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The Best New Happy Hours in New Orleans

NOLA restaurants and bars with new food and drink specials for the magical time known as happy hour

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New Orleans has long been known for having a robust happy hour scene, from oyster-focused specials to craft cocktail deals to discounted bar snacks and beer. As spring rolls into summer, more top New Orleans restaurants and bars have reintroduced happy hour deals, launching fresh new menus to lure in diners during those quiet in-between hours. Additionally, the pace of restaurant and bar openings has picked back up, adding a number of hot new destinations for cocktails.

Here are the best new happy hour menus available in New Orleans right now, pairing classic cocktails, craft beer, and wine specials with tasty food.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. A Tavola Restaurant & Wine Bar

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3413 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Metairie, LA 70002
(504) 577-2235
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The latest restaurant from prolific restaurant group Creole Cuisine Concepts brings a top-notch happy hour to Metairie, running daily from 2 to 6 p.m. Wines by the glass and cocktails go for $5, premium and specialty cocktails for $6, and draft beers for $3. The kitchen serves $7 appetizers, including eggplant caponata, calamari fritte, baked goat cheese al forno, meatballs, and roasted Brussels sprouts, and all pizzas are half off.

Cosmo Bianco
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2. Boucherie

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8115 Jeannette St
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 862-5514
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The chance to nibble on chef Nathanial Zimet’s simply elegant cuisine is reason enough to head to his inviting Uptown restaurant for happy hourTuesday through Saturday, 5 to 7 p.m. Add in the $5 house wines, $1 off drafts and $7 sazeracs and life is good. Specially priced bites include $10 steamed mussels, $8 for blackened shrimp and grit cake, $5 boudin balls and $4 fries — get the fries — hand cut, fried to order hot and crispy — they are best enjoyed with garlic aioli for dipping.

Steamed mussels on Boucherie’s happy hour menu
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3. Vals

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4632 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 356-0006
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Vals is nearly a year old, opened in Summer 2020 by the team behind top New Orleans cocktail bar Cure. The renovated service station at the corner of Valence and Freret makes for a hip, casual setting with a sprawling front patio serving regional Mexican specialties, tacos, and a nice menu of agave-based drinks, both margarita and non-margarita. Happy hour is from 4 to 6 p.m. daily., offering a $6 margarita, frozen or on the rocks, and a $5 Modelo and Tapatio tequila shot combo.

4. HIEUX Boil Seafood House

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4077 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 766-0478
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Hieux Boil recently opened in the the former Namese location at the intersection of Tulane and Carrollton Avenues. It’s from the same owners, who also run Magazine Street seafood destination Boil Seafood House, and it mimics that concept, with Viet-Cajun style boiled crawfish, shrimp, mussels, clams, crab legs, and lobster, as well as fried seafood platters and po’ boys. The happy hour is solid — Monday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m., appetizers are half off, with drinks under $7.

5. Toups Meatery

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845 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 252-4999
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At the reliable Toups’ Meatery, happy hour runs from 3 to 5 p.m., with specials including a $7 cocktail of the day; well spirits and draft beers; select wines; and bar bites. The Mid City favorite now has expanded, heated patio seating.

6. Blue Oak BBQ

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900 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 822-2583
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One of New Orleans’s favorite spots is the laid-back, Mid City smokehouse from pit team Ronnie Evans and Philip Moseley. Blue Oak’s happy hour pickings Monday through Friday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. include rotating snacks, cocktails, drafts, wines by the glass, and house daiquiris.

7. Cho Thai

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3218 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 381-4264
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The swank and delicious Cho Thai, a collaboration between BRG Hospitality and the family behind West Bank Thai restaurant Banana Blossom, offers a daily happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m., and the cocktails here are on par with the food. The menu is relatively robust; on the food side there are Thai tacos, papaya salad, bok choy, and small plates of chicken laab, fried chicken, and chicken satay, all of which are under $8. Four house cocktails are just $5, along with $4 glasses of wine and $10 for small bottles of sake.

8. Maypop

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611 O'Keefe Ave
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 518-6345
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Michael Gulotta’s downtown stunner Maypop reopened this spring after remaining closed during the pandemic, bringing back the centrally-located destination for inventive dishes fusing Southeast Louisiana and Southeast Asian flavors. There’s also a new happy hour, weekdays from 4 to 6 p.m, offering specials on wine, beer, and two cocktails, as well as food — curry hot wings, pork belly buns, crispy oysters, and more.

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9. Copper Vine

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1001 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 208-9535
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CBD wine hub Copper Vine has a new happy hour menu this spring, offered every week day from 2 to 6 p.m. In addition to wine by the glass specials, there are $8 wine flights and $8 local flights of local beer, and snacks like tuna tartare and caviar for $7, bacon-wrapped dates for $5, and Brussels sprouts for $4.

