Loa are divine spirits in the Voodoo faith tradition, but it is spirit of space and spirits in the glass that make loa the destination watering hole for New Orleans’ more creative artists, entrepreneurs and hotel guests alike. On any given evening, the lush room sparkles with style, gracious service and a full measure of the conviviality for which this city's is known.
The bar is led by nationally recognized “Spirit Handler”Alan Walter, an eccentric classics buff, playwright, songwriter and 1965 Bonneville driver. He brings a fresh approach to cocktails - a drink form that originated in New Orleans - and honors his craft with both invention and tradition. He finds local ingredients, such as honeycomb, herbs and native flora with the help of curious purveyors, among them a beekeeper, a foraging botanist and a leader of the Houma Nation.