It’s ALWAYS 5 o’clock in New Orleans!
I remember when I first moved here and my eyes caught sight of a bar sign reading “happy hour 10pm – 2am” I was speechless! Coming from a small town, I automatically assumed ALL happy hours were 5pm-7pm (or something like that) The bar I worked in back home didn’t even have one!
SO, here’s the deal. Everyone loves happy hours, right? Below, we have compiled a small list of some of our favorites.
BE WARNED, some of these places have food while others do not.
**click names to see restaurant menus, not all apply**
La Casita – Julia St – This place is one of my faves! Daily from 3pm-7pm they have 1/2 off guac, queso, chips and salsa.. YUM! Margaritas? ONLY $4! They also have $2 simple tacos. My husband tried his first happy hour mojito here and fell in love. (Although he doesn’t like to admit it) 🙂
Samuel’s Blind Pelican – St. Charles Ave – Daily from 4pm – 8pm, you can get raw oysters for 25 cents each OR 75 cents can get you charbroiled oysters WITH the purchase of an alcoholic beverage. They now also offer 1/2 price pizza and beer! I’m not a big oyster fan… But I still manage to choke down a few charbroiled ones. Side note, their fried green tomatoes are the bees knees!
Bulldog – Uptown – Wednesdays are pint nights, get a pint of beer and keep the glass! Yep.. keep the glass! They aren’t your basic boring glasses either. They have a variety of sayings, pictures etc. It’s a wonderful little souvenir to keep or hand out! Our cupboards are full of them 🙂 This place has a fun, college age atmosphere. Granted we have only been after the sun goes down.. Thus far, the bartenders are always in good spirits. A couple highlights; they have an adorable back patio (front of bar technically) and a water fountain made of old beer taps. DOG FRIENDLY! Click name to see the rest of their awesome happy hour deals!
Erin Rose – Conti St – Always a good go to! Three words: Frozen. Irish. Coffee. It’s like an adult frappuccino.. SO delicious. My husband LOVES whiskey and they have a great selection! Whenever we are feeling like having a “day drinking day” together, this is always our first stop.
Superior Seafood and Oyster House – St. Charles Ave – 2 for 1 margaritas! SAY WHAAA?! Who doesnt love a good strong margarita? PLUS the delicious 50 cent raw oysters?? Served daily from 4pm-6:30pm, MMMM
Pizza Dominica – Magazine St – Sun-Thurs, 12pm-9pm and Fri-Sat 12pm-10pm . 1/2 off pizza, wine (by the glass) and draft beer. The margherita pizza is my personal favorite! You can never go wrong with pairing mozzarella and basil together!
We hope you enjoy! Please share your favorite happy hours and experiences with us, we appreciate the feedback!