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100+ Top Bars: Restaurant Bars

Some restaurant bars are destinations themselves. Here are some places to start a meal or an evening


Attiki Bar & Grill
Patrons can order drinks from the bar, puff on hookahs packed with flavored tobaccos and relax well into the morning hours at this Mediterranean restaurant and bar. 230 Decatur St., (504) 587-3756;

Capri Blu Bar at Andrea's Restaurant
At the Capri Blu Bar, there is a menu of classic cocktails including signature martinis, brandy and grappas, and there is piano music on Friday and Saturday evenings.  3100 19th Street, Metairie, (504) 834-8583;

Hermes Bar at Antoine's Restaurant
Among the many dining rooms at the labyrinthine Antoine's Restaurant is the elegant Hermes Bar, which offers classic cocktails and live music on Friday and Saturday evenings. 713 St. Louis St., (504) 581-4422;

Cocktail master extraordinaire Chris McMillian runs the bar program at chef Greg Sonnier's hot new French Quarter hangout. Do not miss the gin-and-blackberry Bramble, as well as his definitive Pimm's Cup. 337 Chartres St., (504) 598-5005;

Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar and Restaurant
The bar at this California-style burger shack and Mexican cantina serves a list of colorful and creative cocktails as well as sangria and frozen margaritas. 701 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 523-8995;, @LucysNewOrleans

Maurepas Foods
Maurepas is the linchpin of the Bywater restaurant revival, but "chief intoxicologist" Brad Smith's menu is worth a visit on its own. Try anything he makes with the South American brandy pisco. 3200 Burgundy St., (504) 267-0072;, @maurepasfoods

The bar at this modern sushi joint serves creative cocktails, sake cocktails and a selection of warm and cold sake.  823 Fulton St., (504) 581-7253;, @rocknsakesushi

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