If you are hoping to learn about where to buy wine, liquor, and beer in New Orleans you have definitely come to the right place. Our alcohol guide will try to cover the topic in as detailed of a way as we possibly can so that you can make the right decision on how to proceed.
A list of the best local liquor stores and wine shops in town will get us going. Anyone that is ready to go pick up a bottle of vodka, tequila, wine, or a case of beer will get their info quick and be ready to head out the door.
Up next we will dive into the best breweries and beer bars near you, and a list of New Orleans wine bars will follow that up. Wineries and vineyards in your area will get a shout out, and we will wrap this up by mentioning some of the best local happy hours where you can buy cheap alcoholic drinks after your work day ends.
Towards the end you will find an alcohol map for the area with all of the various venues we are mentioning pinned on it. And everyone is welcome to read some of our other blogs about where to grab a drink in this part of the world.
Best Liquor Stores & Wine Shops In New Orleans
Whether you want to buy a case of beer, some vodka, tequila, wine, or just about any other alcoholic drink you should be able to get them at any of these best liquor stores and wine shops in New Orleans:
- City Wholesale Liquor at 4340 Washington Ave
- The Liquor Store Depot at Lake Forest Blvd
- Rickys Discount Liquor at 3741 Williams Blvd #h, Kenner
City Wholesale is one of the best liquor stores near you and is open from 9am to 5pm Tuesday through Saturday and until 3pm on Sunday carrying a full line of liquors, beers, and wines as well as a wide range of refrigeration equipment and furniture.
The Liquor Store Depot is open from 10am to 7pm Monday through Saturday and until 5pm on Sunday. A wide variety of well known liquors, beers, and cigarettes are available every day from 10am to 12am at Ricky’s Discount.
Breweries & Beer Bars In Your Area
When you want to go sample some new suds or just watch the game with some pals these local breweries and beer bars are a great option:
- Urban South Brewery at 1645 Tchoupitoulas St
- Brieux Carré Brewing at 2115 Decatur St
- Parleaux Beer Lab at 634 Lesseps St
- Second Line Brewing at 433 N Bernadotte St
- Bayou Beer Garden at 326 N. Norman C. Francis Parkway
Urban South Brewery excels at providing year round and seasonal beers including crowlers, growlers, and cans. You can choose from a diverse selection of beers on tap at Brieux Carré Brewing daily.
Parleaux Beer Lab features outdoor seating and offers a rotating selection of high quality beers near you seven days a week. Second Line Brewing has a child and pet friendly beer garden where you can enjoy craft beers every day.
Bayou Beer Garden is also a good option and has everything you need from burgers and beers to wines and cheeses as well as televisions, a front porch, and a back patio.
Wine Bars In New Orleans
Wine bars in your area are a great place for a date, a business meeting, or to hang out with a big group of friends:
- Claret Wine & Cocktail Bar at 1320 Magazine St
- The Delachaise Wine Bar at 3442 St Charles Ave
- Swirl Wine Bar & Market at 3143 Ponce De Leon St
- Bacchanal Fine Wine & Spirits at 600 Poland Ave
- Orleans Grapevine Wine Bar & Bistro at 720 Orleans St
- Copper Vine at 1001 Poydras St
A large variety of wines, nearly 30 regional and local beers and dozens of cocktails, and plenty of cheeses, home cured meats, and small plates are offered at Claret from 4pm to 9pm Monday through Thursday and until 10pm on Friday and Saturday.
The Delachaise has over 350 wines as well as handcrafted specialties including Thai moules frites, steak bruschetta, lamb burgers, and salmon Johnny cakes. A wide selection of wine bottles and beers as well as cheese plates are available at Swirl Wine Bar and Market six days a week where tasting events are also hosted.
Bacchanal offers small plates, cheeses, and plenty more along with live music throughout the week except for Tuesday when they are closed. The Orleans Grapevine Wine Bar and Bistro serves French cuisine from 4pm to 10pm Thursday through Sunday.
30 wines and beers on tap as well as a curated cocktail list are provided at Copper Vine every day. They also offer flight tastings and serve Southern regional cuisine for lunch, brunch, and dinner.
More places that are known for their great wine lists in your area from some different lists include Faubourg, Martin Wine Cellar, Swirl Wine Bar and Market, Copper Vine, and Domenica Restaurant.
Wineries & Vineyards Near You
Ole’ Orleans Wines and Spirits at 1232 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard creates and sells some of the finest handcrafted wines in The Big Easy and is open from 9am to 1pm every Monday through Thursday.
Best Local Happy Hours
These happy hours in New Orleans can be a great option to buy cheaper alcoholic drinks after work when you need to unwind:
- Cane & Table at 1113 Decatur St
- Bourbon House at 144 Bourbon St
- Domenica at 123 Baronne St
- The Bombay Club at 830 Conti St
- Cure at 4905 Freret St
- Hermes Bar at 725 St Louis St
- Copper Vine at 1001 Poydras St
- Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar at 4338 St Charles Ave
- New Orleans Social House at 752 Tchoupitoulas St
Cane and Table offers rum based cocktails and a diverse range of small and large plates as well as great local happy hours from 3pm to 5pm. You can enjoy authentic New Orleans dishes and great happy hours from 3pm to 6pm along with a menu featuring fresh seafood at Bourbon House.
Domenica Restaurant provides more of the best happy hours near you from 2pm to 6pm and serves upscale Italian cuisine ranging from unique pizzas to pasta plates as well as beers, wines, and other alcoholic drinks.
The Bombay Club is a classy wood-paneled bar specializing in martinis, steaks and seafood, and a courtyard. Their happy hour with drink specials runs from 4pm to 7pm Wednesday and Thursday and from 1pm to 7pm Friday through Sunday.
Cure is a stylish dimly lit cocktail lounge with creative drinks and an eclectic menu and their New Orleans liquor specials are available Sunday through Thursday from 4pm to 6pm. Hermes Bar hosts live music on weekends, serves snacks and great drinks, and has a happy hour in your area from 4pm to 7pm every Monday through Friday.
Copper Vine is a chic spot with wine and beer on tap, cocktails and tasting flights, New American fare, a patio, and a happy hour from 2pm to 6pm on weekdays. Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar serves seafood-focused creole fare in a bright tiled space with views of St. Charles Avenue and a daily happy hour from 4pm to 6:30pm.
New Orleans Social House has a happy hour from 5pm to 8pm on Wednesday through Monday and is a trendy spot that serves New American shared plates, cocktails, and live music in a cool setting.
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- Liquor Stores & Wine Shops Baton Rouge
- Liquor Stores & Wine Shops Birmingham
- Liquor Stores & Wine Shops Houston
- Liquor Stores & Wine Shops Memphis
Enjoy Drinking Wine, Liquor, & Beer In New Orleans
For the time being that is all we have to share but check back in because we will do our best to keep this page updated. After reading about all of those local liquor stores, wine shops, breweries, beer bars, wine bars, wineries, vineyards, and happy hours near you we think you are ready to accomplish your goal.
Do us a favor and mention if we got anything incorrect or if any of the above places have closed down in the comments so we can keep the lists up to date. Now have fun drinking wine, liquor, or beer in New Orleans.