What better way to watch a parade than with a drink in hand. Your best bet is to find a spot along St. Charles Ave between Napoleon and Canal Street. There are lots of options available, so don’t worry if the first place you walk into is too crowded just continue walking down the street. For a fun experience and a chance to sample local brews/cocktails consider bar-hopping from a few locations. Along with drinks, many of the locations serve local cuisine. Here is a list of must-visit drinking establishments along St. Charles Ave.
1- Fat Harry’s
If you’re searching for a younger crowd, look no further than Fat Harry’s located right on the corner of St. Charles Ave and Napoleon. This casual bar has a British pub feel and is a spot that locals and university students flock to relax and have a good time. The bar does offer outdoor seating that may allow you to see the parades passing by. There is a small menu offering classic bar food, all reasonably priced. Overall, this establishment is the perfect place to grab a tall beer/cocktail and a snack.
2- Columns Hotel
Want to experience some local history while sipping on a Mint Julep? Head over to Columns Hotel for some charm and delicious mixed drinks. This hotel bar is located inside a historic building dating back to 1883. Originally, used as private residence locals and tourists now have the opportunity to step back in time by visiting the location. Food is available, along with a full drink list. While on the pricey side this is a lovely spot to stop in for a classic cocktail. Rooms are available for overnight stays!
3- Superior Bar & Grill
If you’re craving a margarita, stop by the Superior Bar. The best part of this bar is the outdoor margarita stand. This is the perfect place for anyone looking to grab a drink and go. Although, if you’re hungry definitely consider grabbing a table and ordering some delicious Tex-Mex food. This local spot is cheap and full of fun, a must-stop as you make your way along St. Charles Ave.
4- The Delachaise
Who doesn’t love a good wine bar? The Delachaise is conveniently located at 3442 St. Charles Ave. This bar offers a nice escape from the Mardi Gras craziness. Choose from a large selection of wine and tapas. With moderate prices, this lounge is great for a late-night snack.
5- The Avenue Pub
The Avenue Pub offers the best in burgers and craft beer. There is a huge selection of craft beer on draft so everyone in your party is sure to find something they enjoy. This is another spot favorited by the locals. With cheap craft beer and burgers, there’s really nothing else to say. Check it out!
6- Igor’s Lounge
Ending the list with a classic dive bar, a must on any bar-hopping adventure. Igor’s Lounge offers cheap drinks and a small food menu. You’ll find pool tables in the back and a fully stocked bar upfront, what more could you ask for. This is not a bad spot to end the evening. Enjoy!