Mardi Gras 2023 in New Orleans

Your Tales of the Cocktail Homebase

In Downtown New Orleans

The Big Easy is hosting the return of the world’s largest cocktail conference for its twentieth year. Cocktail tastings and spirit seminars will take place all over New Orleans from July 25 – 29, 2022. Stay at Virgin Hotels New Orleans to be right in the middle of the week-long fun and be the first to participate in our very own Tales of the Cocktail events!


Commons Club bar
Commons Club bar
Say Yes To Summer
Say Yes To Summer
Commons Club Terrace

July 25 “Front Porch Welcome” hosted by Diageo

Hosted by Diageo, this official Tales of the Cocktail event will kick off the full week of events on Monday, July 25 on the Commons Club Patio from 3PM – 5PM. Open to Tales of the Cocktail attendees.

Suite Life

Grab your Tales of the Cocktail Krewe and live the suite life in one of our suites. Extra space, extra brilliant, and just a tad bit extra. Our New Orleans hotel suites connect two Chamber rooms to expand your personal and communal playground to the level of mega sweet. If there were ever a proper time to say “YOLO” it would be for our Big Easy suites, which offer the most comfortable hotel beds as well as the most space.


July 26: La Factoria – Don Q Mash Up Happy Hour

Virgin Hotels New Orleans is extremely excited to host the La Factoria / Don Q Mash Up Happy Hour as one of this year’s official Tales of the Cocktail Events. From 4-7pm at The Bar at Commons Club, open to all Tales attendees.

Puerto Rican diaspora and Facto lovers from around the world, make sure to attend this very special pop-up event to enjoy the tastes of Facto outside the island. If you’ve never had the chance to visit the San Juan-based favorite bar, Tales of the Cocktail is your chance to do so!

Steps from Tales of the Cocktail Venues & French Quarter

Virgin Hotels New Orleans is your hotel near the French Quarter and Bourbon Street (.5 miles away).


the pool club new orleans

July 27: Milagro Tequila Pool Party

From 5-7pm at The Pool Club, Virgin Hotels’ New Orleans rooftop pool and bar, enjoy the brighter side of tequila with Milagro Tequila. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy a stunning view of Downtown New Orleans, cocktails, food, pool party filled with energy you will not find anywhere else, plus tunes by DJ Otto.


Don’t leave your pup behind! Virgin Hotels New Orleans is a dog-friendly hotel with chambers equipped with dog beds as comfortable as the human ones. You and your four-legged BFF are welcome.