Bayou Road: Where Commerce and Culture Meet

Don’t make the oldest street in New Orleans the last stop on your list. Visit Bayou Road soon . . . then come again. You’ll be glad you did!

Historically known as the first road laid in the City of New Orleans, Black and indigenous people have had a presence on Bayou Road dating back hundreds of years. Today it is a stomping ground for innovation, cultural revitalization and trade.

Determined to build a thriving commercial corridor in the 7th Ward, one of the city’s historically Black neighborhoods, a family with longtime ties to the area began investing in property on Bayou Road nearly 20 years ago.

Today, Bayou Road is celebrated in some circles as New Orleans’ new “Black Wall Street”— a center for Black entrepreneurship and commerce.

A variety of diverse shops, restaurants, services and nightlife makes Bayou Road the perfect break from the typical city flow. 

Immerse yourself in Community Book Center’s collection of literature on the African diaspora while enjoying fresh and authentic Caribbean cuisine at local favorite, Coco Hut. 

And please, don’t mistake Bayou Road for a daytime-only hang out, because when the sun goes down, the parties go up. Bring out your dancing shoes for an evening of Caribbean music and dancing at Club Caribbean, or lively artists performances on Bell Street at Froot Orleans or opt for a more relaxing atmosphere with premium cigars and whiskey at Whiskey and Sticks.

Don’t forget to stop by CupCake Fairies for a sweet treat or Da Half Shell for the best oysters around.