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4905 Freret Street, (corner Upperline St), New Orleans, Louisiana, LA 70115, United States
Tel: +1 504 302 2357
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Mon-Thu, Sun 5pm-12am, Fri-Sat 5pm-2am
Door: Open door
Style: Lounge bar
Recommended for: Alfresco, Cocktails, Food
Price guide: Middling
Food: Bar snacks
Owned by: Neal Bodenheimer and Kirk Estopinal
If a relaxed yet swanky cocktail lounge is your thing then this bar which opened in March 2009 is hands down the best cocktail bar in New Orleans. Cure lies in a residential Uptown neighbourhood some 15-20 minutes from the French Quarter by taxi but is well worth the trip.
A large airy renovated firehouse with bare concrete floor houses this impressive bar with its long counter which turns kitchen counter at one end. Opposite, 30-something locals stretch out on the sweeping bottle green leather banquette seating. The far end of the room leads onto a courtyard laid out with rows of chairs and tables.
Drinks are impeccably prepared using the extensive spirits selection and an impressive line-up of bitters bottles. The dozen strong cocktail list features signature drinks from Cure's bar team and requests for most classics are well executed.