These Hot Happy Hours Offer Great Food and Drink Deals

Happy hours used to consist of just drink specials, but these days many restaurants have stepped it up. Quite a few spots offer a combination of food specials to go along with those discounted drinks. And who doesn't love a good deal?

There's an endless list of places to get these deals throughout the New Orleans metro area, but we've narrowed it down to the best ones featured around town.

Luke

Stop by Luke between the hours of 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday through Friday, and get yourself 75-cent raw oysters, $1.25 fried oysters and half off draft beer, wine and specialty cocktails. Photo courtesy: Luke

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Domenica

It’s rare that a place offers happy hour seven days a week, but Domenica does just that. From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. you can get half-priced pizzas, wines by the glass, well cocktails and beer. Photo courtesy: Domenica

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PIZZA Domenica

Chef Alon Shaya’s Uptown spin-off of Domenica, Pizza Domenica, offers happy hour Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. with half-off pizza, draft beer and wines by the glass. Photo courtesy: Pizza Domenica

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Araña Taqueria Y Cantina

Not many happy hours last until 7 p.m., but that’s what you’ll find at Araña. Weekdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Magazine Street restaurant features half-priced tacos and drinks. There’s a dozen tacos to choose from and several types of margaritas. Photo courtesy: Araña Taqueria Y Cantina

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Del Porto Ristorante

This Italian restaurant in downtown Covington offers happy hour daily from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Indulge in a large selection of appetizers all under $10 and $9 fresh fruit martinis, $7 glasses of wine and $2.50 beers. Photo courtesy: Del Porto

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New Orleans Social House (NOSH)

Visit one of the Warehouse District’s newest spots NOSH, the New Orleans Social House, for happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with $5 small plates which include 75-cent oysters among other food items. Featured drink deals include $7 select wines by the glass, $4 select beers and $7 select cocktails. Photo courtesy: NOSH

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Mizado Latin Kitchen

In addition to daily drink specials, Mizado has a happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. featuring $3 Mexican imports, $4 margaritas on the rocks and $5 wines by the glass. Food specials include half-priced guacamole, tamales and the salsa sampler. Aren’t you glad they didn’t close? Photo courtesy: Mizado Latin Kitchen

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The Blue Crab Restaurant and Oyster Bar

The waterfront restaurant along Lake Pontchartrain offers happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and includes $5 small plates, 60-cent raw oysters and chargrilled oysters for only a buck each. Drink specials include $1 off select draft beer, $3 house wines and half-off well and call brands. Photo courtesy: Blue Crab Restaurant

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Willa Jean

Hit up Willa Jean weekdays between the hours of 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. for half-off desserts, snacks, well drinks, beer and wines by the glass. Photo courtesy: Willa Jean

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Bar Frances

On weekdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., this Freret Street restaurant offers $5 wines by the glass, cocktails starting at $4, select beer for $5 and small plates starting at $3. Photo courtesy: Bar Frances

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The Bombay Club

Happy hour at the Bombay Club happens weekdays between 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Four bucks will get you small plates featuring dishes such as boudin rangoons and pork belly tacos. Drink specials include $3 select wine and beer and $5 specialty cocktails. Photo courtesy: Bombay Club

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Johnny Sanchez

Weekdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Johnny Sanchez offers $2 tacos, half-off margaritas (single or pitchers), half-off beers, well cocktails and wines by the glass. Thursdays bring “Club Sanchez,” a late night happy hour from 9 p.m. to midnight. This reverse happy hour features a special menu offering $2 tacos and half-off drink specials. Photo courtesy: Johnny Sanchez

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Wayfare

Every day from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., this Freret Street eatery offers half-off all drinks, starters and bar fare. Plus, the spot’s beer menu is as long as the Causeway Bridge. Photo courtesy: Wayfare

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Borgne

Every day from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on “Downtown Tuesdays” from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Borgne features $5 tapas during its happy hour. Some of the featured items are shrimp toast and mushroom bikinis. The happy hour menu also includes half-priced wines by the glass, draft beers and specialty cocktails, as well as $3 craft beer cans and $7 carafes of sangria. Photo Courtesy:  Borgne

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The Chimes

The North Shore restaurant has a happy hour Monday – Saturday from 4pm – 7pm with $5 martini’s, $1 off pints and 1/2 price raw oysters.  On Tuesdays you can get 1/2 price raw oysters all day long.  Photo courtesy: The Chimes

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Kingfish

It’s happy hour every day at Kingfish from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. with half-off all brews and wines by the glass, as well as $5 fried boudin balls, gumbo, pork-steamed bun and cracklins.  Photo courtesy: Kingfish

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Meril

Head to this Warehouse District hot spot for happy hour between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. The deal offers $5 flatbreads, $5 well cocktails and select $5 wines by the glass. You might even run into Emeril while you’re there.

