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20 New Orleans Businesses open during Coronavirus
Are you planning a trip to The Big Easy but you have no idea what’s open in New Orleans? We have you covered! Below is a list of our 20 New Orleans businesses open during Coronavirus. They’re all local New Orleans businesses and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
First, let’s talk about some rules and regulations of Coronavirus in New Orleans Phase 2.
- Masks are mandatory, when entering any business you are required to have your mask covering your nose and mouth.
- Social Distancing is in effect. All businesses permitted to operate have gone to great lengths to establish where patrons can and cannot sit to maintain a safe distance. Violations can result in fines and potential shutdowns. No one of us wants our local businesses to close again, let’s respect their guidelines.
- The bar is not open for service. Unfortunately, unless an establishment serves food, they aren’t able to operate as a bar. The New Orleans restaurants that are open are not permitted to seat or serve guests from the bar, so let’s try to be patient and the server/bartender will come to you.
- Drinks on the street are OK, but “go-drinks” are not. This is the one that we don’t get, but it’s a rule nonetheless; You must finish your drink before you leave the establishment (maybe this is normal for you, but in NOLA we take our drinks to-go!). However, if you walk into a grocery store (don’t worry, we have a bottle shop on this list for this reason) buy a 6-pack (cans only please, glass is prohibited) you can walk down the street and drink away.
That’s pretty much the gist of it, let’s get to the fun stuff.
Recently, we posted our What’s Open in New Orleans? – 5 Things to Do Right Now and those are our favorite 5 French Quarter businesses on this list, so we urge you to check that out. In the meantime, we’ve compiled this list of our favorite 20 New Orleans businesses open during Coronavirus. All of these businesses are locally owned and operated (sorry Popeye’s) because who doesn’t want to support the local economy while traveling!?
Let’s start it off the same way we start our day, COFFEE!
Cafe Envie & Espresso Bar 1241 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA – 308 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA
When it comes to locally owned this is the place for coffee. This is our favorite French Quarter coffee shop. Cafe Envie serves great coffee and espresso (and alcohol!), but their food is the hidden gem. We routinely start our day at the 1241 Decatur St location.
French Truck Coffee 217 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA
French Truck Coffee is the Master’s Degree graduate of local coffee. French Truck has created a brand that extends all over Louisiana and a distribution deal to buy their packaged beans and coffees in grocery stores nationwide, but it all started here. The French Quarter location is only 2 blocks from the Canal Street Car stop on Charters Street. The OJI cold brew will make your heart skip a beat if you’re not ready for it, but we’re always ready.
Let’s skip to the evening because that’s probably the reason why you need the coffee in the morning anyway!
Crawl New Orleans www.crawlneworleans.com
Crawl New Orleans is a New Orleans Tour Company providing unique entertaining walking tours in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Currently, The Haunted Crawl is operating Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 pm. This hilarious haunted history lesson feels more like a New Orleans haunted pub crawl than a history walk, so be prepared. Alexander Adams is a renowned historian and will be your guide on this ghost tour of New Orleans. In addition to The Haunted Crawl, this tour company offers nightlife tours similar to a New Orleans pub crawl but more like a New Orleans club crawl. Currently, those experiences are on hold but will resume as New Orleans moves into the next phase of restrictions.
New Orleans food and booze is probably the reason you clicked on this article, let’s get right to our favorite New Orleans Restaurants open this week.
Let’s start with open restaurants in the French Quarter:
The Market Cafe 1000 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
The Market Café offers a unique outdoor dining experience with the live music New Orleans is known for, New Orleans Jazz!
Turtle Bay 1119 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Turtle Bay has 25 Beers on tap including many varieties from local and regional breweries. This is a favorite late-night hangout for French Quarter locals for their $10 Rib eye steak special. We have ended MANY nights in the French Quarter at Turtle Bay.
American Sports Saloon 1200 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
American Sports Saloon is the best sports bar in New Orleans’ French Quarter neighborhood, that’s why it made our list of What’s Open in New Orleans? – 5 Things to do Right Now. American has one of the best balconies in the French Quarter and their new food menu is well worth the trip.
MRB Kitchen & Bar 515 Saint Phillip St, New Orleans, LA 70116
MRB is our favorite bar in the French Quarter. Offering over 100 beers, a beautiful courtyard, and a brand new kitchen, MRB is a great place to watch a game or hang with friends. Don’t forget, they’re dog friendly, so feel free to bring your pooch!
