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 starting 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.
The French Quarter
In addition to their rotating daily specials like $5 Bacon Bloody Marys and Daiquiris, Bar Tonique offers the following classic and house cocktails on their weekday happy hour menu from noon - 5 p.m.:
- Aviation Cocktail
- Frenchmen’s Dark & Stormy
- Moscow Mules
- Whiskey Old Fashioned
- Pimm’s Cup
There’s nothing better than happy hour deals for drinks and bites. Check out Beachbum Barry’s daily happy hour from 3-6 p.m. and find a variety of snacks like wings, sesame green beans, banh mi sandwiches, macaroni salad, chicken katsu, and thin-cut fries, are all available for under $9 each.
Pair these delicious, Caribbean-inspired bites with some of Berry’s most requested house cocktails:
- Molokai Mishap $9
- Martinique Sling $8
- Port Au Prince $9
- Royal Hawaiian $7
- Punch Of The Moment $8
Spend happy hour in the Lower French Quarter at Meauxbar. Daily specials from 4-6 p.m. include $5 red, white, rose and sparkling wines, as well as Aperol Spritz, Old Fashioneds and more. Don’t forget about their lavish snacks and bites like duck fat popcorn, smoked fish rillette, cheese plates and more.
Uptown/ The Garden District
Best known for their signature bubbles and beignets combo, the Vintage offers happy hour every day from 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. and again at 3-6 p.m. Their $6 sips include rail-made cocktails, house bubbles, red and white wines. Top it off with $6 bites like wings, garlic herb bites, truffle parmesan fries and a special $4 order of beignet bites.
Happy hour in style at Claret Wine & Cocktail Bar from 4-6 p.m. daily. Charcuterie, cheese and house-made pickle plates, whipped carrots and feta, and salt and vinegar pistachios are among Claret’s discounted snacks. House wines, rotating house punches, Boulevardiers, Palomas, Frozen Lillet Blanc Royale and daiquiris can all be enjoyed for no more than $7.
Monday - Friday from 5-8 p.m. head over to the Library for study hall featuring $3 martinis and manhattans, $5 glasses of wine, $6 pitchers of beer and a selection of discounted bar snacks.
Sweets, eats and drinks - the Bakery Bar is like no other. On Tuesday- Friday from 5-7 PM enjoy:
- Traditional daiquiri - $3
- Dark & Stormy - $5
- Sazerac - $5
- Kung Fu Girl Riesling - $6
- Prince de Lise Blanc de Blanc - $5
- Steven Vincent Crimson Red Blend - $5
- Martini - $5
Pair them alongside their sample-sized doberge bites or go all out with a boozy doberge slice. Savory eats like fries, burgers and more are also available.
Italian anyone? Sofia’s happy hour is the perfect time to try a little of everything on their menu. Tricolore salad, housemade garlic bread and meatballs, crispy potatoes and margherita pizza - no matter what you choose, you can’t go wrong.
After your eats, salute with some of Sofia’s signature drinks. Sofia Punch, white and red wines, and the ever-popular, build-your-own spritz are menu favorites. Prices range from $2-7 during happy hour.
This Arts District-based restaurant offers a French Happy Hour Tuesday-Friday from 3-6 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. A selection of hor's d’ oeuvres all under $10 is also available.
St. James Cheese Company
Start your night with some wine and cheese at the Warehouse District hotspot. Happy hour is offered from 3pm to 6pm Monday through Saturday. Enjoy 3 cheeses for $10, $1 off a glass of wine or beer, or $4 off a bottle of wine.
Enjoy a happy hour with a little something extra. Every Thursday from 6-9 p.m., Capulet hosts their happy hour open jam with the Jazz Congress. In addition to their daily drink specials, you can enjoy $2 PBR, $5 Wines, $5 Boozy Punch, $4 PBR & Shot. Don’t miss out on trying one of their signature sandwiches or housemade sides.
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 Mondays and 3-6 p.m. Tuesday - Friday, take advantage of $3 shots and beers and 50% off of all premium liquor. The house is usually bustling with the sounds of 90s R&B.
Housed within the stunning Hotel Peter & Paul, the Elysian Bar hosts their daily apertitivo hour from 3-6 p.m. An array of spritzes and vermouth & tonics are available for just $7. Stick with the classic Aperol or spice it up with Cynar.
Downtown/The Central Business District
A modern Mexican concept by Chef Arron Sanchez, stop in the Monday - Friday from 3-6 p.m. for a selection of $2 tacos and half-priced margaritas, beers, and wine by the glass.
Known for its lively Asian-inspired dishes in the heart of New Orleans’ Central Business District, Maypop is a downtown happy hour must! Available Monday - Friday from 4-6 p.m., enjoy wine, beer and house cocktails specials ranging from $4-6. Don’t stop there! Hot curry chicken wings, spicy marinated cucumbers, Bangkok boat noodles, and other house bites are all under $7.
A tucked-away craft cocktail bar, Cask’s weekday happy hour from 3-7 p.m. includes half off draft beers, tap wines and well drinks. In addition to happy hour, Cask also features daily deals and drink specials.
Cool Cousin- approved cocktail lounge featuring drinks by Chris McMillian. Happy hour specials are offered from opening until 7 p.m. daily with everchanging options.
This beer garden-style bar makes it feel like happy hour all day, but Monday-Friday from 3-7 p.m. it gets even better. Enjoy double mixed drinks for the price of a single, 9oz tap wines for the price of 6oz, and $1 off all draft beer pints.