600 S. Peters St., 525-8544
Conventioneers and CBD workers mingle at the bar and under swishing fans at sidewalk tables.
141 N. Carrollton Ave., 486-1600
The tavern draws an after-work crowd for drinks and casual fare.
3811 St. Charles Ave., 899-9308
The veranda is the most civilized of perches to watch and sip while others commute.
3236 Magazine St., 891-1516; 5135 Canal Blvd., 488-4191
A big selection of draft beers makes these pubs a pit stop after work.
Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar
701 Tchoupitoulas St., 523-8995
Lucy's fences off the street for Friday's after-work crowd.