Courtesy of Erin Rose

Drink Like the Irish: Five Places to Celebrate National Irish Coffee Day

00:00 November 30, -0001
By: Kellie Arevalo

On January 25, celebrate your Monday morning with not just a regular coffee, but an Irish Coffee. Irish Coffee is a cocktail made up of hot coffee, Irish whiskey, and sugar, topped with whipped cream. However, there are plenty of ways to spice up the drink, such as adding cream, brown sugar, or even an extra splash of Irish whiskey. The cocktail won't get you drunk, but it will give you a little energy boost for the rest of the day. There are plenty of bars in New Orleans that offer an Irish Coffee cocktail, but here are five places that have a must-try version of this classic drink.

Erin Rose

Erin Rose is a casual bar located just off Bourbon Street. The small bar offers a mixed variety of cocktails and a Killer Po-Boys sandwich shop in the back, but none of it compares to their Frozen Irish Coffee. It tastes like a frozen mudslide daiquiri and will have you addicted. The cocktail also comes with hot coffee if you prefer that instead. Erin Rose is open 21 hours a day, starting at 10 a.m., so you can stop by at any time. They also offer tons of specials to get you up and drinking, giving you many reasons to visit, other than the amazing Frozen Irish Coffee. 811 Conti St., 504-522-3573, erinrosebar.com

St. Pat's Irish Coffeehouse

Just by the name, you can assume that St. Pat's Irish Coffeehouse makes a mean Irish Coffee. This hidden gem is located right in the French Quarter and is owned by a local New Orleans family. There is a courtyard for outdoor seating where you can enjoy St. Pat's homemade Irish Coffee. Their motto is "There are no strangers, just friends we have yet to meet," so celebrate National Irish Coffee Day at St. Pat's and make a new friend or two. 933 Conti St., 504-481-8593, stpatsirishcoffeehouse.com

Molly's at the Market

Founded in 1974, Molly's at the Market is an Irish bar located right near the French Market. If you need a quick break from the bustling streets of the Quarter, order Molly's famous Irish Coffee. Their Frozen Irish Coffee is a blend of liquor and cream that tastes like a boozy milkshake, or you can also get one hot. Open from 10 a.m. to 6 a.m., Molly's at the Market offers Irish Coffee any time of day. 1107 Decatur St., 504-525-5169, mollysatthemarket.net

Café Envie

Café Envie is an espresso bar and café with two locations right in the French Quarter. They specialize in breakfast and baked goods with a variety of local roasts and treats, which is perfect to pair with an Irish Coffee. You can stop by for a quick bite and a hot drink and sit at their outdoor or indoor dining tables, but with limited capacity. Multiple locations., 504-524-3689, cafeenvie.com

Parasol's

Parasol's is a casual Irish pub located in the Irish Channel in the Garden District. It's a very laid-back place to grab a bite to eat or to just sit and relax. Parasol's is known for selling one of the best roast beef po-boys east of the Mississippi. It's a low-key bar with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, with full dining service. Parasol's is a small bar with a big reputation and a perfect place to try an Irish coffee on National Irish Coffee Day. 2533 Constance St., 504-354-9079, facebook.com/ParasolsNOLA

Photo compliments of Erin Rose

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