It’s not hard to find a great cocktail in New Orleans - after all, we often take credit for inventing the whole thing when Sazeracs started popping up around the French Quarter during the mid-19th century. Whether or not we actually own that claim is a story for another day, but regardless, we’re a city that takes our beverages very seriously. So it’s no surprise that our happy hours are top-notch. See below to find some of our favorite offerings all across the city.
Broussard's is known for their courtyard brunches, but their happy hour is a home run too! Available at their Empire Bar and courtyard, their happy hour is offered Thursday through Saturday from 3-6 p.m. You can enjoy $5 Broussard's and New Orleans classics like the Pimm's Cup, Hurricane, or their French 76! Select beers and wines for just $3 and $4, along with an assortment of small plates like their famous FQF crabcake can be enjoyed for under $10.
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NOLA Art Bar opened just a little over a year ago and has quickly become a hotspot for local artists, musicians, and craft cocktail connoisseurs. Their expansive cocktail list is broken down by liquor type - so they make sure there’s something for everyone! The ambiance is vibrant, colorful, and decked out with locally made artwork. They even have courtyard areas perfect for date nights, or mixing and mingling.
Drop by any day of the week for their happy hour cocktails served between 4-7 p.m., but you’re likely to stay the whole night once you get a taste of their house eats.
Located inside the new Four Seasons Hotel, Chemin à la Mer offers a sweeping view of the Mississippi River, perfect for sipping on $10 glasses of wine during happy hour. From 3-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, enjoy discounted drinks as well as $1 oysters.
Best known for their signature bubbles and beignets combo, the Vintage offers happy hour every day from 3-6 p.m. Their sips include craft cocktails, house bubbles, and red and white wines. Top it off with bites like wings, garlic herb bites, truffle parmesan fries, and an order of beignet bites.
Hidden gem of the historic Vieux Carre, the Bombay Club is an off-the-beaten-path cocktail lounge and cigar bar. Their $6 happy hour is offered from 4-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 1-7 p.m. on Friday-Sunday. Feel free to stay longer to enjoy a few cocktails from their extensive menu of craft, classic, and seasonal cocktails as well.
Located on laid-back Freret Street, Cure is the perfect location for a casual happy hour. Every day from 4-6 p.m., enjoy $7 classic cocktails, like the daiquiri, $7 beer & shot combos, and $7 wine.
If you're hoping for a happy hour with a view, look no further than Muriel’s! Nestled in the heart of Jackson Square and New Orleans’ French Quarter, Muriel’s is just as beautiful inside as it is outside. It's not uncommon to hear the sounds of live brass bands, or spot horse-drawn carriages passing by. It's a truly magical spot!
Muriel's happy hour is offered during the weekday with an assortment of specials like wines, Bloody Marys, house pours, and more.
This Arts District-based restaurant offers a French Happy Hour Thursday and Friday from 5-6 p.m. Choose from a special house cocktail, red and white wines, local beers for under $5, as well as half-priced selected bottles of champagne.
Kingfish is known as a French Quarter destination for quality craft cocktails, and you can get their cocktails for a steal from 2-5 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. Their happy hour menu includes $4 draft beers, $6 select wines, and $7 specialty cocktails. You can also find bites like boudin boulettes, duck & andouille gumbo, pork cracklins, and Louisiana crawfish bread for $9 each.
Seaworthy is a downtown-based oyster bar with an excellent cocktail program! Specials on chilled and cured seafood, light bites, and small plates are all offered alongside their $8 wines and cocktails, and beer + shots.
Not offered on their happy hour menu, but well worth the mention is their Holy Water cocktail. This drink is on fire, literally! Served to you in flames for one of the hottest cocktail experiences you’ve ever had.
This Marigny-based hotspot is best known for its Korean, soul-food fusion cuisine and chic Sunday brunch. But on weekdays, Morrow’s happy hour steals the show. From the 4-7 p.m. on Monday - Friday, take advantage of $3 beers, $5 shots, wines and select cocktails, $7 frozen drinks and 50% off of a fine selection of housemade appetizers. The house is usually bustling with the sounds of 90s R&B.
A staple along the historic St. Charles Avenue, Superior Seafood is known for two things: their namesake seafood selection and their award-winning happy hour! So naturally when rounding up our favorites, Superior made the cut. Drop in daily between 4-6:30 p.m. for $4 house wines and draft beers, their famous frozen cocktails upgraded to large for the price of a small, and raw oysters for just 75 cents!
The Mid-City hotspot is an insanely dreamy location for a romantic happy hour. The property is a revived church home so its design pays homage to its former life. Stain glassed windows and high vaulted ceilings are elegant and intentional touches. As if the beauty of the space wasn't enough to keep you, their weekday happy hour lasts from 4-6 p.m.
Pro-tip: go for the brown butter fries, Brussels sprouts, and crawfish fritters. Those three appetizers are sure-fire winners!
The French Quarter's first and only rooftop restaurant has a happy hour you won't want to miss out on. In addition to all of their house made Cajun and Creole dishes such as Gator Nachos, Cajun Crawfish Poutine, and Duck Bacon and Sweet Corn Wontons, guests can also enjoy two-for-one cocktail and half-priced bottles of wine. A deal this good doesn't come around every day so make sure to stop by Monday-Thursday between 2 and 6 p.m. for this happy hour special.
Enjoy a 24/7 drink special at the Three Legged Dog in the French Quarter. At 400 Burgundy St. it’s always two-for-one liquor or beer, import or domestic. Plus, it’s currently the longest running happy hour in the world. Kick back and enjoy a drink or two alongside some great local food at this spot.