Weekend Picks: New Downtown underground speakeasy, Dixie Brewery grand openings

Dixie Brewery and a new underground bar and lounge are both opening their doors to the public this weekend.

by Mary Staes
January 23, 2020

An underground lounge, you say? In New Orleans? That’s just one of the things we’ve got lined up for our Weekend Picks on Jan. 24 to 26.

Fri. Jan. 24, 2020

What: Crawfish Fridays
When: 4 p.m.
Where: Mid City Yacht Club
Price: Varies

We heard crawfish season is back! Every Friday through April NOLA Crawfish King will be boiling at Mid City Yacht Club. Three pounds run for $18, five pounds for $28 and 10 pounds for $53. Corn ($1), potatoes ($1) and sausage ($2) will also be available. Click here for more information.

Mid City Yacht Club
Getting there
440 S St Patrick St, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA
Mon-Sun 11am–2am
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What: Double Dealer Lounge Grand Opening
When: 9 p.m.
Where: The Orpheum Theater
Price: Free to attend

This new Downtown speakeasy bar and lounge celebrating 1920s Dixie Bohemia in the backstage setting of a vaudeville theater. The catch: it’s under the majestic Orpheum Theater. Click here for more information. 

Orpheum Theater
Getting there
129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
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Sat. Jan. 25, 2020


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What: Dixie Brewery Grand Opening
When: 11 am. – 7 p.m.
Where: Dixie Beer
Price: Free to attend

The Dixie Beer facility in New Orleans East is finally opening its doors to the public! At noon the Bucktown All Stars will be performing, followed by the Riverside Ramblers at 3 p.m. Food, yard games, a brewery tours will be available. Click here for more information. 

Faubourg Brewing Co.
Getting there
3501 Jourdan Rd, New Orleans, LA 70126, USA
Mon-Thu 2–8pm
Fri-Sat 11am–8pm
Sun 11am–7pm
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What: Gumbo Gras and Umbrella Walk
When: Walk begins at 11 a.m.
Where: Audubon Park, Shelter 10
Price: $5 donation

This second line for a good cause is put on by the Krewe of Tucks and benefits the ALS Association, Krewe De Camp and other local charities. The Umbrella Walk will be led by 2 Jazz Marching Bands and include carnival dance groups, circus performers, and appearances from the current Krewe of Tucks Royals. After the walk, a gumbo competition will take place and a kid-friendly art and umbrella decoration station will be open for the kids. Click here for more information. 

Audubon Park
Getting there
6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA
Mon-Sun 5am–10pm
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Sun. Jan 26, 2020

What: Photo Walk & Social
When: 1 to 4 p.m.
Where: Bywater Bakery
Price: Free to attend

This social, put on by Frank Aymami Photography, explores the Bywater to capture the character of one of New Orleans’ most visual neighborhoods. Come out to explore, meet some new people, and make photographs alongside other enthusiasts and professional photographers! There’s NO requirement for specific equipment, even phone photography is acceptable. Feel free to bring a friend interested in photography. It’s the perfect opportunity to take your camera out, ask questions, get guidance, and get creative! Click here for more information.

Bywater Bakery
Getting there
3624 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA
Mon 8am–3pm
Tue-Wed Closed
Thu-Sun 8am–3pm
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Mary Staes is Digital Content Lead for Very Local. She works with our freelancers and crafts content for our social media platforms and website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether...

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