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Gambit's The Big Bar Guide 2015: Algiers 

Crown & Anchor English Pub
200 Pelican Ave., (504) 227-1007;;
Neighborhood bar
Greeted by the trusty blue TARDIS sitting outside and themed cocktails inside the bar, longtime Doctor Who fans will feel right at home during Crown & Anchor's Saturday night viewing parties. In the style of a small-town British pub, the dog-friendly tavern also has a darts league and hosts trivia at 8 p.m. on Thursdays. Open daily. No food. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

The Dry Dock Cafe
133 Delaronde St., Algiers, (504) 361-8240;
Restaurant bar
Housed in a building that has been a bar since the early 1900s, this Algiers Point hangout continues to build a legacy of good times. Sip original cocktails, like Sex on the Levee (which combines rum with passion fruit and lime), and dig into New Orleans favorites like po-boys and gumbo. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

J&K Bar
3700 Gen. Meyer Ave., (504) 361-9102;
Neighborhood bar
The bar draws patrons with promotions such as "Wine Down Wednesdays" with $15 bottomless glasses of wine and Thursday's ladies night, with free draft beer, select wines and well drinks for women. There are TVs for sports, dart boards, a pool table and a covered patio with misting fans. Open daily. Food available. Happy Hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

Old Point Bar
545 Patterson Drive, (504) 364-0950;
Music Club
Located next to the Mississippi River levee a few blocks from the Algiers ferry landing, Old Point Bar has all the charm of a New Orleans neighborhood bar. It regularly hosts live music, and there's a pool table, dartboards and outdoor seating and the bar is dog friendly. Open daily. No food.

Vine and Dine
141 Delaronde St., Algiers, (504) 361-1402;;
Wine Bar
The wine bar invites guests to pair a glass or bottle of wine with its menu of pizza and small plates. Build your own artisan cheese board with chosen accouterments, or share a specialty pizza with friends. Select wine is half off during happy hour. Open Mon.-Sat. Food available. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.


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