Happy hour items at Copper Vine
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10. The Tasting Room

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1906 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 766-6390
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Revamped LGD wine bar the Tasting Room, now with 80 new Bourbons and a decidedly bachelorette party vibe, also has a new weekday happy hour: from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, there are $7 cheese and charcuterie boards, $5 cocktails (Old Fashioned and margaritas), $5 house wines, $4 seltzers, and $3 beers.

Two cheese boards and one charcuterie board on a table
$7 cheese and charcuterie boards are on the Tasting Room’s happy hour menu
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11. Gris Gris

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1800 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 272-0241
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This modern Creole-Cajun Magazine Street spot has become a neighborhood favorite since chef/owner Eric Cook opened it a few years ago. Gris-Gris has an approachable but detailed cocktail list, and currently the happy hour, 3 to 6 p.m., includes $7 seasonal daiquiris

$5 wine, a few $3 beers, and a $6 Jameson shot with a High Life. Happy Hour food specials are available Monday through Friday, currently pimento cheese and cracklings, Crystal honey buttered wings, and barbecue bacon deviled eggs.

 

12. Seaworthy

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630 Carondelet St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 930-3071
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Seaworthy is the Ace Hotel’s oyster destination, and it’s one of few spots that sources oysters from beyond the Gulf, including smaller, brinier varieties. The popular happy hour runs Wednesday through Sunday from 4 until 6 p.m. and again from 10 to 11 p.m., with specials on oysters, cocktails, and wine.

13. The Bower

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1320 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 582-9738
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The owners of French Quarter institution Tujague’s Restaurant opened both Claret wine and cocktail bar and the Bower next door to each other on Magazine Street this year, and for now, the focus is on the outdoor, spacious patio at the Bower. Monday through Friday, a handful of classic cocktails are $7 from 4 to 6 p.m.

14. The Mill NOLA

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1051 Annunciation St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 582-9544
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The Mill is the Warehouse District’s newest destination for brunch, drinks, and happy hour — a perfect addition to the downtown dining and drinking scene. Happy hour runs from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, offering $6 options for wine and beer and specialty cocktails, as well as daily specials including Mojito Monday and Spritz Saturday, also for $6. The two happy hour cocktails are seriously refreshing, especially the Pretty in Pink slushie made with gin, elderflower, raspberry, and lemon.

15. Vyoone’s Restaurant

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412 Girod St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 518-6007
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Vyoone’s is one of the Warehouse District’s best-kept secrets, a romantic French-meets-Creole spot oozing with ambience. In addition to a balanced menu of delicate French starters and contemporary Creole entrees, happy hour is offered Thursday and Friday from 3 to 5 p.m., featuring small plates and deals on house cocktails, wine, local beers, and select bottles of champagne.

16. Brennan's

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417 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-9711
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The popular “Bubbles at Brennan’s “ happy hour is back, and it’s now an all-day, weekend affair. On Saturday and Sunday, the pink bastion of French Quarter fine dining is offering happy hour drink specials Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Available on the lovely fountain courtyard and inside, the champagne-focused specials include five sparkling cocktails and eight bottle options, and snacks like baked oysters, sweet potato pot stickers, and duck confit poutine (Sunday is brunch all day, but the drink specials are available).

17. Cane & Table

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1113 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 581-1112
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Featuring a lush back patio, Cane & Table is a tranquil afternoon spot for chatting or solo drinking. Happy hour specials offer a chance to sip originals at half the price of the regular menu, and include an old fashioned, daiquiri, and blue Hawaii; beer and shot combos; as well as wine specials; plus a Caribbean snack menu. 

18. New Orleans Art Bar

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2128 St Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 708-4804
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The New Orleans Art Bar first opened last year, not long before the pandemic shut it down. The lovely art gallery and bar located in the former Gene’s Po-boys is back, and the extensive cocktail list includes six happy hour drinks offered daily from 4 to 7 p.m., including a Cuba Libre, sazerac, and gimlet, all for under $7. Reservations are required for the time being.

19. Capulet

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3014 Dauphine St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 507-0691
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Capulet, the bar and restaurant during the week and event space and popular wedding venue on weekends, is back open after a long pandemic hiatus, and offers a great new happy hour. Monday through Thursday, before live music gets going, discounted drink specials include $2 PBRs, $5 sparkling wine, $5 boozy punch, and $4 PBR and a whiskey shot, 4 to 6 p.m.

20. Galaxie

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3060 St Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 827-1443
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Open for a little over a year, Bywater’s Galaxie Tacos is a service station-turned taqueria that’s fared well during the pandemic due its sprawling front patio with spaced-out seating and a section with heaters for cold weather. A recently-launched food and drink happy hour backs up its opening time an hour earlier to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Running from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Friday and 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, drink specials include a Jalisco sour for $7, a Michelada for $5, and a few snacks for $3.

