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Where to Happy Hour in New Orleans This Fall 2019

It’s (kind of) fall in New Orleans, y’all! Just because we’re not experiencing the weather of fall just yet, check out these specials and sweat your ass off on a courtyard outside.

With a new season comes new restaurants, bars, specials, and most importantly: happy hour! For those looking to imbibe in craft cocktails at a lower price than normal as well as tasty and decadent bites, this list is for you. Happy hour-ing! 

Bar Marilou: Daily

In case you missed our feature, Bar Marilou is a swanky new joint know for their distinct aperitifs, punchbowl cocktails, and other Parisian-fused fares. Bar Marilou’s happy hour is daily from 4pm-6pm and includes one of seven aperitifs, all with unique twists and fresh fruit for $7. Other snacks are available to munch on for a discounted price as well. 

Blue Oak: T-f

Blue Oak BBQ is known for their quality BBQ in Mid-City, spicy chicken sandwich Tuesday’s, and BOMB brussell sprouts. From Tuesday through Friday, 3pm-6pm, enjoy  Included in their happy hour special mini bbq nachos, smoked wings, and bbq sliders for less than $7, as well as various cocktail and drink options (glass of wine, beer and shot), all under $5. 

Cafe Navarre: t-S

This small cafe is a gem located in between Lakeview and Mid-City. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner almost every day, Cafe Navarre offers their happy hour Tuesday-Saturday, 3pm-6pm. During this time, enjoy $2 domestics, $3.50 craft and imports, $6 mules and select wines, as well as some $6 bites to nibble on. Their patio area is perfect to relax after work, or bring the work there to keep it going. 

Doris Metropolitan: M-thurs.

For those that have always wanted to dine at Doris Metropolitan but have been put off by the price-tag, give their happy hour every Monday through Thursday, 5pm-6pm a shot! For those looking to REALLY dive into happy hour, check our their glass pitcher options; for $30, choose a pitcher of Lillet rose spritz, sake, rose cordial, or a cocktail made with Dubonnet, a fortified wine. In addition, Doris also offers four house cocktails for $7: Old Fashioned, margarita, daiquiri, and Moscow mule. Happy hour food selections range from tuna tartare to beef kebab, or partake in an artisanal cheese plate.


Gris-Gris: daily

One of our favorites! Gris-Gris is the mastermind of chef and owner Eric Cook, serving up weekend brunch and dinner during the week. Their happy hour is daily from 4pm-6pm, perfect for those off work early a bit earlier than normal. Enjoy $3 domestics, $5 wines on tap, and $6 frozen daiquiris. Check more out about Gris-Gris here.

Ruby Slipper Cafe: m-thurs.

Happy hour… but in the morning? Sign us up! For those days when a Bloody Mary is the only thing that will make you feel better, check out Ruby Slipper‘s happy hour every Monday through Thursday from 7am-10am at their Mid-City and Uptown locations only. Mid-City is located at 315 S. Broad Street and their Uptown spot is at 2802 Magazine Street. Happy day drinking!

SoBou: daily

If you find yourself in the French Quarter, pop by SoBou to get taken care of! Their “Happier Hour” is the “hottest in town” and runs daily from 3pm-6pm. Enjoy $3-$6 snacks and sips including crawfish boil chicken on a stick, chef’s Gumbo, or a shrimp & tasso corndog. For sips: $3 beers through $6 Tom Collins’ or Sazeracs’. Bonus: Tequila & Taco Tuesday is a thing Sobou: $3 tacos, $5 tequila cocktails, and $2 beer specials all day long!

The Tasting Room: M-f

This new spot along Magazine Street is going to be THE spot, we’re calling it. The Tasting Room recently re-opened with a new look, menu, and atmosphere under new owners. Their happy hour runs Monday-Friday from 4pm-7pm, an extra hour of happy hour-ing! Specials include meat and cheese boards for $5 and $5 house wines. As an added bonus: Wine Wednesday specials include half off bottles of wine under $100! 

Toup’s: tues.-sat.

Toup’s Meatery recently announced a new happy hour special earlier this summer: Tuesday through Saturday from 3pm to 6pm on those days. Enjoy their speciality meats as well as $4 off any whiskey. Their small plate bites include $4 cracklins or cucumber salad; $7 deviled eggs; and other options for those looking to partake in some meats. Check this spot out the next time you find yourself in Mid-City!

Tsunami Sushi: M-F

The jumpin’ CBD spot in a prime part of town in the city is serving up some of the BEST happy hour deals. Daily from 3-6pm, and until 10pm on Tuesday, enjoy $3-5 beer and cocktail specials. In addition, 25% off ALL sushi rolls $9 and under! Some of the sushi rolls for the special include the “Munchie”: salmon, cream cheese, avocado and crusted with nacho cheese doritos; the “Ragin Cajun”: panko alligator, avo, masago and tsunami sauce; and the “John Breaux”: spicy crawfish, sesame seeds, and avocado. 

Where is your go-to Happy Hour spot?

Featured image via The Tasting Room.

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