Pan-roasted trout is served with corn puree, house-made tasso, boiled garlic, crispy artichoke, fingerling potatoes and oyster mushrooms. Miss Hay’s stuffed chicken wings are deboned and filled with ground pork and chopped shrimp and served with garlic-hoisin sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Thu.-Mon., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$
An interesting mix of cozy, quirky and sophisticated makes this streetcar-shaped bar a popular destination for lingering over drinks and upscale pub fare. Almost two dozen wines are available by the glass and more by the bottle, and there are beers from all over the world. There's a patio that overlooks the streetcar line, and the kitchen serves food late. Open daily. Full restaurant menu.
The old-style bar is located in the historic Court of Two Sisters restaurant in the heart of the French Quarter and offers signature drinks such as the chilled Two Sisters Toddy and the Bayou Bash, which mixes Southern Comfort, fruit juices and red wine (the cocktail won an award from Culinary Concierge Magazine). A menu of small plates is available beginning at 5 p.m. Open daily. Food available.
With 20 TVs and 400 beers, 82 of which are on tap, Cooter Brown's may seem like just a sports bar, but the walls are decorated with more than 30 sculptured celebrity caricatures, each imbibing from an oversized beer bottle. The Snooty Cooter bar in the back offers craft beers. Outdoor seating is available, and the food menu features oysters, po-boys, burgers and daily specials. Open daily. Full restaurant menu.
Steak frites features a filet served with sauteed mushrooms and french fries. Lump crab salad features local jumbo lump crabmeat, spring greens and white remoulade dressing. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and dinner daily, lunch Fri.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$
A revolving door of touring rock bands, Circle Bar is a mainstay of the local rock 'n' roll scene with a smattering of local blues and honky tonk spicing up its nightly roster of live music. Open daily. No food. Happy hour 4 p.m.- 8 p.m. daily.
King’s nachos are topped with refried beans, cheese, jalapenos, sour cream, pico de gallo and guacamole. The Buffalo chicken sandwich features fried chicken tenders tossed in Moe’s wing sauce and served on a cheddar-jalapeno wheat bun with blue cheese or ranch dressing. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
Featuring an old mahogany bar and plenty of outdoor patio seating, Bruno's Tavern is popular among sports fans for airing games on more than 15 TVs. There are different drink specials every night, and menu favorites include burgers and cheese fries. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. daily; student happy hour 3 p.m.-9 p.m. daily.
With its drooping awning and low-frills decor of corrugated metal, this bar looks like a roadhouse, but the extensive whiskey and craft beer offerings are upscale. There's a deep selection of American, Irish and Japanese whiskeys, single-malt Scotches and more. Beers range from American craft beers to Belgian and German imports. Open daily. Food available. Happy hour 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
The Boot is in the middle of college row and offers daily specials including double drinks during Tulane's football games and triple shot mixed drinks on Wednesdays. Pizzas, burgersand wings are served from The Boot Pizza & Grill next door. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-close Wed., 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Fri.
Avocado and asparagus salad includes romaine lettuce, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, Kalamata olives, house dressing and pita chips. Spinach Alfredo lasagna features spinach and sauteed onions layered with ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan in Alfredo sauce. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$