- Photo by Cheryl Gerber
- Friends share cocktails and a good time at 14 Parishes a block off St. Charles Avenue.
1638 Clio St., (504) 605-4453; www.14parishes.com; @14ParishesNOLA
This casual Jamaican restaurant features colorful artwork and a laid-back, rustic vibe. There's a live band or DJ on Wednesday and karaoke every Thursday. Featured drinks include the Bobsled and rum punch. The last Monday of every month is speed-dating night. Open Tue.-Sat. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Wed.-Fri.
4529 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 891-9066; www.45tchoup.com
There's always sports on TV at this neighborhood bar, and food trucks park outside several nights a week. Beer and a shot is a favorite combo, and there are about 60 beer choices and $6 glasses of wine. Walls in the women's restroom are decorated with prom pictures. Open daily. Food available. Happy hour 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Aline Street Beer Garden
1515 Aline St., (504) 891-5774
A dog-friendly German-style beer hall with long communal tables gathering patrons under alluring courtyard lighting, Aline has become a favorite place for social drinkers and beer enthusiasts. Weekly specials include $6 flights on Wednesdays and service-industry specials on Mondays. There's German food and rotating pop-ups every night. Open daily. Food available. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.
Amici Ristorante and Bar
3218 Magazine St. (504) 300-1250; www.amicinola.com
The Italian restaurant has a pressed-tin ceiling, exposed brick walls and a bar backed by stacks of wine bottles. There are more than 30 beers and an Italian-inspired cocktail list. The Pimm di Italiano is a Pimm's Cup with fresh cucumber, mint, Aperol and Pimm's. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.
Arana Taqueria y Cantina
3242 Magazine St., (504) 894-1233; www.facebook.com/arananola; @arananola
This casual but sleek Mexican restaurant, which focuses on cuisine of the Yucatan, has a wide selection of mezcals and tequila, as well as red and white sangria. During the restaurant's happy hour, drinks and tacos are available for half price. Arana also offers bottomless margaritas on Saturday until 5 p.m. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
- Photo by Cheryl Gerber
- The crowds are friendly and the beers are cold at Avenue Pub Uptown.
The Avenue Pub
1732 St. Charles Ave., (504) 586-9243; www.theavenupub.com; @AvenuePubNOLA
This casual tavern specializes in craft beer and also offers a long list of bourbon, rye and whiskey. Beer events include release parties by regional breweries, limited-edition beer tastings and more. Boucherie's Nathanial Zimet created the food menu, which features Cajun Croque Monsieur, made with tasso and olive salad and more. Open 24 hours daily. Food available.
4525 Freret St., (504) 371-5043; www.barfrances.com
The wine list and food menu have plenty of French accents at this casual wine bistro. The wine list is heavy on European wines, and there are roughly 15 available by the glass as well as tasting flights. The Calvados Old Fashioned includes walnut liqueur and Angostura bitters. The menu has creative small plates, salads and entrees. Outdoor seating is available on a raised terrace overlooking Freret Street. Open daily. Food available. Happy hour 4 p.m.-6 p.m. daily.
1201 Magazine St., (504) 299-1888; www.barrelproofnola.com; @BarrelProofNola
With an impressive selection of American, Irish and Japanese whiskeys, single-malt Scotches, locally and internationally brewed beer, wine and other distinctive spirits, the dimly lit Barrel Proof is a good place to unwind after a long day or to hang out until the wee hours. Barrel Proof Kitchen serves food Wednesday through Saturday and there's pop-ups Sunday through Tuesday. Open daily. Food available.
Baru Bistro and Tapas
3700 Magazine St., (504) 895-2225; www.facebook.com/barubistrotapas; @BaruTapas
Baru offers signature cocktails and small plates, including fried oysters and skirt steak skewers. The bar serves mojitos, pisco sours and a Paloma made with mezcal, grapefruit, agave and basil. Open Mon.-Sat. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Basin Seafood & Spirits
3222 Magazine St., (504) 302-7391; www.basinseafoodnola.com
This restaurant focuses on rustic seafood dishes, and items such as crab and crawfish beignets appear on the bar's happy hour menu, which also features $4 local craft beers and $5 cocktails and glasses of wine. Specialty cocktails include the Orchard St. Night Train, with rum and limoncello, and the Good Life, with gin, basil, lemon, grapefruit and bitters. Oysters are 50 cents from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Pontchartrain Hotel, 2031 St. Charles Ave., (504) 323-1456; www.bayoubarneorleans.com
The Pontchartrain Hotel's more casual ground floor tavern features live piano at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Once a stop for Frank Sinatra and Truman Capote, the bar reportedly is where the Saints football franchise was born in 1966. There are extensive whiskey and beer lists and contemporary bar fare. Open daily. Food available.
