Gambit's 100+ bars 2018: new bars_lowres

Longway Tavern is a new cocktail lounge on Toulouse Street in the French Quarter.

1908 @PythianMarket Pythian Market, 234 Loyola Ave., (504) 605-0414; www.pythianmarket.com

The vibe: Head to the rear of the CBD's new bright and airy food hall and grab a seat at 1908, its cocktail-focused bar. What you'll drink: There's a full bar, complete with local brews, but cool off with a frozen white Russian or dark and stormy cocktails.

Deja Vieux Food Park 1681 Religious St., (504) 248-9553; www.dejavieuxfoodpark.com

The vibe: The Lower Garden District food park is an outdoor lot with one permanent food vendor, a changing roster of food trucks, a full bar and a covered deck with a TV for sports viewing. What you'll drink: Cucumber mojitos, tropical colada cocktails or bloody mary and mimosa specials during the World Cup.

El Libre @ElLibreNola 3151 Calhoun St., (504) 309-2699; www.facebook.com/ellibreuptown

The vibe: The Cuban- themed cafe moved from its original French Quarter spot to a former Bud's Broiler location Uptown. It's got the casual feel of a diner and a simple menu of sandwiches and Cuban staples. What you'll drink: Local craft beers or Cuban cocktails including mojitos, Cuba libres and daiquiris.

Longway Tavern @LongwayTavern 719 Toulouse St.; www.longwaytavern.com

The vibe: Liam Deegan formerly curated the whiskey selection at Barrel Proof before partnering with John Sinclair to open this gastropub with refined food and cocktail menus. The French Quarter cottage has a modern, sleek décor and a rear courtyard. What you'll drink: Original cocktails such as the Irish Morning Manhattan with Tulla- more Dew whiskey, sweet vermouth and Bittermens coffee liqueur.

Madam's Modern Kitchen + Bar B on Canal, 1300 Canal St., (504) 226-2993; www.madamsmodernkitchen.com

The vibe: Despite the Storyville theme, the spacious restaurant and bar has a distinctly modern look. What you'll drink: Storyville-themed cocktails such as the Red Light Negroni (Bols Genever gin, sweet vermouth and Galliano Apertivo) and the Madam's Tonic Lemonade (Atelier Vie Barrel-Aged Gin, black cherry and rosemary).

Manolito 508 Dumaine St., (504) 603-2740; www.manolitonola.com

The vibe: Cocktailians Nick Detrich and Chris Hannah are behind this cozy Cuban-inspired bar and cafe with a few seats at its ground-floor bar and tables on its mezzanine. What you'll drink: Cuban-inspired drinks such as the Floridita daiquiri (Bacardi Superior rum, lime and maraschino liqueur) or El Presidente (Banks 5 Island Blend Rum, Dolin dry vermouth, Pierre Ferrand dry Curacao and grenadine).

The Vintage 3121 Magazine St., (504) 324-7144; www.manolitonola.com

The vibe: The space has become progressively more elegant as it evolved from a Rue de la Course coffee house to Ignatius Eatery and finally The Vintage, which serves coffee and espresso drinks, small plates and classic cocktails. What you'll drink: Variations on classic cocktails, such as a Magazine mule (Tito's vodka, prosecco, mint and lime) and Remembering Camille, its version of a hurricane, made with dark rum and blood orange liqueur.


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