New Orleans, US
If Bar Marilou looks like a library – albeit an eccentric, scarlet one – that’s because it was indeed once the library of the City Hall Annex. The Parisian team behind Candelaria, Glass and Le Mary Celeste have transformed this space next to hotel Maison de la Luz into a captivating French cocktail bar. There are books, of course, and all manner of striking design touches, not least the tiger-print carpets. There’s plenty to discover when it comes to the cocktails here, with liberal use of vermouths and amaros. A perfect spot for a sophisticated aperitif, or to settle into for the night.
544 Carondelet St, Central Business District, New Orleans, Louisiana, LA 70130