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 great places to enjoy a great happy hour, so we checked out a few for you to try. Grab some friends and enjoy what your favorite bartender is brewing up this October.

Tableau (616 St. Peter St.) has a lot of happenings this month. Everyday in the main bar you can get half price bottles of champagne from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. But, that’s not all, folks. The daily happy hour is pretty cool, too. It runs Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and you can choose from a variety of cocktails that cost $5. Everything from the Dark and Stormy, Aperol Spritz, French 75 to the Classic Daiquiri.

Looking ahead, Tableau is hosting Witchy Lunch Oct. 25 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. It will be a four-course meal with champagne and sparkling wines offered at 20 percent off.

The “Uncorked!” Wine dinner is on Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. The event includes a five-course menu and wine pairings to match. You’ll have to get tickets and make reservations.

The Country Club (634 Louisa St.) is perfect for a happy hour excursion. As Fall begins and the weather threatens to cool off a bit, many of us are squeezing in some fun events. If you like creative cocktails served in a historic cottage with a pool and cabana bar, the Country Club is for you. Happy hour runs Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and there are a variety of drinks from which to choose. The Rosata Spritz ($11), Tea and T ($7), The Classic Daiquiri ($7), Peach Palmer ($8), Gentilly Sipper ($9) and the Honey Suckle Spritz ($8) are all refreshing and perfect to sip on during these October nights.

SoBou-French Quarter (310 Rue Chartres) – If you’re looking for something sweet, try the “Lil’ Muffin,” which has gin mixed with Dubonnet Rouge Grand Aperitif de France, Aperol passion fruit and topped with a splash of grapefruit juice. If you’re feeling lucky, you should try the “And The Secret Ingredient is…” This cocktail is made with everything but the kitchen sink: Three Roll Estate dark rum, passion fruit , fresh lemon juice, yogurt, honey Dijon mustard and a sprinkle of nutmeg. If it’s drinks and a show you’re looking for, the burlesque brunch has added a Saturday show for the month of October. You can sip on their seasonal cocktails or classics like “Hooch Punch” while jamming to jazz music and a burlesque performance.


These of course, are just a few great seasonal things happening around town. If you know of a great cocktail experience we can explore, let us know so we can share it with cocktail lovers everywhere.