Top 5: Happy Hours in New Orleans
New Orleans has a reputation as a party city. Be a savvy drinker and take advantage of the city’s many happy hour specials during the week and on the weekends.
Samuel’s Blind Pelican
Located outside of the crowded French Quarter in the Lower Garden District, Samuel’s Blind Pelican offers one of the city’s best oyster happy hours. Raw oysters cost $3 for a dozen and the chargrilled variety for $7.50 per dozen. You must purchase a drink to take advantage of the oyster deal. Mixed well drinks are two for the price of one. The special runs 4–8 p.m. daily.
Iconic New Orleans Chef John Besh offers guests French and German fare at his brasserie Lüke in the Central Business District. The daily happy hour runs 3–6 p.m. and includes a selection of half-price wines by the glass, draft beer, select liquors and 75-cent oysters.
Located in a mansion built in 1883, Cavan boasts beautiful interior décor and a charming patio. The restaurant hosts a weekday happy hour from 4–6 p.m. Sample a variety of cocktails and bar snacks in the $5–7 range.
Enjoy a selection of free snacks when you order $3 and $5 cocktails and glasses of wine at this Lower Garden District dessert and cocktail bar. The happy hour takes place Tuesday–Friday, 4–6 p.m.
The pizzeria offers a Monday–Friday happy hour special of half off its wood-fired pizzas, draft beer and wine by the glass. Sample unique flavors like the muffuletta, a spin on the classic sandwich. Stop in between 3–5 p.m. to take advantage.