If you are anything like me, the words happy hour and/or drink specials make you excited. Being raised in the south, I enjoy a libation more often than not. I work hard and nothing is more fun than catching up with friends and enjoying food and a few cocktails.
I was talking to one of my friends about where to go for a few drinks. She brought up one of those swanky rooftop bars and and my first thought was how pricy their drinks can be. To my surprise she thought spending $13 on a drink was the norm and I was shocked. I am all about dressing up and treating yo self but for the most part, I rather a neighborhood bar or hole in the wall. Not only do you meet some interesting characters but drinks are always plentiful and the prices are even better!
After some exploring and drinking I compiled a list of several places to catch a great deal in the city. I hope you are thirsty!
– Ugly Dog Saloon *On the weekends they have bottomless mimosas and bloody mary’s for $12 (till 3). *Every Friday they offer $1 drinks and $1 food specials to New Orleans Police Department, New Orleans Fire Department, and other first responders.
– The Rusty Nail *On Monday’s all mules are $6 (all day) and on Thursday’s from 5-8 their Disco Lemonade is $5.
–Bruno’s Tavern *Sunday’s starting at 5pm it is $3 for local beers. *Tuesdays at 9pm you can get $2 well and domestics *Wednesday’s $5 bottles of wine ALL DAY!!! *Friday & Saturday $4 double wells and mules starting at 9pm.
–Erin Rose * EVERYDAY from 10 am – 2pm $3 mimosas and screwdrivers, $4 Bloody Mary’s, $3.50 Frozen Irish Coffee (omg so good), and $4 hot Irish Coffee
–Kajuns * 777 7AM-7PM, 7 DAYS A WEEK -$3 well, $2 domestics, $10 bottomless mimosas
–Jockey’s Pub & Sports Bar This is my neighborhood bar in Gentilly right next to the race track. They have drink specials everyday! *Monday is $5 double well drinks *Tuesday $12 domestic beer buckets *Wednesday is $5 for any Ketel one drink *Thursday is $12 bottles of wine *Friday & Saturday you can get $5 double margaritas *Sunday $5 double bloody Mary’s and Mimosas
–Bayou Wine Garden * You can get select $5 glasses of wine all day, everyday!
–The Velvet Cactus *Monday you can get $8 Patron margaritas. *Tuesday $7 grand margaritas *Wednesday is 2 for 1 frozen or rocks house margaritas *Thursday $5 naked margaritas
–Nolé *Tuesday – Sunday 4-6:30 *Tuesday $5 house margaritas and $3 bottled beer *Wednesday happy hour drinks all day long! *Thursday you can get a frozen margarita flight fo $10. (I highly recommend this)
–Blue Oak BBQ *Tuesday – Friday 3-6 * $5 house daiquiris, house wine by the glass, beer & a shot * $4 draft pint and margaritas
–Nosh *4-7 everyday you can get $4 craft beers, $7 wines and $7 craft cocktails. PLUS $5 small plates. My fav is their Friday bubbles bar- you can get discounted glasses starting at $4!
I hope this list will help you save some money while you enjoy a few drinks in the city. If you know of other awesome drink specials drop them in a comment below!