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Cafe Henri

This Bywater spot hosts happy hour weekdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., with $5 appetizers, $6 wines and select cocktails and $2 Rolling Rock beer. Photo courtesy: Cafe Henri

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SoBou

SoBou has what they call “Happier Hour,” and it happens daily from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. This deal consists of small plates starting at $3 and beers, wines and mixed drinks ranging from $3 to $6. Photo courtesy: SoBou

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Trinity Restaurant

It’s happy hour all week long at this French Quarter restaurant. Monday through Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., you’ll find snacks like Pommes Frites starting at $6, $4 domestic beers, $5 martini’s and $6 house wines. Photo courtesy: Trinity

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La Casita Taqueria

This Oak Street Mexican restaurant hosts happy hour daily from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. featuring half-off guacamole, salsa and queso, along with $2 simple tacos. Drink specials include $4 margaritas, $5 mojitos, $5 sangrias and $2 domestic beers. Photo courtesy: La Casita

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Kenton's

The “Early Bourbon” at Kenton’s kicks off at 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the restaurant’s bar or patio. Feast on oyster specials starting at 75 cents, as well as small plates starting at $6. Drink specials start at $2. That’s right, we said $2! Photo courtesy: Kenton’s

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Remoulade

Arnaud’s casual dining spin-off offers daily specials from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Enjoy half-off select menu items and specialty drink pairings. Mondays kick it off with red beans and rice paired with rye whiskey and root beer. Wednesdays get you half-off chargrilled & raw oysters paired with a local beer. Contact the restaurant for the complete list. Photo courtesy: Remoulade

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Seaworthy

Enjoy a daily oyster and drink happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with special prices on oysters, cocktails, wine and beer ranging from $3 to $10. Photo courtesy: Seaworthy

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Bourbon House

Weekdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., guests can enjoy oysters on the half shell for $1 per oyster. Wash it down with a $3 Abita Amber or a discounted glass of white wine. Photo courtesy: Bourbon House

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Avo

Avo on Magazine Street has a happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. featuring $6 select cocktails, $6 wines, $4 beers and snacks ranging from $4 to $14. Photo courtesy: Avo

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Arnaud's French 75 Bar

Visit this James Beard Award-winning bar every Friday from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for half-off wines by the glass and $5 featured cocktails. The bar menu isn’t discounted, but the items are worth trying, especially the souffle potatoes. Photo Courtesy: Arnaud’s French 75 Bar

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Part & Parcel

One buck will get you a Miller Lite pony at Part & Parcel’s happy hour on weekdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Beers start at $1, cocktails start at $5 and house wines are $6. Food specials range from $5 to $15. Photo courtesy: Part & Parcel

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Emeril's Delmonico

Head to this iconic St. Charles Avenue restaurant for happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Diners can get charbroiled oysters, $5 small plates and half-price on select bottles and wines by the glass. Half-priced specialty and well cocktails are also up for grabs. Small plates include fried eggplant, deviled eggs and house made sausage just to name a few. Photo courtesy: Emeril’s Delmonico

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Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar

Check out Superior Seafood and Oyster Bar’s happy hour daily from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Superior Seafood has 50-cent raw oysters, 2 for 1 frozen margaritas, half-off house wine bottles and $3 draft beer. These drink specials are also available on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 p.m.- until. Photo courtesy: Superior Seafood

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Empire Bar at Broussard's

From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Empire Bar features daily drink specials along with a selection of $5 appetizers, including Oysters Rockefeller, beef brochette and shrimp remoulade salad. If you want to get on your bartender’s good side, here are some tips.  Photo courtesy: Broussard’s

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Brennan's New Orleans

This is the only happy hour on our list that doesn’t include food, but it deserves a mention because it’s all about the bubbles. Champagne lovers, this is the happy hour for you. Bubbles at Brennan’s happens Monday through Thursday from 2 p.m. from 7 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The deal includes deeply discounted glasses and bottles of champagne. At 5 p.m. on Friday, you can catch champagne sabering in the courtyard. Photo courtesy: Brennan’s

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