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

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.

APR 8 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.

APR 12 Sun

Foodie Call Sunday: Brunch early + Crawfish later

Brunch 11-2, Crawfish about 4 //

We’ve got all your recovery needs and a great platform for your Sunday Funday. Start off with Foodie Calls amazing brunch, the perfect cure for your hangover and seriously delicious even if you haven’t over done it. If the early food thing isn’t gonna work for you, come by a little later to get your crawfish fix. Boil will start right after brunch and should be ready to eat at about 4. Your new Sunday tradition is at The Nail.

APR 15 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.

APR 19 Sun

Foodie Call Sunday: Brunch early + Crawfish later

Brunch 11-2, Crawfish about 4 //

We’ve got all your recovery needs and a great platform for your Sunday Funday. Start off with Foodie Calls amazing brunch, the perfect cure for your hangover and seriously delicious even if you haven’t over done it. If the early food thing isn’t gonna work for you, come by a little later to get your crawfish fix. Boil will start right after brunch and should be ready to eat at about 4. Your new Sunday tradition is at The Nail.

APR 22 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.

APR 26 Sun

Foodie Call Sunday: Brunch early + Crawfish later

Brunch 11-2, Crawfish about 4 //

We’ve got all your recovery needs and a great platform for your Sunday Funday. Start off with Foodie Calls amazing brunch, the perfect cure for your hangover and seriously delicious even if you haven’t over done it. If the early food thing isn’t gonna work for you, come by a little later to get your crawfish fix. Boil will start right after brunch and should be ready to eat at about 4. Your new Sunday tradition is at The Nail.

APR 29 Wed

JMFH

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

  • 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.

  • MARCH 6TH, 2015

    IRISH CHANNEL TAKES A CHIL(I) PILL - NOLA DEFENDER

    Gumbo is king in Louisiana, but this weekend chili is getting a little love. The ReNEW Cultural Arts Academy is hosting their second annual Chili in the Channel this Saturday (3.07). Pros and home cooks alike will vie for the coveted Golden Pot while the public simply enjoys the food.

    ReNEW Development Director and local personality Scott Satchfield told NoDef “We are thrilled with the overwhelming response we’ve gotten for this community and neighborhood celebration that brings people together for such an amazing cause.”

    At 6:00a.m. teams will begin filing in, and the burners will be lit. After five hours of furious cooking, gates will open to the public at 11:00a.m. Included in the $5 entry fee are two tasting tickets and a sticker. The sticker will act as a ballot for the People’s Choice Award.

    The other categories are Best Amateur Team, Best Professional Team, Best Vegetarian, Best Meat Chili, Most Creative, and Most Panache. And, then there is the grand prize. The Golden Pot is awarded to the best overall team accounting for all factors.

    Judges include Travers Mackel, WDSU Correspondent, Sarah Baird, food writer for the Gambit, and Chef Dave Gotter, reigning cookoff champion and executive chef at GG’s Dine-O-Rama on Magazine.

    Judging begins at 3:00p.m. and awards are presented at 4:00p.m.

    Like any proper New Orleans event, there will also be music at drinks. The ReNEW band will play at 12:30p.m. followed by DJ sets from teacher DJ Yes Kate Yes and possibly Satchfield himself.

    There will be plenty of options for libations. NOLA Brewing will be on hand with their ever growing line. The krewe from the Rusty Nail will be setting up a bar featuring Bacardi based cocktails and Cazadores will be offering tequila drinks.

    The funds all go to a good cause. The vent specifically benefits ReNEW’s college visitation program which sends students to campuses for weekend visits.

  • 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 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.
Other Whiskey? 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 $80 bottle of Veuve Clicquot.

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.