If you live in Washington D.C. and are hoping to get a taste of some authentic New Orleans style, check out Vieux Carre cocktail bar. The recent addition to the city prides itself on its link to true New Orleans drink culture, and their ties back to the famous city. Vieux Carre is located just over a mile from the Newseum Residences apartments, and its name is derived from the original name for New Orleans’ French Quarter.
Vieux Carre certainly has a striking atmosphere. When you walk into the space, you’ll be greeted with elegant high ceilings and rich, decadent décor. If you sit at a café table on the mezzanine, you can overlook the rest of the space and main courtyard bar area. The cocktail menu has some unique offerings mixed by knowledgeable bartenders. Drink prices are definitely on the higher side, so stop in for Happy Hour deals every day from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. if you’re looking to save money.