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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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