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Five New Orleans Spots for National Happy Hour Day

15:00 November 10, 2021
By: Burke Bischoff

National Happy Hour Day is coming up on November 12 and there's no better place to enjoy it than in New Orleans! Our bars are world famous, and the city has been the birthplace of many classic and renowned cocktails. Go out with some friends, fill your glass, and celebrate Happy Hour Day at these five different spots in New Orleans. Drink responsibly!

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Royal Frenchmen Hotel & Bar

The Royal Bar in the Royal Frenchmen Hotel will truly make you feel like royalty. This award-winning bar caters to both locals and tourists in style with delicious drinks and live entertainment. For happy hour, which is 3-8 p.m. daily, you can get $5 lemon drops, cosmos, Manhattans, and martinis. Cheers to that! 700 Frenchmen St. #1614, 504-619-9660,

The Pool Club

Head out to the newly opened Virgin Hotels New Orleans and enjoy the Pool Club! This rooftop bar offers comfortable vibes and a pool to relax in. They currently haven't published what their happy hour specials yet, so it'll be a surprise when you go! Grab an umbrella drink and enjoy some great views of the Crescent City. 550 Baronne St.,

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Described as a modern Creole saloon, SoBou (or South of Bourbon Street) has a lot to offer. They specialize in Louisiana street food-inspired small plates that are often paired with delicious craft cocktails. SoBou has a very extensive wine list, so make sure to study it before you go! Come find out why SoBou was ranked as one of the best resturants in New Orleans by The Daily Meal. 310 Chartres St., 504-552-4095,

Backspace Bar & Kitchen

The definition of "a diamond in the rough," Backspace Bar is one of the best dive bars on Chartres Street. The bar has a very unique literary feel to it and offers mouthwatering comfort food like red beans and rice, burgers, and more. Their cocktails are very sophisticated and out of this world. Go feel glamorous at Backspace Bar! 139 Chartres St., 504-322-2245,

Monkey Board

Located in The Troubadour Hotel, the Monkey Board is one of New Orleans' favorite rooftop bars. There are all kinds of beer, wine, and more to enjoy. Happy hour is from 4-6 p.m. every day and you can get half off all sparkling wine by the bottle. You can also get $6 red and white wines, as well as classic cocktails like the Sazerac, Hurricane, Mai Tai, and more. 1111 Gravier St., 504-518-5600,

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