With its great cocktails, beautiful patio, and amazing staff,

The Rusty Nail is worth finding.

"Oh how I love The Rusty Nail. This bar is the the bees knees, y'all." - Angie T. (Yelp Elite '15) "The Rusty Nail is the best spot for anything." Nikki N. (Yelp Elite '15) "The greatest place on earth!!!" -Off Beat Magazine (FourSquare) #10 on Complex.com "25 Best Bars in New Orleans" "Want prompt and friendly service?  This place delivers every time." -Gerard B. (Yelp) "Do yourself a favor and check this place out. I'm sure you'll love it like I do." -Angie T. (Yelp Elite '15) "Some fresh air makes winding down with a drink much more relaxing." -Matthew P. (Yelp Elite '15) "Mmmmmmm. So perfect on their wonderful patio." -Leslie W. (Yelp) "Food trucks are often outside, grab something while sipping on yo' drink." -Brooke A. (Yelp Elite '15) "Cool, laid back and fun atmosphere!! Great place to watch a game :)" -Sonya C. (Yelp)
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"Oh how I love The Rusty Nail. This bar is the the bees knees, y'all." - Angie T. (Yelp Elite '15)

"The Rusty Nail is the best spot for anything." Nikki N. (Yelp Elite '15)

"The greatest place on earth!!!" -Off Beat Magazine (FourSquare)

#10 on Complex.com "25 Best Bars in New Orleans"

"Want prompt and friendly service? This place delivers every time." -Gerard B. (Yelp)

"Do yourself a favor and check this place out. I'm sure you'll love it like I do." -Angie T. (Yelp Elite '15)

"Some fresh air makes winding down with a drink much more relaxing." -Matthew P. (Yelp Elite '15)

"Mmmmmmm. So perfect on their wonderful patio." -Leslie W. (Yelp)

"Food trucks are often outside, grab something while sipping on yo' drink." -Brooke A. (Yelp Elite '15)

"Cool, laid back and fun atmosphere!! Great place to watch a game :)" -Sonya C. (Yelp)

EVENTS

MAR 5 Thu

Cheers-for-Charity

4pm-8pm //

Come have cocktails for a good cause. The Rusty Nail Cheers-for-Charity is a weekly event that benefits local and national charities and foundations. We dontate 20% of sales from when we open (at 4) till 8pm. So come have a drink that REALLY feels good. This week we donate to Bricolage Academy. Bricolage Academy is founded on the belief that excellence in education begins with fairness and a commitment to each student and parent. This commitment extends beyond the classroom, and is the basis of a school culture that fosters exploration, innovation, self-esteem, and high achievement. It is also one in which educators, parents and students share the responsibility of preparing students for the future.

MAR 6 Fri

Jenn Howard + Crazy McGee

10pm //

Come check out New Orleans’ (and The Rusty Nail’s) own Jenn MF Howard. Her soulful voice and sultry style will remind you of some of the folk-soul greats. She’s best when she feels at home…and that is JUST what The Nail is.

MAR 6 Fri

Pelicans vs. Celtics

Tip-off 7pm //

As the race for the 8th seed heats up, we’ve got to take care the sub .500 east teams. This one shapes up to be a great game. As always, we’ve got $13 buckets of ice-cold domestics, $1 of which is donated to Team Gleason for ALS research. Don’t forget. If the Pelicans score 100+ points and win, and you were here from the tip, you get a free drink. Come fly with us.

MAR 7 Sat

Chili-In-The-Channel

11am-4pm //

We aren’t hosting, but we are a sponsor and we love to shout out charitable events in the city. Set on the beautiful backdrop of the Irish Channel on a perfect spring day, the second annual “Chili in the Channel” chili cookoff will pit local chefs against each other, with professional judges and the community deciding who will win the “Golden Pot.” Participants will start preparing their chili as early as 6am (they must cook onsite), and the public is invited to sample chili from 11am to 4pm. Proceeds from the event will benefit ReNEW Schools’ innovative approach to education. Come to The Nail after to discuss the results over drinks.

MAR 7 Sat

Pelicans vs. Grizzlies

Tip-off at 6pm //

Memphis Grizzlies: We’ve beat them once, they’ve beat us once. The Western Conference playoff race is seriously heating up and we need to win these tough ones at home. This one shapes up to be a great game. As always, we’ve got $13 buckets of ice-cold domestics, $1 of which is donated to Team Gleason for ALS research. Don’t forget. If the Pelicans score 100+ points and win, and you were here from the tip, you get a free drink. Flock Yeah!!

