It's always happy hour somewhere in New Orleans, whether the occasion (or non-occasion) calls for an upscale craft cocktail, a night of playing games and drinking beer, a romantic atmosphere, a bar with a full-service restaurant or a cozy dive with unlimited people-watching and cheap drinks. The city's bar scene features live music of every kind, dance clubs, theater, comedy shows, drag performances, strippers, sports and more. Part of the fun of living in New Orleans is exploring this culture until you have a favorite bar for every mood and occasion, like celebrating lunch or needing a 3 a.m. nightcap. To get you started (or to update the well-initiated), here's Gambit's guide to hundreds of bars in the metro area, arranged by neighborhood.
Algiers | Bywater
CBD/Warehouse District/Central City
Citywide | Faubourg Marigny
French Quarter | Lakeview/Lakefront
New Orleans East