Eat Play Stay: Bay St. Louis

Mary Staes

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“Eat Play Stay” is your guide to a weekend adventure near New Orleans.

Where is Bay Saint Louis?

Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, is located almost 60 miles, or a little over an hour drive, from New Orleans along the Gulf of Mexico. The city boasts shops, restaurants, attractions, and miles of sandy beaches along South Beach Boulevard, making it the perfect spot for a weekend getaway or extended vacation.

Ms. Mary’s Old Town Snoballs

Located in Old Town Bay Saint Louis, Ms. Mary’s Old Town Snoballs serves up over-the-top snoball creations with their homemade syrups and a variety of toppings. Stop in for The Unicorn- a blue raspberry and cotton candy snowball topped with cotton candy, whipped cream, and other treats.


If you’re looking for a good time in downtown Bay Saint Louis, Hinge is the place to be. Located at Pearl Hotel, Hinge serves classic prohibition-era cocktails, but if you’re looking for modern tastes or wine, they have you covered in that department.

Thorny Oyster

Also, located at Pearl Hotel, Thorny Oyster serves up tasty coastal cuisine from Chef Billy Brownlee. Thorny Oyster is the place to get West Coast flavors on the Gulf Coast.

Mockingbird Café 

Mockingbird Café serves coffee and brunch in Old Town Bay Saint Louis. Owner Alicein Schwabacher wanted this café to be a neighborhood hub where locals and visitors could congregate. Also, keep an eye out for the Café’s ghost- a man in a bowler who is said to block bad spirits.

Pass Christian Olive Oils and Vinegars

Located in “the Pass,” right outside Bay Saint Louis, Pass Christian Olive Oils and Vinegars is the place to find the perfect oil or vinegar of your culinary dreams. Owner Kyla Jacobs will help you find the perfect ingredient for your dinner or date night.

100 Men Hall

100 Men Hall is a historic African American landmark in Bay Saint Louis on the Mississippi Blues Trail. It was founded in 1894 by 12 civic-minded African American residents to “assist its members when sick, respectably bury its dead, and knit friendship.”

Pearl Hotel

Founded in 1959, Pearl Hotel is a boutique hotel that offers a luxurious stay to anyone planning a trip to Bay Saint Louis. The hotel offers the perfect taste of coastal life, mainly because it’s just a few steps away from the hottest spots in the area.

Bay Town Inn

This cozy bed and breakfast will make you feel like you’re at home, even if you’re just on vacation. Owner Nikki Moon rebuilt Bay Town Inn after Hurricane Katrina, and the strength of the people of Bay Saint Louis is a part of the foundation here.

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