Cafe Mambo’s 411 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130
With authentic New Orleans cuisine, an emphasis on comfort, and the only rooftop bar on Bourbon Street, Mambo’s is a festive oasis offering locals and visitors alike.
Oceana Grill 739 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Situated in the French Quarter, Oceana Grill has a sterling reputation as one of New Orleans’ best seafood restaurants. Open late, Oceana Grill serves hungry locals and tourists alike a delicious array of seafood.
Saints & Sinners 627 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Saints & Sinners made our list of What’s Open in New Orleans? – 5 Things to Do Right Now, so it’s no surprise we listed it here. Located on Bourbon Street, this Channing Tatum owned bar/club/restaurant is the place to be. This is the closest thing to New Orleans nightlife that is currently open.
Cornet 700 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Cornet is a great New Orleans Creole restaurant with one of the best balconies on Bourbon Street.
Muriel’s 801 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Muriel’s is located at the corner of Jackson Square and is one of the most famous New Orleans restaurants. It has one of the famous balconies in New Orleans and is a popular place for ghost tours in New Orleans. Its famed resident ghost is a well known New Orleans ghost story and is definitely worth a visit for a potential interaction with paranormal activity in New Orleans.
Orleans Grapevine Wine Bar & Bistro 720 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
This is one of our favorite hidden gems in the French Quarter of New Orleans. If you’re looking for a quaint, upscale, escape from Bourbon Street, Grapevine is the place for you. Owned and operated by the same people responsible for the hand grenade at Tropical Isle, this place will truly take your breath away.
GW Fins 808 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70112
GW Fins, as its name suggests, specializes in seafood. Located in Nola’s French Quarter neighborhood, this restaurant has won several accolades for its delicious cuisine.
Cafe Du Monde 800 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
This French-market coffee stand, established in 1862, offers a menu of dark coffee with chicory, beignets, white or chocolate milk and freshly-squeezed orange juice. Cafe Du Monde is one of the most popular and the oldest of its kind in New Orleans.
Sidney’s Wine Cellar 917 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
This mini-mart in the French Quarter has a solid selection of imported & domestic beers, wines, and ciders, and, most importantly, plastic to-go cups on the counter so you can continue stumbling around, drink-in-hand. The reason Sidney’s has made this list is it is one of the only places to purchase to-go drinks in the French Quarter during Phase 2.
Longway Tavern 719 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130
A neighborhood joint with an open-air courtyard for everyone living, working, and playing in the French Quarter. Longway Tavern offers creative twists on nostalgic tavern drinks and dishes.
Palace Cafe 605 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Palace Cafe has been under the direction of Chef Gus Martin, directing yet another Brennan family culinary creation. The restaurant is filled with beautiful iron work, vaulted archways and lively artwork.
Barcadia 601 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Barcadia is an adult arcade bar and restaurant in the Central Business District of New Orleans serving delicious burgers, wraps and also vegetarian options. Barcadia has a vast list of craft beers and cocktails, arcade games & boards games. Outdoor seatings available overlooking Tchoupitoulas and is a go-to spot to watch all New Orleans Saints games.
Sofia 516 Julia St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Sofia was designed as a fun and funky high-energy restaurant in the heart of New Orleans Warehouse District. Their goal is to provide food sourced from local and sustainable farms and purveyors. This is one of our favorite restaurants in New Orleans for their attention to detail and creating a relaxed upbeat atmosphere.
With the Mayor’s recent announcement of remaining in Phase 2 while the rest of Louisiana moves into Phase 3, this list will be your go to guide on what is open in New Orleans during coronavirus. We hope you find a moment to support our local businesses and drop us a line below if you’d like to add to the list!
20 New Orleans Businesses Open during Coronavirus:
- Cafe Envie & Espresso Bar
- French Truck Coffee
- Crawl New Orleans
- The Market Cafe
- Turtle Bay
- American Sports Saloon
- MRB Kitchen & Bar
- Cafe Mambo’s
- Oceana Grill
- Saints & Sinners
- Orleans Grapevine Wine Bar & Bistro
- Cafe Du Monde
- Sidney’s Wine Cellar
- Longway Tavern
- Palace Cafe
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