About us

Live Entertainment and Dining

Jackson Brewery Bistro Bar was created by local Louisianians with the design of B3 Designs, London, UK. The multipurpase space reflects the area's rich musical and entertainment culture as well as its diverse history.

Marrying the richness of days past with modern technology, this space allows visitors and locals to enjoy visiting and dining with live entertainment ranging from a single cellist to a large brass band.

Respecting the seasoned performer as well as the apprentice or student, we offer the opportunity for both to entertain our patrons. To preserve
and promote our diverse culture we bring you a vast array of entertainment. Irish musicians most Thursday evenings, Jazz on Saturdays and a Sunday Jazz Brunch. Dinner theater is in the works. Louisiana story tellers, poetry readers, local magicians are a few of the artists that have entertained our patrons.

A visit to Jackson Brewery Bistro Bar - Jax Nola, will never tire, and the entertainment is ever changing. Watch the calendar of events for details.

From a quiet intimate lunch to a larger group meeting or wedding reception, the beautiful ambiance and excellent location will meet your needs. Our interior balconies are spectacular and bring the architectural elements unique to New Orleans inside, to be enjoyed rain or shine.

Dining & Entertainment

You have your choice of appetizers, a glass of wine, or a full course meal.

Or visit us to listen to the music, watch a performer, or catch a ball game.

First Floor

Enter on the first floor and dine in our full service restaurant, frequently with a musician or sharing their talents. Visit the rest of our space by taking the elevator or iron stair case to the second floor.

The Second Floor

Stop at the head of the stairs to view the overhead trusses and lighting, expansive stage and dance area.
This area is set depending on the event of the day. Jazz band on the stage with tables set along the perimeter allow for dancing, teaching our visitors from the north the second line - or just enjoying a meal while interacting with the musicians. Our wait staff will meet your every need.

Balconies overlooking this area offer a grand view of the happenings below and offer a more private setting. Upper and lower VIP sections allow you to have the VIP treatment while enjoying the flavors of Louisiana culture reflected in the talent of our musicians and performers.

Decatur Room overlooks Decatur St and St. Peters and the view from the large arched windows is remarkable. Enjoy a drink at the bar, or relax and dine in the comfortable lounge seating. This area allows you to enjoy the Stage entertainment slightly away from the crowd.
Have large group? We can accommodate.

Patio Room area offers the option of outdoor seating to visit and enjoy libations while partaking from delicious menu options, and listening to a patio quartet or the passing bands. Views of Jackson Square and the beautiful Mississippi River are breathtaking.

The historic Jackson Brewery building was built in 1891 and once housed the largest brewery in the South. Reclaimed materials, wood and metals are used throughout to create Jackson Brewery Bistro Bar-Jax Nola.