It’s worth coming just to watch bartending legend Chris McMillan do his thing. He has a doctor’s bag of tools and an encyclopaedic knowledge of drinks history. Literally, ask him anything. It shows in the neat cocktail list, which celebrates the era of Huey P Long, famous for his love of the Ramos Gin Fizz. The Milano Torino (Campari, Carpano Antica, Martini & Rossi Sweet Vermouth) was perfectly executed and they do one of the best Sazeracs in the city, which is saying something.
Located on an airy corner space on Chatres with plenty of windows, Kingfish is classic and casual with black and white photography of the era on the wall and a grand piano in the corner. Beyond the bar is a restaurant area for those who want to make more of the damn tasty menu of modern Louisiana grub. We had us some Alligator Wings Confit – that’s smoked alligator feet for those who don’t know.