3641 Magazine St., (504) 891-1810; www.boulignytavern.com
The mid-century modern-styled interior sets an elegant atmosphere for sipping cocktails such as an Aperol spritzer or one of 20 wines served by the glass. The menu includes small plates, salads, cheeses, meats and oysters. Open Mon.-Sat. Food available.
3236 Magazine St., (504) 891-1516; www.draftfreak.com/bulldog; @Bulldog_Uptown
See Mid-City section for bar description.
1719 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 427-0654; www.casaborrega.com; @casaborrega
The colorful folk art-inspired decor can make one forget the building formerly was a 19th-century Greek Revival home. There's a good selection of tequilas and mezcals, and a popular drink is the Iris, ginger, cucumber and tequila. There's a full menu of Mexican dishes. Open Tue.-Sat. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue.-Sat.
3607 Magazine St., (504) 509-7655; www.cavanola.com; @cavanola
This vintage chic Uptown sibling of Sylvain and Meauxbar offers discounted daiquiris, Sazeracs, martinis and other drinks during weekday happy hour, along with bar snacks including oyster cocktail, hushpuppies and french fries. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Charlie's Steak House
4510 Dryades St., (504) 895-9323; www.charliessteakhousenola.com
Originally opened in 1932, Charlie's Steak House has stuck to a no-frills policy (for years there was not even a menu). After Hurricane Katrina, the bar transitioned from its beginnings as a bourbon drinker's spot to one known for cocktails and a wide selection of wines. The menu includes steaks and sides. Open Tue.-Sat. Full restaurant menu.
1032 St. Charles Ave., (504) 588-2616; www.circlebarneworleans.com
Located on the bottom floor of a haunted-looking dollhouse that houses it, Circle Bar on Lee Circle offers nightly rock 'n' roll, punk, DJ-powered dance parties, singer-songwriters and a few booths for people-watching or gawking at streetcars from inside the intimate dive. Bands (and the crowd) squeeze into the stage-less floor space in front of a defunct fireplace and a long bar. Open daily. No food. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.
The Club Ms. Mae's
4336 Magazine St., (504) 218-8035
It feels like happy hour 24/7 at this go-to spot for cheap drinks, bar games and to convene with fellow sports fans. Whether you are going for an after-work highball, a pregame event or a nightcap, this bar is usually packed with a diverse crowd of characters. Open 24 hours daily. No food.
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- Dave Lindsley mixes a drink at The Columns Hotel’s Victorian Lounge Uptown.
Columns Hotel Victorian Lounge
3811 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-9308; www.thecolumns.com
Located on the first floor of a 19th-century mansion-turned-hotel in the Garden District, the bar draws a variety of patrons who like to sip classic cocktails such as mint juleps, Ramos gin fizzes and Sazeracs while listening to live music or watching the street scene on St. Charles Avenue. The restaurant serves Cajun and Creole cuisine. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.
2800 Magazine St., (504) 265-0421; www.coquettenola.com
Wine, beer, craft cocktails and half-bottles of Champagne are featured on the drink list at this Garden District restaurant. Specialties include a version of the Pimm's Cup and a Grand Marnier tasting flight. Open daily. Full restaurant menu.
1020 Erato St.; www.courtyard-brewing.com; @CourtyardBrew
The nanobrewery and taproom are housed in a converted warehouse loading zone and have an industrial look. The venue attracts a casual crowd. The newly added Unit B, a small taproom expansion, is used for art installations, private events and dinners. The beer selection includes house-made Baby IPA, Just Enough to Aggravate a Bear, a Belgian dark strong ale and Old Sleepyhead, a wheat wine. Food trucks visit nearly every night. Open daily. No food.
4905 Freret St., (504) 302-2357; www.curenola.com; @cureNOLA
Cure and its lauded mixologists pioneered New Orleans' craft cocktail movement. Try a signature mixed drink, such as the fig, black pepper and ginger-infused Irish Fig Thing or the Take Scores, a gin martini made with South African vermouth and genepi flower. Dress is upscale chic. Open daily. Food available. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Fri.-Sun.
