70th Anniversary Stormin' of the Sazerac on Friday, September 20th at 1PM

The Stormin’ of the Sazerac at The Roosevelt New Orleans commemorates the first time women were allowed inside the bar in 1949. Join us as we celebrate 70 Years of Stormin'!

The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel's annual Stormin' of the Sazerac will be held on September 20th at 1PM in the Blue Room. This year marks the 70th Anniversary of that monumentous day in 1949. This one-of-a-kind celebration pays tribute to those women who stormed the Sazerac Bar in 1949 demanding equality and a stiff drink, rendering the Sazerac Bar to be the first bar in New Orleans to allow women on days other than Mardi Gras. “Stormin of the Sazerac” encompasses libations, cuisine and entertainment, including:

  • A three-course ladies-only luncheon

  • Complimentary glass of sparkling wine

  • Pop-up fashion shop

  • Live entertainment

  • Juried best-dressed fashion show showcasing vintage 1940s style

Following the Blue Room festivities, our Reigning Spirit of the Sazerac will lead attendees in a second line to “storm” the world-renowned Sazerac Bar, where the spirited day continues with Sazerac cocktails in-hand.

Ladies are invited to dress in post-war New Orleans style, such as hats, veils, peep-toe shoes and gloves. Doors to the world famous Blue Room open at 1pm, and the celebration begins with the traditional ladies lunch at 1:30pm. Live entertainment will be provided, and the event will feature a fashion show showcasing vintage 1940's style with a best-dressed competition.

Blue Room luncheon tickets are $69 each (excluding tax and gratuity) and can be purchased online or by calling 504-335-3129.


Join Us Beforehand in The Fountain Lounge

Those wishing to partake in the annual Stormin’ through the lobby are invited to start the day in the Fountain Lounge. The hotel’s signature in house restaurant will be offering ½ off Sazeracs and select bottles of wine, including Dom Pérignon, Moet, and Joseph Phelps Insignia, until 2 p.m. the day of the event. The Fountain Lounge will also offer live music to coincide with the day’s festivities.


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