3449 River Road, Jefferson, (504) 834-3948; www.therivershacktavern.us
The neighborhood tavern is known for its collection of kitschy ashtrays and menu of creative tavern fare. There is live music on Friday and Saturday nights. There are sports on TV, video poker, picnic tables outdoors and a menu of burgers, seafood, po-boys and salads. Open daily. Food available.
1855 Dock St., Harahan, (504) 729-4442; www.shimmyshack.net
The first thing one notices on approaching the bar at Shimmy Shack is a set of unusual bar stools with bases that look like different people's standing legs. The drinks, however, are no joke, with bloody marys and margaritas the bestsellers, along with a wide variety of wines. The food menu includes New Orleans dishes and daily specials. Open daily. Full restaurant menu.
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