Gambit keeps tabs on the local bar scene.
There's plenty of reasons to raise a toast this week as the nation celebrates Independence Day and the Essence Music Festival kicks off in the Superdome. Raising a glass also may help keep the summer heat in check. But whatever the reason, there's a perfect drink or cold draft and suitable location to enjoy the occasion. Gambit surveyed the local bar scene and here are some of our top picks to find refined cocktails, neighborhood hotspots, places with bar food and fancy dining, signature drinks or a nightcap.
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