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Six Great Happy Hours to Enjoy on a Hot NOLA Day

June 09, 2021
By: Marigny Lanaux

The Blue Ruin Speakeasy has beer on tap, a great wine list, and craft cocktails. Their Happy Hour is Monday-Thursday from 4-7 p.m. where you can take advantage of deals such as a $5 Moscow Mule. They also occasionally have food trucks stop by with food that will partner well with any of their drinks. 3224 Metairie Rd., Metairie, 504-835-3335, facebook.com/BlueRuinSpeakeasy.

Having two locations in the New Orleans area, the Bulldog is a great place to enjoy Happy Hour with some friends in either Uptown or Mid-City. Happy Hour is hosted from 2-7 p.m. every weekday, along with offering other daily drink specials. This gives you plenty of time to enjoy their $5 house wines, $1 off pitchers, and double mixed drinks for the price of a single. Various Locations, bulldog.draftfreak.com.

Next, you can check out the Happy Hour deals at Cho Thai. Enjoy $5 cocktails, $5 glasses of wine, $4 beers, and $8 bottles of sake. Taking place daily from 4-6 p.m., you can enjoy these happy hour deals with their delicious and authentic Thai food. 3218 Magazine St., 504-381-4264, chothairestaurant.com.

Gattuso's daily happy hour deals from 2-6 p.m. attract many patrons. The neighborhood restaurant offers 14 different draft beers that are $1.25 off, $2 off well drinks, as well as $5 house wines and select cocktails. Along with these great drink specials, you can enjoy drinks deals with half off appetizers such as Funky Chicken Wings, Santa Fe Chicken Rolls, and Crabmeat, Spinach & Artichoke Dip. 435 Huey P Long Ave., Gretna, 504-368-1114, gattusos.net.

You can also enjoy happy hour at the classic French bistro, Cafe Degas. Deals on food, wine, cocktails, and beer can be purchased on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3-6 p.m. New wines are added weekly to their wine list. 3127 Esplanade Ave., 504-945-5635, cafedegas.com.

Finally, you can stop by Maypop's happy hour on weekdays from 4-6 p.m. You can enjoy their Southeast Asian food with $6 wines and $4 beers. The Ginger Smash and PikaPika are two popular cocktails that you can order for only $6 during happy hour. 611 O'Keefe Ave., 504-518-6345, maypoprestaurant.com.

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