The Big Bar Guide: Harahan/Jefferson/River Ridge


Harahan/ Jefferson/ River Ridge

Fox & Hound
Elmwood Shopping Center, 1200 S. Clearview Parkway, Elmwood, (504) 731-6000
Sports bar
This restaurant and sports bar features a large dining room and a separate game room with pool tables and walls lined with flat-screen and projection TVs. Monday Night Bingo is based on Monday Night Football games and has prizes. The bar offers 40 draft beers, and the menu includes burgers, pizza, sandwiches and creative comfort food. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.

The Rivershack Tavern
3449 River Road, Jefferson, (504) 834-4938;
Beer pub
The casual atmosphere and eclectic decor makes it a comfortable, interesting place to relax. There are weekday lunch specials, dinner specials Monday through Thursday and free live music Thursday through Saturday. Margaritas and draft beer are the drink mainstays, and there's a menu anchored by burgers, po-boys and salads. Open daily. No smoking. Food available. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Thu.

Shimmy Shack
1855 Dock St., Harahan, (504) 729-4442;
Neighborhood bar
Unique bar stools are a standout feature at the Shimmy Shack, a place that also offers video poker, game nights and a selection of New Orleans-style dishes. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6 p.m. daily.

Southport Hall
200 Monticello Ave., Jefferson, (504) 835-2903;
Music club
Live music is scheduled on Friday and Saturday nights, with acts ranging from national touring bands to local rock, metal and cover bands. DJs also perform. There are drink specials during live music. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.

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