Looking for new ways to spend your time in Baton Rouge? From recently established eateries to endless nightlife experiences, here’s a look at what’s made its way to Baton Rouge.


Edge Lounge

Get ready to take your nightlife adventures to the next level at L’auberge Casino and Hotel's revived music lounge, Edge. While the name remains unchanged, the space itself is entirely reimagined. Complete with a new bar and stage, it’s quickly becoming popular among locals seeking live music and good times. 

Light House Bar & Pizzeria

A slice of cheesy heaven awaits you at this new pizza joint! Part of the revitalization of Scotlandville, Light House Bar & Pizzeria is one of the first of many projects headed to North Baton Rouge. Pull up a stool at their bar, treat yourself to a cocktail of your choice, and satisfy your pizza fix with a crispy piece of pure bliss.


Created by the team from Couyon's Cajun BBQ, Cork's is one of Baton Rouge's newest culinary gems. From fresh shrimp and fried fish to delicious crawfish etouffee, to serving its sister location's signature loaded baked potatoes, this new restaurant is a crowd pleaser. If you’re looking for a laid back, casual setting with some of the best food you’ll ever taste, Cork’s is your best bet.

Mother’s Lounge

Eat, drink, and be your authentic self at downtown Baton Rouge’s newest LGBTQ+-friendly bar, Mother's Lounge. Step into a world of dazzling disco balls and glamorous seating where you can enjoy daily happy hour specials, drag brunches, talent showcases, and more. Did we mention charcuterie boards are on the menu? To keep the party alive, venture across to Dark 30 and 13 Social for an unforgettable night on the town. Don't be late - Mother will be waiting!

DIY Disco: Cocktails and Crafts

DIY Disco is Baton Rouge’s grooviest arts and crafts bar. Here you can sip cocktails with a group of friends while crafting at your own pace. Paint on a canvas, make earrings out of clay, or even make a flower crown for your next festival – it all can be done here while drinking a libation of your choice! Let the disco ball lead you to this spot where there is something for everyone.

Southern Cofé

Part of the Baton Rouge Coffee Trail Pass, Southern Cofé has a new look and feel. Owner Horatio Isadore has expanded the coffee shop to be more than just a place that serves a hot cup of joe- but also a thriving community hub. It now offers a dynamic space for podcast recordings and off-site meetings. With its recent renovations, Southern Cofé has become the perfect hangout spot for Southern students near the campus, fostering connections and camaraderie in every sip.

Pho 97

As soon as you step into Pho 97, you'll instantly fall in love with its chic interior and modern decor. Its menu boasts an array of traditional Vietnamese cuisine, including wonton soup, egg rolls, and the iconic pho. Additionally, Pho 97 takes their drink selection to the next level with creatively crafted beverages. Don't forget to capture a moment in front of their neon signs that are as instagrammable as they are unforgettable.

KOK Wings & Things

Located inside the Electric Depot, Kitchen on Klinton is bringing seasoned chicken wings, fried seafood plates, loaded fries, and positive vibes to Mid City. With a variety of plates to choose from, their menu caters to every taste bud. Whether you're looking for a quick lunch or a nice dinner, KOK Wings and Things has you covered. This location includes a full bar, ample seating, a large patio, and friendly staff that welcomes you with open arms as soon as you enter the building.

Fleurty Girl

A beloved Louisiana favorite has a new home in Baton Rouge! Originally hailing from New Orleans, this charming boutique is a true celebration of Louisiana culture. From stylish LSU tees to dazzling gifts and accessories, as well as a delightful selection of candles and cookbooks, Fleurty Girl offers an extensive array of treasures. Whether you're looking for a perfect Friday night outfit or looking to embrace the essence of Louisiana, this boutique has everything you need and more.

Pelican to Mars

Prepare for an "out of this world" experience at Pelican to Mars, where modern vibes and tiki-inspired drinks collide. This stellar addition to Mid City radiates retro charm, serving craft cocktails in between their colorful walls. Take your pick from an array of beers and wines on tap. And the best part? It's a pet-friendly paradise, so your furry pals can join in the intergalactic fun!

The Tunnel

Step back in time at Hilton Baton Rouge's Capitol Center's newest speakeasy, The Tunnel. With its namesake nodding to the significant role it played during infamous Governor Huey P. Long's tenure, you can experience the roaring 20's as a flapper girl or even a clubman with live jazz music, 20's style cocktails, and light bites. Guests will gain exclusive entry through secret instructions and passwords. The completely reimagined space can also be booked for private events for up to 50 people.