The Napoleon House will close for vacation on Tuesday, August 14th, 2012.
We will reopen on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012.

At present the café' serving hours are: MON: 11am-5:30pm; TUES-THU: 11am-10pm; FRI-SAT: 11am-11pm
Reception rooms are operating for private functions. | Bar open till.

History

See a video introduction to the Napoleon House

Few places capture the essence of New Orleans like the Napoleon House: A 200 year old landmark that's as casual and unique as its French Quarter surroundings.

The building's first occupant, Nicholas Girod, was mayor of New Orleans from 1812 to 1815.  He offered his residence to Napoleon in 1821 as a refuge during his exile.

Napoleon never made it, but the name stuck, and since then, the Napoleon House has become one of the most famous bars in America, a haunt for artists and writers throughout most of  the 20th century.

Owned and operated by the Impastato family since 1914, it's a place that suspends you in time, where you can hear Beethoven's Eroiqua, which he composed for Napoleon, and the music of other classical masters, while sipping a Pimm's Cup, and basking in an ambiance that could only be New Orleans.

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Napoleon House | 500 Chartres Street | New Orleans, La. 70130 | 504.524.9752 | info@napoleonhouse.con