As one of Baton Rouge’s trendiest neighborhoods, Mid City is a great place to spend a night out with friends. If you’re looking to plan a fun night out the Baton Rouge way, here’s our guide to Mid City’s hottest spots.
Grab a Bite
Originally a food truck, this Mid City favorite is the perfect place to get your night started. Try one of their signature burgers, like Smokin’ Joe or K.G.B., and opt for outdoor seating to enjoy the fall weather and live music. Don’t forget to grab a boozy shake before heading to your next destination!
Got some picky eaters in the crew? Head to White Star Market, Mid City’s gourmet food hall, which has nearly 10 vendors to please everyone in your group. From bold flavors from Chow Yum Phat to desserts from Mac & Moon, there’s something for everyone. Check out their Facebook page to keep up with events at White Star like Wine Down Wednesday or pop-up dance and art classes.
Come in for Happy Hour on weekdays from 2 to 6 p.m., and stay for wood-fired, neapolitan-style pizza. Start out with an order of garlic knots (served with delicious whipped provolone dip) for the table, then try the Mr. Piggy or Spinach and Artichoke pizzas.
Have a Drink
Make the night what you want at Radio Bar — meet up with friends for Happy Hour or play a game of ping pong on the outdoor patio. Try Radio Bar’s seasonal fall cocktails like The Harvest Moon or enjoy your favorite beer from a wide variety of local and domestic favorites. Keep up with Radio Bar’s social media for information on events like dance nights and gin tastings.
One of Mid City’s newest additions is now a local favorite for beer lovers. With an open roof concept, the Beer Garden is perfect for an evening out when the weather is nice. Have a drink and catch up with friends, or stay the whole night and try a famous Chelsea’s Famous Grilled Cheese.
As one of the best cocktail bars in Baton Rouge, you won’t be disappointed with what this modern Asian restaurant has to offer. Spend your time at the partial-outdoor bar sipping on house favorites like Thai-Ger Balm or Mama’s Medicine in souvenir cups. Join Soji every Thursday for Girl’s Night Out, and check their social media for more weekly events.
Stay and Play
Looking for a one-stop shop for your night out? Red Stick Social has it all! Located in the Electric Depot, start your night with dinner options like crawfish mac and cheese or sliders, and don’t forget to pair it with a frozen boat drink. Bring the party up on the rooftop patio for fun conversation, or team up and play a game of bowling. Be sure to check their calendar for dates for live entertainment.
White Light Night (Mid City Merchants)
Each month, Mid City Makers Market takes over the corner of South Eugene and Government streets to bring locals a night full of arts and culture. In November, MMM hosts their annual White Light Night in Mid City. On November 22 from 6 to 10 p.m., you can stroll under the white lights from the Electric Depot, winding your way down Government Street to shop for holiday gifts from local artists, grab food and drinks with friends and listen to music from local bands.
A not-your-mother’s antique market, Circa hosts more than 50 vendors, each with a unique flair. Shop for original artwork and fine antiques from local artists before heading out for drinks and dinner. Join Circa for their Fall Ball on November 7, and don’t forget to stop by during White Light Night.
Once you’ve explored all corners of Mid City, check out what else Baton Rouge has to offer this season. For more ideas for your trip to Baton Rouge, visit visitbatonrouge.com/explore/seasons/fall/.