Tipitina's is as much an event venue as a bar — it's only open when music or events are scheduled — but it has a full bar when it hosts popular bands, performances and events for Halloween, New Year's Eve, Mardi Gras and more. Food trucks park outside for most events. Open when shows are scheduled. No smoking. No food.
This Uptown bar is known for its blueberry mojitos and its covered patio, lighted by the soft glow of paper lanterns. Inside, dark wood and saintly iconography give the bar a church-like feel. The bar also keeps several local beers on tap, and pews provide seating around the pool table. Open daily. Smoking on patio. No food.
Get $2 wine, Champagne and well drinks on Tuesday, play trivia on Wednesday and play bingo on Thursday. There also are The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones viewing parties. Iced Irish coffee and Serrano bloody marys top the list of popular drinks. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour 4 p.m.-8 p.m. daily.
A rowdy and revered institution, Le Bon Temps operates as a neighborhood bar in one half of its building, with pool tables and drinks as the main attraction. The back part is a top-shelf music venue that hosts popular local bands nightly, highlighted by the Soul Rebels' long-running Thursday night gig. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Known for its Elvis Presley-themed decor and biannual Elvis parties (celebrating the King's birth and death), this eclectic neighborhood pub serves free food during New Orleans Saints games and hosts food trucks Friday and Saturday nights. There's also shuffleboard and a jukebox. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour 3:30 p.m.-9 p.m. daily.
Bands play live music six nights a week at this Broadmoor bar, which is housed in an old aircraft hangar. Specialty nights include honky tonk Tuesday, burlesque Wednesday and homegrown bands on Sunday. Food can be ordered from the Rendon Inn next door. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.
Pan-seared shrimp balls are served with Creole tomato sauce with horseradish cream. The jumbo lump crab cake comes with a fried green tomato and topped with lemon grass beurre blanc. No reservations. Breakfast and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$
Earlier this year the team behind Sylvain transformed the former Bridge Lounge space into a sleek, dark wood-paneled space that boasts an extensive menu of imported whiskeys and spirits such as Woodford Reserve bourbons. Along with imported beers and seasonal selections from regional breweries, PBR tall boys are $2 and a shot and a beer are $5. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
The downstairs space at Balcony Bar & Cafe looks like a college hangout, with pool tables and dozens of beer taps. 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 long bar at The Delachaise offers dozens of wines by the bottle or glass, imported beers and cocktails — with daily offerings scribbled on chalkboards overhead. An outdoor patio is decorated with twinkling lights and overlooks the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line, making the bar an intimate perch for people-watching and sharing a cheese plate. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu.
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
Visit this dog-friendly bar on Monday and get free food starting at 7 p.m. and comedy shows. The last Thursday of the month features a live dating show, and trivia night starts at 8 p.m. on Wednesday. There's a dance party one Saturday a month. The bar has pool tables, craft cocktails, cheap beer and gourmet desserts. Shortall's BBQ serves dinner Tuesday through Saturday. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Food available. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun.