Your New Orleans Guide To Day Drinking

In New Orleans, you can drink from sunrise to sunset, indoors and outdoors, from Jan 1st to Dec 31st. Here, it’s always a party. With Football season upon us and the weather hopefully cooling down soon, we’ll have more excuses to day drink. If you’re looking to get your drink on early in the day, look no further. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots to day drink in NOLA this Fall

Laffitte's Purple Drank

LafFitte’s Blacksmith Shop

Purple Boozy Slushies aka Purple Drank is a quintessential day drink in the French Quarter. Plus you’re drinking in the oldest bar in America. When the Fall day drinking mood strikes, Purple Drank is the way to go.

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop
Photo by @mysococktaillife

Pat O’Brien’s Bar

Another iconic drink for our city: The Hurricane (pictured to the right). Whether you’re visiting or  you live here, you can’t not sip on a Hurricane at least once. Warning: One of them might get you quite tipsy. Start off in the Courtyard and move to the Piano Bar once the sun goes down.

Pat O Brien's New Orleans
Photo by @dating4dinner

Molly’s At The Market

There’s no rule on how early you can start day drinking. The Frozen Irish Coffee is the breakfast of all NOLA Champions.

Mollys frozen irish
Photo by @nolapartyof2

Bacchanal Wine

Every wine lover’s dream. Walk into a wine cellar, pick your bottle, pick your cheeses and head out to a romantic courtyard with live music. You might want to stay all day and all night. Not into wine? Bacchanal has an upstairs bar with tasty cocktails.

Bacchanal Wine New Orleans
Photo by @bacchanalwine

Willa Jean

Frosé all day?!. From breakfast to brunch, to just casual day drinking. Willa Jean will definitely not disappoint.

willa jean frose

Ace Hotel’s Alto

If you’re looking for a posh vibe, or you’re just trying to catch some sun with beautiful people. The Ace Hotel’s rooftop bar Alto is the spot. Sip on a Frozen Purple Rain drank while looking over our beautiful city.

Ace Hotel Rooftop

Catahoula Hotel

The rooftop trend has finally made its way to New Orleans. The rooftop bar at The Catahoula Boutique Hotel and their fresh drinks = Day Drinking Goals. But not to worry, if rooftop bars aren’t your thing you can always drink Pisco on the 1st floor bar.

Catahoula Hotel
Photo by @catahoulahotel


Drinks, amazing food and games. Barcadia is great for watching football games, or just day drink all day. Barcadia is so much fun, you might fall in love with it and make it your favorite bar.

Barcadia NOLA
Photo By Barcadia New Orleans

Bayou Wine Garden

Three words: WINE. ON. TAP.

bayou wine garden


If the Boys in your group aren’t obsessed with wine like the Babes, they can always swing by the next door bar and indulge in one or all 180 beers they’ll have to choose from at this Mid City neighborhood bar.

Bayou Beer Yelp
Photo by @yelpnola

Hot Tin

With so many delicious cocktails to choose from and this gorgeous view, you’re bound to day drink into the night .

Hot Tin Bar View
Photo by @payomadrid

The Bulldog

$5 Pint Night (Wednesday) AND you get to drink along-side your dog? Sounds like heaven to us. The Bulldog, conveniently, has two locations: Uptown & Mid-City

The Bulldog Pint Night

NOLA Brewery Tap Room

Our perfect afternoon includes, Pale Ales and Cards Against Humanity. This chill spot is great for to relax, sample different beers and eat some BBQ.

Nola Brewery New Orleans

Courtyard Brewery

As you can tell, the Babes love Beer. This microbrewery is a great spot to start off your day with brews and food from NOLA’s finest food trucks.

Courtyard Brewery

Balcony Bar

You cannot day drink on Magazine Street without making a stop at Balcony Bar, and well duh, drink on their balcony. Plus they have amazing food; we’re particularly fans of their pizzas.

Balcony Bar NOLA


Salú has one of the best happy hours on Magazine Street: half of ALL drinks (including bottles of wine), half off flat breads & mussels. A great happy hour spot during the week, a fabulous day drinking spot during the weekends. We recommend their seasonal sangria pitchers.

Salu Magazine Street

The Rum House

Margs and Tacos. The Rum House is THE place to be on Taco Tuesdays, but we enjoy margaritas any day of the week.

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For the Babe who is into sports, or wants to be supportive of her Bro’s team there’s Tracey’s on Magazine Street. Cheap drinks, lots of TVs to watch almost every game there is and awesome bar food.

Tracey's new orleans
Photo by @grovestreetpress


Parasol’s is our neighborhood bar. We love Parasol’s because, where else can you grab a cheap beer, bring your dog inside AND eat one of the best poboys in town (Firecracker shrimp)? Parasol’s is a great spot to start drinking and then make your way through other Magazine Street bars.

Parasols nola
Photo by @halsteroni

Tchop Yard

We like to call it, The F&Ms of semi-functioning adults. Literally a yard, with chairs, good music, food trucks and margs. The perfect spot to hang out with your krewe on a breezy Fall day – Bonus points, you can bring you pups.

Tchop Yard

The Columns

Swanky vibe, delicious cocktails on the patio of a former New Orleans mansion. You can’t go wrong with a French 75 in the middle of the day.

The Columns Hotel

The Boot

Definitely not for when you want to feel fancy, but when you want to get rather lit. The Boot is mostly popular among college Babes & Bros, but who doesn’t like to relive college moments every once in a blue moon?

The Boot New Orleans
Photo by @thebootnola

Bar Frances

A fantastic wine list, delicious cocktails, amazing small plates and cheese selection, & great happy hour specials. Bar Frances is the latest hip addition to Freret Street and a great spot to day drink after a long day at work.

Bar Frances Freret

The Fly (BYOB -Bring your own babes/booze)

Okay, so technically not a bar or a patio but The Fly is THE SPOT to be seen for Fall & Spring. The breeze from the Mississippi, the people watching, and the good vibes make this a MUST place to day drink this season. Sunday Funday anyone?

The Fly NOLA


Happy Fall, Babes.


day drinking nola

We know, we know. We probably missed a fantastic day drinking spot or two. How about you let us know what places we missed in the comments and we’ll update the list.


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