Napoleon House in New Orleans is one of those rare places that make one long to return to a city, just to sit again in the shade of the ancient palms, drinking drinks in the sulfurous light of the old gas lamps. The waitstaff wear white, and glow faintly as they move soundlessly amongst the tables. I drank my first Pimms Cup here, while being regaled with stories of gold coin, bribes and intrigue.
Get all the info on this fabulous edifice built in 1797 at: Napoleon House Bar & Cafe, 500 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130. Tel: (504) 524-9752.