8 Block Kitchen & Bar
Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., (Hyatt Regency New Orleans, third floor), (504) 613-3850; www.neworleans.hyatt.com
Located in the atrium of the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 8 Block Kitchen & Bar features live jazz and cabaret Friday and Saturday nights. Popular drinks include a Jameson julep, malbec wine and Kim Crawford sauvignon blanc. The kitchen serves sushi, seafood, burgers and sliders. Open daily. No smoking. Food available.
National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1940; www.nationalww2museumzorg/american-sector; @americansector
Whether winding down after touring the museum or having a drink before dinner, American Sector offers a variety of draft beers (including most Abitas, Nola Brewing and Magic Hat), wines by the glass or bottle and original cocktails such as the New Orleans Buck with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, orange juice, lemon juice and ginger beer. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.
Angeletto's Pizzeria & Pub
220 S. Robertson St., (504) 581-3500; www.angelettos.com
In addition to its pizzas and chicken wings (fried in peanut oil), Angeletto's is a favorite game-day destination for Who Dats, not only because of its steps-to-the-Superdome location but also for game day specials including free shots every time the New Orleans Saints score a touchdown. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu.
Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette Hotel, 817 Common St., (504) 525-1111; www.baruncommon.com; @baruncommon
Bar UnCommon's sleek decor matches its eclectic drink menu, which features cocktails like the Sweet Heat, a mix of orange-infused tequila, pineapple juice, a dash of Tabasco and sugar Cajun spice rum. The bar offers upscale snacks and appetizers. Open daily. No smoking. Food available.
Barcadia Bar & Grill
601 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 335-1740; www.barcadianeworleans.com; @barcadianola
Barcadia features arcade games, food, music, two patios, TVs and lots and lots of beer, as well as a full bar. The signature Barcadia Bomber, made with four kinds of vodka and two fruit juices, is a popular drink. Barcadia is open to all ages before 9 p.m., 21-older after 9 p.m. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
1638 Clio St., phone n.a.; www.facebook.com/beatnikbookingnola; @thebeatniknola
The bar, located in the former Big Top, hosts live music in a variety of genres, plus DJs, comedy, burlesque and more. The space intimate and the staff is friendly. Open daily. No smoking. No food.
The Hotel Modern, 936 St. Charles Ave., (504) 962-0911; www.thehotelmodern.com/bellocq; @thehotelmodern
The bar on Lee Circle was inspired by E.J. Bellocq's photographs of Storyville madams, and its drinks are as playful as the subjects of his famous images. Cobblers are made with port or sherry and fruit, and McAlpins Mushroom combines Scotch, shiitake sake cordial and Perfecto Amor liqueur. There's also absinthe, fortified wine and punches. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Food available. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.
The Cajun Bar at Mulate's
Mulate's, 201 Julia St., (504) 522-1492; www.mulates.com
One of the most popular of the 20 specialty drinks offered here is the Zydeco Tornado, which layers melon liquor, orange and pineapple juices, spiced and aged rums and cranberry juice and serves it in a hurricane glass. The bar also has several local beers. Cajun bands play from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. nightly, and you can order Cajun dishes at the bar. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.
Cajun Mike's Pub-N-Grub
116 Baronne St., (504) 566-0055
This local watering hole provides pub grub and standard drinks to neighborhood regulars and tourists. It offers sandwiches, po-boys, wings, red beans, crab claws, gumbo and more. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour open-7 p.m. daily.
520 Capdeville St., (504) 371-5161; www.capdevillenola.com; @mayorcapdeville
Marked by a casual, friendly vibe with a dash of rock 'n' roll swagger, Capdeville's inviting atmosphere encourages lingering over dinner, drinks and conversation. Craft beer and American whiskey are the specialties, with popular drinks including Jack's black lemonade, which is house-infused blackberry Jack Daniel's mixed with blackberries and fresh lemon. Open Mon.-Sat. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
Chuck's Sports Bar
510 Gravier St., (504) 524-9485
This dive bar is a favorite with service industry employees and members of the 9-to-5 crowd who want cheap, heavily poured drinks. There's a pool table and an Internet jukebox. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.
709 St. Charles Ave., (504) 558-8990; www.cibugnu.com
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.
