Your RedAwning experience awaits you in New Orleans! Local Establishment


RedAwning and Bywater cottages wish for your stay in New Orleans to be exceptional. To help with ideas for what to do, our staff compiled a shortlist of what is Hot while in the neighborhood. This list contains local favorites and is not meant to be comprehensive. You will find many new haunts that we hope you will share with us as well. Our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter page could use a few new pictures and stories to tell.


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1) The Country Club is the original plantation home owned by H.H. Slawson. Cocktails next to the pool are a must to take in the neighborhood and settle into the Bywater. The club has received extensive renovations and the chef does a pretty mean job on dinners. COVID 19 practices are in place.

2) Markey's Bar located adjacent to The Country Club is one of the oldest continually run dock bars in New Orleans since 1908. Roy Markey is a 4th generation powerhouse in the neighborhood and has been a good friend for almost 30 years. Markey’s is an excellent place to stop by on the last call before hitting the Cottage for the night. His Crawfish boils are some of the best so check the schedule.

3) Alma's This is the newest cafe to open in the hood and most intriguing. A sensational new menu inspired by Honduran cuisine. The Chef will tell stories of life through the food.

4) Petit Clouet Cafe Petite Clouet Cafe serves coffee, espresso, pastries, sandwiches, salads and desserts on the sycamore lined corner of Royal & Clouet Streets

5) Frady's Rated #1 Shrimp Poboy in the City! The local family-owned business that will fill that Hangry state of mind...

6) Satsuma Cafe down two blocks on the downriver side of the hood is the perfect hangover for a coffee spot. The staff makes the best egg sandwich on southern biscuit you will ever have or go stylish with the greens & egg on a croissant. Cassi, the owner, is a delight to chat with!

7) Pizza Delicious can certainly make a pie. One of the newest and most frequented food places by our guests. Absolutely perfect for taking out and eating back at the Bywater Cottages courtyards. When you need to fill that craving it is right around the corner.

8) Bratz, Y'all is an excellent place for great beer and a Brat. Located to the backside of Pizza Delicious is the secret hideaway of this stellar little German Biergarten. Limited socially distant outdoor seating but a mighty fine little beer garden awaits.

9) Euclid Records

A spin in the hood for the classic sound for vinyl.

10) Sneaky Pickle Unassuming cafe with an ever-changing, vegetarian-focused menu of farm-fresh, from-scratch fare.

11) Elizabeth's Down-home country classics & a busy brunch in a bustling space hung with local art, plus a bar.

12) Rosalita's Funky eatery offers up tacos, nachos & margaritas, plus outdoor seating in the backyard.

13) Galaxie tacos Galaxie celebrates the taquerias and culture of Oaxaca and Mexico City.

14) Junction Classic gastropub offers more than 40 beers on tap & a straightforward menu of bar bites.

15) Capulet Hip restaurant in an airy ex-warehouse with a roof deck & live music serving cocktails & light fare.

16) Bud Rips Local Saloon where everyone knows your name

17) Vaughn’s Relaxed neighborhood dive bar where trumpeter Kermit Ruffins plays weekly.

18) The Joint brings the best of Tejas BBQ to the hood. This simple corner food joint cooks up some of the best brisket and meats in Louisiana. Take out or sit in the courtyard you will enjoy this off-the-beaten-path eatery.

19) Bacchanal Wine is a delightful Mediterranean backyard hang-out. The entrance is a wine shop filled with fabulous wines, cheeses, and other scrumptious foods. Buy your bottle of wine, grab a pail, scoop ice from the cooler chest, and head out to the backyard to enjoy the music.

20) Jack Dempsey’s Okay, this is one of the nostalgic restaurants in the Bywater. Seafood and steak prepared only as true New Orleans can offer. I like supporting the original establishments to show our support for their tenacity to survive through the changes in the hood.

21) Hi-Ho Lounge There are many music venues in New Orleans, but the Monday Night Blue Grass Pickin is excellent from 8pm-10pm.

22) Friendly Bar Probably the most eclectic group of locals you will ever meet. Enough said! Grab a drink and mingle with the natives under the outdoor canopy.

23) Ruby Slipper Located in the adjacent hood, the Marigny. This is a fabulous place to experience Eggs Benedict, but whatever you do order the cinnamon swirl pancake. Whooyaa! COVID 19 protocols in place.

24) Bywater Bakery This local bakery is filled with fabulous treats but the King Cakes are the best. You will know you are in New Orleans decadence when you bite into one of their cakes!

25) St. Roch's Market In New Orleans 13 is a lucky number so we will leave you with the Roch. Traditionally a seafood market that was the quintessential dive has been reborn after Katrina and is a veritable cornucopia of food venues. The Market will never replace the days of yore when Crawfish were scooped into Schwegmann’s Grocery bags by the buckets, but you can get a mighty fine meal.

26) Good Bird Located in the St. Roch Market this gem is the perfect organic treat for rotisserie and greens! The market has a quaint courtyard and offers a true neighborhood market appeal. the owners are local and have done a superb job with the menu.

27) Robert's Fresh Market This is the area's best fresh food market where you can make groceries and pick up beer and beverages for your stay at the cottage. Take advantage of prepared dinners and grab-n-go foods. The market also offers home delivery upon request. 504-262-888

28) Pepp's Pub a dock bar rediscovered! #PeppsPub is the life of two Chicago transplants who took over a downright ratty watering hole and recovered the splendor of the Dock Bar life. Stop in and have a shot of Malor and accept the tagline... Dog-Friendly - People Tolerant!

29) JamNola JamNola stands for Joy, Art & Music. New Orleans's first experiential Pop-up takes audiences of all ages on a topsy-turvey stroll through the cultural gems that make New Orleans. Enjoy 12 exhibits celebrating the iconic art, music, food, and theatrics of New Orleans through the eyes of 20+ local artists and creative partners.

30) Bywater American Bistro Bywater American Bistro is an American neighborhood restaurant. To us, it’s a place you come because you’re already friends of ours, or you soon will be. A casual energetic place with yummy food, authentic hospitality, great libations, and friendly faces.

31) Paladar 511 Paladar 511 is a neighborhood restaurant featuring housemade pasta, pizza, gulf seafood, and seasonal local produce.

32) Bywater BrewPub Locally owned and operated, BBP features a Viet-Cajun menu, five beer brewing tanks, and a full bar. Our space features art from local artists, many of whom are working artists right upstairs!

33) SukoThai The origins of Thai cuisine can be traced to the ancient ‘Silk Road’. Thailand was a frequent stop between India and China, and the curries and stir-fried foods in Thai cooking are reminders of this past.

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