Where would you take yourself out for a cocktail at 5 p.m. on your birthday on a weekday in New Orleans? Two suggestions my friends gave me already were Napoleon House and Bistro Daisy on Magazine. Anyplace else come to mind?
If you are looking for a truly well made cocktail as the centerpiece I would go see Chris at French 75 bar at Arnaud's. The Swizzle Stick may also be a good option. Granted, it is not going to be a rowdy environment but the drinks are fantastic.