The 5 best whiskey bars in New Orleans

Looking to try the best whiskey bars in town?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top whiskey bars in New Orleans, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill.

1. The Rusty Nail

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Topping the list is The Rusty Nail. Located at 1100 Constance St. in the Lower Garden District, the sports bar, whiskey bar and lounge is the highest rated whiskey bar in New Orleans, boasting 4.5 stars out of 189 reviews on Yelp.

2. Cooter Brown's

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Next up is Black Pearl's Cooter Brown's, situated at 509 S. Carrollton Ave. With four stars out of 421 reviews on Yelp, the sports bar and whiskey bar, which offers seafood and more, has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Bayou Bar

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Central City's Bayou Bar, located at 2031 St. Charles Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the lounge and whiskey bar four stars out of 51 reviews.

4. Sidebar Nola

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Sidebar Nola, a cocktail bar, whiskey bar and wine bar in Mid-City, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 23 Yelp reviews. Head over to 611 S. White St. to see for yourself.

5. Whiskey & Sticks

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Over in Seventh Ward, check out Whiskey & Sticks, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 14 reviews on Yelp. You can find the whiskey bar and cigar bar at 2513 Bayou Road.


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