New Orleans Happy Hours for Cocktail Lovers

In New Orleans, happy hours are a way of life. Whether you’re in the French Quarter, the Warehouse District, or Uptown, the city is always ready to offer a new spot for drinks. From classics like margaritas and old fashioneds, to riffs and original creations, New Orleans has a happy hour for every cocktail lover. These happy hours all feature stellar cocktails, which makes them perfect for being classy on a budget.

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Cure
Freret ● Uptown

Cure

Cure, in the Freret neighborhood has been lauded as one of the best cocktail bars in the United States. And during happy hour, 8 of their takes on different classic cocktails for just $6. It's a great way to enjoy some drinks from some of the most knowledgeable bartenders in the city and this world class special is even available on the weekends.

Vessel
Mid-City

Vessel

Vessel is one of Mid-City's premier cocktail bars. The happy hour menu boasts classics like a Bees Knees or a Vieux Carré, plus house-made originals like a tequila old fashioned with blanco tequila, agave, cocoa tea bitters. From 4-6 pm Monday to Friday, they offer their awesome line up of $6 cocktails, as well as $6 glasses of select wines, so you can bring your vinophile friends and family. If you're going to be in mid city and you're looking for a happy hour spot with some excellent cocktails, add Vessel to your list.

The Bower
LGD

The Bower

The Bower in the LGD has another great happy hour for cocktails. Successfully towing the line between a wine bar, a cocktail bar, and farm-to-table dining, the happy hour comes correct. A solid selection of $7 traditional and frozen cocktails like their spiced rum old fashioned and a paloma, as well as daily punch specials for just $6 on Monday-Friday from 4-6pm makes this a solid choice for cocktail fans and wine fans alike. And don't get us started on the food options. The fancy stuff we all love like whipped feta or warm Castelvetrano olives.

Palm & Pine
French Quarter

Palm & Pine

Happy hour is back in the French Quarter at Palm & Pine. From 530-630pm on Thursday-Monday, enjoy a $6 Mezcal Paloma or a $10 Ti' Punch during the happy hour, . Pair one of these cocktails with classic happy hour snacks like fried brussels sprouts and fries. This happy hour makes for the perfect refresher after a long day of shopping, touring and walking around the French Quarter.

Bakery Bar
BakeryLGD

Bakery Bar

Bakery Bar is the perfect happy hour spot. You can get daiquiris sazeracs & dark and stormys for just $5 from this cocktail focused spot. If you're hungry, you can get a $7 grilled cheese sandwich, grilled in hot cheeto butter and filled with smoked cheddar, buffalo ricotta, and bacon jam. What are you waiting for?

Claret Wine & Cocktail Bar
Wine BarLGD

Claret Wine & Cocktail Bar

Claret Wine & Cocktail Bar is another great place to go for a cocktail happy hour. Claret boasts a fun and casual environment with a great cocktail selection. From 2 to 6 Tuesday through Saturday, you can enjoy a $7 old fashioned, a $7 flip side, a $7 paloma, or a $7 spritz, or you can get a daily-rotating house punch for just $6. The garden patio has the right vibes and the fancy snacks like cheese plates, tzatziki, or warm olives are just the icing on the cake.

Lula Restaurant Distillery
Cocktail BarLGD

Lula Restaurant Distillery

Lula has a daily happy hour from 4-7pm, featuring $5 select cocktails. How is that for a steal? They also distill their own liquors, so you know they are doing great cocktails. The happy hour applies to the “Lula Classics” like their cucumber vodka Collins with Lula Vodka, cucumber, lemon, and cane sugar, or their ever-popular planters punch which has Lula Rum, lime, and local tea. Both are made with cane sugar.

Barrel Proof
Cocktail BarLGD

Barrel Proof

The happy hour at Barrel Proof is a great way to get your drink on in the LGD. Really an upscale lounge dressed up as a neighborhood dive, Barrel Proof has a great selection of cocktails that will satisfy any palate. The daily happy hour is $5 mini margaritas and old fashioneds, between 4 and 5pm. Margs and old fashioneds cover most peoples tastes, but don't be afraid to ask about the over 300 whiskeys they serve.

The Chloe
Touro ● Uptown

The Chloe

The pool bar at the Chloe is a casual airy drinking spot with a delightful tropical outdoor space, and their happy hour is just what you need to cool off. Daily from 330-530pm, you can get $6 wells, $7 daiquiris, and $8 cocktails like their Singapore Slings and Bahama Mamas. The whole hotel was made by Leblanc & Smith Hospitality, who are known for well-executed food and drinks, especially cocktails. The Chloe's pool bar has the ideal outdoor vibe for relaxing and drinking on some tropical classics.

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