Loa at the International House Hotel

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Mixologist Alan Walter of Loa at the International House - New Orleans, LA

221 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 553-9550
ihhotel.com/bar.html
Hours: Mon-Sun 4pm-2am

Set inside the sleek International House, Loa is a little minx of a bar with plush seating, intimate candlelight, and beautifully presented cocktails. But Loa’s more than a pretty hotel watering hole for glamorous guests and suits from the surrounding Central Business District. She has character; mixologist Alan Walter makes sure of it. Walter’s extensive pantry includes house-made bitters, syrups, and liqueurs that range in flavor from plantain and blackberry to horseradish. His cerebral (but not too serious) combinations invite guests to play, laugh, marvel, and knuckle their brows. Walter manages to bridge the gap between full-on culinary cocktails and a more modern spirits-driven style, which Walter, his bar, and libations have in spades.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Delilah: London Dry Gin, St. Germain, Pineapple-Balsamic Syrup, Lime, Basil, and Pineapple Wedge
  • Lala Louisianne: Cynar, Absinthe, Carpano Antica, Rittenhouse Rye, and Chicory-Plantain Bitters served with Bittersweet Chocolate

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