What is New Orleans’ Irish Channel?
Bound by Jackson Avenue, Delachaise Street, Magazine Street and Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans’ Irish Channel is a quaint neighborhood named in honor of the wave of Irish immigrants who first made their way there in the 1830s. Then, it was known for its shotgun homes, working-class community, and the ports and breweries where many residents worked.
Today, the Irish Channel remains a mainly residential neighborhood with a thriving brewery scene and a number of local hangouts and restaurants.
What to do in New Orleans’ Irish Channel?
With restaurants, shopping, unique homes and lots of breweries, the Irish Channel is full of New Orleans charm. Browse the stops below for ideas and inspiration during your next trip.
Start your day with a hearty breakfast from Molly’s Rise and Shine. Their unique menu puts a modern twist on classic breakfast fare. Try something savory and filling like the Grand Slam McMuffin or breakfast burrito, or opt for a lighter option and try the roasted carrot yogurt. Whichever you choose, Molly’s is a great way to begin your day.
Ditching breakfast but down for brunch? Look no further than Atchafalaya. You can find sweet and savory New Orleanian brunch classics likes shrimp + grits or chicken & waffles. Paired with their signature Bloody Mary bar and other specialty cocktails, you’ve got yourself the makings for a perfect mid-morning brunch.
NOLA Brewery is a Tchoupitoulas Street staple. Using their extensive beer, ale and lager selection, guests can create custom tasting flights. Grab a slice from NOLA Pizza Co., their in-house pizzeria specializing in NY-style pies, and head to their outdoor patio and deck seating with views of the Mississippi to enjoy your brew.
Whether you’re window shopping or planning to purchase, Antiques on Jackson is a fun stop to make. They specialize in extravagant and unique antiques and furnishings. Their collection is robust and awe-worthy. Stop by while strolling along Jackson Avenue.
Named one of the 12 best Restaurants in the country by Eater, and loved by locals - Turkey and the Wolf is a must-try Irish Channel stop. Using fresh and local ingredients, Turkey and the Wolf creates wacky signature sandwiches and small plates perfect for a midday pick-me-up.
Irish Channel Hangouts, Breweries and Bars
The Irish Channel is known for its local hangouts, breweries and pubs. Your trip isn’t complete without a stop by Parasol’s. Located in the heart of the Irish Channel, Parasol’s is a legendary dive with a roast beef po-boy that is adored by many far and wide. Their cheap drinks and beer draw in customers year-round. They also make a great frozen Irish Coffee, which you can grab to go for a stroll around the neighborhood.
Frosés, margaritas, Moscow Mules and more. Tchoup Yard is a trendy Irish Channel bar filled with color and fun. With mostly outdoor seating it's the perfect place to go for a drink on a warm day. Outdoor games and bar snacks are available.
Miel is an independent microbrewery that prides itself on serving quality beer that is environmentally-friendly. Stop by this pet-friendly establishment with your favorite pup and enjoy a brew in their sleek outdoor patio.
With 48 beers on tap and a selection of more than 100 bottles, The Bulldog is a beer-lover's dream. Stop by for a pint and a burger, or enjoy a sunny afternoon on their dog-friendly patio that looks out over Magazine Street.
Tucked away on the corner of Magazine and Ninth streets, Levee Baking Co.’s pastries are to die for. Croissants, cinnamon rolls and vegan cookies are our top picks from their menu. Jams and other local goods are sold along with coffee and tea.
Beignet bites, anyone? Choose from traditional beignets, seasonal beignets, fancy beignets, bubbles & beignets, and a whole host of savory options like flatbread pizzas and chicken wings. The Vintage is flanked with outdoor seating, adding to the truly Parisian experience.