Get ready to pop the bubbly—no surprise, New Year's Eve is also National Champagne Day. What better way to ring in 2021 than with a delicious glass or bottle of champagne? While champagne can be enjoyed at any time, it is especially popular around this time of year. According to glassofbubbly.com, 33 percent of champagne sales are made in November and December, and over 300 million bottles of champagne are produced each year. For those who especially love the bubbly-ness of champagne, each bottle of champagne has about 49 million bubbles, due to its double-fermentation process that has helped to create the lovely bubbly sensation many have come to know and love. Whether celebrating the New Year with a champagne toast or relishing in an appetizing dinner coupled with a glass of bubbly, here is a list of five places to savor some champagne in honor of National Champagne Day.
Known for its bubbles and bites, Effervescence offers luxurious champagne to celebrate both your everyday and special occasions. Visitors can enjoy their sparkling bubbly by the glass or bottle with Effervescence's wide selection of vintage champagne, non-vintage champagne, rosé champagne, and more. They also offer dinner, bites, and a brunch menu to go with their drinks. Try bubbly flights, such as May All Your Pain Be Champagne, or a delicious Effervescence champagne classic cocktail, among other champagne delights. They also host private sparkling party events that include a champagne service table, during which many party guests can enjoy a great event filled with champagne during the holidays or any time of year. 1036 N. Rampart St., (504) 509-7644, nolabubbles.com
A New Orleans original since 1946, Brennan's has provided Creole culinary traditions influenced by the city for over seven decades. Brennan's has visitors covered, whether you crave delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, snacks, or cocktails. The options do not stop there, as they also have champagne bottles and champagne cocktails that are perfect to enjoy on New Year's Eve. Their Bubbles at Brennan's menu is especially sure to satisfy any bubbly desire. Happy Hour for champagne? Say no more! Bubbles at Brennan's is Monday through Friday, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., and has select bubbly champagne bottles and bubbly cocktails from top champagne vintners in their Roost Bar, which overlooks Brennan's lush courtyard. 417 Royal St., (504) 525-9711, brennansneworleans.com
This Southern bistro provides a fun and enjoyable atmosphere, taking its name from the first opera that took place in New Orleans, which was known for its fun, raucous, and comedic energy. If the table loves a delicious dish alongside their drinks, grab an order of Sylvain's champagne and fries, which includes Charles Heidsieck Champagne Brut Reserve paired with hand-cut fries and garlic aioli. Sylvain also offers champagne cocktails and other sparkling selections to accompany their dinner menu. Sylvain even provides food and drinks for both takeout and delivery. Order bottles to share from the comfort of home or enjoy a night out with Sylvain's great selections of champagne and cuisine. 625 Chartres St., (504) 265-8123, sylvainnola.com
Located in a historic mansion Downtown, CellarDoor offers a modernized New Orleans experience with creative beverages and contemporary Southern cuisine. This New Year's Eve, CellarDoor is offering a three-course meal for $75, which includes a glass of champagne! Their classic cocktail menu features great choices, such as an Aperol spritz made with champagne, Aperol, club soda, and lemon. CellarDoor also offers other champagne cocktails, such as their Black Velvet cocktail, made with champagne and Guinness. Visitors can even buy a bottle of Drappier Carte D'Or Champagne to be enjoyed, whether celebrating the New Year or any night out. 916 Lafayette St., (504) 265-8392, cellardoornola.com
With two dining rooms on two floors and a 12-seat bar, Coquette serves as a great gathering place, no matter the event. Coquette has a great selection of delicious dishes, from snacks and small plates to large plates and sides. They also have an extensive list of champagne, wine, cocktails, and beers, for visitors to have their choice of delectable drinks. Coquette offers options such as sparkling Laurent Perrier champagne, along with Paul Clouet, Gonnet-Médeville, Tribaut Schloesser, and more. Enjoy champagne by the bottle or glass on New Year's Eve or any time of year. Coquette's great service matches their celebrated food, wine, and cocktail options. 2800 Magazine St., (504) 265-0421, coquettenola.com