Babylon Music & Sports Bar
2917 Harvard St., Metairie, (504) 324-9961; www.facebook.com/Babylonsportsbar
Babylon has a variety of themed nights — including karaoke on Wednesday and ladies' night on Thursday — with corresponding drink specials. Women can get $1 shots every day, and all customers get a free shot when the LSU Tigers or the New Orleans Saints score. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour 2 p.m.-8 p.m. daily.
Bobby Hebert's Cajun Cannon
4101 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 324-6841; www.bobbyheberts.com; @BobbyHebertsCC
Filled with New Orleans Saints and other sports memorabilia, the restaurant and bar has dozens of TVs for watching games and a full food menu. Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert, former quarterback for the Saints and Atlanta Falcons and owner of the restaurant, hosts the WWL Countdown to Kickoff show here every Saints away game. Happy hour offers two-for-one beers, house margaritas and Stoli/Bombay martinis. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6 p.m. and 9 p.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Fri.
Bottomline Bar & Gril
l3309 Division St., Metairie, (504) 455-6613; www.metairiebars.com
Get $3 shots whenever the bar is open. On New Orleans Saints game days, grab a seat with a good view of the 120-inch TV and take advantage of drink specials — shots of Celtic honey are popular — and free food. Wings are 75 cents on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Bear's Po-boys provides a menu of sandwiches and a few sides, and there also are Bottomline burgers, hand-battered onion rings, salads, wraps and appetizers. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6 p.m. daily.
Bottomline Beach Club
3408 28th St., Metairie, (504) 324-5777; www.bottomlinebeachclub.com
Make sure to take a peek at the fish tank toilets at this laid-back bar, which focuses on volleyball and cheap drinks. There's beach volleyball any time, league play on weekdays during volleyball season and tournaments on some weekends. The Beach Bum is a frozen blend of white rum, mango, pina colada and strawberries. Shots are $3 and well drinks are always three-for-one. Food is available from the Beach Club's sister bar, Bottomline Bar & Grill. Open 24 hours daily. Smoking allowed. Food available.
3624 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 836-0590; www.facebook.com/buffalosbilliards
This establishment is open around the clock and has 23 pool tables and free pool every Monday from noon to midnight. Pool tournaments are scheduled the first Saturday of every month. Domestic beers are $1 Friday and Sunday. Open 24 hours daily. Smoking allowed. Food available.
C. Beevers Bar of Music
2507 N. Woodlawn Ave., Metairie, (504) 887-9401; www.facebook.com/TheNewCBeevers
The bar was founded in 1974 and has something special scheduled most nights, running the gamut from games and karaoke to open-mic comedy, DJs and sports watching parties. Daily happy hour features free food (as do college and New Orleans Saints games), including red beans and rice, jambalaya and wings. A home team touchdown gets patrons a free shot. There are also pool tables and dartboards. Open 24 hours. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour 3 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.
3229 Lisa Drive, Metairie, (504) 456-3853; www.cabaretnola.com
Cabaret NOLA offers upscale digs where women dance and patrons can imbibe $2 drinks between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. The club features 10 VIP rooms, two stages and bottle service. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 934-4700; www.cafeb.com; @cafebmetairie
Restaurant BarThe bar offers craft cocktails along with Cafe B's menu of seafood, gourmet burgers and more. Popular drinks include the elderflower cosmo, lavender mint martini and the Jack-O-Drop, made with Pinnacle pumpkin pie vodka, citrus vodka, fresh sour mix and orange juice. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat.
Capri Blu at Andrea's Restaurant
3100 19th St., Metairie, (504) 834-8583; www.andreasrestaurant.com/capri.html
A Mediterranean air pervades this snug piano bar. Several wines, Champagnes and ports are available by the glass, and there are cordials and classic cocktails. Daily drink specials include $5 martinis on Monday and half-off premium bottles of wine on Sunday. Patrons can order off the menu from Andrea's Restaurant. Open daily. Smoking allowed on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.
3505 N. Hullen St., Metairie, (504) 885-1771; www.clubsilhouette.net
Dance Club Social as well as competitive dancers dan perform on two hardwood dance floors at Club Silhouette. Professional instruction is available in a variety of styles. There's a full bar and cocktail table seating. Open daily. No smoking. No food.
4450 Wabash St., Metairie, (504) 885-2426; www.facebook.com/ColbysCocktails
Sports fans flock to this neighborhood bar for free food served during New Orleans Saints and LSU games. Look for themed parties on holidays, including Christmas, New Year's Eve and Halloween. Popular drinks include mimosas, bloody marys and lemon meringue martinis. The food menu features tacos, pasta, shepherd's pie and more. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available.
4860 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 301-3848; www.coyotebluesfreshmex.com
Classic, mango and strawberry margaritas are the specialty at this Mexican-Cajun grill. Monday features $1 margaritas from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday is ladies night with two-for-one classic margaritas, and other nights feature varying drink specials. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-9 p.m. Mon., 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Sat., all day Sun.
