It may seem cray, but crawfish season is among us once again. It may be off to a slow, and slightly more expensive than desired, start because of fluctuating temperatures, but what that really means is crawfish season is only getting better. Check out these local hot spots for a hot boil to get your crawfish fill.
3449 River Rd, Jefferson, LA 70121
If you are looking to get a little bit out of town head down the Historic River Road to Rivershack. Rivershack has an eclectic vibe and has been described as a neighborhood tavern, live music club, and a small town restaurant. While people may not be able to agree about the ambiance, they can agree on something: the great crawfish. Boils heat up 4 p.m. every Friday and Sunday along with drink specials
869 Magazine Street
Located on Magazine in, you guessed it, the Warehouse district, Warehouse Grille has a Crawfish Boil at 4 p.m. every Friday and Sunday. With 40 beers on tap, and drinks served all day long, it’s the perfect place to spend the afternoon with a cold drink and a hot boil.
Mid-City Yacht Club
440 S Saint Patrick Street
Head to Mid City, a neighborhood bar converted from a grocery store built in the mid-1930’s, for a great Friday night boils that usual begin around 5 p.m. On nice nights you can take your little mudbugs outside to the huge outdoor patio for some fishy and fresh air.
Maple Leaf Bar
8316 Oak Street
Sunday nights are for crazy crawfish at the Maple Leaf Bar. Local boil-profesional Jason Seither is known to get a little adventouros with his meals, even throwing frog legs and rabbit into his boil to keep things wild. $10 doesn’t just cover you for all the crawfish you could desire, but is also your ticket to live music at this cozy uptown neighborhood bar.
Freret Street PubliQ House
4528 Freret St
This uptown cocktail-pub and live music venue has something for everyone, especially some crawfish for everyone. Head to this brick-walled warehouse for one of their awesome and hip crawfish boils on Fridays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. You've never seen crawfish so cool!