Grab a drink
New to the area (live in metairie but answers can be related to GNO) and I'm looking for a good casual place for two mid-twenties to go grab a drink, think first date - get to know each other type thing, on a friday night.. any suggestions would be much appreciated
Just drinks, or also food?
The problem with Metairie casual is that it can also be crowded and noisy. My thought for a first meeting would be one of the N.O. hotel bars or restaurant related bars, like Hermes or French 75 or Carousel. Hermes has a great happy hour. The Columns might be a great compromise
One possibility in the complete opposite direction is the casual and funky Rivershack.
You stole my thoughts. Though it's been decades (and decades), since I was on a first date, I would definitely choose a quieter place, with good, attentive, but not intrusive service. I would want plenty of time to listen to my date, and get to know her, outside of an area with over-stimulation.
To the OP, enjoy,
Loa inside the international hotel. It's pretty and romantic. Great place for a 1st date or even Bouligny Tavern on magazine uptown.
My GF and I went on a date to Feelings in the Marigny. The place is funky and feels five hundred years old -- oh, wait it is.
The bartender was quirky, OK everybody was. My sazerac was amazing. The courtyard is opulently verdant.
The walk back to the quarter was romantic too -- nice neighborhood.
How bout the Delachaise? They now have outdoor seating on St. Charles Ave. It's a bar with great food if you want a cheese plate or some small plates.
3442 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115