You get to keep your beer glass during Wednesday's Pint Night at this dog-friendly pub with patio seating. Other days offer changing drink specials, Rockbot (patrons choose the songs) and trivia. There's a large variety of beers on tap, including local drafts Abita, NOLA, Parish and Tin Roof, and The Bulldog specializes in craft beers and imports. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Bar food. Happy hour opening-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri
Bruno's visitors can play games such as darts, pool and video poker or take advantage of free Wi-Fi and the dog-friendly patio. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
With pool tables and 30 beers on tap, the downstairs space at Balcony Bar & Cafe looks like a college hangout. Upstairs, there's a smaller bar, table seating, a kitchen that serves pizza, sandwiches, wraps and bar food, and access to a long wraparound balcony overlooking Magazine and Harmony streets. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-9 p.m. daily.
The courtyard is a big draw to this bar in a historic building. Visitors can sip popular drinks such as the Sazerac and Pimm's Cup, and the front bar opens onto a French Quarter street for people-watching. The menu features appetizers, sandwiches, classic New Orleans dishes and desserts. Open Mon.-Sat. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.