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Weekend Picks: A 24/7 bar, a wild place to catch a Zoovie, strolling down the avenue… Harrison Avenue

Closing time? You can't close a place down that never closes.

by Mary Staes | May 30, 2019

Last call? Closing time? You can’t close a place down that never closes.

For you night owls and early risers, a new bar in town is the spot where ya’ll can collide. It’s all a part of this weekend’s picks:

Fri. May 31, 2019


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ERRYDAY HAPPY HOUR 7-8PM #noladrinks

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What: Quartz Bar Launch Party
When: 4 p.m.
Where: Quartz Bar @ The Quisby Hostel, 1225 St. Charles Ave.
Price: Free

A 24/7 bar? Even in New Orleans, that’s wild. Well, your 6 a.m. cocktail dreams have come true: Quartz Bar (a 24/7 joint) is having a launch party. There’ll be a chance to win prizes and NOLA Brewing will be offering goodies. Click here for more information.

The Quisby
Getting there
1225 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Mon-Sun Open 24 hours
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What: Dinner and a Zoovie
When: 6-9 p.m.
Where: Audubon Zoo
Price: $6 pre-sale, $8 at the gate

Audubon Zoo’s Dinner and a ZOOvie series is a great way to spend a summer evening under the stars! Cool Zoo and the Gator Run lazy river will be open for a small additional fee as well, if the kids get easily bored. Bring your own chairs, blankets, and money for concessions as food trucks like Crepes a la Cart, Global Mobile and Valerie’s Snowballs will be on site. The series opens up Friday with the “Incredibles 2.” Click here for tickets and more information.

Audubon Zoo - Bus Stop
Getting there
New Orleans, LA 70118, USA

Sat. June 1, 2019

What: Free Zumba at the Peristyle
When: 8 a.m.
Where: City Park Peristyle
Price: Free

Come ready to dance away stress and have some fun. Come in your workout attire, gym shoes, and bring water as you’ll work up a sweat! The class will happen rain or shine, so no excuses! Click here for more information.

Getting there
42 Dreyfous Dr, New Orleans, LA 70124, USA
Mon-Sun Open 24 hours
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What: Harrison Avenue Stroll
When: 5 p.m.
Where: Harrison Avenue
When: 5 – 9 p.m.
Price: LCIA Members: $5 presale, $10 at the event. Non-members: $15 presale, $20 at the event

Stroll via trolley or foot to take part in all the freebies and specials along Harrison Avenue at this adult-only (because DRANKS) event. Click here for more information.

Harrison Avenue
Getting there
Harrison Ave, New Orleans, LA, USA

Sun. June 2, 2019


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new landscaping and a coat of paint #nola #neworleans #midcity

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What: Movie night at the Holy Ground
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Holy Ground Irish Pub
Price: Free

Because none of us know what to do after the horrible finale of Game of Thrones on Sunday nights anymore, the Holy Ground is having a movie night! Get ready for the comedy gem 3 Amigos, and Mother Mary’s kitchen will be serving up loaded pork nachos from their menu. Pajamas and sombreros are encouraged, but regular clothes are fine too! Click here for more information.

The Holy Ground Irish Pub
Getting there
3340 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA
Mon-Sun 2 PM – 3 AM
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What: Hot Plants Clearance Sale
When: Noon – 5 p.m.
Where: Hot Plants
Price: Various

So you want to know if you’ve got a green thumb, but you don’t want to spend $20 on an aloe vera plant you might kill (yes, I’ve done this). Well, Hot Plants is having a clearance sale to make room in their greenhouse. You can still talk to your new green room mates, and it’s less care than a new puppy. Plants start at $1 Sunday only. Click here for more information.

Hot Plants
Getting there
1715 Feliciana St, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA
Mon-Fri Closed
Sat-Sun 1 – 5 PM
Mary Staes

Mary Staes

Mary Staes is Digital Content Lead for Very Local. She works with our freelancers and crafts content for our social media platforms and website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether we're natives or not.

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