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Favorite place for your birthday cocktail?

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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?

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  1. Also think about Dos Jefes (their patio is excellent to relax on), St Joes, Bridge Lounge or the Bulldog (either on Magazine or Midcity).

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    1. Pat O's and Napoleon House.

      1. Broussards, they have a gorgeous courtyard

          1. 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.

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            1. re: sabre3198

              I don't want rowdy. This is perfect.

            2. I second The Columns. Another great choice is Bacchanal in the Bywater. It is a wine bar but has a great backyard/patio.

                1. the columns without a doubt!

                  but, if your in the quarter i would say go to the bombay club on iberville.

                  1. I second visiting Chris at French 75 in Arnaud's. He's a great guy and he makes really good cocktails.
                    Give it a try, I don't think you'll be disappointed

                    1. For beautifully-made cocktails, Chris Hannah at Arnaud's 75 or Lu Brow at the Swizzle Stick are the absolute tops.