Celebrating black-owned businesses 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. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite black-owned Baton Rouge businesses and 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

The Main Lobby

668 Main St. 

Located in downtown Baton Rouge, The Main Lobby has beautiful views of the city from its rooftop terrace and extensive craft cocktail menu to match!


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Black-Owned Retail Shops Based in Baton Rouge

R. Burnett Brand

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. 


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Black-Owned Body Care & Home Fragrance Shops Based in Baton Rouge

The Heritage House Candle Co.

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. You can find them at local maker pop-ups across the city!


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