Bar Tonique

Image: Flickr/Kevin Tao
EVERY DAY: 12 P.M. - 2 A.M.
504.324.6045 | WEBSITE

Bar Tonique is the kind of secret, golden spot that teeters along the edge of neighborhood bar and craft cocktail paradise. The tiny space on the outer edge of the French Quarter is a perfectly tuned paradox, with video poker machines and a leather-bound menu full of nuanced cocktails coexisting happily.

Known For
  • craft cocktails
  • cheap date
  • craft beer
  • lots of whiskey
What to drink
For winter months, the Hot Apple Toddy (derived from a 1700s recipe) can’t be topped. In the summer months, the Saint Claude is ideal for cherry lovers, with a one-two punch of juicy flavor.
French Quarter
For designated drivers or those looking for mixed drinks sans alcohol, Bar Tonique also serves up the city’s best “temperance drinks” or more chicly-named mocktails.