MAR 9 Mon

Pelicans @ Bucks

Tip-off at 7pm //

As the race for the Western Conference playoffs heats up, we’ve got to take care the east teams. This one shapes up to be a great game. As always, we’ve got $13 buckets of ice-cold domestics, $1 of which is donated to Team Gleason for ALS research. Don’t forget. If the Pelicans score 100+ points and win, and you were here from the tip, you get a free drink. Come fly with us.

MAR 10 Tue

Open Mic - sponsored by Jagermeister

Sign-up at 8, Music at 9 //

New host Jenn Howard guides you through the best raw talent in the city as The Great Rusty Nail Open Mic Night continues with a new tradition. Still sponsored by Jagermeister. Come show us what you got for 3 songs…or about 15 minutes. Performers get a free shot of Jagermeister Spice. Come show us what you got or sit back and be entertained. Either way, it’s a great time.

MAR 10 Tue

Pelicans @ Nets

Tip-off at 6:30 //

As the race for the 8th seed heats up, we’ve got to take care these sub .500 east teams. This one shapes up to be a great game. As always, we’ve got $13 buckets of ice-cold domestics, $1 of which is donated to Team Gleason for ALS research. Don’t forget. If the Pelicans score 100+ points and win, and you were here from the tip, you get a free drink. Let’s get a flockin’ win!!

MAR 11 Wed

JMFH

9 o'clock //

Come check out New Orleans’ (and The Rusty Nail’s) own Jenn MF Howard. Her soulful voice and sultry style will remind you of some of the folk-soul greats. She’s best when she feels at home…and that is JUST what The Nail is.

MAR 12 Thu

Cheers-for-Charity

4pm-8pm //

Come have cocktails for a good cause. The Rusty Nail Cheers-for-Charity is a weekly event that benefits local and national charities and foundations. We dontate 20% of sales from when we open (at 4) till 8pm. So come have a drink that REALLY feels good. This week, we donate to The Louisiana Heat Foundation. Established in 2005, the Louisiana Heat Foundation’s mission is to develop character, self-discipline, higher learning, and outstanding leaders, through positive mentoring. The foundation’s focus is on aiding youth from 7-17 years of age through youth empowerment programs. Louisiana Heat Foundation is a certified 501© 3 non- profit organization as of 2007.

MAR 13 Fri

Make The Nail your BUKU headquarters

2pm-till sunrise //

Buku Music Festial is just a few blocks away, so come pre-game and after-party at The Nail. We’ll have bottles of water and glow sticks*.

*no actual glow sticks

MAR 14 Sat

Make The Nail your BUKU headquarters

Noon-till sunrise //

Buku Music Festial is just a few blocks away, so come pre-game and after-party at The Nail. We’ll have bottles of water and glow sticks*.

*no actual glow sticks

MAR 15 Sun

Pelicans vs. Nuggets

Tip-off: 5pm //

Pels welcome the Denver Nuggets to “Tha Blendah” and this one gets filed in the “must win” category. As always, we’ve got $13 buckets of ice-cold domestics, $1 of which is donated to Team Gleason for ALS research. Don’t forget. If the Pelicans score 100+ points and win, and you were here from the tip, you get a free drink. We’ll have game sound on in the Mermaid Lounge area tonight. Come watch the Pelicans smoke the Nuggets.

MAR 17 Tue

Open Mic - sponsored by Jagermeister

Sign-up at 8, Music at 9 //

New host Jenn Howard guides you through the best raw talent in the city as The Great Rusty Nail Open Mic Night continues with a new tradition. Still sponsored by Jagermeister. Come show us what you got for 3 songs…or about 15 minutes. Performers get a free shot of Jagermeister Spice. Come show us what you got or sit back and be entertained. Either way, it’s a great time.

MAR 17 Tue

Pelicans vs. Bucks

Tip-off: 7pm //

As the race for the Western Conference playoffs heats up, we’ve got to take care the east teams. This one shapes up to be a great game as it’s the second time we play the Bucks in 8 days. As always, we’ve got $13 buckets of ice-cold domestics, $1 of which is donated to Team Gleason for ALS research. Don’t forget. If the Pelicans score 100+ points and win, and you were here from the tip, you get a free drink. Come fly with us.

MAR 18 Wed

JMFH

9 o'clock //

Come check out New Orleans’ (and The Rusty Nail’s) own Jenn MF Howard. Her soulful voice and sultry style will remind you of some of the folk-soul greats. She’s best when she feels at home…and that is JUST what The Nail is.

