02.10.15 / ZAGAT.COM
By Paul Oswell | February 10, 2015
New bars in New Orleans always come under the utmost scrutiny from a city of seasoned drinkers who expect great things. These new additions to the city's bar scene have all made the grade and are managing to woo fans of cocktails and esoteric spirits and beers, as well as casual drinkers. Read on for our pick of the 10 hottest bars around NOLA.
Why It's Hot: The regeneration of the St. Claude neighborhood continues apace as locals look to escape the tourist hordes of Frenchmen Street, and Junction looks set to be an integral part of that movement. It’s an outpost of the Monaghan bar empire focused on the basics: beer (40 on tap) and burgers. The bar team are NOLA veterans and the joint feels suitably assured, even as the new kid on the block.
Must-Order: There are some deliciously complex brews, including Timber Beast by Lazy Magnolia and Hennepin by Brewery Ommegang. Undecided? Their three-beer flights cost just $7.
Insider Tip: They’re big on weekly specials, with beer and food deals each night, Monday through Thursday.