Located on the lakefront in Old Mandeville, The Barley Oak offers 47 beers on draft and a place to sip drinks while looking at Lake Pontchartrain. One hundred bottled beers accompany the wide draft selection, and the pub's menu has salads, soups, baked pretzels and more. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Mon.-Thu.
The Reuben combines corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing on marbled rye and comes with chips or potato salad. The Cajun sausage plate consists of andouille sausage, alligator sausage and hot sausage, sauerkraut, focaccia bread and brown German mustard. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $