The Best Bars for Foodies in Baton Rouge

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!

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Rouj Creole, Sullivan's Steakhouse - Baton Rouge, Superior Grill - Highland
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Creole, Steakhouse, Mexican
Neighborhoods:Baton Rouge
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Rouj Creole

$$$$·Creole·
Baton Rouge
385 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies

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 friends and family. It's...

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Great for Brunch in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

Sullivan's Steakhouse - Baton Rouge

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Baton Rouge
1,665 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 famous martinis. The s...

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Romantic in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

Superior Grill - Highland

$$$$·Mexican·
Baton Rouge
205 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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” cocktails. Try the “Monkey on ...

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Great for Brunch in Baton Rouge / Lafayette
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Kalurah Street Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Baton Rouge
538 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies

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 just hang out on the ...

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Good for Groups in Baton Rouge / Lafayette
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French Market Bistro

$$$$·Bistro·
Baton Rouge
610 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic

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 over 250 bottles and ...

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Fleming's Steakhouse - Baton Rouge

$$$$·Steak·
Baton Rouge
885 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries

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 full list of wine an...

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Good for Groups in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

Mansurs On the Boulevard

$$$$·Contemporary French·
Baton Rouge
1,303 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies

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+ wine selections along wi...

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Fit for Foodies in Baton Rouge / Lafayette
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The Gregory at The Watermark

$$$$·American·
Baton Rouge
392 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Notable Wine List
  • 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 of the city's finest...

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Great for Brunch in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

City Pork Brasserie & Bar

$$$$·Fusion / Eclectic·
Baton Rouge
461 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fun

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 go along with the fa...

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Great for Brunch in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

Juban's Creole Restaurant and Caterer

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
Baton Rouge
304 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. This lively “contemporar...

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BRQ Restaurant

$$$$·Barbecue·
Baton Rouge
759 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Kid-friendly
  • Comfort Food

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, like smoked queso with L...

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Great for Brunch in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

Stroubes Seafood and Steak

$$$$·Seafood·
Baton Rouge
1,242 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • 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 of Abita favorites fr...

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Good for Groups in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

Restaurant 1796

$$$$·American·
Saint Francisville
848 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

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, head into the ornate R...

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Best Service in Baton Rouge / Lafayette
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Ruffino's

$$$$·Steak·
Baton Rouge
1,651 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

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 nightly hot spot for a dive...

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Steak in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

The Little Village - Downtown

$$$$·Italian·
Baton Rouge
1,292 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Groups

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 and a glass of the s...

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Beausoleil Coastal Cuisine

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Baton Rouge
63 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 menu fixtures. Be su...

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Fit for Foodies in Baton Rouge / Lafayette

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Baton Rouge

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Baton Rouge
1,776 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 sizzling steaks, fine ...

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Best Overall in Baton Rouge / Lafayette
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Stab's Prime Steak & Seafood

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Baton Rouge
633 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 sparkling wine from ...

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