A Guide To Day Drinking in New Orleans

In New Orleans, you can drink from sunrise to sunset, indoors and outdoors, from January 1st to December 31st. Here, it’s always a party. With spring here, it’s patio season and we’re sharing all of our favorite spots to day drink.

Tchoup Yard

405 Third St, New Orleans

With a giant outdoor patio, frosé, and delicious bites from their onsite Karibu Kitchen, Tchoup Yard is the perfect place to spend a beautiful day with friends!

The Country Club

634 Louisa St, New Orleans

If you’re drag brunching, you’ll need to get a reso a couple of months in advance at The Country Club. Or, just head to the pool for drinks and tons of fun! There’s a ten dollar entry fee, but it’s worth it if you’re in the mood for pool partying.

Miel Brewery

405 Sixth St, New Orleans

This cute new brewery off of Tchoupitoulas has an airhead extreme beer #mindblown. They also let you BYOF (bring your own food). We even picked up crawfish and brought them over the other day!

Jack Rose

2031 St Charles Ave, New Orleans

O, Jack Rose. We can’t get enough of you. Our favorite place for brunching with our girls. Probably because there’s bottomless veuve, chambongs and mile high pie!

Wrong Iron

3532 Toulouse St, New Orleans

The newest addition to patio bars in the city, Wrong Iron is a hip New Orleans beer garden with food trucks and fun in MidCity.


2533 Constance St, New Orleans

Parasol’s is a great Irish Channel neighborhood bar. Where else can you grab a cheap beer, bring your dog inside AND eat one of the best poboys in town (Firecracker shrimp yasss). Parasol’s is a great spot to start drinking and then make your way to other Magazine Street bars.

Copper Vine

1001 Poydras St, New Orleans

The lush patio and wines on tap are enough to keep us coming back to this CBD gem. Plus, there’s seating on the balcony if you want to overlook the city!

copper vine

The Columns

3811 St Charles Ave, New Orleans

You can’t go wrong with a French 75 on the victorian porch at the The Columns Hotel. It’s a Saint Charles Avenue classic!

Longway Tavern

 719 Toulouse St, New Orleans

We love this cocktail bar addition to the quarter. The courtyard style patio at Longway Tavern is charming and their cocktails delicious!

longway tavern

Laffitte’s Blacksmith Shop

941 Bourbon St, New Orleans

Purple Boozy Slushies aka Purple Drank at Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop is a quintessential day drink in the French Quarter. Plus you’re drinking in the oldest bar in America. When the mood strikes, Purple Drank is the way to go.

Pat O’Brien’s Bar

718 St Peter, New Orleans

Start off in the Courtyard and move to the Piano Bar once the sun goes down! Pat O’Briens is a fun classic if you are out and about in the quarter.

Bacchanal Wine

600 Poland Ave, New Orleans

Every wine lover’s dream. Walk into a wine store, pick your bottle, pick your cheeses and head out to a lovely courtyard with live music. You might want to stay all day and all night. Not into wine? Bacchanal has an upstairs bar with tasty cocktails.

Bacchanal Wine New Orleans

Willa Jean

611 O’Keefe Ave, New Orleans

Frosé all day?!. From breakfast to brunch, to casual day drinking, Willa Jean will definitely not disappoint and they always have lots of tasty frozen cocktails perfect for the spring and summer.

Ace Hotel’s Alto

600 Carondelet St, New Orleans

If you’re looking for a hip vibe, or you are just trying to catch some sun with beautiful people, the Ace Hotel’s rooftop bar Alto is the spot. Sip on drinks in the pool, while looking over our beautiful city.

Catahoula Hotel

914 Union St, New Orleans

The rooftop bar at the Catahoula Boutique Hotel and their fresh drinks = Day Drinking Goals. If rooftop bars aren’t your thing you can always drink Pisco on the 1st floor bar.

Hot Tin

2031 St Charles Ave, New Orleans

With so many delicious cocktails to choose from and this gorgeous view, you’re bound to stay until the sun sets. The bar is on the rooftop of the same hotel where Jack Rose is, so head up after brunch!

Bar Frances Freret

Bayou Wine Garden

315 N Rendon St, New Orleans

Three words: WINE. ON. TAP, and Bayou Beer Garden’s best idea yet! We love Bayou Wine Garden.

Bayou Beer Garden

26 N Jefferson Davis Pkwy, New Orleans

Or swing by the wine garden’s neighbor and indulge in one or all 180 beers they have to choose from at this Mid City neighborhood bar.

Courtyard Brewery

1020 Erato St, New Orleans

This microbrewery is a great spot to start off your day with brews and food from NOLA’s finest food trucks.

courtyard brewery new orleans

Balcony Bar

3201 Magazine St, New Orleans

You can’t day drink on Magazine Street without making a stop at Balcony Bar, and well duh, drink on their balcony.

Nola Brewing Tap Room

3001 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans

One of the city’s original breweries, his chill spot is great for to relax, sample different beers and eat some of the best BBQ in the city at McClure’s.

New Orleans breweries


2604 Magazine St, New Orleans

If you’re into sports or crawfish or just a good time Tracey’s is another great stop on Magazine Street. Cheap drinks, lots of TVs to watch almost every game there is and awesome bar food including crawfish boils and oysters when in season.

The Fly

Exposition Drive, New Orleans

The Fly at Audubon Park along the Mississippi River is known as a spot where locals to pack a picnic (dranks included), and chill with friends for a few hours. The breeze from the Mississippi, the people watching, and the good vibes make this a Sunday Funday must!