12 Best Bars in Baton Rouge (Where to Drink Right Now)

List of the best bars in baton rouge

Baton Rouge is popular as the capital of Louisiana, but that is not the only reason why it’s popular. The place is steeped in history and there are a lot of historical landmarks around town. This is a city that knows how to party hard! Drive around town and you will see plenty of pubs, bars and taverns that serve some delicious beverages for you to imbibe with friends or a date. Below is a list of the best bars in Baton Rouge.

12 Best Baton Rouge Bars


For the aesthetics and incredible wine

Different kind of cocktails on a table

πŸ“ Address: 2805 Kalurah St, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 (Google Maps)
πŸ“ž Phone: (225) 256-2287
πŸ• Hours: 11 am – 9 pm Mon-Thurs, 11 am – 10 pm Fri & Sat, Closed on Sun

The place is located underneath the Perkins road overpass and as is obvious from the name, it is the 5th building on a rather quiet property. The minute you walk through the doors, you will feel like you have been transported back in time. The aesthetics are appealing to the eye and the whole vibe is very rustic, vintage and intimate. There is outdoor seating with trees, that is lovely to dine on a perfect-weather day.

The Wine list here is extensive and impressive. The food is amazing as well. Go for their Italian boards or Crab soup. Or just about anything, really. You cannot go wrong with any option here! The place is casual, relaxing and laid back, in line with the tranquil atmosphere. It is dog-friendly too!

Mid City Beer Garden

Chill with some incredible beer!

View of people at night on a beer garden

πŸ“ Address: 3808 Government St, Baton Rouge, LA 70806 (Google Maps)
πŸ“ž Phone: (225) 910-8169
πŸ• Hours: 3:30 pm – 12 am Mon-Thurs, 11 am – 12 am Fri-Sun

The beer selection is amazing, but for those that don’t imbibe beer, there’s the cocktail and other spirits. Now, back to beers! The beer list is incredible, with everything from IPAs to ciders. There is a lot of craft beer on offer as well. The beers are offered on rotation, so there is something new every time!

They have around 50 beers on top and 18 bottles and cans. The beers are very descriptive on their menu, so it wouldn’t be too tough to make a choice! β€˜Stiegl-Radler Grapefruit Naturtrub’ is a Ciders & Fruits Beer and its description is as follows β€œReal grapefruit juice gives this deliciously refreshing Radler (mixed beer drink) its amber natural cloudiness and pleasant tangy taste. The refreshingly fruity taste makes Stiegl-Radler Grapefruit a wonderful thirst quencher.”

They have 4 beer cocktails, several varieties of cocktails, a nice selection of white and red wine, along with other non-alcoholic beverages. The food portions are delicious, with large portions. The grilled sandwich and soup are particularly delicious! There is refreshing green all around and an outdoor seating option too. The staff are friendly, the atmosphere is chill and they are dog-friendly too! The ambience is upscale, classy and casual and great to hang out with friends.

Radio Bar

A fun place for music, drinks and entertainment

πŸ“ Address: 3079 Government St, Baton Rouge, LA 70806 (Google Maps)
πŸ• Hours: 4 pm – 2 am Mon-Thurs, 3 pm – 2 am Fri & Sun, 3 pm – 12 am Sat

The place is huge, airy with a sense of openness and intimacy. The ambience is hip and casual. They have a great selection of brews and spirits. They serve beers along with cocktails and other drinks. You could try one of the classic cocktails like sidecar or any seasonal cocktail on offer. They have one of the best beer menus in town. They have happy hours from 4 p.m to 7 p.m.

The very engaging, upbeat and friendly bartenders are always on hand to help you with a choice. They have an outdoor patio where dogs are allowed. They have a variety of games for entertainment including pool, darts, shuffleboard, ping pong etc. So get dressed in your casual best and head out there with friends, and enjoy the drinks, the vibe and the eclectic variety of music.

Olive or Twist

One of the best bars for hand-crafted cocktails

Chicken burger and fries on a wooden board

πŸ“ Address: 7248 Perkins Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 (Google Maps)
πŸ“ž Phone: (225) 456-2188
πŸ• Hours: 11 am – 2 am Mon-Fri, 10 am – 2 am Sat, 10 am – 12 am Sun

Olive or Twist, voted the Best Cocktails in Baton Rouge, specializes in hand-crafted cocktails, made with the freshest ingredients. They have an enviable cocktail selection, with House Cocktails, House Greatest Hits, craft beer, flights, and wine by glass or bottle. The spirits list is infinite, with Indian and Japanese Whisky, Irish Whiskey, Canadian and French Whisky etc

They make use of seasonal ingredients, house-made syrups, herbs, bitters, and infusions to craft delicious and refreshing cocktails.

The ambience is trendy, modern, classy and sophisticated. The food is delicious, and the service is nice and prompt.


For the exceptional wine and eclectic decor

View of glasses of beer on top of a barrel

πŸ“ Address: 304 Laurel St #1b, Baton Rouge, LA 70801 (Google Maps)
πŸ“ž Phone: (225) 757-5645
πŸ• Hours: 5 pm – 10 pm Wed & Thurs, 5 pm – 11 pm Fri & Sat, Closed on Sun-Tue

This is one of the best Wine Bars in Baton Rouge. The atmosphere is trendy, classy and intimate with rustic wood beams and exposed bricks decor, cosy seatings and dim lights and will make for a great place to spend a romantic date with your partner. The service is incredible and responsive.

