Where to Happy Hour in New Orleans Now

It’s been a while since I’ve updated our favorite places to happy hour in New Orleans. Happy hour always has a special place in my heart, but in today’s economy, it’s even more sacred. With our ever changing bar and restaurant scene, there are always new adds to this list and of course old faves that remain!


3984 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans

It’s no secret that Barracuda has some of the best tacos in town. To make us love them even more, their “Deluxe Nacho Happy Hour every weekday from 3 – 6pm and features discounted margs, crunchy tacos and deluxe nachos! I’m currently crushing hard on the salted watermelon marg – the perfect summer refreshment.

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Seafood Sally’s

8400 Oak St, New Orleans

I finally made it to Seafood Sally’s uptown for their happy hour, and you better believe I’ll be back. One of the best parts? It’s every day from 3-6 p.m. even on Saturdays and Sundays! The happy hour includes $1 oysters (some of the BEST in town), $6 seasonal cocktails and glasses of wine, 25% off bottles of wine, and yummy $5 snacks like the fried pickles and onion rings. The wine list features tons of unique natural wines.

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Oak Wine Bar

I recently found out about Oak‘s happy hour while meeting a friend for drinks there on a Friday night. It was quite an exciting discovery! Every Tuesday – Saturday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. they offer glasses of wine for $5.50, a specialty cocktail and rotating bites. An HH that lasts till 7 p.m. truly is the GOAT.

Hungry Eyes

4206 Magazine St, New Orleans

The new 80’s themed martini bar by the team behind Turkey and The Wolf and Molly’s Rise and Shine has been one of the most exciting new spots to open this summer! What’s even better is they recently added a happy hour from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays featuring half off martinis, 25 percent off bottles of wine. They are truly bringing cosmos and apple tinis back, and their espresso ‘tini can sit with us too. My favorite snacks were the artichokes on the half shell and the halibut crudo.

Mister Mao

4501 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans

Mister Mao is hands down one of the most fun and delicious restaurants in New Orleans! In full transparency, I have not yet visited their happy hour, but recently learned about it and it’s at the top of my list. Their happy hour is Thursday through Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. and is focused on discounted bites with small plates ranging from $8-$12.


I know you’ve heard me rave about Costera before because it’s consistently one of my favorite restaurants in the city. From 4pm to 6pm, every day they are offering half price beer, wine by the glass, and select tapas.

The Tell Me Bar

The Tell Me Bar is the trendy new natural wine bar that everyone’s been talking about. As luck should have it, they recently introduced a daily happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. featuring discounted glasses of wine.

The Franklin

2600 Dauphine St, New Orleans

The trendy Bywater bar and restaurant is one of our favorite’s in this part of town. The Franklin‘s happy hour is from 5-7 p.m. every day and features $6 cocktails, draft beers and wines plus yummy snacks.

The Bower

1320 Magazine St, New Orleans

The Bower Bar (formerly Claret) in the LGD has been at the top of my list for a while. If you’re looking for a gorgeous cheese and charcuterie spread to go with what you’re sipping, this is the spot. Their HH is Monday through Saturday from 4-6 p.m. and features $7 house wine, $8 cocktails and discounted snacks. Don’t miss the whipped feta.

The Will & The Way

The Will & The Way has been one of my favorite spots in the Quarter since back when they were Longway Tavern. It’s a hidden gem among all of the nearby tourist traps. I recently discovered their HH lasts till 7 daily, and it that wasn’t exciting enough (ya girl loves a late HH), the menu features yummy classic cocktails like Bees Knees and Sazeracs, as well as house wines, frozens and a shot + beer special.

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The Columns

3811 St Charles Ave, New Orleans

The Columns is always our go-to when visitors are in town. The historic hotel is an unmistakably classic New Orleans experience with a beautiful front porch overlooking Saint Charles Avenue. Their happy hour is Sunday through Thursday from 2 – 5 p.m.

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Pascal Manales

1838 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans

This traditional New Orleans neighborhood restaurant is known for their barbeque shrimp and New Orleans Italian fare, but the real secret at Manale‘s is the oyster bar where gorgeous Gulf oysters are half-price Monday – Friday from 3 – 6 p.m. The bar has drinks specials as well. There’s nothing quite like standing at the oyster bar and chatting with shucker “Uptown T” while sipping a sazerac. You’ll leave happy & buzzed!

Copper Vine

1001 Poydras St, New Orleans

Wines on tap are reason enough to get excited, but this wine “pub” is so much more. The beautiful space is made for the ‘gram and perfectly located for after work meet ups on Poydras Street. The Copper Vine happy hour is from 3-6 p.m. Monday – Friday and features specially priced wine, plus wine and beer flights and light bites.

Happy happy hour’ing!