Barbecued pork, beef and chicken are slow-cooked in an on-site smoker at this Warehouse District sports bar. Side dishes include crunchy coleslaw and chili beans. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
Part wine bar and part wine shop, W.I.N.O. is built around innovative self-service devices that dispense portion-controlled pours. Customers can sample to their hearts’ content from 120 wines and try fine vintages rarely available by the glass elsewhere. Get a sandwich or cheese plate to round out things. Open daily. Smoking: no. Wine classes available.
An old industrial space reclaimed as a neighborhood watering hole, The District's heritage shows in its weathered brick walls and cypress woodwork. The kitchen turns out duck quesadillas, roast beef po-boys and black-and-blue wraps to keep everyone on an even keel. Open daily. No smoking. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
With its bare wood walls and vintage feel, this well-hidden bar is worth seeking out. Catch open mic night on Tuesday, or Boozin Bingo on Thursday. During football season, the doors open at 10 a.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. for New Orleans Saints home games, with a breakfast and bloody mary bar. Open daily. No smoking. Happy hour 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Fri.
This restaurant bar promises loud music, lots of sake, beer and cocktails, plus a full menu of Japanese cuisine — all without breaking the bank. Sake hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and Sunday offers half-price large hot sake, Kirin beers, sake cocktails and appetizers. For added entertainment, watch sushi chefs prepare your food. Open daily. Smoking: patio only.
Surf the waves of beers and beer buckets available or hang 10 for specialty drinks like Da Killer Blue Whale: Stoli blueberry, coconut rum with lemonade and splash of 190 proof alcohol. Open daily. Smoking allowed on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour starts at 7 p.m. daily.
Housed in a building that dates back to 1902, Ernst Cafe offers a variety of soups, salads and Louisiana fare. It also has a jukebox, video poker and screens televised sports. Open daily. Smoking allowed on patio. Full restaurant menu
Tucked away on a side street near the federal court buildings is this sleek modern pub. There's a rock vibe with posters and rock star portraits on the walls. A creative menu makes it a busy lunch spot, and food is available late on Friday and Saturday. Look for specials on local drinks during weekday happy hours. Open daily. No smoking. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Thu. and noon-7 p.m. Fri.
The most popular drink at this neighborhood joint is John Daly on tap, which can be enjoyed in the courtyard along with the popular Buffalo-style chicken wings. The dog-friendly bar also has darts, sports on TV, and free Wi-Fi. Open Wed.-Mon. Smoking allowed on patio. Bar food. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.
In addition to top-shelf liquors and an extensive wine list, Fulton taps into its 160-year history to offer more than 90 craft, imported and domestic beers. There are large-screen projectors for watching sports. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.