MAR 19 Thu

Cheers-for-Charity

4pm-8pm //

Come have cocktails for a good cause. The Rusty Nail Cheers-for-Charity is a weekly event that benefits local and national charities and foundations. We dontate 20% of sales from when we open (at 4) till 8pm. So come have a drink that REALLY feels good. This week, we donate to Lovers Not Biters. Lovers Not Biters Dog Rescue is dedicated to saving homeless and abandoned dogs from euthanasia in overcrowded high-kill shelters. We give these dogs a second chance at life. And everybody deserves a second chance.

MAR 19 Thu

Pelicans @ Suns

Tip-off 9pm //

It’s a late tip on this one. As the race for the 8th seed heats up, we’ve got to take care of the Suns. This one shapes up to be a great game. As always, we’ve got $13 buckets of ice-cold domestics, $1 of which is donated to Team Gleason for ALS research. Don’t forget. If the Pelicans score 100+ points and win, and you were here from the tip, you get a free drink. Come for Trivia at 8 and we’ll have the game on at 9.

MAR 20 Fri

Pelicans @ Warriors

Tip-off: 9:30 //

All year the Pelicans have done really well against the top teams in the league. If we play our cards right, this will be a Western Conference round-one preview. This one shapes up to be a great game. As always, we’ve got $13 buckets of ice-cold domestics, $1 of which is donated to Team Gleason for ALS research. Don’t forget. If the Pelicans score 100+ points and win, and you were here from the tip, you get a free drink. Western Conference Playoffs, FLOCK YEAH!!!

MAR 22 Sun

Pelicans @ Clippers

Tip-off 2:30 //

Chris Paul who?? Lob City?? More like Flop City. Pels take on one of the top teams in the Western Conference and hope to continue a strong move toward the playoffs. This one shapes up to be a great game. As always, we’ve got $13 buckets of ice-cold domestics, $1 of which is donated to Team Gleason for ALS research. Don’t forget. If the Pelicans score 100+ points and win, and you were here from the tip, you get a free drink.

MAR 24 Tue

Open Mic - sponsored by Jagermeister

Sign-up at 8, Music at 9 //

New host Jenn Howard guides you through the best raw talent in the city as The Great Rusty Nail Open Mic Night continues with a new tradition. Still sponsored by Jagermeister. Come show us what you got for 3 songs…or about 15 minutes. Performers get a free shot of Jagermeister Spice. Come show us what you got or sit back and be entertained. Either way, it’s a great time.

MAR 25 Wed

JMFH

9 o'clock //

Come check out New Orleans’ (and The Rusty Nail’s) own Jenn MF Howard. Her soulful voice and sultry style will remind you of some of the folk-soul greats. She’s best when she feels at home…and that is JUST what The Nail is.

MAR 25 Wed

Pelicans vs. Rockets

Tip-off 7pm //

Pels try to “Spring” into the playoffs with a win against division rival and NBA title contender Houston Rockets. Gotta shut down James Harden, who is in the conversation for MVP. This one shapes up to be a great game. As always, we’ve got $13 buckets of ice-cold domestics, $1 of which is donated to Team Gleason for ALS research. Don’t forget. If the Pelicans score 100+ points and win, and you were here from the tip, you get a free drink. Nobody wants to mess with a healthy flock of Pelicans. Hoop Dat.

MAR 26 Thu

Cheers-for-Charity

4pm-8pm //

Come have cocktails for a good cause. The Rusty Nail Cheers-for-Charity is a weekly event that benefits local and national charities and foundations. We dontate 20% of sales from when we open (at 4) till 8pm. So come have a drink that REALLY feels good. This week, we donate to The Lens: New Orleans’ first independent, nonprofit news site. They provide the information and analysis necessary to advocate for more accountable and just governance.

MAR 27 Fri

Pelicans vs Kings

Tip-off 7pm //

As March draws to a close, we’ve gotta be winning these games. I still have dreams of a play-off appearance and even an 8 seed upset of a 1 seed. This one shapes up to be a great game. As always, we’ve got $13 buckets of ice-cold domestics, $1 of which is donated to Team Gleason for ALS research. Don’t forget. If the Pelicans score 100+ points and win, and you were here from the tip, you get a free drink. Gotta win ‘em. Flap. Flap. Come fly with us.

MAR 29 Sun

Pelicans vs Timberwolves

Tip-off 3pm //

Last game of a hugely important month for the Pels. Gotta beat the T-wolves. This one shapes up to be a great game. As always, we’ve got $13 buckets of ice-cold domestics, $1 of which is donated to Team Gleason for ALS research. Don’t forget. If the Pelicans score 100+ points and win, and you were here from the tip, you get a free drink. Come fly with us into the playoffs.

