Lula Restaurant Distillery

New Orleans’ local liquor scene got a well-deserved boost when Lula Restaurant Distillery opened its doors in February 2017. The business, located in the heart of the Garden District, stands out among its peers for incorporating a Creole/Southern restaurant with an in-house distillery and events venue.

The distillery team has definitely been getting the batches right, if the volume of positive press Lula’s received is any indication. The restaurant’s menu adds elegant flourishes to traditional Southern favorites such as shrimp and grits, fried chicken sandwiches and a variety of boiled seafood dishes.

Even better: diners get to enjoy these and other dishes with liquors made on-site, in gleaming copper stills that are separated from the dining room via an enormous glass enclosure. You can get an up-close look for yourself; just ask your server for a tour. And before you leave, be sure to pick up a bottle of small-batch Lula Rum, Lula Vodka or Lula Gin.