3154 Pontchartrain Drive, Slidell, (985) 643-6133; www.southsidecafe.net
This Northshore watering hole has ice-cold beer in frozen mugs and plenty of TVs to catch sporting events. Thursday is steak night (from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.), with offerings like 12-ounce Angus rib-eyes and center-cut sirloins. Happy hour specials are available for all New Orleans Saints and LSU game days. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Tue. & Thu.-Fri., 3 p.m.-close Wed., all-day Sun.
158 S. Military Road, Slidell, (985) 646-1728; www.speckledts.com
With local bands regularly performing on the weekends, Speckled T's has no problem going from seafood restaurant to lively bar scene after dark. Fifty beers on tap are served at 32 degrees using a state-of-the-art cooling system. Tuesday is trivia night with a DJ, and Monday is steak night. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.
4808 Pontchartrain Drive, Slidell, (985) 201-8096; www.facebook.com/tooloulas
Customers can arrive by land or boat at Tooloula's, where the signature drink is the Tooloula Hula, made with vodka, Malibu, grenadine, pineapple, orange and a quarter-shot of apple pucker. Competitive drinkers can join the weekly beer pong tournament on Friday. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Thu.
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