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1. A Tavola Restaurant & Wine Bar

3413 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA 70002
Cosmo Bianco
www.saraessexbradley.com/Official

The latest restaurant from prolific restaurant group Creole Cuisine Concepts brings a top-notch happy hour to Metairie, running daily from 2 to 6 p.m. Wines by the glass and cocktails go for $5, premium and specialty cocktails for $6, and draft beers for $3. The kitchen serves $7 appetizers, including eggplant caponata, calamari fritte, baked goat cheese al forno, meatballs, and roasted Brussels sprouts, and all pizzas are half off.

3413 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Metairie, LA 70002

2. Boucherie

8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118
Steamed mussels on Boucherie’s happy hour menu
Boucherie/Official

The chance to nibble on chef Nathanial Zimet’s simply elegant cuisine is reason enough to head to his inviting Uptown restaurant for happy hourTuesday through Saturday, 5 to 7 p.m. Add in the $5 house wines, $1 off drafts and $7 sazeracs and life is good. Specially priced bites include $10 steamed mussels, $8 for blackened shrimp and grit cake, $5 boudin balls and $4 fries — get the fries — hand cut, fried to order hot and crispy — they are best enjoyed with garlic aioli for dipping.

8115 Jeannette St
New Orleans, LA 70118

3. Vals

4632 Freret St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Vals is nearly a year old, opened in Summer 2020 by the team behind top New Orleans cocktail bar Cure. The renovated service station at the corner of Valence and Freret makes for a hip, casual setting with a sprawling front patio serving regional Mexican specialties, tacos, and a nice menu of agave-based drinks, both margarita and non-margarita. Happy hour is from 4 to 6 p.m. daily., offering a $6 margarita, frozen or on the rocks, and a $5 Modelo and Tapatio tequila shot combo.

4632 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70115

4. HIEUX Boil Seafood House

4077 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

Hieux Boil recently opened in the the former Namese location at the intersection of Tulane and Carrollton Avenues. It’s from the same owners, who also run Magazine Street seafood destination Boil Seafood House, and it mimics that concept, with Viet-Cajun style boiled crawfish, shrimp, mussels, clams, crab legs, and lobster, as well as fried seafood platters and po’ boys. The happy hour is solid — Monday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m., appetizers are half off, with drinks under $7.

4077 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

5. Toups Meatery

845 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

At the reliable Toups’ Meatery, happy hour runs from 3 to 5 p.m., with specials including a $7 cocktail of the day; well spirits and draft beers; select wines; and bar bites. The Mid City favorite now has expanded, heated patio seating.

845 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

6. Blue Oak BBQ

900 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

One of New Orleans’s favorite spots is the laid-back, Mid City smokehouse from pit team Ronnie Evans and Philip Moseley. Blue Oak’s happy hour pickings Monday through Friday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. include rotating snacks, cocktails, drafts, wines by the glass, and house daiquiris.

900 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

7. Cho Thai

3218 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

The swank and delicious Cho Thai, a collaboration between BRG Hospitality and the family behind West Bank Thai restaurant Banana Blossom, offers a daily happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m., and the cocktails here are on par with the food. The menu is relatively robust; on the food side there are Thai tacos, papaya salad, bok choy, and small plates of chicken laab, fried chicken, and chicken satay, all of which are under $8. Four house cocktails are just $5, along with $4 glasses of wine and $10 for small bottles of sake.

3218 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

8. Maypop

611 O'Keefe Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113
Josh Brasted

Michael Gulotta’s downtown stunner Maypop reopened this spring after remaining closed during the pandemic, bringing back the centrally-located destination for inventive dishes fusing Southeast Louisiana and Southeast Asian flavors. There’s also a new happy hour, weekdays from 4 to 6 p.m, offering specials on wine, beer, and two cocktails, as well as food — curry hot wings, pork belly buns, crispy oysters, and more.

611 O'Keefe Ave
New Orleans, LA 70113

9. Copper Vine

1001 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70112
Happy hour items at Copper Vine
Emily Ferretti/Copper Vine

CBD wine hub Copper Vine has a new happy hour menu this spring, offered every week day from 2 to 6 p.m. In addition to wine by the glass specials, there are $8 wine flights and $8 local flights of local beer, and snacks like tuna tartare and caviar for $7, bacon-wrapped dates for $5, and Brussels sprouts for $4.

1001 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70112

10. The Tasting Room

1906 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Two cheese boards and one charcuterie board on a table
$7 cheese and charcuterie boards are on the Tasting Room’s happy hour menu
The Tasting Room

Revamped LGD wine bar the Tasting Room, now with 80 new Bourbons and a decidedly bachelorette party vibe, also has a new weekday happy hour: from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, there are $7 cheese and charcuterie boards, $5 cocktails (Old Fashioned and margaritas), $5 house wines, $4 seltzers, and $3 beers.

