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click to enlarge The Green Room Music Club in Covington provides a venue for live performances by local musicians. Photo courtesy St. Tammany Parish. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • The Green Room Music Club in Covington provides a venue for live performances by local musicians. Photo courtesy St. Tammany Parish.

Abita Springs

Abita Brew Pub
72011 Holly St., Abita Springs, (985) 892-5837;
www.abita- brewpub.com
Beer pub
Located in the building where Abita's beers were brewed until 1994, the restaurant and bar offers Abita's lagers, ales and root beer as well as some brews available only at the brew pub. Every week, patrons can sample a featured beer from breweries around the world. The restaurant menu offers salads, sandwiches, pasta and more, some made with Abita beer. Open Tue.-Sun. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.

Rosie's Tavern
22067 Hwy. 59, Abita Springs;
(985) 809-0454;
www.rosies-tavern.biz
Bar
This local watering hole offers a range of beers on tap and a large array of local and import labels by the bottle. You can join a dart league (or play as an amateur), shoot pool or watch sports on TV. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.

 

Covington

Boston Pub
517 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 893-9907
Neighborhood bar
This neighborhood bar in downtown Covington has a laid-back attitude. There is a big-screen TV for New Orleans Saints and LSU games, a pool table, jukebox and a full bar. Open Tue.-Sat. Smoking allowed. Bar food.

The Chimes
19130 W. Front St., Covington, (985) 892-5396;
www.thechimes.com
Restaurant bar
This bar and grill started near LSU's campus in Baton Rouge and is popular with the scholarly crowd there. The Covington location has a broader customer base who comes to sample the 60 beers available from 20 countries. Culinary specialties include barbecue shrimp, seafood lasagna, po-boys and more. Get $1 off all pints during daily happy hours, and 20-ounce mimosas and bloody marys for $5.50 during Sunday brunch. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat., midnight-2 a.m. Mon.-Sat.

Columbia Street Tap Room
434 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 898-0899;
www.covingtontaproom.com
Take a seat in the courtyard and start sampling the 30 beers on tap. Power up with burgers and po-boys while watching TV, or listen to live music Thursday through Saturday. Open Mon.-Sat. Smoking allowed on patio. Full restaurant men. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat.

Green Room Music Club
521 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 892-2225
Music club
Offering live local music on the Northshore since 2005, the Green Room also offers DJs with karaoke 
on Sunday and '80s Night Tuesday. Open daily. Smoking allowed on patio. Food available late-night Wed.-Sat. Happy hour 2 p.m.-9 p.m. daily.

Jerk's Island Grill & Daiquiri Bar
70437 Highway 21, Covington, (985) 893-1380;
www.jerks- islandgrill.com
Restaurant bar
This Covington establishment offers an island escape on the Northshore where patrons can enjoy margaritas made with fresh ingredients as they sit among island decor. The full menu includes island fare, ribs, burgers and tacos. Open daily. Smoking allowed on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

 

click to enlarge The Green Room Music Club in Covington provides a venue for live performances by local musicians. Photo courtesy St. Tammany Parish. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • The Green Room Music Club in Covington provides a venue for live performances by local musicians. Photo courtesy St. Tammany Parish.

Mandeville

The Barley Oak
2101 Lakeshore Drive, Mandeville, (985) 727-7420;
www.the- barleyoak.com
Beer pub
This European-style pub has 47 taps and more than 100 bottles of beer from around the world. The food menu includes Louisiana favorites, German appetizers, cheese plates and the option of pretzel bread for your sandwich. Specialty beer nights feature discounts on brews from selected countries. Dog friendly. Open daily. Smoking allowed on patio. Pub food.

Beach House Bar &
Grill
124 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 624-9331;
www.thebeachhousemandeville.com
Restaurant bar
Push your toes in the sand and sip a cocktail made with fresh fruit and mint while sitting on the beach —
or stay high and dry on a deck overlooking Lake Pontchartrain. Open Tue.-Sat. Smoking allowed on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Howlin' Wolf Northshore
1623 Montgomery St., Mandeville, (985) 626-1616;
www.thehowlinwolf.com/mandeville/
Music club
The original Howlin' Wolf earned a reputation for bringing national touring acts to town as well as providing a performance space for local musicians and eclectic bands. It also has a variety of domestic and imported bottled beers and mostly regional brews on tap. Open Fri.-Sat. Smoking allowed. No food.

Interference Sports Bar
2213 Florida St., Mandeville, (985) 674-1655;
www.interference-sportsbar.com
Sports bar
This sports bar features NFL Sunday Ticket, a high-definition projection TV and shows all LSU and New Orleans Hornets games. It also has trivia games, darts and free Wi-Fi. Sip a mango margarita or California Bomb and dine on burgers and other pub grub. Open daily. Bar food. Happy hour noon-6 p.m. daily, 11 p.m.-1 a.m. Sun.-Thu.

