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Summer heat means we're all thinkin' drinkin', whether that's a craft cocktail, a PBR and a shot, a glass of fine wine or just a seltzer or juice.
Bourbon Pub and Parade
Details: The two-story French Quarter bar is home to dance parties, big-name DJ visits and show tunes-themed nights. The bar also hosts drag shows and karaoke parties, and is a hotspot during Southern Decadence.
Try this: A $15 “Drink and Drown” special — unlimited well drinks and draft beer — is a Sunday night staple from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Details: This low-key Faubourg Marigny bar is a favorite with locals and neighborhood regulars. There’s a no-frills bar inside, but a better spot to sit is out front on Chartres Street for people-watching.
Try this: Pucker up with a Jolly Rancher shot in flavors like watermelon, sour apple and wild raspberry.
Details: A favorite for Carnival pre and post-parade hangouts, this French Quarter bar provides a casual — and cash only — spot to catch up with friends or watch one of the frequent drag shows, like Reba Douglas’ "Sunday Jubilee."
Try this: The Lantern’s potent and peppery Bloody Mary is garnished with pickled green beans.
Good Friends Bar
Details: This popular French Quarter multi-level bar and dance club is open 24 hours and features a wraparound balcony on the second story Queen’s Head Pub.
Try this: The bar’s signature cocktail, the Separator, is a frozen brandy Alexander that goes down like a milkshake but packs a kick.
Details: The neighborhood bar and lounge is home to frequent pageant nights, burlesque performances, charity events, drag shows and karaoke parties.
Try this: Try the bar’s specialty, a White Russian.
Details: The 24-hour, two-story leather-themed bar and club is home to huge Pride and Decadence celebrations, pool tournaments and some dance nights.
Try this: Out late or up early? The Morning Special — served from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. — features PJs coffee with a shot of booze.