Cheers for Charity

Where to get drinks for a good cause:

There’s no easier way to support a good cause than by toasting to it, so let’s spend September sipping for social betterment! Here are a few events this fall where you can do good by drinking good:

Cheers for the Touro Infirmary Foundation

Touro Infirmary FoundationThis one is just a preliminary to their big L’dor V’dor Fundraiser in October, but we don’t mind drinking for a good event twice! From 4 -8PM on Thursday, September 4th, 20% of all bar sales go back to the foundation. Add to that food trucks, bucket specials, some sweet outdoor seating and TV’s, and you’ve got a good reason to stop by this happy hour. Need another? You can get half price ($25) tickets to L’dor V’dor, where there’ll be music, food, and everyone’s favorite kind of drink: unlimited. Plus, all proceeds will be used to support Women’s Services at Touro Infirmary. Don’t make us tell ya mama you don’t support women!

Rockin’ with the NOLA Starsdancing with the nola stars

If you’re a grandma type like me, your number one guilty pleasure is probably watching Dancing with the Stars through the bottom of a wine glass. Well, now you can enjoy the same caliber of live entertainment right here in New Orleans! The Bridge House hosts an evening of dancing and drinking (and subsequently drunk dancing) as local media darlings present carefully practiced routines for an excellent cause. Chriss Night and Chet Porciau will host the festivities, watch out Brooke Burke! Tickets include food and live music, and proceeds from the cash bar support substance abuse treatment programs and housing for those in need. Bridge House is an amazing organization, so let’s help keep it that way. Equal parts sweet and sassy, this event allows you to get in touch with the drunk grandma in all of us. Rockin with the NOLA Stars Saturday, September 6th 6pm-10pm Generations Hall

Pints for Prostatespints prost logo

A match made in heaven. Touro Hospital has put together two things that mean a lot to men and the ladies that care about them: prostate health and beer. The event aims to raise awareness about Prostate Cancer and to provide a good time for all.

This year Nola Brewing is hosting, so you know it’s going to be a blast in a beer filled glass! The entry fee is only 10 bucks and gets you two pints and two tacos (since good things come in pairs), a cool branded pint glass, and an entry to win a European Beer Trip. You’ll have a ball (or two), so mark your calendar now and get there early!nola brewing

Just because we don’t have them doesn’t mean we won’t raise our glass to them, right ladies? So bring your mom, sister, aunt, date, etc. Pints for Prostates Thursday, September 18th 5:30pm-8:30pm NOLA Brewing

Martini Madness

While we don’t recommend drinking martinis and then riding a roller coaster, delayed gratification is never a bad thing. City Park is hosting a benefit cocktail party to fund the brand new Ladybug roller coaster in City Park’s amusement area. Just like drinking, City Park is a New Orleans institution, so it only makes sense that they go hand in hand.

martini madnessMartini Madness definitely lives up to its name and promises over 30 specialty martinis. Disclaimer: We do not recommend trying them all…unless someone else is driving you home! There will also be delectable dishes to soak up your sips including offerings from Commander’s, Dominique’s, MoPho, Velvet Cactus, and many, many more.

Join the Madness and have a Martini or two. Thankfully you’ll have a few days to recover before riding that shiny new roller coaster that you’ve funded! Martini Madness Friday, September 19th 7pm-11pm The Arbor Room at City Park

New Orleans on Tap

NOOT_160Dogs are man’s best friend, which means they make excellent drinking buddies too, right? The Louisiana SPCA caught on to that idea several years ago and has been welcoming you and your best friends to its annual beer festival ever since. New Orleans on Tap is cohosted with the Bulldog meaning that it’s full of fresh taps pouring out domestic and exotic beers and even Nola’s own home brews. It doesn’t get any more local than that. This year NOOT boasts my favorite local band Vox and the Hound among other greats like John Cleary and Sweet Crude. There will be food, cocktails, and entertainment, but the real gist of the shindig is to raise money for the high quality animal services, care, and education that the LA/SPCA provides to residents of New Orleans. I am a huge supporter of this event because if it weren’t for the LA/SPCA, I would never have met my best friend! So, round up your two and four legged friends and don’t worry if you’re flying solo, there will be plenty of adoptables at the event if you’re looking to meet Mister or Miss Right (with paws).nola on tap New Orleans On Tap Saturday, September 27th 1pm-8pm City Park Festival Grounds You’re going to drink anyway, so make your September days count this year by having a drink with us at these booze-tastic charity happenings. Cheers, and we’ll see you by the bar!

About Lauren

Lauren is an uptown girl that enjoys long strolls in Audubon Park with her lab mix Pongo. Her philosophy on Nola life is that you don't ever really get used to the heat, you just get used to glistening.

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