DBC Bar & Grill
1001 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 838-2282; www.dbcbarandgrill.com
Daiquiris aren't the only draw at DBC. Sports fans get free food during all New Orleans Saints games and beer bucket specials for Saints and LSU games. DBC also shows all UFC matches. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available.
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
See CBD/Warehouse District for restaurant description.
Daiquiri Bay Cafe
5036 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-4091
A slew of high-definition TVs make this a popular place to take in a game, while the late-night crowd is known for its friendly demeanor and thirst for house cocktails such as the Jungle Juice. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.
452 Aurora Ave., Metairie, (504) 828-7619; www.facebook.com/ElectricCocktailMetairie
Set in the suburban residential landscape near Bonnabel Boulevard, this place has the trappings of a classic dive: cheap pool tables, cheap beer and characters from the neighborhood. There are video poker machines, free bar snacks and sports on the TVs. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.
3206 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 833-6870
The oldest bar in Metairie, Gennaro's has friendly regulars and hosts a variety of holiday and special events throughout the year. Domestic beers are $2. Video poker, darts, karaoke and free Wi-Fi are available. Patrons can order Bear's Po-boys. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Full restaurant menu.
Harbor Bar & Grill
3024 17th St., Metairie, 504-832-4117; www.theharborbarandgrill.com; @harbor_bar
Harbor is a popular place for seafood and burgers from lunch until the wee hours. The late-night crowd keeps the party going here until 4:30 a.m. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Full restaurant menu.
111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 934-4900; www.heritagegrillmetairie.com; @heritage_grill
rThere are 10-cent martinis at lunch at this Ralph Brennan restaurant, which caters to the power-lunch crowd. The bar's signature Dark and Stormy features house-made ginger ale, and its low-calorie options include a "skinny" raspberry-lime cooler with sugar-free syrup. Open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mon.-Fri. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.
Hurricanes Sports Bar and Grill
1414 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 833-0050
Big groups will find ample space and plenty to do at Hurricane's, which has pool tables, dart boards and a menu of burgers and Italian dishes. Karaoke and pub-trivia draw crowds on Wednesday and a variety of live music is scheduled Thursday through Saturday. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
JB's Bar & Grill
115 Focis St., Metairie, (504) 301-4960; @jbsoldmetry
Happy hour features $2 domestic beers and well drinks, and $1 off all food, which includes burgers, sandwiches, wraps, quesadillas and more. The Fireball, Old Metry iced tea and martinis are popular drinks. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
1645 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, (504) 828-3555
Regulars look to this neighborhood hangout for screenings of sporting events like New Orleans Saints games and UFC fights. There's video poker, pool, darts and game nights. Jiggers also is popular for its holiday and post-parade specials and offers a menu of bar food. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour noon-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Joe's Caddy Corner
4532 S. I-10 Service Road, Metairie, (504) 885-1164
This I-10 Service Road spot has classic bar food and seasonal events ranging from barbecues during football season to spring crawfish boils. It offers free Wi-Fi and late-night karaoke on Saturdays. The bar also has darts, pool and video poker. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
3535 Severn Ave., Suite 10, Metairie, (504) 888-5858
Restaurant BarThe bar opens for lunch and stays open until midnight. A fairly extensive menu includes a classic mushroom Swiss burger and wraps, sandwiches, hot dogs, salads and nachos. Outside seating is available. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Lager's International Ale House
3501 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 887-9923; www.lagersmetairie.draftfreak.com; @lagers_metairie
Bulldog's Metairie satellite Lager's features one of the largest draft beer selections in town, with 75 taps. The pub frequently features limited-edition cask brews from local breweries, beer flights, free glassware on Wednesday, and 50 cents off pints and $1 off pitchers during happy hour. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m. & 11 p.m.-close Mon.-Fri.
908 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 832-9909
Dive BarA glamorous neon sign beckons from Veterans Memorial Boulevard. Inside, the Lamplighter has everything a classic dive bar should: cheap drinks and interesting characters. Open 24 hours daily. Smoking allowed. Food available.
756 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-5231; www.legacykitchen.com
The restaurant's bar is split into two sections where customers can either watch sports or watch the chefs. Lunch and happy hour feature a changing craft cocktail special for $5. Popular drinks include a bacon maple old fashioned and a cranberry moonshine cosmopolitan. All draft beers are local. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6 p.m. daily.
2708 N. Hullen St., Metairie, (504) 875-4012; www.legendsencore.com
There's live music, burlesque and specialty nights at this Metairie bar, which is in its third Legends transformation (it was Legends, then Exactly Legends and now Legends Encore). When the weather is nice, sit outside on the patio and sip a beer, martini or rum punch. Check the calendar for specialty nights. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available.