1032 St. Charles Ave., (504) 588-2616; www.circlebarneworleans.com; @circlebarnola
Located on the ground floor of a squat townhouse on Lee Circle, New Orleans' coziest music club has just enough room for the band and its fans. But with its exposed brick and the restored mural behind the bar, it has plenty of charm. There's music daily by a mix of local musicians and touring indie bands. Open daily. No smoking. No food. Happy hour 4 p.m.-8 p.m. daily.
Cocktail Bar at Windsor Court
Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier St., (504) 523-6000; www.windsorcourthotel.com; @windsorcourt
This bar in the 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.
Corporation Bar & Grill
931 S. Peters St., (504) 527-6069
This dog-friendly neighborhood bar sells po-boys and New Orleans cuisine. College and pro game days feature $10 domestic beer buckets. PBR and Miller High Life are $2 and Jameson is $3 on Mondays; Fireball shots for $2 on Friday. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Thu.
Daisy Dukes Seafood Market and Bar
121 Chartres St., (504) 561-5171; 123 Carondelet St., (504) 522-2233; 5209 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 883-5513; www.daisydukesrestaurant.com
This 24/7 bar and restaurant serves breakfast any time of day or night and is known for its award-winning Cajun bloody mary (you can buy bottles of the mix) and comfortable atmosphere. There are sandwiches, hamburgers and other dishes. The menus and drink specials vary by location. Open 24 hours daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.
711 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 301-1476; www.districtnola.com
The District maintains an old-timey feel but with modern accoutrements including flat-screen TVs for sports and a charging station for cellphones. There's a happy hour all day Monday, trivia Tuesday and a weekly Wine Down Wednesday. There's lunch daily and brunch on weekends. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Tue.-Fri.
Emeril's New Orleans
800 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 528-9393; www.emerilsrestaurants.com/emerils-new-orleans; @emerils
The most popular drinks at this elegant restaurant that serves "new" New Orleans cuisine are the signature Sal's Tchouptail, a cocktail with coconut rum, melon liqueur, tropical juices and a splash of Sprite; and the NOLA cosmopolitan, a refreshing blend of house-infused pineapple vodka, a splash of cranberry and fresh lime juice. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.
600 S. Peters St., (504) 525-8544; www.ernstcafe.net; @ernst_cafe
Located in a charming turn-of-the-century building, Ernst Cafe retains the flavor of old New Orleans. The Always Sunny on Fulton is a popular drink made of orange juice, mint and Barcadi, but PBRs are patrons' standby. Casual comfort food is served, and a late-night menu is offered 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
123 Baronne St., (504) 648-5486; www.therooseveltneworleans.com
A new take on the Fountain Lounge that opened in The Roosevelt Hotel in 1938, this bar has a large wine list and cocktails such as the rum-based Bayou Swizzle and the Jambalaya, which combines Southern Comfort, peach schnapps, lime juice and grenadine. There's live music Wednesday through Saturday. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.
600 Fulton St., (504) 208-5569; www.fultonalley.com; @FultonAlley
Fulton Alley combines gourmet food and craft cocktails with boutique bowling. Happy hour features complimentary bowling shoes and the first half hour of bowling free. Patrons who can bowl three strikes in a row win a free shot of Wild Turkey. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon-Thu. and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Fri.
Fulton Street Bistro
Omni Riverfront Hotel, 701 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 524-8200; www.omnihotels.com/hotels/new-orleans-riverfront/dining/fulton-st-bistro-bar; @OmniHotels
Previously 7 on Fulton, the new Fulton Street Bistro has a full restaurant menu at its bar, with specials like a chicken cordon bleu sandwich. A popular drink is the Riverfront Gimlet, which blends gin, lime juice, fresh basil and cucumber. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.
Garden Grill and Bar
1001 S. Peters St., (504) 525-0044; www.neworleansconventioncenter.hgi.com
There's a large menu of martinis, specialty cocktails and wine at this restaurant bar, but the hurricane is the most popular drink. The bar also serves a mean bloody mary and a cosmopolitan-hurricane combination dubbed the "Cosmocane." The food menu features gumbo, seafood, burgers, flatbreads and more. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.
