Beachbum Berry's Latitude 29

New Orleans, LA
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321 North Peters St.
New Orleans, LA
Opened in 2014
Mon-Thu 3pm-11pm
Fri-Sat noon-1am
Sun 3pm-11pm
(504) 609-3811

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Beachbum Berry's Latitude 29

9.3

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Decor 9.2
Drink Quality 9.8
Drink Selection 9.8
Food Quality 9.1
Food Selection 8.8
Mood 9
Music 8.6
Service 9.6
Tikiness 9.5
Tilt 9.4
Vibe 9

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Beachbum Berry's Latitude 29 is the much anticipated venture of Jeff "Beachbum" Berry and his wife Annene Kaye. Berry has worked tirelessly for the past two decades (who am I kidding? he's a bum, he got tired now and then), researching the long-lost recipes for classic exotic cocktails from the heyday of Tiki. We all have the Bum (and his publishers!) to thank for the revival of the well-crafted exotic cocktail, via his books The Grog Log, Intoxica!, Taboo Table, Beachbum Berry Remixed, and Potions of the Caribbean.
Latitude 29 opened in November 2014, inside the Bienville House Hotel. The drink menu is a mix of Tiki classics (some of them the Bum has been keeping in his back pocket for just this occasion), and modern inventions by the Bum himself. Latitude 29 follows through on drink presentation, with custom swizzles and just-so garnish and ice touches. The bar team is led by Brad Smith; the Bum himself won't be found behind the bar, but rather playing host, like a Beachbum should.
The food menu, originated by chef Chris Shortall and now under the care of executive chef James Rivard, leaves the sticky-sweet Chinese-meets-pineapple history of Polynesian restaurants behind, and instead has more modern, fresh takes on the ethnic blend of flavors available in Polynesia today.
The decor is not quite the dark, encrusted enclave one might expect from a dyed-in-the-barkcloth tikiphile like Berry, but the windows and hotel location have dictated a brighter approach. There's no mistaking this space for anything but Tiki, though, thanks largely to the work of artisans Bosko and Tiki Diablo. There are large tiki carvings throughout, and behind the bar is a beautiful map depicting the carving styles found throughout the islands of the Pacific. There are many vintage beachcomber lamps and other items from Berry's long-lived Tiki collection.

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Perfessor
Perfessor has visited Beachbum Berry's Latitude 29.
May 20, 2017, 12:34 PM
Tiki done right. It's the Beachbum, fer cryin' out loud. I'll have another, please.
Merrill Stubing
Merrill Stubing has visited Beachbum Berry's Latitude 29.
May 3, 2017, 6:22 AM
This is a fantastic Tiki bar, a real oasis in New Orleans.

The drink selection is huge and consistently high quality. The Rum Barrel is out of this world good (and strong). The garnishes are beautiful and fragrant, just what you'd dream of for an island drink; they really add to the stellar recipes and service. The food is also top notch.

We went there twice during our vacation, and the only real drawback were a few of the other customers—some real squares.

I do regret getting a Rum Barrel in a "Go Cup." This made walking back to our hotel somewhat challenging.
bohemiann
bohemiann has visited Beachbum Berry's Latitude 29.
March 31, 2017, 3:31 PM
A welcome escape from the beer swilling puke-fest of Bourbon Street !

Jeff has done an awesome job creating an instant classic in the heart of New Orleans. Everything is up to the highest standards and exactly what you would expect from the Bum.

Our service was engaging and interactive the atmosphere was inspired with original pieces from all the greats. The food was... "roll your eyes into the back of your head for five seconds and witness heaven" good.

There was too much to take in for one visit as we quickly became engaged with other friendly natives, a testimony to the awesome atmosphere and vibe Jeff has created. I will return !
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