72 Places To Eat And Drink On The Mardi Gras Parade Route NOLA

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72 places to eat and drink along the Mardi Gras parade route

Posted February 03, 2018 at 07:00 AM | Updated February 06, 2018 at 09:37 AM 332shares CommentKrewe of Bachus parade, Mardi Gras 2017

By Todd A. Price


You need energy to jump for beads and dance to the marching bands. And you might need a beer or two to get you in the Mardi Gras spirit.

Use our guide to find food and drinks all along the New Orleans parade route to find the fuel you need.

KEY: Black = grocery store; Green = bars and restaurants; Yellow = food trucks

MAGAZINE STREET: Jefferson Ave. to Napoleon Ave.


Note: Not all parades start this far Uptown.


Max Well
6101 Magazine St.

The healthy, vegetarian restaurant will have soups, chili and grab-and-go options for Thoth on Feb. 11.


5961 Magazine St.

Pizza by the slice and a full bar will be available for the Thoth parade on Feb. 11.


5757 Magazine St.

Quarter, half and whole muffulettas to go during all parades. On Thoth Sunday (Feb. 11), an outside bar will also be set up.


Whole Foods Market
5600 Magazine St.

Full grocery store with wide selection of craft beers. Special grab-and-go and catering trays available for Mardi Gras. (NOTE: Closes at 6 p.m on Feb. 11 and all day Feb. 13)


District Donuts
5637 Magazine St.

Quality coffee, juice and oversized doughnuts.


St. Joe's Bar
5535 Magazine St.

Neighborhood bar with a devout decor.


Juan's Flying Burrito
5538 Magazine St.

Filling California-style Tex-Mex.


Guy's Po-Boys
5259 Magazine St.

One of the best po-boy joints in town. Look for the bright blue building.


5201 Magazine St.

Pralines, mini-pies, jambalaya and more.


Henry's Uptown Bar
5101 Magazine St.

The Big Cheezy, the grilled cheese sandwich restaurant, runs the kitchen of this classic New Orleans neighborhood dive.


5015 Magazine St.

The Peruvian restaurant will have ceviche, chick and beef skewers, yuca fries and full bar outside with beer, wine, pisco sours and other cocktails.


Pizza Domenica
4933 Magazine St.

Slices of cheese, pepperoni and Neapolitan-style pizza and beer available as grab-and-go on parade days.


4838 Magazine St.

The smoothie and fresh juice bar will debuts its new brunch menu during the parades with dishes such as rabbit étouffée, grits and grillades and stewed chicken along with meat pies and crawfish pies.


Le Bon Temps Roule
4801 Magazine St.

24-hour bar with pool tables.


Tal's Hummus
4800 Magazine St.

The Middle Eastern restaurant will have a selection of pita sandwiches available for grab-and-go.

Tal's Hummus exterior

4729 Magazine St.

The Uptown bistro will be alligator sausage po-boys, loaded fried and have a full bar outside for parades.


La Boulangerie
4600 Magazine St.

A French bakery now owned by Donald Link's restaurant group.


Del Fuego Taqueria
4518 Magazine St.

On Sunday Feb. 4 and Feb. 11, the taqueria will have a special all-day buffet with access to bathrooms for $30 ($10 for kids under 12). The first event benefits the Hogs for the Cause team Sweet Swine O' Mine. Call 504.309.5797 for advance tickets.


4519 Magazine St.

Traditional Thai cuisine with quick options during the parades.


New York Pizza 
4418 Magazine St.

New York style pizzas.

NAPOLEON AVENUE: Magazine St. to St. Charles Ave.


Rouses Market
4500 Tchoupitoulas St.

Full grocery store with a deli and wide selection of beer and liquor.


Ms. Mae's The Club
4336 Magazine St.

A dive known for the cheapest drinks in town.


Hey! Cafe
4332 Magazine St.

Roaster and coffee shop.


Zara's Little Giant Supermarket
4838 Prytania St.

Small grocery with beer and po-boys.


Creole Creamery
4924 Prytania St.

Clever ice creams.


St. James Cheese Company
5004 Prytania St.

Fantastic selection of fancy cheeses.


St. Stephen Catholic School
1025 Napoleon Ave.

Red beans, hot dogs, jambalaya, nachos and more along with drinks (including beer) are sold as a fundraiser for the school. Bathroom access is $5 per day ($10 on Bacchus Sunday). (Note: Food sales will start on Saturday, Feb. 3)


Milan Lounge
1312 Milan St.

Neighborhood bar known for Jello shots during Mardi Gras.

ST. CHARLES AVENUE: Napoleon Ave. to Louisiana Ave.


Superior Seafood
4338 St. Charles Ave.

Seafood specialist with a large oyster bar.

Fat Harry's
4330 St. Charles Ave.
Classic Uptown bar with burgers and other pub fare.


New Orleans Hamburger & Seafood Co.
4141 St. Charles Ave.

Local burger and seafood chain with a coffee and beignet shop around back. The menu is limited during parades.


Martin Wine Cellar
3827 Baronne St.

Large liquor and wine store with sandwiches and a full gourmet deli.


La Cocinta
River side of General Taylor on St. Charles Ave.

Local food truck with Mexican and South American food. 


Columns Hotel Bar
3811 St. Charles Ave.

