Surf culture might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of New Orleans. Lucy’s is bringing the laidback atmosphere of the beach to the heart of New Orleans.
Lucy’s calls itself a “retired surfers bar” and the decorations leave little room for interpretation. From the surfboards hanging on the walls, island vibe music and beach themed menu, there’s no mistaking Lucy’s for anything but a surfer bar.
JD, the Manager and part owner of Lucy’s, talked a little bit about being a surf theme bar in the Crescent City.
“Most people seem to just stumble upon this place out of curiosity,” he says. “People aren’t usually looking for the surf bar experience in New Orleans.”
But that curiosity pays off.
“I think first timers are usually surprised that our food is so good,” says JD. “And we have a great local following.”
Part of the convincing process is the menu at Lucy’s. JD thinks there’s a special item on the menu that of which the locals can’t get enough.
“The Juicy Lucy definitely keeps people talking,” says JD
The Juicy Lucy is Lucy’s famous burger featuring a brioche bun with lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion and some of Lucy’s special sauce.
Everyone is welcome at Lucy’s and that includes your furry little friend with four legs.
“We’re definitely a dog-friendly restaurant,” says JD. “And not just for the outside area. We let people bring their dogs into the bar.”
And Lucy’s happens to be one of the best spots to have Sunday brunch in the Big Easy.
“We have a great brunch menu with bottomless mimosas and bloody marys,” says JD.
Make an extra an effort to stop by Lucy’s for Taco Tuesdays and Thursdays for $5 top shelf liquor specials.
Best of all the party goes on until the wee hours of the morning (don’t be surprised to see people dancing on the tables). So this is a great spot to stop for one last bevy and some local character on your way home to The Mercantile Hotel after a great night out on the town.