortar, Hitler's Stick, Fort Campbell, Kentucky (Nov 18-24, 2019)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from RoadsideAmerica.com. Subscribe now!
RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Book Now

 

Favorite Quirky City Sights