The menu includes Latin American dishes and several styles of ceviche. Cau cau de mar y montana is seared scallops with pork belly lancones, sweet potato, hominy, fresh peas and aji Amarillo chilis. Louisiana black drum is served with maduro relleno, chayote-coconut relish, salsa criolla and Gulf shrimp. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$
On top of a kitchen offering a menu with Parisian flavors and a New Orleans-style Sunday jazz brunch (played by Treme trumpeter Kid Merv), Fulton bills itself as the city's only "gin-centric" bar, boasting classic cocktails like Ramos gin fizz, 17 artisan gins and select tonics. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. weekdays.
Nestled next to a Creole Italian restaurant of the same name, the bar has an extensive wine list and a large selection of bourbons, cognacs and Scotches. There's also a variety of cheeses, pates and charcuterie, 20 wines by the glass and 150 by the bottle. Open daily. Food available. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat.
W. I. N. O. uses unique technology to offer its patrons 120 wines "on tap," with wine pours perfect for sampling. There are free wine tastings, classes and appraisal services available. Opus One and Dom Perignon by the glass are some of W.I.N.O.'s most popular offerings. Open daily. No smoking. Food available.
Cibugnu offers Italian wines and many are available by the glass or carafe. Cibugnu's manager and bartender Chris Timpone creates a selection of handcrafted Italian-inspired cocktails. Open Wed.-Sun. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Sun. & Wed.-Thu., 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
At the 30-plus Gordon Biersch locations across the country, brewers craft German- and Czech-style beers. The New Orleans location finds inspiration in locally available ingredients used in its handcrafted drinks, pizza and flatbreads. There's live music at 6 p.m. on Friday. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
The bright surf shack atmosphere at Lucy's draws a lively crowd for international sports on TV and a menu of sandwiches, burgers, quesadillas, salads and tacos. The bar features draft beers from around the world and original cocktails such as Lucy's classic margarita made with Sauza gold tequila, dressed with a mermaid. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat.-Sun.
Take a seat on the dog-friendly patio of the century-old building and enjoy the bar's take on classic cocktails like the Sazerac and Dark and Stormy. The food menu offers casual comfort food. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Stop at this neighborhood spot on a Thursday to drink for a good cause: a percentage of proceeds are donated to a local charity. The bar offers prime space for viewing sports on TV inside and out, and a large outdoor patio hosts live music performances. Food trucks park outside Thu.-Sun. Open daily. No food. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Wed. & Fri.