The Best Bars for Foodies in Baton Rouge

The OpenTable Team

One of the coolest American cities, the Cajun-style Louisiana capital of Baton Rouge is a hot spot for culture, cuisine, excitement, and fun. The best bars in Baton Rouge "laissez les bon temps rouler," delivering plenty of legendary good times for the people headed out for a few drinks and a few laughs. But where are the smartest, savviest people in Baton Rouge headed out to when they're looking for a great time out in Baton Rouge? Welcome to our Tastemaker List. Here, we've put together a list of the most rollicking bars in Baton Rouge. From neighborhood honky-tonks and piano bars to upscale cocktail spaces, the best bars in Baton Rouge have plenty of great times for everyone. Grab a table at one of these spots and enjoy some great times tonight!

Restaurants:Rouj Creole, Sullivan's Steakhouse - Baton Rouge, Superior Grill - Highland
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Creole, Steakhouse, Mexican
Neighborhoods:Baton Rouge

Rouj Creole

$$$$·Creole·
Baton Rouge
277 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Casual
A local Bluebonnet Boulevard favorite, the traditional Rouj Creole is one of the best bars in Baton Rouge. This classic Louisiana spot is a prime spot for a fun night out with frieRead more
90% recommended
Great for Brunch in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

Sullivan's Steakhouse - Baton Rouge

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Baton Rouge
1,565 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Live music, prime cocktails, and traditional steakhouse features make Sullivan's Steakhouse one of the best bars in Baton Rouge. Grab a seat at the bar and try one of Sullivan's faRead more
91% recommended
Notable Wine List in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

Superior Grill - Highland

$$$$·Mexican·
Baton Rouge
178 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
  • Bar Seating
One of the best Mexican restaurants in the city is also one of the best bars in Baton Rouge. This exciting and colorful spot delivers a full list of “superior signature” cocktailsRead more
95% recommended
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Kalurah Street Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Baton Rouge
445 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
This hidden gem under the Perkins Road overpass is one of the best bars in Baton Rouge. Head into this modern, sleek space to enjoy excellent craft cocktails and local dishes, or jRead more
94% recommended

French Market Bistro

$$$$·Bistro·
Baton Rouge
607 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
An upscale and elegant fine-dining spot off of Baton Rouge's Highland Road, this French-accented spot features one of the best wine menus in all of Louisiana. The cellar features oRead more
92% recommended
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Fleming's Steakhouse - Baton Rouge

$$$$·Steak·
Baton Rouge
800 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
This Mid-South City location of the famous national chain features one of the best bars in Baton Rouge. Along with the prime steaks, chops, sides, and salads, Fleming's delivers a Read more
88% recommended
Best Service in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

Mansurs On the Boulevard

$$$$·Contemporary French·
Baton Rouge
1,135 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
A prime wine list at Mansurs makes this French favorite one of the best bars in Baton Rouge. Grab a seat at the bar or in the dining room to enjoy one of the restaurants' 350+ wineRead more
98% recommended
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The Gregory at The Watermark

$$$$·American·
Baton Rouge
350 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Only a small stroll away from the waterfront and the LSU Museum of Art, the upscale Gregory restaurant is a prime spot for some of the best people-watching in Baton Rouge and some Read more
87% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Baton Rouge / Lafayette
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City Pork Brasserie & Bar

$$$$·Fusion / Eclectic·
Baton Rouge
410 reviews
  • Casual
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Creative Cuisine
This lively Louisiana restaurant and barbecue joint is one of the most beloved local restaurants in Baton Rouge. Try one of the classic City Pork cocktails or a few local beers to Read more
95% recommended
Best Food in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

Juban's Creole Restaurant and Caterer

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
Baton Rouge
303 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
A historic spot in Baton Rouge, Juban's is one of the centers of the city's nightlife. Head out to the Juban's Courtyard bar to experience one of the best bars in New Orleans. ThisRead more
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BRQ Restaurant

$$$$·Barbecue·
Baton Rouge
683 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
Fine Southern barbecue alongside craft cocktails and beers makes BRQ one of the best bars in Baton Rouge. Start a night out with some of the restaurant's excellent appetizers, likeRead more
100% recommended
Best Overall in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

Stroubes Seafood and Steak

$$$$·Seafood·
Baton Rouge
1,129 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Seafood, steak, and a great cocktail menu make Stroubes one of the best bars in the city. It's also the place in Baton Rouge to get the Louisiana-favorite Abita beer, with a menu oRead more
95% recommended
Hot Spot in Baton Rouge / Lafayette
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Adrian's Restaurant and Bar

$$$$·American·
Baton Rouge
297 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
Yo, Adrian's! This celebrated installment of the Juban's restaurant group is one of the best bars in Baton Rouge. There's an extensive, rotating beer list with local and national fRead more
89% recommended
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Restaurant 1796

$$$$·American·
Saint Francisville
430 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Worth the Drive
Trek out to Myrtle's Plantation in nearby Frenchville for some of the finest dining and drinking in the state. After touring the extraordinary (and potentially haunted) grounds, heRead more
96% recommended
Best Ambiance in Baton Rouge / Lafayette
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Ruffino's

$$$$·Steak·
Baton Rouge
1,289 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Wood-fired pizzas and plenty of excellent cocktails and beers make Ruffino's into one of the best bars in Baton Rouge. This celebrated pizza spot on Camellia Boulevard is a nightlyRead more
95% recommended
Best Ambiance in Baton Rouge / Lafayette
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The Little Village - Downtown

$$$$·Italian·
Baton Rouge
1,336 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
The downtown location of this Louisiana Italian favorite is one of the top spots in Baton Rouge for an excellent glass of wine. Stop into this bright and welcoming spot for a meal Read more
95% recommended
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Beausoleil Restaurant and Bar

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Baton Rouge
476 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Brunch
This local-favorite Louisiana hot spot takes its place as one of the best bars in Baton Rouge. A fun and lively spot, Beausoleil features all the traditional Bayou decorations and Read more
85% recommended
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Baton Rouge

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Baton Rouge
1,422 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
The Baton Rouge outpost of this nationally-renowned steak house is one of the best places for a meal and a drink in Baton Rouge. Grab a seat at the bar or in the dining room for siRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Baton Rouge / Lafayette
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Stab's Prime Steak & Seafood

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Baton Rouge
628 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
An elevated spot for steak and seafood in Baton Rouge, Stab's is a lively location and one of the best bars in town. Stab's features some of the best wine in town. Grab a glass of Read more
93% recommended
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