The Barley Oak
2101 Lakeshore Drive, Mandeville, (985) 727-7420; www.thebarleyoak.com; @barleyoak
Located on the lakefront in Old Mandeville, The Barley Oak offers 47 beers on draft and a place to sip drinks while looking at Lake Pontchartrain. One hundred bottled beers accompany the wide draft selection, and the pub's menu has salads, soups, baked pretzels and more. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Mon.-Thu.
Beach House Bar & Grill
124 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 624-9331; www.thebeachhousemandeville.com; @beachhousemandy
There's a beautiful view of Lake Pontchartrain from this family-friendly bar and grill, and there's sand where kids can play. Live music is scheduled Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu.
Interference Sports Bar
2213 Florida St., Mandeville, (985) 674-1655; www.interferencesportsbar.com
This sports hangout also features live music and comedy, but its big draw is New Orleans Saints games. During happy hour, find $2 domestic beers and $3 imports, with $2 pints of PBR and Rolling Rock. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour noon-6 p.m. daily.
Old Rail Brewing Company
639 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 612-1828
The restaurant located near the Tammany Trace Trailhead has a microbrewery on the premises and turns out beers including Seven Sisters IPA and Cow Catcher Milk Stout to go with its menu of burgers, steaks, Buffalo macaroni and cheese, salads and weekly specials. Open Wed.-Mon. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu.
840 Lamarque St., (985) 626-9748; www.rubysroadhouse.com
Housed in a 100-year-old building, Ruby's Roadhouse has been one of the Northshore's most popular music venues for 30 years. It offers free music at 8:30 p.m. Thursdays and PBR costs $1.50. There's free food during New Orleans Saints games. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.
The Scotts Coffee & Tapas Bar
201 Carroll St., Mandeville, (985) 231-7632; www.thescottscoffeebar.com
Located in Old Mandeville with views of Lake Pontchartrain, The Scotts is more than a coffee shop. The restaurant and bar serves tapas Friday and Saturday nights and offers martinis, rum drinks, wine and craft beer in a dog-friendly setting. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu.
Algiers | Bywater
CBD/Warehouse District/Central City
Citywide | Faubourg Marigny
French Quarter | Lakeview/Lakefront
New Orleans East