It’s not hard to find a happy hour in New Orleans; it’s hard to choose one. And maybe when it comes to picking a dinner place you have the time to scour Yelp for just the right spot, but when it’s 3 pm and you and your friends decide you want some adult beverages for kiddie prices, you’ve gotta make moves fast or else the deals will be gone by the time you get there.
Luckily, we’ve put together a list of our favorite happy hours by day of the week so that all you have to decide is what drink you’ll be having. So grab some buddies and leave your worries at work cause here are the top Happy Hours in the Big Easy.
Monday- The Avenue Pub
Your local 24/7 craft beer place has its “Crafty Hour,” where you get $2 off American Craft pints Monday through Friday, 4-6 pm. On Mondays, this overlaps with an even better deal: in the evenings starting around 5 pm, Avenue Pub serves $3 drafts on their balcony!
Tuesday- Rum House
As far as Taco Tuesdays go, it’s hard to beat Rum House. Their “Island Time” deals on weekdays from 3 to 6 pm include (but are definitely not limited to) $3 beers, $4 sangrias, $5 margs and mojitos, and $6 painkillers. On Tuesdays, tacos are $3… and we’re not just talking about your standard beef tacos. We’re talking duck tacos, shrimp tacos, lamb tacos, you name it, they got it for $3 on Taco Tuesday!
On Wednesdays, we think wine. And when we think wine, we think Bacchanal. Their happy hour runs Monday-Friday starting early at 11 am and lasting until 6 pm. You can get $5 glasses of wine and $1 off beers and mixed drinks. Go for the wine, stay for the awesome atmosphere on their patio.
Thursday- Carrollton Station
If it’s Thirsty Thursday and you’re looking for quantity and quality (but especially quantity), Carrollton Station has $2.50 Founders cans from 4-8pm. This place gets Thursday bonus points for its weekly trivia night. Celebrate your Friday Jr. with some beer-fed competition!
This Freret Street spot has one of our favorite weekend happy hours in the city. On Friday afternoons, this happy hour stretches from 3-7 pm. Celebrate the end of the work week by sipping on whichever $6 classic cocktail suits your mood, be it an Old Fashioned, a martini, a Moscow Mule, or another one of Cure’s 12+ options. If it’s been that kinda work week, you can get a beer and a shot for $5.50.
#FrayLife Tip: 3-7 pm aren’t the only happy hours on Fridays at Cure. Deals start up again at midnight and last until 2 am!
Saturday- Emeril’s Delmonico
We just couldn’t make a happy hour list without featuring a good oyster happy hour. Several places have good deals on raw oysters, but Delmonico has 99 cent charbroiled oysters. In addition to all of that grilled goodness, there are $5 small plates. For drink specials, they have half-price wines, wells, and some specialty cocktails. Hit up Delmonico any day between 5 and 7 pm if you’re feeling fancy, but your wallet isn’t!
Sunday- Parkview Tavern
Parkview doesn’t really have a happy hour on Sundays; it has a happy DAY. Cue music: Ohhh, happy daay… Seriously, their Monday–Friday Happy Hour is from 4-7pm, but on Sundays, it’s from open to close (around 12pm-1am). And when the Saints are playing, it’s a whole different [foot]ball game. This dive bar is known for its passionate, loyal locals who’ve enjoyed this day of the week together for years. While you’re paying less than $3/beer, make sure to enjoy some of the free, home-cooked food– that’s right, we said FREE. Parkview puts out buffet-style food (jambalaya, sloppy Joe’s, red beans and rice, etc.) for everyone on Saints game Sundays.
Do you know about an awesome happy hour spot that we need to add to our list? Let us know in the comments, or tag us next time you hit up happy hour with #FrayLife #NOLAFray.
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