2347 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 831-8637; www.facebook.com/martineslounge; @martineslounge
Pizza Rustica pops up here on Fridays, Saturdays and New Orleans Saints game days, and there is complimentary bar food on other days. The dog-friendly bar features $2 domestic beers and $1 off all doubles during happy hour, and service industry workers get happy hour prices 9 p.m. to close Monday through Thursday. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour noon-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri and during Saints games.
Melius Bar & Grill
1701 Lake Ave., Metairie, (504) 828-9446; www.meliusbarbucktown.com
Darts, shuffleboard, pool and video poker are among the diversions at this Bucktown bar, which also offers lunch specials during the week and late-night dining on weekends. Peanut shells go on the floor here. There's karaoke on Friday and live music on Saturday. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri., all day Sat.-Sun.
1645 Highway 190, Covington, (985) 327-5407; 3131 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 644-4155; 8227 Oak St., (504) 345-8229; www.facebook.com/MellowMushroomCovington
See Riverbend section for restaurant description.
The New Jace's Bar
9021 Airline Highway, Metairie, (504) 575-3885
Jace's big backyard area is the a good place to enjoy the chilly weather and have a few drinks. Ladies night every Thursday features two-for-one well drinks and domestic beers. There are specials on beer buckets during New Orleans Saints and LSU games. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour 1 p.m.-8 p.m. daily.
Oscar's Lounge & Restaurant
2027 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 831-9540; www.oscarsoldmetairie.com
Framed photos of movie legend Marilyn Monroe grace the walls at this low-key Old Metairie lounge, where pool tables, darts and burgers share the bill with a wide wood bar and large liquor selection. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Perry's Sports Bar and Grill
5252 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 456-9234; www.perryssportsbarandgrill.com
Perry's stays open from 11 a.m. Thursday until 3 a.m. Monday. During football games, customers can order $8 buckets of beer and 50-cent wings. Longneck beers are $1.75 during happy hour, and Perry's offers discounts for service industry workers. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
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
See CBD/Warehouse section for restaurant description.
Porter & Luke's
1517 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 875-4555; www.porterandlukes.com
Wine Down Wednesday features half off wine by the glass all day and night, and half off wine, beer and liquor from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. New Orleans Saints Sunday games feature appetizer and drink specials, and mimosas and bloody marys are $3 on Saturday and Sunday. The house special cocktail is Ray's Sazerac, or try the signature Fleur-Tea, with Effen cucumber vodka, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, black tea and lemon wheels.
The Pour House Saloon
3501 Jefferson Hwy., (504)-831-9310; www.facebook.com/thepourhousesaloon
There's an easygoing crowd of regulars and live music almost every night at this jovial Jefferson dive. Enjoy a cocktail on the patio or listen to the sounds of a country Western jukebox inside. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.
Sidelines Bar & Grill
1229 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 831-4002
The boiled shrimp and Sidelines burger provide fuel for watching NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL games, listening (or dancing) to the jukebox or playing darts. Monday features all-you-can-eat boiled crabs, and the kitchen is open until closing, which is 3 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Beer is the mainstay. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Sportsbeat Pub & Cafe
3330 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie, (504) 838-9563
Patrons follow horseracing closely at this bar, and other spots also get lots of viewing time on a score of flat-screen TVs. Food specials include $1.50 hamburgers and hot dogs until 6 p.m. on Saturday and 8-ounce filets for $10 on Wednesday. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
5216 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-5242
The signature Swamp-A-Rita is $5 at this restaurant bar, which offers daily beer and drink specials and discounts on all alcoholic beverages during daily happy hour. There's free red beans during Monday Night Football, and $8 will get you five domestic beers during New Orleans Saints, LSU and Monday Night Football games. The kitchen stays open late (3 a.m. most nights, 5 a.m. Friday and Saturday). Open daily. Smoking allowed. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.
Sweet Things and Grille
1011 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie; (504) 834-1845; www.sweetthingsdonuts.com; @sweetthingsnola
The 24-hour bar doubles as a restaurant, offering doughnuts, sandwiches and other dishes. The grill menu includes hamburgers, sausages and jalapeno poppers, while the breakfast menu features doughnuts, pastries and more. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.
2205 David Drive, Metairie, (504) 887-9944
Get $2 bloody marys Saturday and Sunday. The menu features burgers, po-boys, sandwiches, salads and lunch specials. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 4 p.m.-close Tue.
Waloo's Sports Bar & Grill
1300 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, (504) 834-6474
Waloo's has a slew of activities, drink specials and classic bar food. Grab the microphone for karaoke, or play Drunk Bingo on Wednesday for a chance to get 50 percent off your tab (among other prizes). Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available.
Winston's Pub & Patio
531 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 831-8705
Winston's offers 87 bottled beers and a selection of single-malt Scotches poured over the bar's signature ice sphere for proper chilling. Draft beers are poured with a blend of nitrogen and carbon dioxide. Open daily. No smoking. Food available. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Thu.
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