In recent years, New Orleans has seen a lot of new craft breweries pop up, but our favorite is Parleaux Beer Lab. This brewery-meets-beer garden is located at the far end of the Bywater, near The Joint and Bacchanal, and, along with serving plenty of seasonal beers, it hosts different food trucks most nights of the week. Stop by for a few brews and some food, or you can even catch a yoga class here in the morning if you want.
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Just around the corner from Bacchanal, The Joint serves all of the BBQ greatest hits and is a great spot to start a night out in the Bywater.
Grab a fresh juice and something light to start your day at Satsuma Cafe in the Bywater. It’ll probably be the healthiest choice you make all day.
Bacchanal in the Bywater is a wine-fueled utopia, with nightly live music, a huge backyard, and an atmosphere that could never be duplicated.
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No trip to New Orleans is complete without a trip to Willie Mae’s Scotch House in the Treme for fried chicken.
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