Howlin' Wolf Northshore
1623 Montgomery St., Mandeville, (985) 626-1616
The original Howlin' Wolf earned a reputation for bringing national touring acts to town as well as providing a space for local musicians performing outside the traditional New Orleans style. This second Howlin' Wolf brings the same approach to the Northshore, with eclectic bands scheduled on weekends. Open Fri.-Sat. Smoking: patio only.
N'Tini's Steak and Martinis
2891 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 626-5566
There's live music on the patio every Thursday and every other Friday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Alternating Fridays feature Motown dance club night. Martinis are the thing to drink here, and N'Tini's makes it affordable with martini specials starting at $1 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays. There are changing drink specials most nights. Open Mon.-Sat. No smoking. Food: restaurant menu. Happy hour specials change daily.