200 Poydras St., (504) 552-2739; www.gordonbiersch.com; @gordonbierschNO
At the 30-plus Gordon Biersch locations across the country, brewers create new and unique beer recipes to be brewed in house. The New Orleans location finds inspiration in the locally available ingredients that are used in the handcrafted drinks and in pizza and flatbreads. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Food available. Happy hour 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Handsome Willy's Bar & Lounge
218 S. Robertson St., (504) 460-7365; www.handsomewillys.com
The patio starts popping around happy hour and goes well past midnight every night, as Handsome Willy's brings in the area's top DJs to spin on such nights as reggae on Tuesday, "Funk & Crunk" on Friday and EDM on weekends. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu.
Happy's Irish Pub
1009 Poydras St., phone n.a.; www.happysirishpub.com; @happysirishpub
The Irish pub has a two-for-one happy hour on weekdays. Take a jog before drinking two-for-one drink specials with Happy's weekly running club on Wednesdays. The Happy Hooligan is a fruit punch version of a Long Island Iced Tea. Open daily. Smoking on patio. No food. Happy hour 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
701 St. Charles Ave., (504) 524-4114; www.herbsaint.com; @herbsaintdining
Bartenders mix craft cocktails ranging from the classic Sazerac to the new Kentucky Cat-5, a hurricane made with bourbon, house-made passion fruit syrup and bitters. The absinthe menu has expanded to include Kubler Absinthe Superieure, St. George Absinthe Verte, and Jade Liqueurs Nouvelle-Orleans. Open Mon.-Sat. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu.
The Howlin' Wolf
907 S. Peters St., (504) 529-5844; www.thehowlinwolf.com; @howlinwolfnola
The live music venue has been offering a range of music acts for more than 25 years, and its calendar has hosted a variety of national acts. The bar is made with hand-carved mahogany salvaged from the demolition of Al Capone's Lexington Hotel. Food is available at Howlin' Wolf Den. Open daily. No smoking. Food available.
Howlin' Wolf Den
901 S. Peters St., (504) 529-5844; www.thehowlinwolf.com
This dog-friendly hangout is built from wood salvaged after Hurricane Katrina. The kitchen serves late-night, Creole-inspired bar food, offering dishes like pulled pork Cuban sandwiches, blackened fish tacos and bacon and cheddar beignets. There's live music most nights and comedy on Tuesday and Thursday. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour 8:30 p.m.-close Tue.
Little Gem Saloon
445 S. Rampart St., (504) 267-4863; www.littlegemsaloon.com; @littlegemsaloon
This location was popular with jazz musicians in the 20th century, and there's live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tue.-Fri. Specialty cocktails include the Quarter Mule, which uses house-made ginger beer, and the spiced pecan old fashioned, with pecan-infused Wild Turkey bourbon, fresh pears and grapefruit bitters. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri.
International House Hotel, 221 Camp St., (504) 553-9550; www.ihhotel.com; @loaneworleans
Illuminated by hand-blown gas bulbs and candlelight, Loa offers a selection of more than 100 craft cocktails. Specialty drinks are constantly changing, and bartenders focus on local ingredients. Open daily. No smoking. No food.
Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant
701 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 523-8995; www.lucysretiredsurfers.com; @lucysnew- orleans
Take a trip Down Under to Lucy's, where a lively crowd is seemingly always gathering to watch rugby, eat international and regional cuisine, drink draft beers from around the world and original cocktails such as the Big Kahuna: a blend of Cruzan-flavored rums and white sangria served in Lucy's signature 64-ounce fishbowl. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
519 Fulton St., (504) 593-8118; www.harrahsneworleans.com; @manningsneworleans
With its First Family of Football namesake and its slogan of "Eat-Drink-Cheer" slogan, Manning's caters to sports fans with a menu of tailgating-inspired fare, draft brews, 30-plus TVs — including a 13-by-7.5-foot mega-screen End Zone lounge. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.
Marcello's Restaurant & Wine Bar
715 St. Charles Ave., (504) 581-6333; www.marcelloscafe.com; @marcellosnola
The wine bar and restaurant features a bistro menu for happy hour and a full menu during lunch and dinner. Happy hour features half-price beer, wines by the glass and specialty cocktails. Customers can select bottles from wine racks for near-retail prices and drink them with dinner. Open Mon.-Sat. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
The Metropolitan Nightclub
310 Andrew Higgins Drive, (504) 568-1702; www.themetropolitannightclub.com
This dance club features 15 VIP sections and offers bottle service. The Metropolitan is only open on Saturday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., except for special events. There is a dress code. Open Sat. Smoking allowed. No food.
