... bargains in New Orleans, The Big Easy, are happy hours, where the drinks are cheap and the food free.
They're all over town. A few examples of the many possibilities: no cover charge, free oysters, red beans,
karaoke, and the cheapest draft we could find:
The City that Care Forgot
remembers its traditions, one of
which is red beans and rice on Mondays.
Donna's, 800 N.
(a venue for some of the best young brass bands here or anywhere), dishes them out for
free during the Monday all-star jam, although the barbecue is worth forking over a few dinero.
For 25 years, Igor's Bar
& grill sidewalk cafe-cumlaundromat
at 2133 St. Charles Ave., has ladled out the complete
proteins on Monday, which was
also was hday, lest the connection
be lost there.
Tipitina's, 501 Napoleon,
does free beans and rice Sunday
nights 5-9 with Cajun music.
At Check Point Charlie,
501 Esplanade, a bar and grill so
casual, New Orleans locals use it as a second living room, there's rarely a cover charge for the daily live
Loud, bright, and open 24 hours. Thanks to the on -premises laundromat, you can drink while
Le Bon Temps Roule
the best juke box in town),
4801 Magazine, serves free
oysters on Fridays from 7 to 10
Described by one wag as a
karaoke bar on steroids,
, 701 Bourbon offers
three-for-one drink specials on
practically all drinks every day.
And, hey, the karaoke is free.
Bruce Willis stopped in one
, 7600 Maple
St., is quiet in the early
evenings, but rocks late night
Cheap nightly specials
include Tuesday's $.25
drafts and Wednesday's 22 oz.
drinks when more costs less.
Online and in the Times
Picayune and Gambit newspapers
you'll find lots of food and
drink bargains in bars, cafes,