They are known for their exceptional wine menu, with lots of international options and freshly-mixed speciality cocktails.

Hayride Scandal

Great drinks and impeccable service

View of a cocktail with lemon on a table

πŸ“ Address: 5110 Corporate Blvd Suite B, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 (Google Maps)
πŸ“ž Phone: (225) 400-9677
πŸ• Hours: 4 pm – 2 am daily

Hayride Scandal was named one of the South’s Best Bars by Garden and Gun Magazine in 2019. They serve handcrafted cocktails, whiskeys and other fine spirits. The ambience is elegant, opulent, upscale and classy. The bartenders are professional, courteous and knowledgeable. The place is great and would suit everyone, whether it’s a date night, after-work gathering with friends or colleagues, or business meets.

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The Lost Cove

Great good and even better drinks

πŸ“ Address: 5625 Essen Ln, Baton Rouge, LA 70810 (Google Maps)
πŸ“ž Phone: (225) 239-7970
πŸ• Hours: 4 pm – 12 am Mon-Thurs, 3 pm – 1 am Fri & Sat, Closed on Sun

They have an extensive cocktails menu with all kinds of wines and whiskeys. They serve upwards of 700 spirits. The place oozes charm and relaxing vibes with wood accents and lush brown leather couches. The food is incredible too and really delivers on taste, portions and flavours.

Bin 77 Sidebar

A bar that has everything you want, especially exceptional wine!

A glass of Moscow Mule on a table

πŸ“ Address: 10111 Perkins Rowe #160, Baton Rouge, LA 70810 (Google Maps)
πŸ“ž Phone: (225) 763-2288
πŸ• Hours: 11 am – 10 pm Mon-Thurs, 11 am – 11 pm Fri & Sat, Closed on Sun

The wine selection is extensive and incredible. They have half a dozen sparkling and rose, a dozen white and red wines. They have a nice, small selection of cocktails, along with beers, scotch and whiskeys. The outdoor courtyard is fantastic and a nice way to enjoy as you wait for your order.

The atmosphere is lively and rustic, and the food is excellent. The service is top-notch as well. You will absolutely love the live music that is played all days of the week!

The Vintage

For coffee, bubbles, beignets and wines!

View of a beer and a plate with fries on a table

πŸ“ Address: 333 Laurel St, Baton Rouge, LA 70821 (Google Maps)
πŸ“ž Phone: (225) 444-5799
πŸ• Hours: 8 am – 9 pm Mon-Thurs, 8 am – 10 pm Fri & Sat, 8 am – 8 pm Sun

The atmosphere of this place is very interesting, with lots of quirky pieces on the walls and a nice, chill vibe. The staff is very attentive and helpful. Go to the Vintage for the coffee, the beignets, the wines and bubbles! They serve some bottled and canned beer, vintage classics like Sazerac and Pimm’s cup along with crafted cocktails.

The Jefferson Lounge

A Dive bar to chill with some good beer and good company

πŸ“ Address: 4336 Floynell Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70809 (Google Maps)
πŸ“ž Phone: (225) 291-6773
πŸ• Hours: 10:30 am – 2 am Mon- Sat, 11 an – 12 am Sun

This is a great neighbourhood Dive bar to grab some beer and enjoy good times and good conversations with friends. They have a pool table too, so if you are done with your drinks and bites, you can hob over to the table with your mates and take a shot! The place is warm and inviting, and the service, friendly and upbeat. This is a hole in the wall kind of place with a laidback and relaxed ambience.

The Bulldog

One of the most pet-friendly bars that serve great beers

View of different kind of beer on a beer tap
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πŸ“ Address: 4385 Perkins Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 (Google Maps)
πŸ“ž Phone: (225) 303-9400
πŸ• Hours: 11:30 am – 2 am Mon-Sat, 11:30 am – 12 am Sun

The Bulldog is one of the best bars for beer and cocktails in Baton Rouge. They serve upward of 80 draft beers from around the world, with plenty of European imports along with local craft and bottles. The cocktails selections are extensive too and they also serve wine by tap or by the bottle. They have more than 70 beers on tap, around 88 beers by the bottles and in cans, half a dozen wines on tap, 5 house wines, 14 wines by the glass, 10 wines by the bottle and a staggering selection of whiskeys.

The ambience is casual and the outdoor patio is lined with trees and a lovely fountain. It is a quaint little spot to grab some great beer and enjoy some good company. It is a great place, under the stars, to catch the game on HD TVs. The place is pup-friendly, so let your pawed babies not miss out on all the fun! This is one of the most dog-friendliest bars, so if you’re looking to spend a good time with your canine friend, you should definitely check out this place.

The Gregory

Infinite Wine selections!

πŸ“ Address: 150 3rd St, Baton Rouge, LA 70801 (Google Maps)
πŸ“ž Phone: (225) 408-1800
πŸ• Hours: 24 hours daily

The atmosphere is classy, intimate and upscale and the interior and decors and lovely and stunning! The food is delicious, and no option will leave you disappointed. The wait staff is attentive, courteous and friendly.

This place has one of the best beer selections and Wine bars in Baton Rouge. The hand-crafted cocktails are all delicious as well. They serve more than two dozen cocktails including classics, champagne cocktails and craft cocktails. They have several beer options, offered on rotation in bottles and cans. They serve a whopping 62 wine selections by glass, and hundreds of wines by the bottle.

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