New Orleans, LA - Imbibers can rejoice with Toups South’s new extended Happy Hour – now available every day except Tuesday and Sunday – from 3PM–7PM. Guests can indulge in creative seasonal cocktails, including $5 wines-by-the-glass and $6 signature cocktails, as well as Chef Isaac Toups’ signature small plates. With unbeatable Happy Hour specials, this dining gem is certain to be this season’s go to spot for delicious snacks and refreshing concoctions. Beverage Director Bryson Downham’s Happy Hour selection includes handcrafted cocktails such as the Seersucker – vodka, elderflower liqueur, citrus, rose syrup, mint; Campfire – whiskey, scotch, tobacco bitters, spiced syrup and lemon; French 75; and Tequila’s T – tequila, ginger, lemon and house made tea. Additionally, Bubbles & Crack ($10) features a glass of sparkling wine with half a bowl of Cracklins – Toups’ wildly popular crispy and chewy pork-belly bites. Round out your Happy Hour experience with Chef Isaac Toups’ small plates of inventive southern regional cuisine priced at $4 – $5, including Pommes Frites served with malt vinegar aioli; delectable Sourdough Biscuits with crab fat butter; pork rinds; daily Specialty Sausage; house-made Corn Dogs and of course, Cracklins. The restaurant offers Happy Hour on Mondays, and Wednesdays–Saturdays from 3PM–7PM at the bar only. Toups South is located at 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard inside the Southern Food & Beverage Museum (SoFAB) in New Orleans. Toups South is closed Tuesdays. For more information, please call (504) 304-2147 or visit www.toupsouth.com
The highly anticipated urban food collective – Pythian Market – opened to the public May 2018 in the historic Pythian Temple in New Orleans’ Central Business District. The community-driven food mecca features 14 independent vendors ranging from established local brands to up-and-coming new concepts with unique and creative fare. Guests can enjoy fast craft cocktails, local beers and seasonal frozen libations at Bar 1908, which offers Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4PM–7PM. Specials include $5 wines (Red, White, Rosè & Sparkling); $4 draft beer; $6 small frozen concoctions – such as the Frozen Watermelon Paloma and Peach Sweet Tea; $6 Grand Temple Old Fashioned and G+T+Tea – a refreshing and herbaceous cocktail with gin, fresh lime juice and house made raspberry-hibiscus tea syrup, topped with Fevertree Mediterranean Tonic. During the same time-frame, $1 Oyster Happy Hour will be on offer at Cru – the new oyster and bubbles bar. From 3PM-6PM, guests can enjoy $2 street tacos at La Cocinita, which has been featured on CNBC’s Restaurant Start-Up, Food Network’s Eat Street, and the Cooking Channel’s Taco Trip. Guests can belly up to the six-seat oyster bar for an array of Gulf Coast and East Coast oysters, as well as creative dishes from Chef Marlon Alexander. Alexander, a Le Cordon Bleu graduate and personal chef to Rod Stewart, Christina Aguilera among others, serves up a variety of raw bar, oyster and caviar presentations, along with his signature Tempura Louisiana Gulf Oysters on a bed of truffled mayo, topped with tuna tartare and black pepper infused caviar. Pythian Market is located at 234 Loyola Avenue in New Orleans. Hours of operation: Sunday–Thursday 7AM–9PM; Friday and Saturday 7AM–10PM. Happy Hour is available Monday–Friday 4PM–7PM. For additional information, please visit www.pythianmarket.com.
Bywater American Bistro
James Beard “Best Chef: South” Nina Compton and Chef/Partner Levi Raines, have been earning rave reviews for their fresh, approachable cuisine at Bywater American Bistro (BABs) since opening March 2018 in New Orleans’ Bywater neighborhood. Now, the talented duo has introduced daily Happy Hour, as well as a variety of new offerings for weekend brunch. Available Wednesday through Sunday from 5PM–6PM, guests can wind down the day with Happy Hour specials. Belly up to the bar for $5 gin and vodka martinis, classic hand-shaken daiquiris, old fashioneds and a daily selection of wines. Indulge in signature summer cocktails like pineapple pineapple and a champagne cocktail with black tea and blood orange. Snacks and light bites are also on offer including cheese plates and house made charcuterie like oxtail presse, foie torchon, and country pâté. Bywater American Bistro is located in the Rice Mill Lofts at 2900 Chartres Street in New Orleans’ Bywater district. The restaurant serves dinner, Wednesday–Sunday with seating from 5PM–10PM and brunch, Saturdays and Sundays with seating from 10:30AM–2PM. Happy Hour is available at the bar, Wednesday–Sunday, 5PM–6PM. For additional information, please call (504) 605-3827 or visit www.bywateramericanbistro.com
Foodies and imbibers can enjoy unbeatable deals this summer at Sac-a-Lait, the New Orleans’ dining gem that delivers robust Louisiana country flavors with a refreshingly different, cutting-edge approach. The popular eatery is introducing a brand-new Food Happy Hour offered exclusively to bar guests. Menu offerings include a Venison Burger – wild boar bacon, southern greens, and creole aioli paired with hand-cut fries; char-grilled oysters; tuna tartare; deviled crab; alligator & mirliton and a $55 special that includes two-dozen oysters and a bottle of Forty Ounce Rosé or Remy Pannier Muscadet. Happy Hour drink specials include half priced select flights featuring three different pours served side by side; pours will rotate weekly. Select specialty cocktails will be available for $6 and include the Ooops I Did it Again – Cana Brava, blackstrap rum, coffee bean, charred pecan, soda, and charred citrus; the Horses Ass; Damn Thistle; Seasonal 75; and Old Fashioned; and select wine and beer will be available for $5-$10. Sac-a-Lait will open its doors to bar guests at 5PM for an extended summer happy hour. Sac-a-Lait is located at 1051 Annunciation Street in New Orleans (entrance is on John Churchill Chase Street) and serves dinner Tuesday–Saturday from 5:30PM–10PM; Happy Hour Tuesday–Friday from 5PM–7PM. Closed Sundays and Mondays. For more information, please call (504) 324-3658 or visit www.sac-a-laitrestaurant.com/
New Orleans’ boutique bowling and entertainment destination is the perfect haunt for summer Happy Hour, whether you’re an expert kegler or not. With a variety of all day specials, guests are certain to find Fulton Alley one of the best Happy Hour deals in town. Toki Tuesdays features affordable Japanese Suntory Whisky Toki specials including the $8 Toki Old Fashioned; $8 Red Lily; and $7 Toki Highball. Beat the hump day blues with Warehouse Wednesdays – ½ off all wines-by-the-glass; $5 Old Fashioneds; and $5 Absolut flavors. Toki Tuesdays and Warehouse Wednesdays are available open-to-close. Fulton Alley is located at 600 Fulton Street in New Orleans and is open Monday – Thursday from 4PM – 11PM; Friday 4PM – 1AM; Saturday 11AM – 1AM; and Sunday 11AM – 11PM. For additional information and lane reservations, please call (504) 208-5569 or visit www.fultonalley.com
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