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Giving Thanks for Happy Hour

October 31, 2019

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The cooler November weather sets the perfect tone for evenings out on the town, but the impending holiday marathon makes it almost too scary to enjoy — until now.

We’ve compiled a list of local happy hour hangouts that call for an evening (or evenings) with friends that won’t drain your Thanksgiving dinner budget.

Sake Café
Multiple locations, Sake offers an impressive menu of spicy rolls, sashimi, edamame, and more from $3–$5. Cocktails, wines, and beer are half price.
Happy Hour: 3–6 pm daily

712 Judge Perez Dr., Chalmette, All mixed drinks and wines are $5. Beer is half price. Meme’s has some of the best charbroiled oysters in town and raw oysters fresh off the boat at discounted prices.
Happy Hour: Tuesday–Friday, 4:30–6:30 pm

Bar Frances
4525 Freret St., Order the mussels and hand-cut fries and enjoy the cool vibe of this place. Great selection of wines by the glass, $7, or draft beers, $4.
Happy Hour: Monday–Thursday, 5–9 pm

Hermes Bar at Antoine’s
725 St. Louis St., This chic bar has a nice selection of cocktails and wines for $6 a glass and domestic beers $3. Selection of bistro bites for $5 each.
Happy Hour: Monday–Friday, 4–7 pm

Snake and Jakes
7612 Oak St., Often called the “best dive bar in New Orleans,” Snake and Jakes offers well drinks, $2.50; Bud and Miller beer, $2; and wine, $3.
Happy Hour: 7–10 pm daily

3700 Magazine St., Enjoy wines by the glass at half price and a selection of authentic tapas and Latin bar food. Check the Baru website for coupons for those over 55.
Happy Hour: Tuesday–Friday, 5–7 pm

Deanie’s in Bucktown
1713 Lake Ave, Metairie, One of the area’s favorite seafood houses has a low-keyed happy hour. Look for wines, $4, and beer, $2. No food served at the bar — go figure.
Happy Hour: Monday–Friday, 3–6 pm

801 Rosedale Dr., Chef Susan Spicer’s casual, down-home restaurant features cocktails, $4; draft beer, $5; and wine, $5. Order the cauliflower bites, $4; half a cochon de lait poboy, $5.
Happy Hour: Wednesday–Sunday, 3–6 pm

123 Baronne St. in the Waldorf/Roosevelt Hotel, Feast on pizzas, half price, as well as a selection of well cocktails, wines, and beers, also at half price.
Happy Hour: 2–6 pm daily

Elysian Bar
2317 Burgundy St. in the Hotel Peter and Paul, New Orleans’ most dazzling new hotel offers a delightful selection of spritzers and tonics, $7, and a full menu of small plates and nibbles.
Happy Hour: 3–6 pm daily

4734 Magazine St., Happy Hour at Bordeaux can be enjoyed on the patio or indoors. We recommend the Frose, a crisp rose slushy, $5, and the whole wheat flatbread with prosciutto or beef tartar, $8.
Happy Hour: Tuesday-Thursday, 4–6 pm, and Friday, 11 am–6 pm

Let us know your favorite places in New Orleans for happy hour and why it’s a good Boomer destination. Send your recommendations to our managing editor, Tim Meyer,

Laura Claverie is Nola Boomers’ executive editor. She is a local mother, grandmother, and writer.

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