02/12/2013 04:57 pm ET Updated Feb 14, 2013

New Orleans' Best Cocktail Bars According To Foursquare (PHOTOS)

On the fattest Tuesday of the year, there's no trouble finding a drink in the city that put Mardi Gras on the map.

But for the rest of the year, where's the discerning drinker going to find a finely mixed martini or suavely stirred Sazerac?

Mobile app Foursquare has run the numbers on more than 3 billion check-ins across the country to try to answer the question.

When it comes to hitting the hard stuff in New Orleans, the best options, like the best cocktails, offer a bit of both classic and modern.

New Orleans' Best Cocktail Bars