Between new local breweries and the increasing popularity of craft beers and the continuing cocktail craze, it seems that there are more choices than ever at local bars. Gambit staffers hit the area's watering holes — including brewpubs, dives, restaurant and hotel bars, wine shops and everywhere in between — to see what people are drinking. Here's our report on what's refreshing and new or ready and reliable at new spots and old favorites. There's information on the vibe at local bars and what the regulars drink. CHEERS!
Tinder bars • Craft cocktails • New and notable
Brewpubs • Bars with music
Whiskey bars • French Quarter bars • Tiki bars • Late-night bars
Daiquiri bars • Day drinking • Sports bars • Beer bars • Restaurant bars
Wine bars • Outdoor drinking • Neighborhood bars