It’s finally Friday and all we can say is TGIF! We’ve been waiting for the weekend for what seems like an eternity and we’re ready for it to begin with a bang! Whether you’re a daily drinker or you haven’t left the house since we launched our Good Time Guide, tonight’s the night to let your hair down and hit the town!
Today’s featured bar is Phillips, located at the corner of Cherokee and Maple Street. Don’t be fooled by this uptown joint’s somewhat-drab exterior, Phillips is a contemporary lounge with attractive modern décor.
With its location just a few blocks from Tulane University’s campus, the bar does draw in a hefty student population. However, its unique atmosphere and classy character makes Phillips equally appealing to a remarkable mix of young professionals, neighborhood residents, and tourists alike.
MTV’s The Real World New Orleans cast loved to hit up this hot spot, but the celeb sightings don’t stop there. Back in his Saints days, we spotted NFL running back Reggie Bush sitting at the table next to us, and we’ve been star struck ever since!
While every night at Phillips is fun, with a daily happy hour starting at 4pm and a drink special every night of the week, we think Fridays are especially exciting because they draw in a fantastically fun and diverse crowd. From 4-8pm, don’t miss gay happy hour, which features delicious martinis for just $4!
But, the enjoyment doesn’t stop at dinnertime: the drink special continues from 10pm until close for Phillips’ Late Night/Straight Night! What better way to celebrate the end of a long, hard week than by sharing a drink (or two, or three, or four) with friends and fellow patrons? Dress anywhere from casual to club-ready and you’ll be sure to fit into this fun and festive environment!
Happy Hour Hot Spots
Central Business District:
Special: $2-2.50 bottles of domestic beer and well drinks, $3-3.50 bottles of imported beer
Special: 1/2 off domestic beers, glasses of house wines, and well drinks
Special: 3 for 1 Miller Light, High Life, and Coors Light bottles and triple shot drinks for the price of a single
Special: $2 game rentals, $1.50 High Lifes, $2 longnecks, shot and mixed drink specials, and $1 off most pints
Special: $3 Sailor Jerry special and $1 PBR draft or $2 well drinks
To view a map of all the Happy Hour hot spots, click here!
Contributed by Rachel Berzon