The Barley Oak
2101 Lakeshore Drive, Mandeville, (985) 727-7420; www.thebarleyoak.com; @barleyoak
Located on the lakefront in Old Mandeville, The Barley Oak offers patrons 47 beers on draft and a great place to sip drinks while looking at Lake Pontchartrain. One hundred bottled beers accompany the wide draft selection, and the pub's menu has salads, soups, baked pretzels and more. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Mon.-Thu.
Beach House Bar & Grill
124 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 624-9331; www.thebeachhousemandeville.com; @beachhousemandy
There's a beautiful view of Lake Pontchartrain from this family-friendly bar and grill, where kids can even play in the sand. There's live music Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu.
Interference Sports Bar
2213 Florida St., Mandeville, (985) 674-1655; www.interferencesportsbar.com
This Northshore sports hangout also features live music and comedy, but its big draw is New Orleans Saints games. During happy hour, find $2 domestic beers and $3 imports, with $2 pints of PBR and Rolling Rock. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour noon-6 p.m. daily.
Old Rail Brewing Company
639 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 612-1828
The restaurant located near the Tammany Trace Trailhead has a microbrewery on the premises and turns out beers including Seven Sisters IPA and Cow Catcher Milk Stout to go with its menu of burgers, steaks, Buffalo mac and cheese, salads and weekly specials. Open Wed.-Mon. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu.
840 Lamarque St., (985) 626-9748; www.rubysroadhouse.com
Housed in a 100-year-old building, Ruby's Roadhouse has been one of the Northshore's most popular music venues for 30 years. It offers free music at 8:30 p.m. Thursdays and PBR costs $1.50. New Orleans Saints games on Sunday are shown on four TVs and there's free food. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.
The Scotts Coffee & Tapas Bar
201 Carroll St., Mandeville, (985) 231-7632; www.thescottscoffeebar.com
Located in Old Mandeville with views of Lake Ponchartrain, The Scotts is more than a coffee shop. The restaurant and bar serves tapas Friday and Saturday nights and offers martinis, rum drinks, wine and craft beer in an inviting and dog-friendly setting. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu.
The Wine Loft Mandeville
1901 Highway 190, Mandeville, (985) 674-5988; www.thewineloftmandeville.net
Monday is Martini Mania, with $2, $3 and $4 martini specials; there are free wine tastings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, and DJs or musicians perform live Thursday through Saturday. The food menu offers an artisan cheese board, crab cakes, lava cake and more. Open Mon.-Sat. Smoking on patio. Food available. Happy hour 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.