Search Influence Reviews: Here Are 5 of the Best Bars We Visit After a Long Day at Work

July 21st, 2016 by Rafiq Mandal

Sometimes it takes having a drink in hand to start the weekend off right, but it helps to know the best places first. Luckily, we have a few pretty good ideas on where to go to eat, cut loose, and relax after a long week at work.

Erin Rose

There’s an Irish pub near a corner of Bourbon Street where you can get a decent poboy for cheap, or a surprisingly tempting grilled cheese sandwich instead. Top off one of these treats with a frozen Irish coffee to get you through the night or a Bloody Mary to help you recover in the morning, and you’re ready to have some fun! Erin Rose also has the benefit of getting you into the French Quarter without having to deal with the brunt of ‘enthusiastic’ tourists that perpetually travel down the road.

Cajun Mike’s Pub & Grill

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Cajun Mike’s is that hole-in-the-wall perfect for the end of a Friday, especially when you can trust the bartender to take your order and remember you when you come by again. There’s nothing like good old-fashioned bar food and drinks at a price that you won’t hate yourself for in the morning. Well, you won’t hate yourself as much anyways.


If you tend to haunt New Orleans bars regularly, but the name doesn’t sound familiar, it might be because you knew the place by a different name and under different owners. But whether it was the Whirling Dervish, or the Blue Crystal, nothing can stop Spitfire from being a great place for a good time close to the heart of the French Quarter. Feel free to stop by on Wednesdays for free burlesque dancing!


Associated with the Marriott, hotel bars like Moxy have been popping up across the nation to offer people quality food, drink, and a hotel room right above the bar. The hangout itself has board games, inspirational and trivia books, and an array of unique and interesting foods (ever heard of a pizza on pita bread?). Now, that being said, everything from the food and drink to the hotel rooms are on the pricey side, so it’s not really a place to go check out more than once every so often.

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Carrollton Station

And, of course, there’s Carrollton Station. This place isn’t really as convenient to get to anymore, but we still make our way to this truly awesome place to eat, drink, and be merry (or Pippin). Some nights, they have live music or an open mic night, though the quiet patio in the back is always open to those just looking to relax.

No matter where you tend to hang out at after the workweek comes to an end, it’s all about how the place appeals to each person that matters most. As always, when enjoying yourself, stay safe and don’t drink and drive.

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