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Gambit's The Big Bar Guide 2015: Mandeville 

The Barley Oak
2101 Lakeshore Drive, Mandeville, (985) 727-7420;;
Beer pub
Inspired by both classic German biergartens and English pubs, the dog-friendly draught haus boasts a massive beer selection, including 37 on tap and 67 bottled varieties. Piled with corned beef, Swiss cheese and sauerkraut, the classic Reuben sandwich is a patron favorite. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Mon.-Thu.

The Beach House Bar & Grill
124 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 624-9331;;
Restaurant bar
Unwind at this surf shack-style tavern with views of Lake Pontchartrain. Share a rum punch or margarita bucket while enjoying live music every weekend. Grab jerk shrimp and fish tacos for $1 each on Taco Tuesday. The menu also offers po-boys, burgers and panini. Open daily. Full restaurant menu.

Interference Sports Bar
2213 Florida St., Mandeville, (985) 674-1655;
Sports bar
Patrons can join raucous regulars every Sunday for New Orleans Saints games or catch live music and comedy shows. The sports bar slings $6 pitchers and $1.50 pints of PBR all day, every day, while the kitchen offers sandwiches and half-pound burgers. Open daily. Food available. Happy hour noon- 6 p.m. daily.

2891 Highway 190, Suite D, Mandeville, (985) 626-5566;;
Martini bar
The martini bar premieres a weekly Motown night from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, Nov. 27, and there's live music from Thursday evening. The interior is rustic but chic. The bar features martinis and craft cocktails, which are half-price during happy hour on Wednesdays. Fridays feature $1 martinis for lunch (11 a.m.-3 p.m.), and the menu focuses on steak and seafood. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Old Rail Brewing Company
639 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 612-1828;;
Beer pub
Located near the Tammany Trace Trailhead, Old Mandeville's first microbrew pub provides visitors with an outdoor patio where they can kick back after conquering trails with their canine companion. Choose from 13 brews on tap before sampling the kitchen's wide variety of Southern comfort food favorites. Open Tue.-Sun. Full restaurant menu.

Ruby's Roadhouse
840 Lamarque St., Mandeville, (985) 626-9748;
Music Club
The Mandeville hangout offers $2 beers from 10 a.m. to noon as part of its "Breakfast Club" deal. There are acoustic sets on Thursday and live music on Friday and Saturday. Free food is provided during New Orleans Saints games. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.

The Scotts' Coffee & Tapas Bar
201 Carroll St., Mandeville, (985) 231-7632;
Craft cocktails
Housed in a building that originally was constructed as a bank in 1904, this coffee shop serves more than your favorite morning brew. The Scotts' most popular craft cocktail is the Scottini (a dirty martini made with Grey Goose and infused with lemon juice). Open daily. Full restaurant menu.

Times Grill
1896 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-1161;
Restaurant bar
This burger joint has a sports bar feel, and New Orleans Saints and LSU football game day specials include buckets of iced domestic beers and $5 domestic beer pitchers. Happy hour specials include $3 frozen margaritas, $4 double cocktails and beer specials. Spiked strawberry lemonade is a popular cocktail. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.

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