Long week? Or maybe just a long day. Happy Hour to the rescue, y’all! Great drink deals, good food, and live music/entertainment; it’s the perfect recipe for a smile.

Loggerheads is ideal for parties and gatherings. Choose from either indoor or outdoor patio seating. My favorite spot, the bar located on the scenic Calcasieu River, the view is superb! Signature drinks feature Bayou Drinks — all made with Louisiana Bayou Rum. Happy Hour is 11 am-7 pm daily. There’s also a wide variety of discounted beer and drinks.


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Sloppy’s Downtown
Happy Hour — or as the staff refers to it, “Idle Hours” — is Monday through Friday 4-6 pm. There are a couple of cocktails on the menu, a dollar off all beer and snack food items. The Sloppy Day Fries is really good bar food, with fried poblano peppers, cheese, green onions, sriracha mayo, red pepper sauce and queso cheese all piled on top of a heap of Sloppy’s house-cut fries.

Luna Live
Signature drinks at Luna Live include Pearl Jam, Allman Brothers, and Pink Floyd. You’ll love the bartenders - very nice and entertaining. Luna Live has a cool, easy-going, laid-back vibe, with an excellent live music venue. Happy Hour takes place 11 am-7 pm. There are specials on craft beer (more than 40 on tap) as well as other daily specials.

My Place American Pub
My Place American Pub offers a wide variety of craft beers and spirits. The expert staff can concoct pretty much any drink you like. Happy Hour deals vary throughout the week and include Louisiana Night from 7-10 pm on Thursdays, with specials on select Louisiana Craft Beers and Spirits.

121 Artisan Bistro
121’s bartenders enjoy serving their guests and make unusually fresh drinks. Try the Sazerac or J McDaniel. Looking for something sweet? You’ll love the Satsuma Martini with Bayou Spiced Rum and Bayou Satsuma Rum, simple syrup, fresh orange juice, cinnamon and a sugar-rimmed glass. Happy Hour, 4-6 pm Monday- Friday,  features House Martinis and House Margaritas $4; all draft beer $3; bottled beer $2; and Raywood wines, Pinot Grigio, and well liquor half off. For a drink and dinner deal, check out Monday Nights Burger and Beer for $10. Also popular is Martini & Margarita Madness, which takes place every Wednesday 4 pm-close.


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The Bad Apple Saloon
There are two specialties for drinkers at the Bad Apple Saloon: The Granny Smith (Hard Apple with a kick) and The Bad Apple Shot (a pop of apple donut punch). Enjoy Happy Hour 4-7 pm Mon-Sat. There are $1.50 domestics, $2.50 wells and discounted pitchers. On Thirsty Thursday, Happy Hour runs until midnight. Other popular events at the bar include 3-Ball Saturday, with free 3-ball 10 am-5 pm.

For more happy hour locations, click here. If you’re looking for the perfect cocktail, take a look at our “Best Cocktail Bars” list. 

Adapted from Best Of SWLA: Lagniappe. To read the full article, click here.