Del Fuego Taqueria
4518 Magazine St., (504) 309-5797; www.delfuegotaqueria.com; @delfuegotacos
The taqueria stocks more than 100 tequilas and mezcals, and uses them in a menu of margaritas, along with fresh juices and a house-made orangecello triple sec. There's seating on decks in front and back. Happy hour features $6 house margaritas, Juan Dalys (tequila, lemonade and iced tea) and sangria, plus beer and salsa specials. Open Mon.-Sat. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
3442 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-0858; www.thedelachaise.com
This narrow railroad car of a bar has plenty of seating at the long bar, at banquettes and in a small fenced-in courtyard overlooking St. Charles Avenue. The drink menu offers many wines by the glass as well as a curated list of imported beers, and the kitchen serves cheese plates and an upscale bistro menu with duck fat fries, lamb burgers and more. There are $5 glasses of wine every day. Open daily. Full restaurant menu.
Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar
5535 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 891-8500; www.dosjefes.com
With live jazz every night and premium cigars, plus a full range of drinks, this is a spot for those with refined yet festive taste. Dos Jefes has an open-air patio, and the Taceaux Loceaux food truck visits Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Open daily. No food. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.
Down the Hatch
1921 Sophie Wright Place, (504) 522-0909; www.downthehatchnola.com; @DTHNewOrleans
This bar and grill is known for its expansive menu with seafood, Mediterranean and house specialties. A full bar features draft beers on tap and buy-one-get-one-free drink specials. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.
1300 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-4937; www.emerilsrestaurants.com/emerils-delmonico; @DelmonicoNOLA
The upscale bar menu features $5 small plates and patrons can order from the restaurant's full menu of Creole cuisine. There's live music on Friday and Saturday nights. The barrel-aged Vieux Carre cocktail is made with Bulleit rye, cognac, sweet vermouth, Benedictine and Peychaud's and Angostura bitters. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.
1753 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-4500
The lounge draws regulars who hang out at the long bar or shoot pool (it's free) and enjoy cheap drinks and cold beer. The bar is open until 3 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday, but the only sustenance is chips. Open daily. Bar snacks available. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.
F&M Patio Bar
4841 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 895-6784; www.fandmpatiobar.com
It's hard to say what's more of a rite of passage for Uptown's tucked-in-shirt set: dancing on F&M's pool tables, or soaking up all that fun with its waffle cheese fries. Open daily. Food available.
Felipe's Mexican Taqueria
6215 S. Miro St., (504) 288-8226; www.felipestaqueria.com; @felipesnola
See French Quarter section for bar description.
The Flying Pig
4920 Prytania St., (504) 644-2982; www.theflyingpigcafe.com
The whimsical new restaurant serves Southern-centric fare with nods to Caribbean, Latin and Asian cuisine. Drink specials include the Kat Pour (a glass of wine filled to the brim) and the Pigtini. Happy hour includes free bacon on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Open Tue.-Sun. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Tue.-Fri.
Garden District Pub
1916 Magazine St., (504) 267-3392; www.gardendistrictpub1916.com
The neighborhood pub offers a rotation of craft beers to go with its menu of local brews from Abita, Bayou Teche, NOLA Brewing and Tin Roof. There are domestic brews and imports from Belgium, England, Holland, Ireland and Mexico. The bar is dog friendly and offers drink specials during New Orleans Saints and Louisiana State University football games. Open daily. Bar snacks available. Happy hour opening-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri. & midnight-close daily.
4920 Freret St., (504) 304-7110; www.gasagasa.com; @GasaGasaNOLA
A colorfully lit, intimately sized stage hosts touring indie rock, hip-hop and alternative artists and a diverse cross section of New Orleans music scenes. The big back patio and back bar are ideal spots for mingling and snacking on food truck fare between sets. Happy hour begins at noon and ends when doors for that night's show open. Open Tue.-Sun. No food.
The Half Moon
1125 St. Mary St., (504) 522-0599; www.halfmoongrillnola.com; @halfmoonnola
The longtime Uptown bar offers plenty of hangout spots, from courtyard and sidewalk options to inside tables with window views for people watching. There also are dart boards and a pool table. Favorite drink orders are beer and shots, including the Galaxy Shot, Captain Morgan's spiced rum with a dash of lemon-lime soda and orange juice. The bar's kitchen will reopen soon, offering pizza, burgers and wings. Open daily. No food. Happy hour 5 p.m.-8 p.m. daily.
Henry's Uptown Bar
5101 Magazine St., (504) 324-8140; www.henrysbaruptown.com
This beloved family-owned New Orleans watering hole first opened in 1900 and has been visited by its share of famous people, including Lee Harvey Oswald. On weekend game days, beer buckets are a bargain. Open daily. Food available. Happy hour opening-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Hot Tin Bar
Pontchartrain Hotel, 2031 St. Charles Ave., (504) 323-1452; www.hottinbar.com
The rooftop bar has a spacious lounge modeled after a 1940s artist's loft and a terrace offering a panoramic view of the river and downtown. The bar serves Champagne and cocktails, such as the Skyliner, combining honeysuckle vodka, Campari, lime, grapefruit and sugar. There's a DJ on Monday nights. Open daily. No food.
