The Other Bar
5039 Freret St
Freret's New Restaurant RowCure, Neal Bodenheimer's avant-garde cocktail lounge where tipples like the Sparkle Pony, a low-proof combination cardamom, Chai tea shrub, and sparkling wine, are as tasty as they are experimental, put Freret Street on the map when it opened in 2009. The once-gritty stretch, now populated by coffee shops, bars, and restaurants, has become a go-to for locals and adventurous out-of-towners. Of note are the colorful Dat Dog for German weiners, Slovenian sausages, and Louisiana hots, Publiq House for haute frozen daquiris, beer-tails, and live music, and Other Bar for Ms. Pac Man and rum and Mexican coke.