Ale on Oak
8124 Oak St., (504) 324-6558; www.aleonoak.com; @AleonOak
Monday is Flight Night, featuring four different beers for $8. There's a large outdoor patio at the dog-friendly pub, which specializes in draft beer but also turns out contemporary cocktails like a cucumber Collins. The food menu includes wings, poutine fries with cheddar curds and beer gravy, fried pickles and sandwiches. Open daily. Food available. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Fri.
632 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 592-7771; www.facebook.com/thebatture
This two-story traditional seafood restaurant has seating on its balcony overlooking the streetcar line. Specialty drinks include the Cajun Nooner, combining Svedka Clementine Vodka, satsuma liqueur and sweet tea, and the Street Car, with Calypso spiced rum, satsuma liqueur and lemon. Happy hour is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Open daily. Full restaurant menu.
The Boot Bar and Grill
1039 Broadway St., (504) 866-9008; www.thebootnola.com; @thebootnola
By day, The Boot is a casual spot for a cold pitcher of beer and snacks. By night, it's packed with partying college students. Broadway Pizza serves pizza, burgers, salads and wraps. Open daily. Food available.
1510 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 510-4040; www.bourreenola.com; @BourreeNola
Nathanial Zimet combined two local favorites — wings and frozen daiquiris — at this counter service eatery. The daiquiris focus on local fruits and ingredients like Old New Orleans Rum. There's even a gin-and-tonic daiquiri. In addition to wings, there are meat pies, pork crackling and spicy boiled peanuts. Open Wed.-Mon. Food available.
7538 Maple St., (504) 861-7615; www.brunostavern.com; @brunostavern
A steady crowd of college kids and chill after-work professionals gather at this long-standing institution for gimmicks-free good times. There are a pool table and dart board for the quasi-athletically inclined, and a menu of burgers, specialty fries, sandwiches and salads. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
8140 Willow St., (504) 865-9190; www.carrolltonstation.com
The Carrollton-area favorite keeps neighbors coming back with its frosted schooners filled with a fleet of beers on tap, a large back patio, nightly beer specials and weekly events like a long-running Wednesday night open-mic comedy show and Thursday night trivia. Open daily. Food available.
7708 Maple St., (504) 510-4509; www.chaisdelachaise.com
A sister establishment to the longtime St. Charles Avenue wine bar, Chais Delachaise takes a similar approach to wine and gourmet small plates. There are many wines available by the glass as well as a menu of original cocktails. The Froze is frozen rose, creme de peche and lemon. Cool-Hand Luke is made with gin, cucumber, lime and ginger. There are daily $5 glasses of wine. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6 p.m. daily, 10 a.m.-noon Fri.-Sat.
Cooter Brown's Tavern
509 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9104; www.cooterbrowns.com; @cooterbrowns504
Cooter Brown's has long been known for its extensive beer list (400, 82 of them on tap) and serving brews very chilled. There's outdoor seating or stay inside and play darts, pool or video poker. Oysters, po-boys, burgers and pub food are available. Open daily. Food available. Happy hour 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
8201 Oak St., Suite 1, (504) 518-6889; www.dbtnola.com
The new kid on the hip Oak Street stretch, DTB (Down the Bayou) evokes a rustic Cajun charm amid Uptown refinement, with seating along a corrugated-tin bar topped with white quartz. Cocktail director Lu Brow designs original drinks such as Dude's Delight: vodka, coffee liqueur, Luxardo Sambuca, whole milk and cold coffee. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
La Casita Taqueria
8400 Oak St., (504) 826-9913; www.eatlacasita.com; @LaCasitaNola
The Mexican restaurant serves specialty margaritas by the glass or pitcher, mojitos, sangria and beer. The Oak Street Art Market sets up at La Casita Tuesday (6 p.m.-11 p.m.) and Sunday (11 a.m.-5 p.m.), and margaritas are two-for-one from 7 p.m. until closing on Wednesday. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m. daily, 10 p.m.-closing Tue. and Fri.-Sat.
800 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9455
Jazz & Heritage Festival posters from the 1970s and later line the walls throughout this neighborhood bar. There's free red beans and rice on Monday night, and drink specials start at 10 p.m. nightly. Drink menu favorites include the bloody mary, spicy strawberry margarita and Moscow mule. Beef for burgers is ground fresh in house, and there are wings, salmon and hamburger steak available. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.
Maple Leaf Bar
8316 Oak St., (504) 895-6763; www.mapleleafbar.com; @MapleLeafNOLA
Open since 1974, the Maple Leaf stages live funk, rock, jazz and jam band shows every night, including a standing date with Rebirth Brass Band on Tuesdays. Sundays feature the longest continuously running poetry reading series in the country. Open daily. No food.
Redd's Uptilly Tavern
7601 Maple St., (504) 301-1605; www.facebook.com/reddsuptillytavern
The neighborhood bar hosts a pub quiz, has free wifi, darts, pool, sports on TV and video poker. Open daily. No food. Happy hour 3 p.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Rock 'n' Bowl
3016 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-1700; www.rocknbowl.com; @rock_n_bowl
The bowling alley hosts live music Wednesday through Saturday, including Thursday night's long-running zydeco showcase. Open Mon.-Sat.. Food available.
Snake and Jake's Christmas Club Lounge
7612 Oak St., (504) 861-2802; www.snakeandjakes.com; @snakeandjakes
The dog-friendly dive bar is a favorite late-night haunt for people who just don't want the party to end (it doesn't open until 7 p.m.). Tucked in an Uptown residential area, the bar is decked in Christmas lights year around and the Santa statue sports a New Orleans Saints jersey. Beers and shots are popular choices, and happy hour features $2.50 well drinks and $2 beer. Open daily. No food. Happy hour 7 p.m.-10 p.m. daily.
7600 Maple St., (504) 861-7931; www.tjquills.com
This Riverbend bar draws a college crowd and has a pool table, sports on television, DJs spinning music and more. Open Tue.-Sat. No food.
Ye Olde College Inn Restaurant & Bar
3000 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-3683; www.collegeinn1933.com; @collegeinn
With its local high school football hall of fame (with plaques, photos and memorabilia), Ye Olde College Inn is a local institution. The restaurant takes a contemporary farm-to-table approach to Southern and New Orleans dishes. The bar's spin on classics include the Olde Fashioned. Mint for mojitos comes from its neighboring garden. Open Tue.-Sat. Full restaurant menu.