I had a pretty depressing day up at the state legislature (see Religious Freedom to Discriminate) and decided that I needed a night out with friends and good booze.
The Delachaise Wine and Food Bar on St Charles Avenue has an extensive wine list and a full bar for nearly every other kind of drink you may want.
I enjoyed a couple of their Louisiana Strawberry Mojitos:
Lovely color and marvelous taste. Went really well with their goose fat fried French fries.
The place gets busy early but the bartenders are highly skilled. Open a tab and grab a table and it is yours all night – no pressure to keep buying or leave.