100 Westbank Expressway
Gretna, LA 70053
Phone: (504) 648-2143
Fax: (504) 648-2144
Bars & Cafes
Live indie tunes and cheap drinks attract the city's nocturnal creatures to this gem of a dive in the garden district. The event program is varied and has everything from live local bands and the occasional renowned acts to some rocking DJ sets night after night. Regular karaoke and other events keeps the crowds coming. Being a late-night destination, crowds at The Saint usually start picking up after midnight. Check website for event schedule and more.
Looking for a joint to hangout after work? Then Half Moon Bar & Restaurant is the perfect place. It is famed for its friendly and speedy service. The tasty tuna sandwiches and burgers served, appeal to one and all. Enjoy chilled beer or test your aim on the dart board. Challenge your buddies at a game of pool and celebrate your triumph with a glass of your favorite drink.
Itching for a little something Irish? Head to Tracey's. This Irish Channel Bar, self-proclaimed as the "original Irish Channel bar," sits at the corner of Magazine Street and Third Street serving up cold beer, cocktails and casual food. Tracey's is known for its Roast Beef Po-Boy, but serves up a variety of sandwiches, po-boys, salads and sides including Meat Pies, Fried Okra and Gravy Cheese Fries alongside its signature dish. Check Tracey's website for kitchen specials, upcoming events and the official countdown to St. Patrick's Day.
This delightfully old fashioned restaurant is a solid family oriented establishment. Simply casual without a lot of fuss is the overall picture of Joey K's. With patrons that vary from the single businessman to a couple with children, this is an eatery for all walks of life. Depending on the day of the week you can enjoy, corned beef and cabbage ,lamb shank and mustard greens or meatloaf. But never fear, on any given day you may have pan fried trout topped with crab meat and shrimp, the fabulous gumbo, fried seafood platters and a children's menu of grilled cheese or spaghetti with meatballs.
At La Divina Gelateria, get a taste of interesting and unique flavors. Try gelatos like White 'Chocolate Ginger' or the 'Ginger Orange Peach'. It has an extensive range of Gelato, Panini, Coffee and tea. With so many flavors to choose from, a first timer will definitely be left craving for more. Bright colors and comfortable seating arrangement in this petite eatery create a vibrant ambiance. Tucked away in a great location, this caffé is surely not one to be missed !
Dino's Bar and Grill is known for serving traditional American cuisine. Offering tasty preparations for lunch and dinner, this place is famous for it's healthy green salads and half pound burgers. Featuring an extensive list of drinks, the premium martinis make great accompaniments to the sumptuous meals. Dine in candle-lit interiors and in fine weather days reserve a table at the patio. Themed nights and drinks specials are added attractions of this simple place.
Quality, fresh ingredients are key to the made-from-scratch dishes served each day at Gott Gourmet Café. Chef Dave Gotter prides himself on crafting delicious gourmet dishes for every man’s budget. Everyday menu offerings include a Blue Corn-Fried Oyster and Spinach Salad, Cochon de Lait Cuban Panini, and a Shrimp BLT Wrap with Tabasco Butter Sautéed Shrimp—each for less than 12USD. Stop in Gott Gourmet Café on the weekend for brunch. Brunch options include gourmet breakfast Burritos, Shrimp and Smoked Gouda Grits, and a variety of pancakes. - Bethany Culp
Eleven 79 is off the beaten path but well worth the search. Once inside you will find authentic Italian dishes and a wonderful wine selection. The bar is always crowded with those waiting for a much sought after table. Reservations are a must. This place is crowded but if you have the La Bocca della Verità it will tell you it's worth the wait!
From the outside, Barrel Proof may not look like much, but don't let it fool you. The restaurant is fashioned after an old-time whiskey saloon, with animal heads decorating the wood-paneled walls. To match its rugged appearance, the bar is menu consists of only hard liquors. This bar is stocked with a great selection of whiskeys and beers, distilled and collected from countries all over the world. If you enjoy the taste of a good, hard drink, this is the bar for you.
Salu offers New Orleans dining with a distinctly Latin flare. This Magazine Street restaurant caters to the fun-loving crowd looking for flavorful food in a colorful atmosphere. Salu’s menu features more than thirty tapas dishes including Duck Breast and Manchego Flautas, Seared Sea Scallops with black bean couscous and spiced guava coulis, and Prosciutto and Potato Croquettes. In addition to tapas, Salu offers a menu of specialty cocktails along with a relatively long wine list. When the weather is nice, call ahead to reserve one of the outdoor tables along Magazine Street. -Bethany Culp
Beer aficionados will rejoice when stepping through the door of the Bulldog. This pooch-friendly Central Business District pub features more than fifty beers on tap, in addition to a collection of more than one hundred bottled favorites from local breweries and countries around the world. Patrons can perch at the bar with a favorite pint indoors, or enjoy their beer of choice in front of the beer-tap fountain on the torch lit patio—complete with fifty-inch plasma TV and doggy door. Whether you enjoy your brew indoors or out, the Bulldog's menu of hearty bar food favorites is sure to satisfy any beer lover attempting to take a world tour, tap by tap.
Rusty Nail is one of those unpretentious places where one can actually unwind after a long day at work or simply come here to enjoy the music and ambiance. Rusty Nail is an off-track bar that boasts a wide selection of cocktails and a well-stocked bar. Blues and jazz are the order of the day, as this is a stage for many upcoming New Orleans musicians. Sit outside and try their signature Rusty Nail cocktail or something from their vast scotch collection.