The 2017 big bar guide: where to drink in New Orleans

Where to drink and what to order, arranged by neighborhood
From tiki bars to sports havens, beer pubs to highbrow cocktail lounges, Gambit’s 2017 Fall Bar Guide gives you the skinny on where to drink and what to order, arranged by neighborhood. NEW ORLEANS Algiers | Bywater CBD/Warehouse District | Citywide Faubourg Marigny | French Quarter Lakeview | Mid-City/Treme | New Orleans East Riverbend/Carrollton/University area | Uptown

The 2017 big bar guide: Faubourg Marigny

13 Monaghan 517 Frenchmen St., (504) 942-1345; www.13monaghan.com; @13monaghan Restaurant bar Located on the Frenchmen Street music strip, this casual diner and bar has satisfied many late-night customers with its signature "Tater Tachos" and a variety of hearty sandwiches. 13 also offers drink specials during New Orleans Saints games Open daily.

The 2017 big bar guide: French Quarter

21st Amendment at La Louisiane 725 Iberville St., (504) 378-7330; www.21stamendmentlalouisiane.com Craft Cocktails The Prohibition-era speakeasy theme plays out in photos of historic crime figures and tommy guns mounted on the walls, as well as in drinks like the 21st Amendment, made with rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, benedictine, bitters and absinthe. There's live music daily.

The 2017 big bar guide: Lakeview

The Blue Crab Restaurant and Oyster Bar 7900 Lakeshore Drive, (504) 284-2898; www.thebluecrabnola.com; @thebluecrabnola Restaurant bar With views of Lake Pontchartrain and West End Marina, this seafood restaurant offers a relaxed, family-friendly environment and plentiful outdoor seating. Its bar has an array of signature cocktails, including the popular Blue Crab Collins, a take on the traditional Tom Collins.

The 2017 big bar guide: Harahan/Jefferson

Rivershack Tavern 3449 River Road, Jefferson, (504) 834-3948; www.therivershacktavern.us Restaurant bar The neighborhood tavern is known for its collection of kitschy ashtrays and menu of creative tavern fare. There is live music on Friday and Saturday nights.

The 2017 big bar guide: Metairie

Cafe B 2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 934-4700; www.cafeb.com; @cafebmetairie Restaurant bar A refined yet warm dining room with Louisiana artwork decorating the walls, Cafe B serves an eclectic menu with many Louisiana favorites. Signature cocktails include the Bing Cherry Old Fashioned and the Pear-fect martini.

The 2017 big bar guide: Mid City/Treme

Banks Street Bar and Grill 4401 Banks St., (504) 486-0258; www.banksstreetbarandgrill.com Music Club You never know who you'll see or what music you'll hear here, but the party sometimes spills onto the sidewalk outside the beloved Banks Street Bar.

The 2017 big bar guide: New Orleans East

Royal Brewery New Orleans 7366 Townsend Place, Building B, (504) 415-8444; www.royalbrewerynola.com; @royal_brewery Beer Pub This New Orleans East microbrewery offers five craft beers, including the Culicidae Ale, an American pale ale fermented with British ale yeast with a light to medium body and a dry finish, and a house made ginger ale. Tap room open Thu.-Sun.

The 2017 big bar guide: Northshore

Abita Brew Pub 72011 Holly St., Abita Springs, (985) 892-5837; www.abitabrewpub.com; @abitabrewpub Beer Pub Situated in a rustic, renovated building overlooking picturesque hiking trails in Abita Springs, this destination offers tours and craft beer. Open Tue.-Sun.

The 2017 big bar guide: Outskirts

Brewster's 8751 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 309-7548; www.brewsters.strikingly.com; @brewstersRL Restaurant bar A fixture in Chalmette for 25 years, Brewster's has an active darts league and daily drink specials that average $2 to $3 per drink. A signature drink is the Boom-a-lache: a 32-ounce souvenir cup filled with fruit juices and four shots of light rum, dark rum and 151 rum with cherries on top.

The 2017 big bar guide: Riverbend/Carrollton/University area

Ale on Oak 8124 Oak St., (504) 324-6558; www.aleonoak.com; @AleonOak Beer Pub Monday is Flight Night, featuring four different beers for $8. There's a large outdoor patio at the dog-friendly pub, which specializes in draft beer but also turns out contemporary cocktails like a cucumber Collins.

The 2017 big bar guide: Uptown

14 Parishes 1638 Clio St., (504) 605-4453; www.14parishes.com; @14ParishesNOLA Restaurant Bar

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