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" Small Patio - Perfect for 15-30 people "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) The Big Private Patio is perfect for parties of 50-100. The Big Private Patio is perfect for parties of 50-100. "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"

Small Patio - Perfect for 15-30 people

"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)

The Big Private Patio is perfect for parties of 50-100.

The Big Private Patio is perfect for parties of 50-100.

"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

MAY 26 Thu

Cheers for Charity: March of Dimes

4pm-8pm //

It is our pleasure to continue our long-standing tradition of charitable fundraising with our weekly Cheers-for-Charity series. Each Thursday (sometimes Wednesdays too) we donate 20% of sales from 4pm-8pm. So come have cocktails for a cause with us. The installment on May 26th March of Dimes.

After conquering polio, the March of Dimes chose a new path, and shifted its focus to the leading causes of death among infants; prematurity and birth defects. Since that time, the March of Dimes has funded many significant scientific breakthroughs, including research that led to the discovery of the PKU test, and surfactant therapy. The March of Dimes has launched a $75 million national initiative to combat the growing incidence of premature birth.

Every hour, 53 babies are born too small and have to fight just to survive. And every hour, 17 babies are born with a birth defect that could kill or disable them. Your participation will help find the causes of prematurity so new treatments and cures can help save babies. As well as support programs that help mothers and health care providers in our community get the information they need to deliver healthy babies.

Inspired by this dedication to improve life in our community, we invite you to the ”Spotlight on Success” 2016.

MAY 31 Tue

Jesse's Hand-crafted, non-GMO, free-range, artisan, gluten-free Trivia

Two independent games: First at 8ish, Second at 9ish //

Set your brain on fire…in a good way…with Trivia Night at The Nail. Jesse has created TWO games for you. First game starts at around 8, and the second game at around 9. If you can make both, great. If not, they are scored independently, so even if you don’t have all night, you can still win. It’s free to play and comes with great bar tab prizes and delicious prizes from Magazine Pizza. Get it, together.

JUN 7 Tue

Jesse's Hand-crafted, non-GMO, free-range, artisan, gluten-free Trivia

Two independent games: First at 8ish, Second at 9ish //

Spark-up the ol’ thinker with Trivia Night at The Nail. Jesse has created TWO games for you. First game starts at around 8, and the second game at around 9. If you can make both, great. If not, they are scored independently, so even if you don’t have all night, you can still win. It’s free to play and comes with great bar tab prizes and delicious prizes from Magazine Pizza. Get it, together.

JUN 9 Thu

Cheers for Charity: New Orleans Environmental Education Collaborative

4pm-8pm //

It is our pleasure to continue our long-standing tradition of charitable fundraising with our weekly Cheers-for-Charity series. Each Thursday (sometimes Wednesdays too) we donate 20% of sales from 4pm-8pm. So come have cocktails for a cause with us. The installment on June 9th is the New Orleans Environmental Education Collaborative.

Formed in the winter of 2012, The New Orleans Environmental Education Collaborative (N.O.E.E.C.) is a collective organization of various Environmental Education Organizations in the New Orleans area. N.O.E.E.C. is committed to furthering environmental education in the Greater New Orleans area through collaboration, partnership development, and collective endeavors.

Objectives:

1. Increase knowledge of, and improve access to, existing environmental education programs through joint programming
2. Build capacity for existing organizations and programs by sharing ideas and resources
3. Create a venue for new ideas, partnerships, and collective endeavors

JUN 14 Tue

Jesse's Hand-crafted, non-GMO, free-range, artisan, gluten-free Trivia

Two independent games: First at 8ish, Second at 9ish //

Get those gears turning with Trivia Night at The Nail. Jesse has created TWO games for you. First game starts at around 8, and the second game at around 9. If you can make both, great. If not, they are scored independently, so even if you don’t have all night, you can still win. It’s free to play and comes with great bar tab prizes and delicious prizes from Magazine Pizza. Get it, together.

JUL 14 Thu

Cheers for Charity: Crescent City Farmers Market

4pm-8pm //

It is our pleasure to continue our long-standing tradition of charitable fundraising with our weekly Cheers-for-Charity series. Each Thursday (sometimes Wednesdays too) we donate 20% of sales from 4pm-8pm. So come have cocktails for a cause with us. The installment on July 14th is the Crescent City Farmers Market.

The Crescent City Farmers Market is the public face of Market Umbrella, a 501©(3) nonprofit, nongovernmental organization. Founded in 1995 as a part of the Twomey Center for Peace Through Justice at Loyola University New Orleans, the Market is an outgrowth and reflection of Market Umbrella’s core mission to cultivate the field of public markets for public good. Learning, sharing and growing, Market Umbrella cultivates community markets that utilize local resources to bolster authentic local traditions. We believe that ambitious social, health, environmental and financial goals are achieved if trust and respect are present. We envision communities of market umbrellas, like flowers in the field, opening all over the world for public good.

NEWS

  • AUGUST 25TH, 2015

    FOOTBALL IS BACK AND THE RUSTY NAIL IS STILL DOING THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE!

    The Rusty Nail is continuing its support to find a cure for ALS. For every bucket we sell of ice cold domestics, The Nail will donate $1 to Team Gleason. Five Cold Beers. No White Flags.

  • JUNE 30TH, 2015

    AMERICA:THE PARTY IS GAMBIT'S #1 EVENT FOR 4TH OF JULY

    READ ARTICLE
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  • MAY 18TH, 2015

    LIBATIONS FOR LOCALS: MAY 2015

    This is not your father’s scotch. Owners Ivan Burgess and David Brown have done the dirty work by vetting almost each of the 70 scotches on offer, demanding an even share of smoke, peat and sweetness throughout all of their blends. Don’t worry if you’re not a whisky lover. This local’s favorite bar also serves up lighter concoctions, like Disco Lemonade (a sake, vodka and lemon mix) to enjoy on the lush patio. Patrons at The Rusty Nail also find the location, tucked away in the Warehouse District, a pleasant and welcoming retreat. 1100 Constance St., (504) 525-5515, therustynail.biz – See more

  • MAY 15TH, 2015

    55 ESSENTIAL SPOTS FOR OUTDOOR DINING & DRINKING IN NEW ORLEANS

    “The Warehouse District bar has a pretty epic back patio. It’s a true urban oasis, so nice that lots of people actually rent it out for private functions, and food trucks are often parked outside.”

    It’s an honor to be included in such a great list

  • MARCH 9TH, 2015

    THE RUSTY NAIL/ALS BEER BUCKET CHALLENGE

    Order a bucket during any Pelicans game as well as any NCAA tournament game and we will donate $1 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.

PRIVATE PARTIES

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

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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. The events page has our schedule for live bands and DJ.

Love to play Trivia? Tuesday night is Tito’s Trivia Night. Come play Jesse’s hand-crafted, free-range, artisan, non-GMO, celiac friendly Trivia. Lots of great prizes, including $75 in bar tabs and prizes from Magazine Pizza.

Like Beer? 16 drafts and over 50 bottle/cans ranging from $2 High Life to $9 Frambois
Like Scotch? 40 Single Malt selections and numerous blends from $5 well to a $30 Johnny Walker Blue.
Other Whiskey? Over 40 American, Canadian, and Irish whiskeys from $5 Jameson to $12 Hudson Whiskey.
Wine Lover? We have a surprisingly nice list and half-price bottles during happy hour. From a $5 glass of Chardonnay to a $80 bottle of Veuve Clicquot.

And yes we have vodka Redbull and Jaeger bombs too. (The Abita Bombs will become your newest guilty pleasure.)

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.