Abita Brew Pub
72011 Holly St., Abita Springs, (985) 892-5837; www.abitabrewpub.com; @theabitabeer
Northshore denizens enjoy sweeping views of the Tammany Trace, as well as a collection of exclusive beers at the Abita Brew Pub. Abita products are always available, and guest beers change weekly. Open Tue.-Sun. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu.
22067 Hwy. 59, Abita Springs, (985) 809-0454; www.facebook.com/rosiestavern
This classic local dive has pool tables, dartboards, smoky air and local characters eager for conversation. It also has a large beer selection. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.