Bayou Bar

The Bayou Bar, where the New Orleans Saints football franchise was christened in 1969, offers a casual tavern-style ambiance warmed by exposed wood. Once a drinking den for both Sinatra and Capote, The Bayou Bar features an extensive whiskey and beer list. Uptown locals and visitors alike have the option to hang out at the rollicking Steinway piano, the intimate tables or the shotgun bar.


Sun-Thurs 11a–11p
Fri-Sat 11a–12a

Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving 11am-10pm
Christmas Eve 11am-9pm
Christmas Day 11am-10pm
New Year’s Eve 11am-1:30am
New Year’s Day 11am-11pm


(504) 323-1456

A selection of whiskies served at the Bayou Bar


Pontchartrain Hotel ground floor

2031 St Charles Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70130

Sunday-Thursday 11am-11pm
Friday-Saturday 11am-12am

2031 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA, 70130, United States