Historic hotel bar. Access requires a $10 per day wristband for bathrooms and inside bar. Food will be sold inside. A bar for the general public will be set up outside.


Superior Grill
3636 St. Charles Ave

Americanized Mexican food, always jumping during Carnival. Access to bathrooms may be limited the second week of parades to customers only depending on the crowds. On Bacchus Sunday (Feb. 11), a $20 wrist band will be required for access, although the cost can be applied to food and drinks.

The Delachaise
3442 St. Charles Ave.

Fashionable wine bar with excellent menu of small plates.


Sovereign Pub
1517 Aline St.

A classic British pub.


Aline Street Beer Garden
1515 Aline St.

German-themed pub.

ST. CHARLES AVENUE: Louisiana Ave. to Lee Circle


Fresh Market
3338 St. Charles Ave.

Full grocery store.


Verret's Lounge
1738 Washington Ave.

A retro lounge a few block off the parade route.


Gracious Bakery
2854 St. Charles Ave.

For parades, the local bakery will have a full bar with beer, wine, Bloody Marys and cocktails. Parade specials include andouille sausage rolls and pot roast po-boys.


Still Perkin'
2727 Prytania St.

Neighborhood coffee shop.


2133 St. Charles Ave.

A 24-hour dive bar.


Riverside of St. Charles Ave. on Josephine St.

Local truck that specializes in fried chicken sandwiches.


Hotel Pontchartrain
2031 St. Charles Ave.

The courtyard at the historic hotel will be open during parades and serving to-go cocktails. The hotel's venues, Silver Whistle Cafe, the Bayou Bar and the rooftop Hot Tin bar will have extended hours.

Please U Restaurant
1751 St. Charles Ave.

Classic greasy-spoon diner.


Lakeside of St. Charles on Polymnia St.

Jamaica meets New Orleans at this local food truck.


Avenue Pub
1732 St. Charles Ave.

The city's best beer bar will turn over its taps to low-alcohol sippers during Carnival. Bathroom access require food or drink purchase. The first weekend of parades, the bar will host Tart-I-Gras (Feb. 3), with sour beers from NOLA Brewing, and on Feb. 4 the launch of a Mardi Gras collaboration beer by Shreveport's Graft Raft and D.C.'s Blue Jacket. Check theavenuepub.com for a schedule of when the balcony is open to the public.


Blind Pelican
1628 St. Charles Ave.

Bar and restaurant with an oyster bar.


Tacos & Beer
1622 St. Charles Ave.

Traditional Mexican taquería.


Krewe du Brew
1610 St. Charles Ave.

Locally owned coffee shop with sandwiches.


1532 St. Charles Ave.

The restaurant with an onsite distillery will have an outside booth with cocktail and beer along with food. It is also hosting Lula Gras in its private dining room facing the parade route, with a buffet, bathrooms, viewing stands and a cash bar. Price for Lula Gras varies by day. See www.lulanola.com.

Slice Pizzeria
1514 St. Charles Ave.

New York-style pizza by the slice.


Voodoo BBQ
1501 St. Charles Ave.

Local barbecue chain.


Mr. Ed's Oyster Bar
1327 St. Charles Ave.
A seafood specialist.


Dryades Public Market
1307 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Market with sandwiches, pastries, coffee, beer, wine and an oyster bar.


Emeril's Delmonico
1300 St. Charles Ave.
The elegant restaurant has a second floor dining room with a fine view of the parades.

Popeyes Fried Chicken
1243 St. Charles Ave.

The national chain began in New Orleans.

ST. CHARLES AVENUE: Lee Circle to Canal Street


American Sector
945 Magazine St.

The family friendly restaurant is located inside the National WWII museum.


Flamingo A-Go-Go
869 Magazine St.

A sprawling bar and restaurant with a big patio has a king cake daiquiri and will offer its happy hour special whenever the parades roll.


634 Julia St.

Mexican canteen with drinks and tacos.


527 Julia St.

Tropical cuisine, including vegetarian and vegan friendly options.

701 Baronne St.

Full grocery with large beer and liquor selection.


640 Carondelet St.

Justin Devillier of La Petite Grocery's more casual restaurant and bar.

Ace Hotel
600 Carondelet St.

The hip hotel has a lobby bar, a Stumptown coffeeshop and two restaurants, Seaworthy and Josephine Estelle.


Drip Affogato Bar
703 Carondelet St.

Coffeeshop that specializes in affogato, or gelato drown in espresso.


520 Capdeville St.

Hip gastropub with gourmet burgers, fries and other bar food.


401 Poydras St.

Po-boys, breakfast and classic New Orleans cooking.


Compere Lapin
535 Tchoupitoulas St.

The celebrated restaurant from chef Nina Compton will have grab-and-go sandwiches during parades.


601 Tchoupitoulas St.

An arcade-themed bar.


Revelator Coffee
637 Tchoupitoulas St.

Part of a Southern-based chain of coffeeshops.


St. James Cheese Co.
641 Tchoupitoulas St.

The downtown location of the cheese specialist.


Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar
701 Tchoupitoulas St.

Surf-themed bar with tacos.


Did we miss your favorite parade route spot for sustenance and alcohol? Let us know in the comment section below.

Correction: The original version of this story had the wrong closing date for Whole Foods.

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