The Garden District’s Tavern-Style Bar Unveils New Menu & Music Lineup
Nestled on the ground floor of New Orleans’ charming Pontchartrain Hotel, the Bayou Bar is a convivial gathering place perfect for locals and visitors alike. The casual tavern-style bar is filled with history and memories including serving as a drinking den for both Sinatra and Capote and being the locale where the New Orleans Saints football franchise was christened in 1966. Now, the cozy 40-seat bar has just unveiled a brand-new menu, along with an expanded live music program, featuring a rotating roster of local artists every night from Tuesday through Saturday (performance times vary).
Under the direction of Chef/Co-owner Brian Landry, new eats at Bayou Bar showcase Louisiana’s bounty of seasonal ingredients. New appetizers include Crawfish Cornbread with lemon, cherry peppers and sherry vinegar; Citrus & Chili Seared Tuna with olive mix and preserved lemon; and Tuna Rillettes with capers, lemon, mayonnaise and crackers. Mainplate additions include Poisson en Papillote – beautiful filets of fresh seasonal fish baked in parchment and served with fingerling potatoes, charred corn and crab boil butter and Soft-Shell Crab BLT with pork belly, lettuce, tomato and white remoulade. Imbibers will enjoy Bayou Bar’s extensive whiskey selection and refreshing craft cocktails like the Endless Summer – reposado tequila, coconut, cucumber and lemon shrub and A Frosé by Any Other Name – vodka, Cocchi Americano, orange liqueur, apricot and strawberry.
Bayou Bar has captured the attention of locals and visitors for its live music program, featuring some of the city’s most talented artists. With a rollicking Steinway, stellar acoustics, and a warm, intimate vibe, Bayou Bar is the perfect spot to gather with friends and enjoy a night of music. Performances take place Tuesday – Sunday; run three full hours with no cover charge and include local artists like Peter Harris, David Torkanowsky, Jordan Anderson and others. For full music lineup and performance times, please visit Bayou Bar Music Calendar.
Bayou Bar is located at Pontchartrain Hotel, 2031 Saint Charles Avenue in New Orleans’ Garden District and is open Sunday - Thursday 11AM – 11PM; Friday and Saturday 11AM – Midnight. For general information, please call (504) 323-1456 or visit www.bayoubarneworleans.com
The Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) was established in 1946 to advocate on behalf of the state’s foodservice and hospitality industries.