Black History Month allows our community to come together and celebrate the many accomplishments of African American leaders, artists, filmmakers, business owners and more. Because Baton Rouge is home to so many influential figures—from history to modern-day—with a consistent impact on our community, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate in the Capital City all month long. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite black-owned Baton Rouge businesses, as well as this list of restaurants, to help you dive in and explore the many offerings available—from music to shopping to a selfie museum! Tell us about your favorites in the comments as you #ExploreBatonRouge.
Black-Owned Attractions & Entertainment in Baton Rouge
13510 Perkins Road, Suite F
Open Thursdays 4 p.m. - 8 p.m., Fridays 4 p.m. - 10 p.m., Saturdays 2 p.m. - 10 p.m., and Sundays 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Admission: $30, but kids under 1 receive free admission
Art Buzz Studios is a unique attraction new to Baton Rouge. This selfie museum is the first of its kind in the Capital City and has over 18 dynamic spots that are selfie-ready. If you’re looking for a fun and exciting weekend activity for you and your family, this is it!
More black-owned attractions and entertainment in Baton Rouge:
- Baton Rouge African American Museum
- Buddy Stewart Memorial Rhythm Museum & Rock Shop
- Henry Turner Jr.’s Listening Room Heritage Museum
- Teddy’s Juke Joint
Black-Owned Retail Shops Based in Baton Rouge
This brand is exclusively online and does not currently have any physical locations.
Burnett is more than just a watch; it’s a lifestyle. The R. Burnett Brand was founded in 2019 by Richard Burnett Jr., an entrepreneur born in Baton Rouge. This company provides its customers with detail-oriented, luxury watches that help them stand out from the crowd.
More black-owned retail shops based in Baton Rouge:
- Ethan’s Closet CCB
- The Exchange
- FAB Boutique
- H Kyle Boutique
- Lazy Nerd Designs
- The Master’s Touch MensWear Store
- STMPD Legacy Apparel
- Unique Stylez LLC
Black-Owned Body Care & Home Fragrance Shops Based in Baton Rouge
10001 Perkins Rowe Suite 140
Open Tuesdays - Saturdays from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
The Heritage House Candle Co. was created right here in Baton Rouge to support HBCUs across the country. Their products are soy-based and provide anyone who uses them with a sense of peace and relaxation. They are located in Perkins Rowe and are open every day except Monday!