New Orleans was founded in 1718 by the French as Nouvelle-Orléans. It was named for Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, who was Regent of the Kingdom of France. Located on great Mississippi River 100 miles from its mouth, New Orleans has been the largest city in Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico’s busiest northern port since the 1700s.
New Orleans has many traditions. It was founded by the French, ruled for 40 years by the Spanish, and the land was bought by the United States in the 1803 Louisiana Purchase. New Orleans is known for its distinct Creole culture and food and its colorful history and traditions. Hurricane Katrina hit the city and destroyed a lot of it in 1995, only to be rebuilt brick by brick.
New Orleans goes by many nicknames, such as NOLA and the Crescent City. It's called the Crescent City because the original town the Vieux Carré, known today as the French Quarter, is built at a sharp bend in the Mississippi River. Crescent School of Gaming and Bartending takes its name from the shape of the French Quarter. The French Quarter is a popular tourist destination. Every year, the city celebrates Mardi Gras, the "Greatest Free Show on Earth!" and the bars, restaurants, and watering holes are filled with thousands of revelers.
Mardi Gras, is a season, not just one day. It starts on on Jan. 6 ("the Twelfth Night"), and ends with the biggest paty of the year, Fat Tuesday. Fat Tuesday is always the day before Ash Wednesday. Beginning in the 1730s, Mardi Gras was celebrated openly in New Orleans. In 1856, the Mistick Krewe of Comus was formed, starting the traditions of the dazzling floats (known as tableaux cars) and the masked balls which still occur today.
New Orleans boasts more bars per 10,000 households than any other city in the United States, including the famous Carousel Bar, Tujague's, the Napoleon House, and Pat O'Brien's to name a few. It's a great place for new bartenders, as well as the more experienced mixologist. And for those who want to deal table games, the casinos of Mississippi are less than 100 miles away. No wonder it's called the Big Easy because of its easy-going, unhurried way of life.
Our New Orleans campus is centrally located in the metropolitan New Orleans in the heart of the city's gaming and hospitality district. The school is easily accessible by all public modes of transportation. Limited parking is available behind the school and off-street parking is also available. The school is approximately 4,200 square feet. To better facilitate our programs, the labs simulate the actual workplace and are complete, featuring a full-size bar with eight work stations, and a gaming lab featuring 15 regulation size tables and related equipment. Join in the experience of living and working in New Orleans today.
Address: 209 North Broad Street, New Orleans LA 70119