It’s spring break season, which of course means you can find yourself in the kind of bar that Bill Hader’s Stefon raved about on SNL: “This place has everything: Lights, psychos, Furbies, screaming babies in Mozart wigs, sunburned drifters with soap-sud beards.” Or you can ignore spring break in a great historical spot in NOLA and pretend it’s not spring break right outside on Bourbon Street.
If Spring Break Means Day Drinking in SOBE
Monty’s Sunset; South Beach, FL
Monty’s has a raw bar stocked with oysters, clams and five kinds of ceviche (including lobster, conch and tuna), a nice weekday happy hour (half-off liquor and 30 percent off wine and beer), assorted DJs on the weekends and a big fat pool. The signature cocktail is the Pain Remover #1, #2 or #3, depending on how much rum you want in the creamy coconut-and-pineapple drink. The party here lasts only so late though: Monty’s closes at midnight on Saturdays.