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Oct 24, 201808:05 AM
Drink Up, NOLA

Changing the way you cocktail in the Big Easy

Sip Down and Shuck Up


Happy hours in New Orleans hardly ever get a bad rep. After all, we have some of the best drinking spots on the planet, from cocktail bars to good old traditional long standing restaurants. Here, we are highlighting some places that have super fun drink specials and give us a little lagniappe.

Superior Seafood (4338 St Charles Ave.) is a great stop if you’re looking for the perfect happy hour with an oyster special. Happy hour is everyday from 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. So, before it gets too cold, lets enjoy some frozen drinks. Bartenders here feature the frozen pomegranate mojito, Frose', and the frozen French 75. During cocktail hour, wines by the glass and by the bottle are half price. If it’s beer you like, draft beer is half off, too. “We have such a good time mixing all types of customers from tourists to locals to everyone in between,” said manager Aubrey Armanini. Lagniappe: 50-cent raw oysters during the daily happy hour.

The Blue Crab Restaurant (7900 Lakeshore Drive) is great for outdoor seating with awesome views of Lake Pontchartrain. The happy hour offers half off well and call liquor and $1 off draft beer Tuesday through Friday from 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Lagniappe: $1 chargrilled oysters and 60-cent raw oysters. This combination seems perfect for a lovely evening.

Bourbon House (144 Bourbon St.) gets a lot of brownie points with us for many reasons. The happy hour is everyday from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. They offer $3 Abita draft and $4 house wine on tap. It’s a great stop if you are in the quarter and want a good sip and a great piece of Louisiana seafood. Lagniappe: $1 half shell oysters every day during this fun happy hour with wonderful views overlooking the world’s most iconic neighborhood.

So, if it’s good drink specials you love, these are a few good starting points. Obviously, there are a lot of great options around town. If you think of one you want us to check out, let us know so we can share it with everyone. Remember to never pass up a good time with stellar happy hours and a little lagniappe.




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Drink Up, NOLA

Changing the way you cocktail in the Big Easy


Daniel Victory is creator and owner of Victory and New Orleans Drink Lab. He has been lauded as a pioneer of the New Orleans "craft cocktail" emergence and is considered one of the most engaging ambassadors of the Crescent City. 

His dedication to preserving the artistry and sophistication of classic cocktail creation, as well as the ambiance and high standard of service set forth by many generations old bartenders, sets Daniel Victory apart from the rest. 

Daniel Victory said, “If bartending was a science then every martini would be the exactly the same (at least everyone using the same brand). Exact measurements of all the ingredients would yield exactly the same drink. It’s simple scientific method — a system of repeatable experiments that yield the same results. However, anyone who has ever had martinis will tell you, they are not all the same.”

To Victory, bartending is an art form.

By 2009 Victory garnered international acclaim after being recognized as one of the top 5 bartenders in GQ Magazine/Bombay Sapphires “Most Inspired Bartender” contest. After appearing in the December 2009 issue of GQ, Daniel traveled the world as a National Ambassador for Bombay Sapphire. After a year of never being in the same place more than 3 nights and a whirlwind of knowledge he decided it was time to return home, plant his roots and explore cocktail consulting.

In an effort to preserve everything he learned, Daniel became one of the founders and lead educators of the Crescent City School of Bartending and influential in establishing The Flo Woodward Memorial Scholarship.

Daniel is a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program and the Goldman Sachs & Bloomberg LP Business Coaching program.

The next step in leaving his imprint on his hometown is Victory. Nestled in between the Central Business District and New Orleans’ famed Canal Street, stands the physical combination of his aesthetic, travels, smarts & history. Victory has high standards and is often found molding the next generation of bartenders.

In 2015 Victory expanded his vision and yet again put his skills to work. The Old New Orleans Drink Lab is born. A groovy, old world feel where cocktail history and education are his top priority. Here you'll learn to make Crescent City classic cocktails and get the history along with it.

With Victory constantly mixing things up, there’s no sign of slowing down.





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