The bar is old and filled with the flavor of the French Quarter. At any time, local characters and travelers can always be seen lined up drinking such classics as Sazeracs and Grasshoppers.
The mirror that stands behind the bar is said to be older than the United States itself. It was brought over from France in 1856 from a Parisian bistro and was said to already be ninety years old before arriving in New Orleans, making it now over 250 years old. America’s oldest stand-up bar can also be credited with the Grasshopper Cocktail. Invented by Philip Guichet in 1918, the cocktail includes white and green crème de menthe, white and dark crème de cacao, heavy whipping cream and brandy. It was created for a cocktail competition in New York City where it came in second place. It has remained a winner at Tujague’s bar ever since. This legendary bar was able to even survive Prohibition under the helm of John Castet and Philip Guichet. Today, guests can enjoy the classics at one of America’s great drinking establishments.