Beauty, as they say, is in the eye of the beholder. And that eye tends to behold significantly more when the mouth below it has had a snootful. Still, you don’t have to be three sheets to the wind to enjoy a fine beverage in fine surroundings, and when it comes to drinking in beautiful environs, New Orleans has you covered in spades. From modern chic to antique and historic, here are the most eye-catching watering holes the Crescent City has to offer.
At the forefront of the “new cocktail culture” -- which, oddly enough, has much to do with the original cocktail culture of New Orleans -- was Cure, the first spot in town to breathe fresh new life into what had become a somewhat staid drinking scene. The cocktails are lovely, but the room is even more impressive, with a back bar filled with seemingly hundreds of spirits you've probably never heard of and might not even be able to pronounce. It’s a sophisticated, yet comfortable place to have a drink.