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Best Happy Hour - Hermes Bar @ Antoine's or Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse?

Thanks for all the fun suggestions! You've named a couple of places I've never been before, so those are now on my list. FYI - Hermes Bar was great! It was a busy Saturday night, so we had to wait a bit for a table to open up, but we made it work! All our "small plate" dishes were fantastic, and a couple of friends even ordered a second Shrimp Remolade plate instead of dessert (watch out for that horseradish though!). We stayed a couple of hours and had a fabulous, casual, slightly raucous good time - exactly what I was looking for this weekend! And it was within walking distance of where we stayed! We'll most certainly go back!

Mar 05, 2012
CLThompson in New Orleans

Best Happy Hour - Hermes Bar @ Antoine's or Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse?

I adore the Carousel! It's one of my fave places in the city for a drink. But for this trip, I was looking more for a place that has a great happy hour menu too, so that's why I was checking out Hermes, etc. Since you mentioned size, I actually called the Hermes bar and just asked them "can you take us?" The guy was super nice and said "Honey, we can take 20 if ya got em!" So I think we're going to the Hermes Bar..........I also agree about location, and we're staying within close walking distance to Antoine's. Sounds like a plan - I'll let you know how it turns out.

Feb 29, 2012
CLThompson in New Orleans

Best Happy Hour - Hermes Bar @ Antoine's or Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse?

Yeah, always heard good things about Fins, but I've never been so don't know much about their bar area. Thanks!

Feb 29, 2012
CLThompson in New Orleans

Best Happy Hour - Hermes Bar @ Antoine's or Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse?

I'm staying in the FQ this weekend. I've got a party of 8-10 looking for a fun, fairly casual happy hour on Saturday - it's my birthday party. I tried Domenica. I called to make a reservation because of my large group. After the 19 year old with whom I was speaking told me that they would not take a party over 5 people, even at 5:00 pm, for happy hour, and not even for my "special occasion" - she promptly hung up on me. Needless to say, don't even try that one. So I'm hearing the HH at Hermes Bar and Brennan's are pretty good. What say you? And how "dressy" do you have to get for these happy hours??? Thanks in advance for your advice!

Feb 29, 2012
CLThompson in New Orleans