1906 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130

11. Gris Gris

1800 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

This modern Creole-Cajun Magazine Street spot has become a neighborhood favorite since chef/owner Eric Cook opened it a few years ago. Gris-Gris has an approachable but detailed cocktail list, and currently the happy hour, 3 to 6 p.m., includes $7 seasonal daiquiris

$5 wine, a few $3 beers, and a $6 Jameson shot with a High Life. Happy Hour food specials are available Monday through Friday, currently pimento cheese and cracklings, Crystal honey buttered wings, and barbecue bacon deviled eggs.

 

1800 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130

12. Seaworthy

630 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Seaworthy is the Ace Hotel’s oyster destination, and it’s one of few spots that sources oysters from beyond the Gulf, including smaller, brinier varieties. The popular happy hour runs Wednesday through Sunday from 4 until 6 p.m. and again from 10 to 11 p.m., with specials on oysters, cocktails, and wine.

630 Carondelet St
New Orleans, LA 70130

13. The Bower

1320 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

The owners of French Quarter institution Tujague’s Restaurant opened both Claret wine and cocktail bar and the Bower next door to each other on Magazine Street this year, and for now, the focus is on the outdoor, spacious patio at the Bower. Monday through Friday, a handful of classic cocktails are $7 from 4 to 6 p.m.

1320 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130

14. The Mill NOLA

1051 Annunciation St, New Orleans, LA 70130

The Mill is the Warehouse District’s newest destination for brunch, drinks, and happy hour — a perfect addition to the downtown dining and drinking scene. Happy hour runs from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, offering $6 options for wine and beer and specialty cocktails, as well as daily specials including Mojito Monday and Spritz Saturday, also for $6. The two happy hour cocktails are seriously refreshing, especially the Pretty in Pink slushie made with gin, elderflower, raspberry, and lemon.

1051 Annunciation St
New Orleans, LA 70130

15. Vyoone’s Restaurant

412 Girod St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Vyoone’s is one of the Warehouse District’s best-kept secrets, a romantic French-meets-Creole spot oozing with ambience. In addition to a balanced menu of delicate French starters and contemporary Creole entrees, happy hour is offered Thursday and Friday from 3 to 5 p.m., featuring small plates and deals on house cocktails, wine, local beers, and select bottles of champagne.

412 Girod St
New Orleans, LA 70130

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16. Brennan's

417 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

The popular “Bubbles at Brennan’s “ happy hour is back, and it’s now an all-day, weekend affair. On Saturday and Sunday, the pink bastion of French Quarter fine dining is offering happy hour drink specials Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Available on the lovely fountain courtyard and inside, the champagne-focused specials include five sparkling cocktails and eight bottle options, and snacks like baked oysters, sweet potato pot stickers, and duck confit poutine (Sunday is brunch all day, but the drink specials are available).

417 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70130

17. Cane & Table

1113 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Featuring a lush back patio, Cane & Table is a tranquil afternoon spot for chatting or solo drinking. Happy hour specials offer a chance to sip originals at half the price of the regular menu, and include an old fashioned, daiquiri, and blue Hawaii; beer and shot combos; as well as wine specials; plus a Caribbean snack menu. 

1113 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116

18. New Orleans Art Bar

2128 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116

The New Orleans Art Bar first opened last year, not long before the pandemic shut it down. The lovely art gallery and bar located in the former Gene’s Po-boys is back, and the extensive cocktail list includes six happy hour drinks offered daily from 4 to 7 p.m., including a Cuba Libre, sazerac, and gimlet, all for under $7. Reservations are required for the time being.

2128 St Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70116

19. Capulet

3014 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70117

Capulet, the bar and restaurant during the week and event space and popular wedding venue on weekends, is back open after a long pandemic hiatus, and offers a great new happy hour. Monday through Thursday, before live music gets going, discounted drink specials include $2 PBRs, $5 sparkling wine, $5 boozy punch, and $4 PBR and a whiskey shot, 4 to 6 p.m.

3014 Dauphine St
New Orleans, LA 70117

20. Galaxie

3060 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117
Galaxie 
Clair Lorell/Eater NOLA

Open for a little over a year, Bywater’s Galaxie Tacos is a service station-turned taqueria that’s fared well during the pandemic due its sprawling front patio with spaced-out seating and a section with heaters for cold weather. A recently-launched food and drink happy hour backs up its opening time an hour earlier to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Running from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Friday and 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, drink specials include a Jalisco sour for $7, a Michelada for $5, and a few snacks for $3.

3060 St Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

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