Spend the night on a haunted pub crawl in New Orleans on your next visit to the Big Easy. Walk around the streets of the French Quarter with the dead that roam the dark streets. New Orleans is perfect for people who love dark history, ghost stories, vampires and drinking the best tasting cocktails in the world.
Wander around New Orleans streets with a hurricane in one hand and an absinth in the other as you hear tales of crime, ghosts, vampires, and so much more.
I recommend taking one of the many Haunted Pub crawls New Orleans has to offer. It’s like a ghost tour with alcoholic beverages mixed in between each story. Plus, it is nice breaking up the walking that happens on ghost tours with a visit to a few pubs in between.
So, why not go on one of the best pub crawls in New Orleans? Check out the list of New Orleans pub crawls or the best haunted pub crawls in New Orleans below.
11 New Orleans Pub Crawls
What makes New Orleans so great is you can walk around the French Quarter carrying your drink with you! On the Haunted Pub Crawl in New Orleans, you go from haunted pub to haunted pub. You get to drink as you hear about New Orleans’ most haunted locations.
Bar hop to New Orleans’ most haunted pubs while trying as many different drinks as New Orleans pubs offer. I recommend New Orleans’ most famous drink, the hurricane!
This tour is a historically accurate ghost tour that focuses on New Orleans’s haunted pubs. You will see the Lalaurie Mansion, Pirates Alley and Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop and pass by other locations. The tour guides make the tour incredibly fun and entertaining at every site.
What makes this the best pub crawl in New Orleans? Every tour is a different experience! The tour guide offers a unique experience full of super scary tales with the best alcoholic drinks in New Orleans.
Sometimes this tour has a few too many people in the group, so just be aware if you are taking this tour during the high tourist season.
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Step back to 1850 when the cocktail scene erupted in New Orleans. The New Orleans Original Craft Cocktail Walking Tour stops at four of French Quarters’ most iconic establishments, including the Court of Two Sisters’ Carriageway Bar, Peychaud’s and my favourite jazz bar – Fritzel’s European Jazz Bar.
What makes this one of the best pub crawls in New Orleans? The tour includes three classic cocktails, including Absinthe and Sarzerac, the official cocktail of New Orleans. You will learn the history of each cocktail you try in the place they were created in New Orleans.
The New Orleans Original Craft Cocktail Walking Tour is perfect for meeting new people and making friends. The tour guides are friendly, knowledgeable and give you a night to remember with all the tasty drinks you can have! (bring cash if you want to have more than three drinks).
Do you want to experience the New Orleans jazz scene? The Frenchmen Street Live Music Pub Crawl is the tour for you. Not only do you get the opportunity to try some of New Orleans best tasting cocktails, but you’ll listen to the best jazz while you do it. This tour includes one New Orleans cocktail – so bring money if you want to try more than one!
Follow a guide throughout New Orleans Frenchmen Street on one of the best pub tours in New Orleans. You will visit the best pubs and nightclubs, including Snug Harbor, The Spotted Cat, Maison and more.
The tour runs for around 3 hours and is a great way to make friends in New Orleans. Plus, the tour guide tells you about the history of each pub along the way! Chances are this tour will bring you to a pub or bar you’ve never heard of before. It’s the perfect way to explore Frenchmen Street.
Do you want to go one of New Orleans pub crawls that take you off the beaten path? Look no further than New Orleans Haunted Pub Crawl. The tour visits New Orleans’s most haunted locations and incredibly haunted pubs.
The tour leads you to the dark and hidden sites in New Orleans while you drink alcohol and hear tales of crimes and the city’s dark history. Stops include Finnegan’s Easy and the Pirate’s Alley Café, famous for absinthe!
With this tour, you will get great stories and drinks and experience a spooky and fun atmosphere all night.
The price of drinks is not included in the tour price.
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Wander through the French Quarter on the New Orleans: Drunk History Walking Tour. The tour passes by many pubs between spooky historical spots in New Orleans.
The guide is friendly and fun and will tell you about New Orlean’s haunted locations, voodoo history and stories of vampires that still live in the city.
This tour stops at a bar or two where you can grab a beverage before it’s on to the next location. This tour is more of a drink and walks in between haunted sites and haunted pubs than a traditional pub crawl. It is loads of fun and full of terrifying history about New Orleans vampires, ghosts, pirates and more.
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Witches Brew Tours has some of the best ghost tours in New Orleans, making their New Orleans Drunk Spirits Pub Crawl Tour perfect for booze lovers and boos. This New Orleans pub crawl is fit with the best ghost stories and spooky spirits that will make anyone’s night better.
What makes this one of the best pub crawls in New Orleans? The tour is limited to 15 people, so you will have an intimate experience with your whole group. You are drinking, laughing and hearing all about the horrors and darkness of New Orleans’s French Quarter.
The tour stops at Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar, the Old Absinth House, the Mississippi River Bottom Bar and Potions.
This tour does not include the price of drinks, so bring money along to purchase some of New Orleans’ infamous cocktails.
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I recommend taking the True Crime Pub Crawl in New Orleans if you are into true crime. This two-hour tour takes you down the rabbit hole of some of the most eerie crimes in New Orleans’s history.
Follow a professional tour guide to bars like the Three Legged Dog, May Baily’s Place and the Jimani Lounge. You will hear the unnerving tales of the Ax Man’s reign of terror and New Orleans ties to the JFK assassination.
I highly recommend this tour, and you can purchase delicious drinks at each location.
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Spend the evening learning about New Orleans history with the NOLA Drunken History Tour from New Orleans.
Head to Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar, one of the city’s oldest bars. Next, visit the Pirate’s Alley Café, where you hear the tales of pirates that once walked around New Orleans.
Other stops include Tujague’s Restaurant and Bar, Ryan’s Irish Pub and the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum. The tour is fun, and you learn about the history of New Orleans as you walk from pub to pub.
I really enjoyed spending a few hours at Ryan’s Irish Pub the following evening – it is a great pub, so I recommend revisiting it once the tour is complete.
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I recommend the Haunted New Orleans Ghost and Pub Walking Tour if you prefer small group tours. The tour is capped at ten travellers so, if you are like me, you will enjoy the more intimate experience of not sharing the tour with loads of people.
The tour is also a haunted pub crawl in New Orleans, so you will hear all about the ghosts that haunt the city. You will follow a costumed guide through the French Quarter and stop at places like Mary Baily’s Place, the Cornstalk Hotel and St. Louis Cathedral.
The tour guides are amazing and so fun. They treat you to an incredible experience and take you to the best pubs in New Orleans.
If you want a tour and a drink inside Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar, the Ghost Tour and Haunted Pub Crawl Party are among the few tours that enter the pub.
The tour visits the Andrew Jackson Hotel (whose ghost story made me unable to sleep that night!), MRB Bar & Kitchen and stops outside the Lalaurie Mansion.
What makes this one of the best pub crawls in New Orleans? The tour ends at the BMC Balcony Music Club, where you will visit Kalindah Laveux, the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans.
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Spend the evening drinking in the Irish Channel neighbourhood of New Orleans by joining the Irish Channel Pub Crawl. The tour is a great way to explore an area outside the French Quarter. The tour is fun, and the beer and banter are great.
The Irish Channel Pub Tour is smaller than most tours that take you through the French Quarter, and there are far fewer tourists making it a great escape. The tour guides know the area’s history well and take you to pubs, including Parasol’s.
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