Best Nightlife

Out of all the clubs and bars in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations. We offer a carefully vetted selection to let you explore Baton Rouge nightlife on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Baton Rouge Best Nightlife list. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.

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Chelsea's Café
Photo courtesy of Rick Galvan

Comfortable and unassuming, Chelsea's offers a good time without a lot of pretense. It also offers all sorts of distractions, from live music by great local talents to sports on the TV and, sometimes, open mic nights. Two full bars offer dozens...  Read More

Caterie Deli and Saloon

Long-lived and much-loved, this place is a great gathering place for college folks and those just out of that scene. The Caterie always offers a good supply of fun, and its casual ambience means that anyone can stop by and feel comfortable....  Read More

Fox & Hound English Pub and Grille

A cozy, pub-like ambience characterizes this bar and restaurant, which is a bit more upscale than some of the city's other establishments. The inviting place offers a variety of distractions, including big-screen TVs, awesome pool tables, darts,...  Read More

Baton Rouge

Ideal for an after-work drink, this Mexican bar and restaurant has garnered quite a loyal following of professionals. It's especially popular on Thursdays, when happy hour has become the favored time to indulge in fantastic margaritas. Although...  Read More

Roux House

Weathered brick walls hung with gilt-framed mirrors set the scene for this hip establishment, which is a fabulous place to catch live blues and jazz with some funk and zydeco thrown in for good measure. If you need sustenance, the menu boasts a...  Read More

Varsity Theatre

Everybody knows the Varsity, Baton Rouge's nightlife mainstay near LSU's north gates. The place is best known for live music, and its roster has included Better Than Ezra, The Wailers Band, Kevin Martin, and other rock, reggae, and alternative...  Read More

Churchill's Cigars and Elixirs

If you're tired of run-of-the-mill bars and lounges, Churchill's will take your tastes to a whole new level. The sophisticated establishment – a refuge of marble, crystal, and oak millwork – is a frequent haven for professionals and folks...  Read More

Baton Rouge

Folks come to Baton Rouge from far and wide for the terrific music and fun atmosphere of the city's "biggest gay dance club." The energy at Splash runs rampant, thanks to nightly drink specials and awesome DJs. Plus, depending on the night,...  Read More

A perennial favorite, this bar attracts all types within its dim, dark-wood interior. Proximity to LSU makes it a great college hangout, although it's much more than just a frat house stop-off. The Chimes' biggest draw is its huge supply of...  Read More

Baton Rouge
Clicks Billiards

If you're the type who can't just nurse a drink at the bar and be content, Clicks has got you covered. At this happening spot, folks grab a beer and take to the pool tables for some friendly competition or to try their hand at darts. If all...  Read More

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