Black Penny

Bar in French Quarter

Run by the folks from nearby Bar Tonique, this spot focuses on great brews, though you can get a fine cocktail if you so desire. Even folks without much taste for traditional beer can find a tipple they might like (such as fruit or ginger beers), and the comfy booths make it easier to talk with friends.

If you just want to hang out without paying more for a premium beer, the $2 PBR specials are great .