Taste buds are the hard-partying businessmen of the body, at home in the middle of any conversation but happiest when surrounded by steak and whiskey. Prevent hostile tongue takeovers with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of light Italian fare and drinks at Capri Blu Bar in Metairie. This Groupon is not valid for Happy Hour.
Capri Blu Bar's mixologists fortify thirsty spirits from their whimsical piano-bar perch nestled within Andrea’s Restaurant. Knock back hand-concocted cocktails such as the Harvey Wallbanger or signature Capri Blu martini, or select three fingers of sophistication from Capri Blu’s straight-up selection of scotches and brandies before retiring to urbane pastimes, including jazz appreciation and working out budgets for new all-seersucker wardrobes.
The bar's menu of nibbles boasts a range of antipasto appetizers and pressed paninis, with noshes such as the eggplant crab cakes ($9.50) or shrimp caprese ($7.95) infusing undersea ingredients with savory Italian zest. Capri Blu’s circle-obsessed chefs also spin a variety of delicious pizzas ($8.90–$13.95), using protractors to ensure each pie’s circumference adheres to the rules of pi.
In addition to slaking thirsts for potent potables, patrons can fulfill musical desires with a ditty from Capri Blu's pianist, who tickles the ivories Wednesday through Saturday evenings. Songs lilt through interiors awash in Mediterranean blue hues and embellished with intricate white molding, transporting tipplers to a timeless Riviera resort free from the hassle of scorching sunburns or seagull pickpockets.