MAR 31 Tue

Open Mic - sponsored by Jagermeister

Sign-up at 8, Music at 9 //

New host Jenn Howard guides you through the best raw talent in the city as The Great Rusty Nail Open Mic Night continues with a new tradition. Still sponsored by Jagermeister. Come show us what you got for 3 songs…or about 15 minutes. Performers get a free shot of Jagermeister Spice. Come show us what you got or sit back and be entertained. Either way, it’s a great time.

APR 1 Wed

Opera On Tap

7-9 //

In October 2007 the Big Easy partnered with the Big Apple, making New Orleans the first official Opera on Tap franchise. Each season, the New Orleans Opera presents the finest young local and regional singers in casual, 90-minute concerts of opera, Broadway and more.

Now in its 8th season, Opera on Tap – New Orleans is attracting people from around the world. The Rusty Nail is the OOT-NO home base. Stick around for a perfect follow-up performance by Jenn Howard.

APR 1 Wed

JMFH

9 o'clock //

Come check out New Orleans’ (and The Rusty Nail’s) own Jenn MF Howard. Her soulful voice and sultry style will remind you of some of the folk-soul greats. She’s best when she feels at home…and that is JUST what The Nail is.

NEWS

  • SEPTEMBER 4TH, 2014

    THE RUSTY NAIL/ALS BEER BUCKET CHALLENGE

    Order a bucket during any College or Pro Football game this season and we will donate $1 to Team Gleason or Request a song during the commercials of Bama, LSU or Saints games for a $5 donation to Team Gleason.

  • JANUARY 27TH, 2014

    THE RUSTY NAIL CHOSEN ONE OF THE TOP LOCAL BARS TO WATCH SUPERBOWL

    Superbowl

    Tucked away on the edge of the Warehouse District, The Rusty Nail can be a bit hard to find. But it’s definitely worth looking for! This local hangout has a great outdoor patio and lots of space for revelry!

  • SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2013

    HAPPY HOUR EVERY M,T,W,F 4PM-7PM

    1/2 Price bottles of wine and $1 off everything else!!!
    Note…We do not have happy hour pricing on Thursdays as we donate 20% of sales to a different non-profit in our Cocktails for a Cause series.

FOOD TRUCK SCHEDULE

Wednesday: LaCocinita 6PM-10PM
Thursday: Foodie Call 7PM-11PM
Friday: Burgers Ya Heard 7PM-Midnight
Saturday: Foodie Call 7PM-Midnight
Sunday: Stay Tuned as the weather gets nice for Foodie Call’s Sunday Brunch Schedule

*All Times are subject to flexibility

PRIVATE PARTIES

We have two private patios available for birthday parties, showers, company gatherings and any other excuse to have a great time! Email David at partyinfo@therustynail.biz to book yours!

CHEERS FOR CHARITY

Are You a Non-Profit Organization or Charity?
Throw your fund raiser at The Nail on a Thursday from 4-8 and we will donate 20% of the sales to your Cause. Contact David at david@therustynail.biz to schedule your Cheers for Charity!

ABOUT US

Located on the border of the Warehouse District and the Lower Garden District, The Nail combines the feel of the two very different New Orleans neighborhoods. We are grounded and gritty like the LGD and also hip and progressive like the WHD. Like New Orleans itself, The Nail mixes patrons from all walks of life and regardless of the life you’re walking from, you will be greeted with a smile and a great drink of your choice. We love everybody at The Nail and offer something for everyone.

Looking for a place to watch the game? We gotcha covered with 5 flat screens and an 86 inch projector screen inside, and 4 flat screens and a 65 inch big screen on the patio. Bleacher seating and fun music during commercials give us a football atmosphere that you can’t beat in NOLA.

Looking for live music? Check. Open Mic every Tuesday. Jenn Howard Jazz every Wednesday, and check the events page for weekend bands.

Like Beer? 16 drafts and over 50 bottle/cans ranging from $2 High Life to $9 Urthel Hop-it.
Like Scotch? 40 Single Malt selections and numerous blends from $5 well to a $30 Johnny Walker Blue.
Like Bourbon? Over 40 American, Canadian, and Irish whiskeys from $5 Jameson to $12 Hudson Whiskey.
Wine Lover? We have a great list (for a bar) and half-price bottles during happy hour-from a $5 glass of Chardonnay to a $50 bottle of Ridge Zin.

And yes we have vodka Redbull and Jaeger bombs too.

The old saying You can’t please everybody is true…but we give it our best shot! So come spend some time with us and you will find out why The Rusty Nail is worth finding.