We hope you love this time of year as much as we do, because there are so many boozy options and specials out there in which to revel. We know things are not ‘totally’ back to normal, but like we have done so many times before, we adapt and overcome. That’s exactly what many bartenders are doing, too, by creating new ways to have fun while being COVID-19 safe. Here are a few options for you to try if you’re getting out and about.

Broussard’s Restaurant and Courtyard (819 Rue Conti) is hosting a wickedly witchy Halloween brunch and costume contest Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests are encouraged to don a costume and mask, of course, and enjoy the full brunch menu with spooky sparkling specials and wickedly witchy-themed cocktails. The jazzy sounds of The Gumbo Trio will entertain guests throughout the day and drink specials will include specially-priced champagne by the glass and three spooky cocktails. The featured cocktails include the “Headless Horseman” made with Redemption Rye, “I’m Melting” made with Creme de Menthe Dark, and “Rated ‘Arrgh’” made with Don Q Rum. Adding to the fun and festivities, you can compete in the costume contest by posting a photo of your outfit on social media and tag Broussard’s. Winner gets a $100 gift certificate and some cool swag.

Palm & Pine (308 N. Rampart) has a new beverage director, Kimberly Patton-Bragg, who is thrilled to have a fun happy hour that runs 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday through Monday. The menu now includes Uruguay-style sangria called Clerico and an Argentinian-style Old Fashioned, both of which have been added to the existing happy hour list of great drinks. Other cocktails include amazing creations like the “Ranch H2O” made with Cimarron Blanco Tequila and the Daiquiri layered with rum. There are beer shots to choose from, as well as red wine, white wine, rosé and sparkling. Also, late nite happy hour is back on Friday and Saturday nights from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. The late nite cocktail menu has an array of drinks ranging from a Margarita, Paloma and Caipirinha. Both happy hour specials have food selections, as well. The Pine bar always has at least one non-alcoholic drink option on the menu and right now it’s the “Emily Spinach” with smoky lapsang tea, lemon and house-made tamarind syrup.

Coming up at the Palm & Pine:

Flight Night

Every Thursday is flight night at the Palm & Pine. One can expect cane and agave spirit flights for 25% off with the featured flight 50% off. Flights are available at regular price on all other nights.


The Pine Bar will offer pre-order batches of Derby Cocktail Tropical – a classic with Bourbon, pineapple and lemon with sprigs of mint for garnish – perfect for holiday racetrack pregaming.


The Pine Bar will offer the insanely tasty Puerto Rican holiday quaff “The Coquito” both on the menu and for pre-order for larger batches perfect for holiday parties.

This is a fun time whether you are going after work or staying out a bit later. Say hi to Kim, and tell we sent you.



Don’t forget, this Friday kicks off the Spookilau Halloween PopUp at Latitude 29 with creepishly fun drink specials and all the decorations you can handle. Costumes not required, but appreciated.



Have fun y’all and if you know of a fun happy hour we should check out, let us know so we can share it with cocktail lovers everywhere.