Baton Rouge has seen a flurry of openings from fine dining restaurants, casual eateries, and craft beverage outlets, and more. The Capital City will have you raising a glass over classic Louisiana fare in no time, as each bite is packed with flavor, history, and culture. We invite you to taste for yourself and get to know Baton Rouge in the most delicious way!
Start with breakfast at longtime Baton Rouge darling Coffee Call, home to the best beignets you’ve ever tasted, or relish the morning scene at Simple Joe Café, with its hearty breakfast and lunch menus. Be there bright and early as this Mid City favorite fills up quickly!
For lunch, stop by Elsie’s Plate & Pie, where classic Louisiana fare meets assorted pies in savory and sweet flavors. Ready for weekend brunch? Visit SoLou to discover Southern comfort food with a modern twist, perfectly paired with sparkling mimosas.
Dinner in Baton Rouge is a way of life. Treat yourself at Louisiana Lagniappe, where locals love celebrating special occasions from a menu of fresh seafood. Enjoy the flavors of Southern Italy at Gino’s, savoring their signature Arancini to the strains of live jazz on Thursdays. Or spruce up for the new Supper Club’s artful atmosphere and a meal carefully curated to create a memorable, upscale experience.
Capture the spirit of Louisiana with a tour of local distilleries. At the Laissez Versez Distillery, try a classic sip of Louisiana whiskey or indulge in their adventurous flavored liqueurs, like Wedding Cake or Apple Pie. For an authentic taste of local rum, continue to the Oxbow Rum Distillery, where every drop of their sugarcane rum is farmed, milled, and distilled in Louisiana.
The newest gems of the state’s craft beer scene are found in Baton Rouge. Agile Brewing is a new microbrewery focused on satisfying recipes ranging from light sours, hoppy IPAs, and dark stouts you won’t find anywhere else. Agile offers brewery bites from its bistro menu, as well as trivia nights and live music. Baton Rouge’s eclectic Mid City neighborhood features Cypress Coast Brewing Co. What started as a homegrown hobby for owners Justin Meyers and Caleb Schlamp, now serves crafted brews that you can experience alongside good eats provided by a rotation of local food trucks. Or sample the variety of Rally Cap Brewing, with its canned beer options and tours Wednesdays through Sundays. If you’re downtown, plan a visit of Tin Roof Brewing Co., Baton Rouge’s largest craft brewery.