Juan's Flying Burrito
2018 Magazine St., (504) 569-0000; 5538 Magazine St., (504) 897-4800; www.juansflyingburrito.com; @JuansNOLA Restaurant Bar
See CBD/Warehouse District section for bar description.
5757 Magazine St., (504) 891-1177; www.kentonsrestaurant.com
The restaurant is inspired by bourbon country and named for the founder of a town where whiskey was first shipped out of Kentucky. There's a deep list of bourbons, Tennessee whiskies and imported whiskies and an assortment of draft beer and wines. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Fri.-Sun.
1307 Lyons St., (504) 891-2373; @KingpinNola
On an otherwise quiet and narrow strip off Prytania Street, The Kingpin stays busy with dart games, New Orleans Saints fans and beer drinkers who crowd in to see the Elvis shrine and hear tunes on the jukebox. The bar also hosts chef-driven pop-ups and food trucks. Open daily. Happy hour 3:30 p.m.-9 p.m. daily.
Lula Restaurant Distillery
1532 St. Charles Ave., (504) 267-7624; www.lulanola.com; @eatdrinkLULA
At this spacious restaurant and micro-distillery, the owners offer a creative menu of house-made spirits, including vodka, gin and rum. One highlight is the all-you-can-drink vodka bar from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on weekends. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Mahony's Po-Boys & Seafood
3454 Magazine St., (504) 899-3374; www.mahonyspoboys.com; @MahonysPoBoys
This sandwich shop is known for its menu of creative po-boys, and its fully stocked bar serves beers from Abita, Great Raft, Tin Roof and NOLA Brewing. Happy hour features $2 Abita Amber, $3 Cupcake wines and half-off appetizers. There are TVs for sports viewing and some outdoor seating on Magazine Street. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
1505 Amelia St., (504) 895-9163; www.facebook.com/themayfairloungenola
The ambience at this Mardi Gras-themed bar is laid-back and fun-loving, and the drinks are cheap and potent. There's a pool table, outdoor seating and video poker, and the $4 Budweiser mini-pitcher is popular as are Jameson and Fireball shots. Open daily. Bar snacks available.
1312 Milan St., (504) 895-1836; www.1312milan.com
It's a neighborhood bar with a strong bent toward sports, with favored teams the Chicago Cubs (this team's paraphernalia is a large part of the decor), Louisiana State University Tigers and the New Orleans Saints. Patrons must be buzzed in, but once inside they'll find cheap drinks, with Miller High Life, Schlitz, regional brews and Jameson shots common orders. Open daily. No food.
Monkey Hill Bar
6100 Magazine St., (504) 899-4800; @monkeyhillbar
A gathering spot for the well-heeled and good-looking set, this living room-style lounge is known for a creative martini menu that has a distinctive dessert flavor, including the Bananas Fosteri, Cupcake-tini and Smores-tini. There's also beer, wine and Scotch. Open daily. Food available. Happy hour 3 p.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
NOLA Brewing Co.
3001 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 896-9996; www.nolabrewing.com; @NOLABrewing
The 24 taps at NOLA Brewing's tap room offer its flagship beers and an array of specialty beers, and you can sip them outside, in the main barroom or on the upstairs balcony. Free brewery tours and tastings are available 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, and free tours from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There's a full menu of barbecue and sides from McClure's Barbecue. Open daily. Food available.
Phillips Restaurant and Bar
733 Cherokee St., (504) 865-1155; www.phillipsbar.com; @phillipsbar
Open since the Great Depression, Phillips serves elevated bar food and pizzas along with beer, wine and classic cocktails. There's a large courtyard, pool tables and specialty nights including trivia on Tuesday, filet night on Wednesday and taco night on Thursday. Open Tue.-Sat. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Fri.
1225 St. Charles Ave., (504) 208-4881; www.thequisby.com
The new Lower Garden District hostel touts a social and casual atmosphere and a fully stocked bar. Passion fruit hurricanes are house-made, and Zapp's and ramen are available for hungry patrons. Open daily. Food available. Happy hour 7 p.m.-8 p.m. daily.
