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The 2017 big bar guide: Metairie 

Cafe B
2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 934-4700;; @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. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat.

Capri Blue at Andrea's Restaurant
3100 19th St., Metairie, (504) 834-8583;
Restaurant bar
The bar offers a wide range of wines by the glass, Champagnes, grappas, single-malt Scotches and craft cocktails. There's live music Friday and Saturday nights, and Italian small plates are available. Open daily. Food available.

Casablanca Restaurant
3030 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-2209;
Restaurant bar
Bright colors and murals painted on the walls set the mood for a visit to Morocco, and the drinks menu follows suit with Middle Eastern takes on classics including the Moroccan mule, Marrakesh martini and Moroccan mint julep. There's a full menu of Moroccan and Middle Eastern fare. Open Sun.-Thu. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Thu.

3401 N. Hullen St., Metairie, (504) 456-5596;
Restaurant bar
Happy hour features $2 domestic longnecks and $1 off wine and liquor. Customers can enjoy free Wi-Fi, sports on TV and video poker. There are two daily hot plate specials, such as paneed chicken breast with mac and cheese on Wednesday, and a deli menu of sandwiches and salads. Open Mon.-Fri. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

The Flagstick
Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 510-5577;; @Theflagsticknola
Sports bar
The family-friendly Flagstick is like a large-scale virtual golf playground with a bar and pub food. Large screens provide a stroke-by-stroke high-def image of the player's shot on famous golf courses. There also are zombie and demolition golf games. Beer is the usual drink, but the strawberry basil lemonade also is popular. Pub food is available. Open daily. Food available. Happy hour 4 pm.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

The Harbor Bar & Grill
3024 17th St., Metairie, (504) 835-6111;; @theharborbng
Restaurant bar
A hang-out spot for cold beer, cocktails and burgers, this neighborhood joint offers alcohol antidotes including meat pies, gator balls and 12-ounce Harbor burgers served late into the night: 3 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Open daily. Full restaurant menu.

Hurricane's Sports Bar and Grill
1414 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 833-0050
Sports bar
The neighborhood spot for casual meet-ups, game-day camaraderie and live music (Thursday through Saturday) serves pizza, burgers, gyros and wings. There are darts, pool and video poker. Open daily. Food available. Happy hour noon-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Joe's Caddy Corner Bar & Grill
4532 S. I-10 Service Road W, Metairie, (504) 885-1164
Sports bar
The neighborhood hangout's staples are cold beer, watching sports and playing darts, pool or video poker. Dogs are welcome in the outdoor seating area, and patrons come in for Monday steak nights and other food. Open daily. Food available. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Lager's International Ale House
3501 Veteran Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 887-9923;
Beer Pub
There are 75 taps offering American craft beers, international selections and seasonal brews as well as a full bar for the non-hop crowd. The family-friendly restaurant offers patio dining and dishes that range from burgers and grilled chicken salad to Tex-Mex egg rolls and Ahi tuna wraps. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Lamplighter Lounge
908 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 832-9909
The 24-hour cash-only bar caters to an eclectic crowd, including day drinkers, service industry workers, neighborhood residents and others looking for a cheap drink. There's a pool table, chess board, darts and a menu of burgers, smoked meats and more. Open 24 hours daily. Food available.

Martine's Lounge
2347 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 831-8637
Neighborhood bar
Cold beer and craft cocktails are the draw at this neighborhood bar with vintage decor. There also are dart boards, a pool table and video poker. The bar has fresh takes on classics, such as the Dagger Old Fashioned and Jasmine 75. Snacks are complimentary. Open daily. No food. Happy hour 1 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.

The Max Lounge
2401 N. Woodlawn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-1677
Music Club
There's live music Wednesday through Sunday, lobster dinner on Thursdays and Dungeness crab dinner on Mondays. Happy hour daily features 2 for 1 drinks from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day. The music venue also has darts, video poker and sports on TV. Open daily. Food available. Happy hour 6 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.

Melius Bar & Grill
1701 Lake Ave., Metairie, (504) 898-9446;
Neighborhood bar
The Bucktown institution with a nautical theme has served as a place to drink, play pool and darts, sing karaoke (Fridays at 9 p.m.), eat and socialize for 25 years. Screwdrivers are the most popular drink, sports broadcasts are common and there's a menu of burgers, fries, steaks, breakfast and more. Open daily. Food available. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat., all day Sunday.

Mugz's Bar
1406 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-9121
There's free popcorn, pool, darts, video poker and sports on TV at this Metairie bar. Open Mon.-Sat. No food. Happy hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Oscar's Lounge & Restaurant
2027 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 831-9540;
Neighborhood bar
Framed photos of movie legend Marilyn Monroe grace the walls at this low-key lounge, where pool tables, darts, martinis and burgers share the bill with a wide wood bar and large liquor selection. Tuesday and Wednesday are steak nights. Open daily. Food available. Happy hour 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Shenanigan's Kitchen and Cocktails
4612 Quincy St., Metairie, (504) 605-3299;
The bar has live music on Fridays and DJs on the weekends. Wednesday features half-priced wine and martinis for Ladies' Night. The kitchen serves food late. There's 13 beers on tap, darts, a pool table and high-definition TVs and a projector for viewing sports. Open daily. Food available. Happy hour 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Sportsbeat Pub & Cafe
3330 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie, (504) 838-9563
Sports bar
Sports are the main attraction here, with NFL football and major league baseball games playing on the TV. The kitchen offers daily specials (filets, lobster, rib-eyes, red beans and rice), appetizers and salads. There is an array of tequilas and lots of cold beer. Open daily. Food available. Happy hour 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Tarpon Joe's
2205 David Drive, Metairie, (504) 645-5500;
Restaurant bar
The dog-friendly neighborhood joint serves a wide selection of beer and frozen shots along with a food menu of house-made sloppy Joes, smoked pulled pork, burgers, pizza, seafood and salads. There's darts, pool, video poker and sports on TV. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri., all night Tue.

The Twist of Lime
2820 Lime St., Metairie, (504) 455-7775;; thetwistoflime
Music Club
There's live rock music Friday and Saturday and sports watching parties. The bar also has 10 dart boards and two pool tables. Open daily. No food. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar
4436 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, (504) 273-1233;
Sports bar
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