Four Fave NOLA Happy Hour Spots

What better way to spend a late afternoon in New Orleans than with happy hour beverage deals, amazing appetizers, and of course, incredible conversation and people-watching? These are some of our favorite spots for happy hour food and drinks in the Big Easy, offering outstanding restaurant deals that allow you to stretch your travel budget.


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This Riverbend spot boasts cuisine from Carl Schaubhut, named the 2017 NOLA Chef of the Year by Eater. You’ll find fresh, locally sourced dishes a cut above your standard fried bar fare, such as crab and avocado salad and charbroiled oyster gratin. Happy hour runs from 4 to 7 p.m. on weekdays (bar area only) and features a 50 percent discount on wine by the glass, well liquor, and local Louisiana draught beers. Guests can also enjoy one specially priced cocktail each day.


For breathtaking views, grab a spot on the balcony at this Jackson Square favorite. From 2 to 5 p.m. on weekdays, Tableau offers a selection of classic cocktails, such as a Manhattan or an Aperol spritz, for $5. They also offer discounted menu items like sweet potato fritters and alligator sausage sliders that put a modern spin on classic Creole fare.

Lula Restaurant Distillery

This Garden District spot is the first distillery in New Orleans that also serves food. During Lula’s happy hour, which runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, you can snag any drink with the restaurant’s house-made gin, rum, or vodka for just $5. The app menu includes oyster sliders, pork skewers, and lump crab dip with avocado.

Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29

This tiki-inspired restaurant offers killer food and drink specials seven days a week. That alone lands it a spot on this list for a rare Saturday and Sunday happy hour. From 3 to 6 p.m., enjoy half-off beer bottles and discounted cocktails that aren’t on the regular menu. Fusion food items include a coconut shrimp banh mi, wings, and macaroni salad with sesame green beans.

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