Cocktails are always delicious. Canines are always cute. Bring them together? Well, you’ve got our Puppy Happy Hour, which happened on June 16 at the Carousel Bar & Lounge.

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Sorry, pups. Drinks are for humans only!


The presence of puppies from the Louisiana SPCA (headquartered in New Orleans) made happy hour extra happy, and we were thrilled to participate in this inventive way to raise funds for a worthwhile organization. 

Photo courtesy Annie Quast.

Photo courtesy Annie Quast.

A portion of the bar proceeds benefited the LASPCA, and bar patrons were delighted to see LASPCA puppies inside the swanky Carousel Bar. So many people came out to play with (and possibly adopt) these puppies, all of whom deserve a loving home. All in all, in just two hours, Puppy Happy Hour raised $1,100 allocated to the pet foster care and adoption program at LASPCA. 

If you couldn’t make it to Puppy Happy Hour, our Carousel Bar & Lounge is always the place to be for a good time. From live jazz to craft cocktails, the bar is known for far more than its iconic, rotating carousel. The Louisiana SPCA also accepts donations year-round through its website: you don’t need a special event like Puppy Happy Hour to help animals in need. #cocktails + canines = #puppyhappyhour @LASPCA Click To Tweet

More photos of the event are on the way, but in the interim, we’ve compiled a couple of our favorite pictures from the Puppy Happy Hour within this post.