New Orleans is a haven for those who love a good cocktail, whether you're here for an unwinding vacation or seeking some reprieve after a long day at work. Happy Hour was iconically designed for the latter, in our humble opinion.

It's also a well-known fact that we New Orleanians are responsible for the whole concept of the cocktail at large. Haven’t you ever heard of Sazeracs? They started popping up and bringing bliss to those around the French Quarter in the 19th century.

Paul Broussard
Vessel - Mid-City- Pimm's Cup


Whether or not we actually own that claim is a story for another day, but we bet when you think about us, cocktails come to mind—along with our exquisite ability to turn any dish into a better one. We are foodies at heart, after all.

That being said, what led you here was your grand search for the best happy hour deals, and we've got y’all covered. So, sit back, open up your notes app, and start jotting down the standouts on this list. Good luck picking just one, because the deals sizzle, so strike while the iron is hot (and the cocktails are cold).


Where to Find the Best Happy Hours in New Orleans


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 Monday, Thursday, Friday, and 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 are just $3 and $4, along with an assortment of small plates like their famous Louisiana blue crabcake, all for under $20. Save your spot this week by making a reservation today!

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The Vintage

The Vintage

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. 

The Bombay Club

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.

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Located on laid-back Freret Street, Cure is the perfect location for a casual happy hour, where you can enjoy $8 classic cocktails like the daiquiri or espresso martinis, $8 beer and shot combos, and $8 wine. Find these specials from 3-6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and then the rest of the week (Sunday-Thursday) from 4-6 p.m. with a late-night happy hour encore from 9:30 p.m. until closing time.

Muriel’s Jackson Square

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 Monday-Friday from 3-5 p.m., featuring $5 well drinks, $5 wine specials, and $5 sangrias! If you're lucky enough, you may even have a chance encounter with another type of spirit – namely the supernatural kind that haunts the séance room.

Kingfish Kitchen & Cocktails

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. 


Head on over to Anna’s, a double-decker bar tucked away in the charming Marigny neighborhood. It's the prime location to be if you are celebrating Mardi Gras day in the area and looking to dance in the street. However, it's not all about the festivities—they also offer happy hour deals from 4-6 p.m. daily with $8 house cocktails like the Chilcano and Tequila Daisy.


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. 

Superior Seafood

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!

Paul Broussard, New Orleans & CO.

Good Catch         

Good Catch is a delicious Thai restaurant that takes the cake on seafood-forward dishes, where the flavor palettes and inquisitive innovation even find their way into the cocktail menu. With a flavor-filled experience not to be missed, you shouldn't pass up exploring their happy hour, available every day of the week, including weekends, from 4:40 to 6:30 p.m. in the Central Business District. Enjoy $4 beers, $7 wines, and $7-9 cocktails like the fresh frozen mojito or their divine Lavender Daiquiri. But why stop there? You can also treat yourself to a Happy Snack, from edamame to fried pot stickers,  deep-fried calamari to Papaya Salad. A personal favorite of ours is the Tok Moo, which draws inspiration from Northeast Thailand. This simple pork shoulder salad is a bit spicy, with fresh herbs and tangy lime juice.


At Rosella’s, every day brings a new definition of happy hour with a rotating selection that defines each day. Mondays are all about pickles and pints. Wednesdays feature $8 corndogs and specialty cocktails. On Thursdays, you can cheers over boudin and beer. Friday and Saturday are all about the $16 carafes of house wine, and on Sunday, you can treat yourself to deals on specialty cocktails.

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Fives Bar

In the heart of the French Quarter, along the Pontalba building in Jackson Square, you will find a raw bar with a lot of charm and an overflowing selection of delicious raw seafood. Not only are they shucking delectable oysters, but they also have a phenomenal cocktail program. For happy hour, from 3-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, you can sip on $10 cocktails like the Mexican Firing Squad or Sidecar, enjoy an $8 glass of wine, or have a $5 beer. You can also get a taste of the raw bar with the chef’s selection of a half or full dozen oysters.

Yo Nashi

Yo Nashi is a vibrant downtown omakase sushi restaurant, and from Thursday through Monday, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., you can enjoy sake by the glass and half-priced beers. While taking in the joys of their happy hour, you can also explore small plates like Hamachi sashimi or Amberjack handroll. Or order pairs of sushi like the salmon or wagyu nigiri!

Plates Restaurant & Bar

In the Warehouse District of New Orleans, you will find this flavor-packed experience for both dining and drinks. They feature a happy hour Monday through Thursday from 5-7 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 4-7 p.m. Enjoy $8 house wine selections, $8 cocktails like La Bella Vita, and $6 draft beers. But you definitely do not want to skip out on the snacks like the Viet-Cajun Butter Crispy Wings for $10 or the $6 Shrimp Croquettes.

Beggars Banquet

This old soda shop turned foodie haven hosts happy hour Wednesday through Sunday from 4-6 p.m. at their bar. Featuring $9 cocktails like the Spicy Boi and Old Fashioned, and $7 house red and white wines. Pair this little treat with a range of snacks for $9 like their Sriracha Cauliflower, Fried Green Tomatoes, or Crispy Firecracker Calamari!

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Mister Mao

Mister Mao

Come as you are to this quirky, eclectic, and unapologetically inauthentic tropical roadhouse, serving up global flavors through small plates. This stop has quickly won the hearts of many since it opened, and what makes it even more tempting is their happy hour, available Thursday through Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. with rotating items to select from.

Hotel Henrietta

Hotel Henrietta, Sandstone’s 40-room boutique hotel in Uptown New Orleans, has launched a delightful happy hour in their lobby lounge from 3 - 6 PM, Monday through Thursday! Guests can sip on $9 cocktails like the Clarified Milk Punch and the Elixir of Life, or choose from their wine offerings such as the Canita Casteggio or Prisma, priced at just $8. It's the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy a sophisticated drink in a charming setting.