817 Common St., (504) 412-2580; www.milaneworleans.com
MiLa has two bars and both offer a selection of craft cocktails, classic drinks and beers. The menu features seasonal Southern-inspired dishes and snacks. Open Tue.-Sat. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.
601 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 335-1760; www.ohm-lounge.com; @ohmlounge
The upscale Japanese lounge tucked behind Barcadia specializes in craft cocktails, healthy shared plates and premium sakes. Specialty drinks vary but an array of Champagne, sake and high-end bourbons are always available. Open Fri.-Sat. No smoking. Food available.
748 Camp St., (504) 309-7702; 1640 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 305-1705; 3020 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 324-9080; www.phils-grill.com; @philsgrill
Known for its burgers, Phil's offers $2 Kobe sliders, meat pies and duck or chicken wings during happy hour, as well as half-off beer, wine and well drinks. The Toussaint Tchoup featuring Maker's Mark and bacon, is a specialty at the Camp Street location. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Polo Club Lounge
Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier St., (504) 523-6000; www.windsorcourthotel.com/polo-club-lounge
Classic cocktails and wines chosen from a selection of more than 600 labels are served in an elegant, comfortable setting inspired by English gentlemen's clubs. Settle into a wingback chair or an overstuffed sofa and listen to jazz musicians perform live Tuesday through Saturday. Dishes from The Grill Room are available. Open daily. No smoking. Food available.
Q&C Hotel, 344 Camp St., (504) 587-9700; www.qandc.com
Revamped and renovated since its September change in ownership, the Q&C Bar sparkles under a chandelier with an elegance that fits its high-end cocktails and absinthe poured from the "Pewter Princess." Beers from regional breweries such as Tin Roof and Southern Prohibition are on tap. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.
Republic New Orleans
828 S. Peters St., (504) 528-8282; www.republicnola.com; @republicnola
This spacious music club is open for club nights and a growing calendar of live shows. Monthly special events, such as bounce nights and themed "throwback" nights, are scheduled on weekends. Event-themed specialty shots often are served. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.
Rock-N-Sake Bar & Sushi
823 Fulton St., (504) 581-7253; www.rocknsake.com; @rocknsakesushi
A lighted glass-top bar illuminates house specialties such as the Berry Blossom, Japanese 75 and Tokyo-tini. The menu features a selection of sushi, small plates, noodle dishes, soups and salads. Open Tue.-Sun. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.
The Rusty Nail
1100 Constance St., (504) 525-5515; www.therustynail.biz; @rustynailnola
The most popular drink at this Warehouse District bar is the Disco Lemonade, a frozen blend of vodka, sake and lemonade. The Rusty Nail has a dog-friendly patio, and the bar hosts game nights, a music open-mic on Tuesday and a variety of food trucks show up most nights of the week. Open daily. Smoking on patio. No food. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Wed. and Fri.
St. Charles Bar
736 St. Charles Ave., (504) 561-9256
This dog-friendly dive bar is located in the center of downtown and plays host to an eclectic mix of locals and tourists. With a pool table, jukebox and video poker, there's plenty to pretend to do while you actually people-watch. Open 24 hours daily. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour 4 p.m.- 7 p.m. daily.
219 N. Peters St., (504) 525-4111; www.saintlawrencenola.com; @stlawrencenola
A menu of elevated bar fare vies with a slate of ambitious craft cocktails for most popular draw to this casual, brick-lined bistro, which serves food late. The Saint Lawrence cocktail and Pimm's Cup daiquiri are popular drinks. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
The Sazerac Bar
The Roosevelt Hotel, 130 Roosevelt Way, (504) 648-1200; www.therooseveltneworleans.com; @the roosevelt_no
The Sazerac Bar carries with it the history and lore of its namesake drink. The Paul Ninas murals flanking the African walnut bar take you back to the grandeur of old New Orleans — a time when Huey P. Long strolled in to order a Ramos gin fizz. The elegant barstools and plush banquettes of today's Sazerac Bar invite locals and visitors to enjoy hand-crafted cocktails and conversation. Open daily. No smoking. No food.