Obelisk Wine Bar & Art Gallery
22 St. Ann Drive, Mandeville, (985) 674-4215;
www.obeliskwinebar.com
Wine bar
Soak in some culture at this lounge, which has rotating exhibits by local artists and live music in a range of genres such as blues and jazz. The wine cellar-style setting is a comfortable spot to sip martinis or one of the bar's 72 wines by the glass. Happy hour specials include half-price martinis, $4 well drinks, $2 domestic beers and more. Specialty nights include tango dancing, comedy, DJs and more, Open Mon.-Sat. No smoking. No food. Happy hour 4 p.m.--7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Rookies Sports Cafe
1600 W. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 231-7661
Sports bar
Watch your favorite teams on big-screen TVs and choose the right libation to fire you up or wash away your disappointment. Dine on barbecue and burgers among strands of sports pennants and beer signs. Open Mon.-Sat. Smoking allowed on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Ruby's Roadhouse
840 Lamarque St., Mandeville, (985) 626-9748;
www.rubys-roadhouse.com
Neighborhood bar
Ruby's has been slinging booze since FDR was president and the Northshore was mostly piney woods, and it has roadhouse funk including graffiti on the ceiling and layers of memorabilia on the walls. Weekends feature live music (mostly blues, zydeco and oldies). Pool and dart teams play during the week, and there are trivia games nightly. Well drinks ar $4 and 16-ounce draft beer is $2 every day. Open daily. No smoking. No food.

The Wine Loft Mandeville
1901 Hwy 190, Suite 15, Mandeville, (985) 674-5988;
www.thewineloftmandeville.net
Wine bar
A haven for oenophiles, the Mandeville establishment features a free wine tasting on Wednesday, half-priced bottles of wine on Tuesday, live music on Saturday and couples nights on Friday, where duos can enjoy two glasses of wine and two menu items for $30. Open Mon.-Sat. Smoking allowed on patio. Bar food. Happy hour 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. daily.

 

click to enlarge Waloo's Sports Bar & Grill serves generous drinks to fuel patrons through games of foosball, pool, trivia and more. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • Waloo's Sports Bar & Grill serves generous drinks to fuel patrons through games of foosball, pool, trivia and more.

Slidell

Anything Geauxs
1540 W. Lindberg Drive, Slidell, (985) 643-2191;
www.facebook.com/anythinggeauxsslidellla
BarThere's always something special going on at this nightclub: comedy shows, live music, DJs, karaoke, an open mic and more. The bar's mixologists maintain a steady slate of drink specials. Future plans call for a restaurant. Open Thu.-Sat. Smoking allowed on patio. No food.

Landlubbers Pub & Club
3606 Pontchartrain Drive, Slidell, (985) 641-9218;
www.landlubberspubandclub.com
Music club
This smoke-free pub and music club opens at 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and stages live performances by bands including Andre Bouvier and the Royal Bohemians, Luther Kent, Lynn Drury and John Lisi and Delta Funk. Thursday is bike night and Wednesday is Ladies Night. Open Wed.-Sat. No smoking. No food.

Southside Cafe
3154 Pontchartrain Blvd., Slidell, (985) 643-6133; www.southsidecafe.net
Restaurant bar
The bar at this Slidell restaurant serves 10 draft beers delivered from the tap at 33 degrees. There's an 80-inch high-definition TV for watching sports, and happy hour prices are in effect during New Orleans Saints and LSU games. Bloody marys and mimosas are $5 from 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Sunday. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri., noon-8 p.m. Sun.

Speckled T's
158 S. Military Road, Slidell, (985) 646-1728;
www.speckledts.com
Restaurant bar
After dark, this restaurant and bar becomes a dinner and entertainment venue with live music, karaoke, DJs, comedy, dinner theater and more. It recently got a dispensing system that chills beer to 32 degrees. There's an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet weekdays and a Sunday Champagne brunch. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.

Tooloula's
4808 Pontchartrain Drive, Slidell, (985) 201-8096
Bar
Listen to live music on Saturday nights. On other days, play trivia games, darts and pool, watch sports on TV or dance to a DJ or jukebox. Domestic drafts are $1 during happy hour. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

 

Chalmette

Brewster's
8751 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 309-7548
Restaurant bar
Wash down a 10-ounce Brewster burger with a Boom-a-lache: a mixture of fruit juices blended with light, dark and 151-proof rums and served in a 32-ounce Brewster's cup with cherries on top. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., all day Sun.

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