Located on a residential corner in the Marigny rectangle, the Friendly is both a gay bar and a neighborhood hangout, the kind of place with Christmas lights on the ceiling and New Orleans favorites on the juke. Come Mardi Gras, it’s also a prime spot to watch the Krewe du Vieux. Happy hour weekdays 4 p.m.-9 p.m. (with three well drinks or domestic beers for $5 on Tuesdays). Open 11 a.m.-till. Smoking: yes.