• Euphorbia Kava Bar
8714 Oak St
Nestled at the end of Oak Street in the Uptown Carrollton neighborhood lies a true gem, Euphorbia Kava Bar. Euphorbia is a small, woman-owned café specializing in in-house brewed kava & kratom, teas, and raw desserts, as well as boasting a carefully grown & curated selection of succulents and bonsai trees. Euphorbia offers a daily Happy Hour for folks looking for an alcohol alternative and light “buzz.” Happy Hour is from 4 PM to 7 PM, offering $1 off large kratom teas, and double shot kava drinks for the price of a single. On Wednesdays, from 8 PM to 10 PM, Euphorbia offers buy-one get-one half off on traditional single shot shells of kava in addition to their daily happy hour.
• Bar Tonique
820 N. Rampart St
At the very edge of the French Quarter, Bar Tonique serves up New Orleans classic, hand-crafted cocktails with charm. In addition to a sultry and chic atmosphere, Bar Tonique offers unbeatable daily specials. Local service industry workers enjoy 25% off every night after 11 PM, local non-profit employees enjoy 25% off every night before 8 PM. Refreshing cocktails including Aviation, Frenchmen’s Dark & Stormy, Moscow Mule, Whiskey “Old Fashioned,” Pimm’s Cup, & Sazeracs are offered for $5 from noon to 5 PM on weekdays. See their website for specific daily specials.
• Arabella Casa Di Pasta
2258 St. Claude Ave
In the heart of the St. Claude neighborhood is Arabella, a locally owned and operated restaurant specializing in fresh pasta (“like, rolled in front of you fresh”). Aside from boasting a gorgeous selection of fresh pasta (including gluten-free options!) and customizable in-house made sauces, Arabella offers daily drink specials such as $5 Mai Tais for Tiki Tuesday, handmade strawberry, passion fruit, raspberry, and lemon Italian cream sodas for an effervescent, non-alcoholic summertime drink, and rotating one-of-a-kind original cocktails like the “Vaderade.” Monday through Friday from 4 PM to 6 PM all small plates are half-off for the perfect summer nosh! Call ahead to get specifics on rotating daily specials.
• Red Dog Diner
3122 Magazine St
For around the clock simple, sophisticated comfort food, look no further than Red Dog Diner. Though it’s located in a tourist hotspot on Magazine, it remains a local favorite. Savory, made-from-scratch southern breakfast, lunch, and dinner classics paired with refreshing cocktails and coffee, and a spacious dining area make for optimum happy hour specials. Monday through Friday, 3PM to 6 PM, diners can enjoy half-off all appetizers such as Quail and Waffles, Crab and Corn Fritters, Oyster Bake, and cocktails like “My Drinking is Only a Problem For You,” a frozen Irish coffee, or “Sofia King Good Peachy Tea,” described as “a whole bunch of sh*t infused with homemade rosemary peach jam.”
Stay tuned for more suggested spots to get through the dog days of summer!