Red Dog Diner
3122 Magazine St., (504) 934-3333; www.reddogdiner.com
There's a back alley bar and a covered patio where customers can eat and sip on wine by the glass or bottle, as well as cocktails including the Ohld Fashound, basil Hayden infused with tart cherries, dried oranges and bitters. The food menu includes pastas, sandwiches, salads and entrees. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 8 a.m.-10 a.m. and 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
The Rendon Inn's Dugout Sports Bar and Grill
4501 Eve St., (504) 826-5605; www.facebook.com/RendonInn
The dog-friendly bar has a pool table, dart board and a patio equipped with TVs screening sports daily from Sunday Ticket. The kitchen serves lunch and dinner specials daily and boiled seafood when in season on Fridays and Saturdays. Open daily. Food available. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
3125 Calhoun St., (504) 208-7696
Roberts' Bar was established in 1933 — one day after Prohibition was repealed. Today Jager bombs are a popular drink and patrons entertain themselves by playing pool and video poker. Open daily. No food. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.
1800 Magazine St., second floor, (504) 309-7800; www.rootnola.com; @RootNOLA
The cozy upstairs restaurant features dark leather furniture, wooden walls and lounge seating. Fall cocktails are inspired by the staff's favorite music albums, such as Blood on the Tracks (Bob Dylan) made with Scotch, Drambuie, Averna and orange. Open Tue.-Sat. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Tue.-Sat.
4128 Magazine St. (504) 323-2626; www.saffronnola.com
The Vilkhu family entices guests with an array of Indian dishes that can be paired with a number of red, white, rose and sparkling wines. Or sample an amusing assortment of original cocktails such as the Lord of the East Indies, which mixes Batavia arrack (fermentation from sugarcane and red rice first popularized in the 17th century), lime, falernum and Pedro Ximenez sherry. Open Tue.-Sun. Full restaurant menu.
St. Joe's Bar
5535 Magazine St., (504) 899-3744; www.stjoesbar.com
This saintly spot is known for its religious iconography, such as crosses given to the owners over the years that hang from the ceiling and on the walls. Peruse the selection of beer, bourbon and Irish whiskey before shooting pool, or head to the paper lantern-adorned back patio with one of the bar's signature blueberry mojitos. Food pop-ups sell food on weekends. Open daily. No food. Happy hour opening-7 p.m.
The Squirt Gun Bar at Turkey and the Wolf
739 Jackson Ave., (504) 218-7428; www.instagram.com/turkeyandthewolf/
When the restaurant is closed, The Squirt Gun bar opens from 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Sunday and Monday. The bar serves specialty cocktails, beer and shot combos, cocktails made with Pedialyte and coconut water and squirt guns full of whiskey and tequila. Occasionally there are food trucks, pop-ups and special events such as a spelling bee. Open Sun.-Mon. Food available.
Superior Bar & Grill
3636 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-4200; www.neworleanssuperiorgrill.com
The bar at this Mexican restaurant overlooking St. Charles Avenue has seating and some tables for dining, but it's a high-energy gathering spot for young adults during happy hour as well as Cinco de Mayo and Mardi Gras. The bar has a wide selection of tequilas and margarita options. The menu includes fajitas, shrimp brochetas, Tex Mex queso and more. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Thu.-Tue., 3:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Wed.
1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 304-2147; www.toupssouth.com; @ToupsSouth
Located inside the Southern Food & Beverage Museum, the restaurant features a bar built in 1851 that seats 10 and features a Spanish-style cloud mural, an absinthe fountain and an imperial shaker. Cocktails include the Toups Julep, a mix of whiskey, house-made sweet tea honey syrup, fresh mint and persimmon bitters. Southern cooking fills the food menu. Open Wed.-Mon. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon. and Wed., 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Wed.
Tracey's Original Irish Channel Bar
2604 Magazine St., (504) 897-5413; www.traceysnola.com; @TraceysNola
Occupying a tree-shaded corner spot, Tracey's large doors and windows always seem to be open. Tracey's has all the grit of an Irish Channel dive with the gleam of an upscale Uptown spot. A favorite for New Orleans Saints and Louisiana State University games, holiday parties and Tuesday night trivia. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Urban South Brewery
1645 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 267-4852; www.urbansouth- brewery.com; @UrbanSouthBeer
The brewery and tap room serves craft beers like Holy Roller IPA and Charming Wit. There are sports on TV, pool, trivia night on Tuesdays and free Wi-Fi. The brewery also hosts food trucks. Open daily. Food available.
4510 Freret St., (504) 309-0069; www.wayfarenola.com; @WayfareNola
The bar typically offers a cocktail with a pork (bacon or pork belly)-infused spirit, but there's plenty of vegetarian drinks from which to choose. There's a wide selection of craft beers from across the U.S., from Brooklyn Brewery and New Belgium Brewing Company to local brewers Abita, Second Line and Wayward Owl. The cocktail menu includes the Pear 75, combining Grey Goose La Poire vodka, lime juice and sparkling wine. Happy hour has half price drink specials. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6 p.m. daily.