Beachbum Berry's Latitude 29

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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

9.2

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Decor 8.9
Drink Quality 9.7
Drink Selection 9.8
Food Quality 8.9
Food Selection 8.5
Mood 9
Music 8.7
Service 9.6
Tikiness 9.5
Tilt 9.4
Vibe 9.1

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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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Placierbetz
Placierbetz has visited Beachbum Berry's Latitude 29.
December 9, 2018, 6:49 PM
A once-in-a-tiki lifetime experience! Tucked in the French Quarter you find a sliver of paradise at the bar or in the dining room (we went back to experience both). The bar has nice tiki touches including a case of mugs, some old drummers from a very enchanted tiki room and bamboo decor. Service was outstanding and all the bartenders AND servers were extremely well-versed and passionate about tiki. We loved ALL our drinks and spent almost 5 hours exploring the menu extensively. Food was ok flavor wise but we had some texture issues with a few of the items we ordered. That alone hopefully shows how great a place this is but to put the rum float on top of it all... The "father of the tiki revival" himself was at the bar. I almost had a stroke when I saw a very familiar straw hat. Thats right, the Beachbum himself was in the building. Mr. Beachbum aka Jeff was really welcoming and spoke with us for a while at our table answering questions and sharing some cool tiki going-ons. I just wish I had carried his book with me that day instead of leaving it at the hotel! Great time that won't be our last. Visit! You will not regret it especially after one of their Rum Barrels
Haole Layne
Haole Layne has visited Beachbum Berry's Latitude 29.
November 22, 2018, 6:56 PM
Great place! Visited on 11-18-18 for appetizers and drinks. Had the kids in tow so sat in the restaurant, still great vibe!
Tikichuck
Tikichuck has visited Beachbum Berry's Latitude 29.
November 9, 2018, 2:16 PM
The drinks were outstanding. The decor and overall vibe was a disappointment.
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