The cocktail bar in the historic Windsor Court Hotel features craft cocktails with an emphasis on pre-Prohibition flavors. Drinks can be customized, though a menu full of specialty drinks caters to a range of tastes, such as the Final Final, made with Laphroaig Scotch, Fernet, simple syrup and allspice. Snacks and samplings from the adjoining Grill Room are available. Thu.-Sat. No smoking. Food available.
Upperline’s “Taste of New Orleans” three-course dinner includes choices such as duck etouffee, spicy shrimp with cornbread and slow-roasted duck quarter. Roast duck with garlic-port or peach-ginger sauce is a signature item. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$
It began as a neighborhood juke joint in the 1970s and as a place for New Orleans music legend Professor Longhair to perform. Over the years, however, it became an institution where local musicians and traveling music stars took the stage — sometimes together. There often are food trucks outside during music shows. Open weekends and when music is scheduled. No smoking. No food.
Serious sports fans appreciate the 12-foot TV, and there’s a 52-inch high-definition Golden Tee for gamers. You can get two-for-one drinks all day to get you warmed up for trivia games, darts and video poker. Burgers, smoked ribs and brisket, tacos and more are available. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Free Wi-Fi.
The District maintains an old-timey feel but with modern accoutrements including flat-screen televisions for sports and a charging station for cellphones. There's a happy hour all day Monday, trivia on Tuesday and a weekly Wine Down Wednesday. Lunch is served daily and brunch is served on the weekends. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Tue.-Fri.
Blackened Paddlewheel pork loin is served with Creole mustard sauce and four-cheese penne pasta. Frittata del giorno is a crustless quiche made with eggs, vegetables, cheeses, herbs and spices and served with cured ham. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$