Here’s one new happy hour drinking option for you: the Loews Hotel on Poydras Street has wheeled in a retrofitted steamer trunk and will be using it to serve crafty cocktails for the coming months.
Named the Bellhop Bar, the bar will open nightly from 5 to 7 p.m. (fittingly, the opening is announced with a bell ringing on the bar), and will serve two batch-made cocktails and a couple of wine options.
The two cocktails are a take on the Old Fashioned, named the Old Fashioned Streetcar Named Desire — it features Angel’s Envy Bourbon, Demerara, and Regan’s, Angostura, and Peychaud’s bitters. Then there’s the martini-inspired She Lykes it Sweet with Hangar One Vodka, pomegranate liqueur Pama, cranberry, lemon juice and Chambord.
Find the Bellhop Bar is tucked between the concierge desk and new addition to Loews, Bar Peters.