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Favorite place for your birthday cocktail?

puma May 11, 2008 04:39 AM

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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    mikek May 11, 2008 09:35 AM

    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. re: mikek
      JazzyB May 12, 2008 10:36 AM

      Swizzle Stick.

    2. mrsfury May 11, 2008 10:36 AM

      Pat O's and Napoleon House.

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        Tonto May 11, 2008 12:00 PM

        Broussards, they have a gorgeous courtyard

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          roro1831 May 11, 2008 01:45 PM

          The Columns

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            sabre3198 May 11, 2008 06:43 PM

            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
              puma May 11, 2008 06:58 PM

              I don't want rowdy. This is perfect.

            2. sirvelvet May 11, 2008 06:50 PM

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

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                mikek May 11, 2008 07:28 PM

                Ms. Maes ;)

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                  mcegielski May 11, 2008 09:02 PM

                  the columns without a doubt!

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

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                    zach623 May 12, 2008 04:40 AM

                    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

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                      SBrooksB May 12, 2008 06:14 AM

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

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