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, 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
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!
More black-owned attractions and entertainment in Baton Rouge:
- 13 Social
- Baton Rouge African American Museum
- Buddy Stewart Memorial Rhythm Museum & Rock Shop
- Geaux Crusin
- Geaux Ride
- Henry Turner Jr.’s Listening Room Heritage Museum
- Teddy’s Juke Joint
- Pedal Pub Baton Rouge
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
- Outside Stimuli
- 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!
More black-owned body care and home fragrance shops in Baton Rouge:
- Beautiful Butterfly Luxurious Essentials and Handcrafted Gifts
- Destiny's Creations by Imani
- Kay's Beauty Supply
- Lagniappe Pharmacy
- Parker’s Pharmacy
- Scent Delicacy Luxury Fragrances
Other black-owned businesses in Baton Rouge:
- 520 Spain by Chef Celeste
- Chateau Lyle
- LA Corporate & Executive Transportation
- Motor Coach Travel 365
- Scotland Saturdays
- Socially Yours Inc.
- SYI Event Center
- The Executive Center
- Upstage Theatre Company