All around favorite for locals and college crowd
After work, the Balcony is a low-key place with great drink specials. Around 9-10 PM, the locals clear out and the college crowd takes over, especially upstairs. The bartenders are fantastic here, always willing to chat and accidentally on purpose serve you a free drink. The balcony overlooks Magazine St and gets packed on weekends. There's something about this place that keeps me coming back... it seems to be an after-work spot that everyone can agree on. (Another good happy hour spot is the Bridge Lounge, btw.) Unbeatable jukebox upstairs has lots of indie rock classics, but the bartenders randomly stop it if they don't like your choices. Downstairs there's a few pool tables, darts & foosball and an internet jukebox. Also they have food late. It's nothing exceptional but the cheese fries are a great value. Good place for bar hopping since there are lots of other bars/restaurants nearby.