The Swizzle Stick Bar
Loews Hotel, 300 Poydras St., (504) 595-3305; www.cafeadelaide.com; @cafeadelaide
Special deals, such as 25-cent martinis at lunch, free martinis for guests wearing a hat (other than a baseball cap) and drinks of the day help keep customers happy. The upscale bar at Cafe Adelaide offers classic cocktails and specialty drinks such as the Adelaide Swizzle, a mix of amber rum, bitters and simple syrup. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6 p.m. daily.
Tommy's Wine Bar
752 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 581-1103; www.tommysneworleans.com/winebar.html
Nestled next to a Creole Italian restaurant of the same name, the bar has an extensive wine list as well as 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. Ladies night, Tuesday through Thursday, features a $10 bottomless Champagne special from 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Open daily. No smoking. Food available. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat.
Tivoli & Lee
Hotel Modern, 2 Lee Circle, (504) 962-0909; www.tivoliandlee.com; @tivoliandlee
The farm-to-table restaurant and bar serves Southern cuisine and craft cocktails at a sidewalk cafe on Lee Circle or an indoor lounge with large picture windows and a copper-top bar made with reclaimed wood. The bar offers $14 bourbon flights, small-batch American whiskeys, beer and wine. Bottomless mimosas are $10 and a bottomless build-your-own bloody mary bar is $14 during weekend brunch. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.
444 St. Charles Ave., Suite 100, (504) 680-7000; www.trenasse.com; @Trenasse1
This new restaurant in the Intercontinental Hotel offers south Louisiana and Gulf coast cuisine and drinks including bloody marys, wine spritzers and Pyrate Punch. There's valet parking and outdoor seating. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6 p.m. daily.
Vic's Kangaroo Cafe
636 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 524-4329; www.satchmo.com/vics
With the last four digits of its phone number spelling out "g'day," Vic's might be as close to Australia as one can get in New Orleans. The Aussie-themed bar and restaurant draws a late-night crowd. On Monday, all drinks are $1 off. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 5 p.m.-close Wednesday.
339 Baronne St., (504) 522-8664; www.victorynola.com; @victorynola
Victory's signature cocktails include the blueberry- and lavender-tasting Little Blue Boy and Bare Necessities, a cocktail of bourbon, Barenjager, basil, blackberries, lemon juice, simple syrup and ginger ale. Dishes like truffle popcorn and crab dip au gratin are served Tuesday through Saturday. Specials at Victory include a free daily cocktail. Open Tues.-Sat. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.
Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., Level 3, (504) 561-1234; www.neworleans.hyatt.com; @hyattneworleans
More than three-dozen TVs playing all the current sports match-ups make this seem as much a sports bar as a restaurant bar. Specialty cocktails include the popular Streetcar Named Loyola and $100 Black & Gold. There's a sushi bar, and gumbo, burgers, po-boys and more are available. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Walk-On's Bistreaux and Bar
1009 Poydras St., (504) 309-6530; www.walk-ons.com; @walk_ons
Pour beer from a tap at your table and catch a game on one of 40 televisions at this sports bar, located blocks away from the Superdome. The bar is family-friendly, with a full menu of sandwiches, wraps and local dishes. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
869 Magazine St., (504) 322-2188; www.warehousegrille.com; @warehousegrille
Owners Chris Keene and Donnie Thomas opened this sister spot to Rivershack Tavern. It offers small plates, dozens of local beers on tap and live music in its 6,000-square-foot courtyard. Enter a monthly contest to win a courtyard keg party. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Wine Institute of New Orleans (W. I. N. O.)
610 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 324-8000; www.winoschool.com
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.
Double Tree Hotel, 300 Canal St., (504) 212-3250; www.wowcafe.com; @wowcafe
Two-for-one drinks and $5 pitchers of beer are available from 5 p.m. to closing every day at the Mid-City location of this Louisiana-born chain, which specializes in chicken wings and sports on TV. WOW Cafe has several trademarked drinks, including the fruity Chalmatian, and offers frozen margaritas and regional craft beers. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hours vary by location.
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