Baton Rouge's "pinkies out" Cocktail List

Cocktails are having a cultural moment, and we are here for it.

All over the country, bars and restaurants have spent the last several years leveling up their cocktail game.

With an influx of craft cocktail bars hitting Baton Rouge, this list cuts through the noise and will get you a seat at the hottest cocktail bars Louisiana's capital has to offer.

As always, if you have a good suggestion for this list, let us know!
The River Room
Downtown

The River Room

The River Room has a knack for finding small batch liquors and turning them into creative cocktails. Recently the Ponchatoula Balsam has been a favorite with flavor profiles coming from strawberry cordial (Ponchatoula Strawberries of course) and balsamic vinegar. The Mexican Street Peach is their take on a spicy margarita and the Bambu Rum has charred banana slices on top. Point is, whether you're looking for a classic or willing to let the bartenders stir up one of their creative concoctions, this is a great place for cocktails.

The Lost Cove
South Baton Rouge

The Lost Cove

The Lost Cove Baton Rouge has the most extensive whiskey list in the city so you know they can mix up great craft cocktails. The interior gives off the feeling of sitting inside an old whiskey barrel and be sure to ask the bartenders for their suggested cocktails based of your pallet before committing to your classic favorites. Sip cocktails on the patio or luxuriously on a couch inside.

Hayride Scandal
Mid-City South

Hayride Scandal

An OG member of the Baton Rouge Drinker's Edition family, The Parlour at Hayride Scandal is an old school bar to enjoy craft cocktails. This spot tips it's cap to the heydey of mayhem with velvet, dark wood and comfy bar stools to enjoy cocktails amidst. You can also order cigars to accompanying your drinks on the front patio. As you'd guess, the classic atmosphere has a cocktail menu of classics like The Aviation, Paperplane and Sazerac as well as an outstanding liquor menu if you want to task the bartenders with mixing up something special for you.

Blend
Wine BarDowntown

Blend

Most notably known as a wine bar, Blend, is also a spot to take the pickier cocktail lovers in your group. With expertly crafted classic cocktails as well as more inventive creations like the Dreamsicle & Fuqua Smash be sure to check the “Remedies” section of their drink menu for some of the best craft cocktails in BR.

Olive or Twist

Olive or Twist

“Please sir, may I have anotha'” is what patrons say while sipping cocktails at Olive or Twist. Perpetually ranked as one of the top cocktail bars in Baton Rouge by the local press, you're sure to pull up a seat at a bar tended by professional mixologists with creative specialty cocktails. This is one of the original spots in Baton Rouge to raise the bar for craft cocktails so be sure to stop by.

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