4 Places For A Summer Cocktail
And additional cocktail happenings around the city
We are always in the mood for great cocktails and fun things to do. Even though summer doesn’t officially start until June 21, it’s hot enough to quench our thirst and find some of the best deals around.
Brennan’s (417 Royal St.) is pulling out all the stops for Pride Month. The team is celebrating Pride with an extra colorful Bubbles at Brennan’s Happy Hour on Friday, June 7 from 4-6 p.m. There will be themed cocktails including: Poppy’s Pride – sparkling wine with cranberry and Combier Peach Liqueur; The Rainbow Rooster – house-made citrus liquor, cranberry, sparkling wine, on the rocks; Strike a Pose – Campari, sparkling wine, soda, orange slice; Flaming Sparkler – Ponchatoula strawberries, basil, bubbles; and the Coca’s Champagne Cocktail – Sparkling wine.
You’ll be able to mingle with fashion designer & Project Runway star Mondo Guerra and local Drag Queens including Coca Mesa, Laveau Contraire and Debbie With A D while they saber and sip Champagne. Be the first to pre-order Poppy Tooker’s new book “Drag Queen Brunch” and learn about our upcoming annual Drag Brunch. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Dining Out For Life.
Brennan’s also offers a champagne happy hour Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Bombay Club (830 Conti St.) in celebration of National Martini Day, the Bombay Club is inviting all cocktail lovers to embark with us on a history tour exploring the evolution of this beloved cocktail. You can enjoy a complimentary Spectre Martini (courtesy of Effen Vodka) they way you like it with a garnish station. No matter if you like it extra dry, shaken or dirty, there is a martini with your name on it. The prices will range from $6 to $8 for various selections. The featured martini will continue during happy hour from June 20-23rd.
Flamingo A Go-Go (869 Magazine St.) is celebrating National Pink Flamingo Day and they are flocking out with a weekend full of flaminglin’ festivities and drink specials. It will be held on Friday June 21st through June 23rd. The Flamingle Friday drink specials include $3 beers, $4 wines, $5 froses and $5 specialty cocktails. There will even be guest bartenders from Audubon Zoo. On Saturday, they will be offering half off bottles of champagne. Sunday will feature a Flamingle Brunch. You won’t want to miss the Prosecco Pop Flocktail, because the only thing better than a. Glass of Prosecco is a glass of Prosecco with a popsicle in it. Stop by and have fun!!
Tracey’s Original Irish Channel Bar (2604 Magazine St.) is showing its love for the pub crawl. It will be held on Saturday June 22nd from 4pm to 10pm. You will have access to 5 venues, entry to two private parties, one free margarita, one free taco. There will be discounted margaritas and select Mexican beer all day. Here you can hop around, enjoy the drinks, music, swag and prizes while taking part int he We Love pub Crawls event.
Mark your calendar:
Margarita Crawl New Orleans: Saturday July 13 and registration is at the Old Absinthe House from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event is rain or shine. You’ll have access to 5 venues, discounted drinks at all venues and entry to an after party with fabulous drinks.
Commander’s Palace: Wednesday July 17 its the Sips of Summer – Island Hopping with Glass in Hand. Join wine guy Dan Davis as they toast to the 2nd Sips of Simmer with wine and food. Taste 42 exciting wines as you celebrate summer. Tickets sell out fast for this event.
Moonlight on Magazine: Saturday July 27 is when businesses along Magazine Street will open late, host specials, unique menus and cocktails! This is a good night to party under the moonlight and shop under the stars.
If you know of a fun cocktail event we should check out, let u s know so we can share it with cocktail lovers everywhere.