Tag Archives: Hotel Monteleone

Tales of the Cocktail 2014 Takes Over New Orleans

The 12th annual Tales of the Cocktail festival will take over the French Quarter from July 16-20 with an array of parties, seminars, awards ceremonies and countless opportunities to imbibe. Here’s a breakdown of some of the many Tales of the Cocktail 2014 events you can attend. Monday Spanning from Monday, July 14th, to Monday, [...]

Michael Glassberg of Hotel Monteleone Wins Melodic Mixology Cocktail Competition

In June, OffBeat announced a new cocktail contest we co-sponsored along with Herbsaint: The Melodic Mixology Competition. The rules were simple: New Orleans-area bartenders were asked to make an original cocktail recipe that met three guidelines: 1. it used Legendre Herbsaint 100 Proof, 2. it used no more than 7 ingredients, and 3. the cocktail [...]

Hotel Bars: The Classic Formula

It is said that Governor Huey P. Long had a personal stake in the construction of Airline Highway because it would cut 40 miles out of his trip from Baton Rouge to the Sazerac Bar in the Roosevelt Hotel. One of the Kingfish’s favorite haunts in his heyday, he once flew a Sazerac bartender to [...]

Festigals: A Fete for Females

The all-women, all-pampering FestiGals is back at the Hotel Monteleone. The four-day festival kicks off on Thursday, June 21. This is a “one-of-a-kind series of events,” says FestiGals founder Diane Lyons. “CEOs, soccer moms, and retirees will unite to celebrate life, laughter, and womanhood…in a city where food, fun and fabulousness run rampart around every [...]

The Remodeled Carousel Bar Opens with Tales of the Cocktail

The Carousel Bar at the Hotel Monteleone is ready to take on Mardi Gras, the Final Four and the Super Bowl. The historic French Quarter hangout has just received a full makeover, a project that had been in the works and finally came to fruition with its unofficial reopening on New Year’s Eve. “It’s something [...]

Tea and Tales of the Cocktail

On July 23, a funeral procession will throng through the French Quarter. The second liners won’t be in funeral attire; they will wear formal clothes and emerge at 11:30 a.m. from the Hotel Monteleone, the starting point of the procession. The departed was once a close friend of the second liners, especially during the 1990s, [...]

“Best of”–What’s It Good For? $$

Esquire Magazine just named its top bars in the country and several New Orleans watering holes made the cut. New Orleans was third in the number of bars in the “best of” list in the US, only beat out by San Francisco and New York for the most “best” bars in any city (not a [...]

Tales of the Cocktail Kicks Off

This week, thousands of bartenders descend upon the city. They come from all over the world, bearing knowledge of spirits and techniques and liquor history, and don plastic badges on lanyards as they come together to celebrate their shared love: cocktails. Since the Tales of the Cocktail began in 2003, its founders Ann and Paul [...]

Janice Medlock: Confessions of a Piano Bar Star

“It’s a life,” declared Janice Medlock emphatically. “It’s more than just a profession—more than music even—it’s a way of life.” The topic at hand was piano bars—specifically what it is like to be a piano bar performer. Medlock, who plays at the Monteleone Hotel’s Carousel Lounge Wednesdays through Thursdays, has developed a loyal following for [...]