Drink Up NOLA

Just Sip Back, and Relax

  There is no doubt we are enjoying the fall/football season. It’s the time of year when groups get together and pass a good time. Often, cocktails are involved and who doesn’t love a great drink? There are so many…

Pigskin and Perfect Cocktails

  Football Fans, we are here for you! There are so many amazing happy hours around town to get a good deal and watch the game while sipping your favorite libation. But some may argue that the best seat in…

Out-Of-The-Box Happy Hours

  New Orleans is so full of bargain happy hours that you'd have to try really hard not to find one. You can check nearly every street corner, restaurant or your favorite watering hole and there is sure to be…

Happy Hour Mania

  August is the perfect time to  head out to some of our great local spots for great cocktails. There are plenty of great happy hours to enjoy this month, so grab a friend, make a list and sip something…

Tales of the Cocktail - Is It Still Worth The Buzz?

The annual spirit conference has officially hit the Crescent City and people far and wide are enjoying every thing the event has to offer. Traditionally, thousands of people from around the country, and even…

Cocktails are of the Essence

  For the next few days thousands of people will converge on New Orleans for the festival some refer to as the party with a purpose. Essence Festival is celebrating 25 years and pulling out all the stops with its…

4 Places For A Summer Cocktail

  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…

Creative Cocktails And Where To Find Them

  There is no question that we live in the best city in the world when it comes to the thrill of drinking great cocktails. This Memorial Day weekend get out and enjoy what bartenders have to offer, as we…

Sip Something Special

  Who doesn’t love a great cocktail? We certainly do! If you are in the mood to hop around town and enjoy what several venues are doing to help quench our thirst, we've got you covered. We have visited several…

Where Are You Drinking Tonight?

  It is one of our favorite times of the year when we all have fun feeling the festival spirit. If you are taking part in one of the various outdoor activities, we applaud you. Not only does New Orleans…

Sit And Sip On These Cocktail Specials

Finally, it’s festival season and time to pop into some of our favorite places for cocktails in between all of the activity in the city. We checked out some great happy hours and think you should too! Grab a friend…

Sip and Stroll Into Spring

  We are in the most beautiful time of the year in New Orleans. And it’s time to step into many bars and restaurants for fun springtime sipping. We recommend enjoying this time of year with a cocktail in hand…

Spirits & Sweets, Oh My

  Agave Week wraps up tonight, hopefully you enjoyed part of the 120 different spirits, 60 restaurants and bars and 48 celebrity judges for the second annual event. This year, Agave week took place at the Ace Hotel. And you can…

Mix Me Somethin’ Mister

  Attention Mardi Gras revelers! By now many of us are experts on how to get around town and maneuver through the Carnival road blocks and closures. It takes pre planning and a strategic mindset to get where we are…

Love & Carnival Cocktails

  New Orleans is gearing up for Valentine's Day and Carnival, and what better way to celebrate than with a cocktail?  Flamingo A-Go-Go (869 Magazine St.) will host Galentine's Day on Friday, Feb. 15. They are celebrating women by showing chick flicks galore. You…

Happy Hour Just Got Easier

  We are always looking for fun ways to imbibe in New Orleans. Many places have sent us invitations to their festive events. We want to share them with you, so you can get in on the action too. Here…

Cocktail Culture in the City

  We know this is the time of year when we pledge to be kinder, warmer and gentler. It’s a time of renewed spirit and promises of a happy new year. With  that said, this is also the time to…

Hey, When’s (Holiday) Happy Hour?

  You don’t have to go to the North Pole to get really ‘cool’ holiday cocktails. Luckily we live in a city full of spirits, where imbibing is a past time. We love it especially during the holidays because so…

Ho-Ho Holiday Happy Hours

  Now is not the time to be in the "Bah, Humbug" state of mind, because in New Orleans we use the money we saved from bargain holiday shopping to enjoy many of the happy hours that are happening all…

Holiday Tastings, Wine Not?

  All across town there are establishments getting ready for the holiday season. The sound of clinking glasses is loud and clear. We are so excited because that means there are plenty of fun events, tastings and cheer to last…

Come On Get Happy (Hour)

  If you're a returning reader, you know here at "Drink Up, Nola," we love a good happy hour. And, lucky for us, New Orleans is full of them. This week, we have a few new happy hours to mention,…

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…

DRINK: Off the Beaten Path

  The beauty of New Orleans is that we can enjoy a great cocktail just about anywhere, for any reason. Imbibing doesn’t just have to be at your neighborhood bar or fancy restaurant. We embrace the cocktail culture whole heartedly morning,…

Falling Into Fall Cocktails

Ahhh... the smell of fall is in the air. Leaves start to turn, the weather gets crisp. No, wait, we live in New Orleans, REWIND. Fall for us means the beginning of oyster season, the temps and humidity go down…

A+ Happy Hours For End of Summer

You’re sitting at your desk, tapping your pen, day dreaming about making a mad dash to a great happy hour. Time can’t seem to move fast enough. Don’t worry, there are plenty of daily specials, deals and decent happy hours to…

Cool Happy Hours on Hot Summer Days

We love summertime in New Orleans. There are so many fun things to do. And we are getting a lot of emails from you, asking us to check out certain places and share it with everyone. So, here are a few…

The Choice Is Yours

We all know that the annual Tales of the Cocktail Festival is this week and the opportunities for enjoying cocktails are endless. But, what is Tales, and what does it mean for the person who isn’t a bartender, distiller or…

Summertime Drinking is Easy in the Big Easy

Thursday, June 21, marks the first day of summer. But, this time of year it's hot and humid and we spend most of our days fanning ourselves. Bartenders are pulling out all the stops this summer to make something magical in…