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Revelers Hall Brings Boozy New Orleans Vibes to the Bishop Arts District

The neighborhood’s newest bar is touted as the “perfect spot to sip an old fashioned”

Revelers Hall being “christened” by local band Club Wood before its opening.
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Last week, a brand new bar inspired by the legendary watering holes of New Orleans quietly made its debut in the Bishop Arts District.

Revelers Hall, located at 412 North Bishop Avenue, is from the same people behind other nearby Bishop Arts spots like Oddfellows, AJ Vagabonds, and Rabble Rousers Coffee Company. The intimate 50-seat space was inspired by the owners’ shared love of NOLA, partner Jason Roberts tells Eater. To that end, they aimed to re-create a traditional jazz club space with a 1920s art deco theme. Deep green hued walls, rich woods, and brass abound in the space, which was designed by partner Skye Olson.

The new music destination is meant to serve as a pre-dinner spot for cocktails and charcuterie and cheese boards, or a post-dinner locale to wind down with a Scotch and “decadent” desserts, according to co-owner Amy Wallace Cowan. The food menu is still being worked out in advance of Thursday’s grand opening, and drinks include “classic cocktails” like sazeracs, old fashioneds, and martinis.

Roberts jokes that the bar should re-brand to an “old-fashioned-focused” establishment since 90 percent of the drinks ordered during the bar’s “dress rehearsals” were old fashioneds. “With the vibe inside the space, it really does feel like a place that you’re supposed to sip an old fashioned,” he says.

Revelers Hall officially debuts Thursday, March 21 and will operate Monday through Friday 4 p.m. to midnight, and Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m. to midnight.