A welcoming Bywater tavern in a historic building on the lakeside of the St. Claude corridor, we feature 40 Beers On Tap and some of the freshest, most creative burgers in New Orleans.

Open from 11am to 2am, seven days a week, 365 days a year. 

21 & Up with ID, please.


06.19.15 / NOLA.COM


By Todd A. Price, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
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on June 18, 2015 at 10:36 AM, updated June 19, 2015 at 3:33 PM

In the long, low and narrow room atJunction on St. Claude Avenue, you can hide in a booth in the back or perch at the bar and greet neighbors as they walk in. The newcomer has an art deco vibe and a train theme, with a speeding locomotive as its logo and a menu of burgers, like the Southern Pacific, Illinois Central or Carolina Southern, named after famous lines.

If that sounds like a gimmick, rest assured that Junction is a true neighborhood hang and not a concept awaiting franchisees. Junction shares ownership with Molly at the Market (and also sells its popular frozen Irish coffee). At Junction, the real focus is beer, with 40 taps pouring a wide range of well-priced local and regional brews.

Tip: Check the Junction website (www.junctionnola.com) for news about special showings of free movies and popular TV series.

Location: 3021 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, 504.272.0205

Open: Daily. Parking: Street.

Prices: Beer, $3–$8; wine, $6.50; cocktails, $4–8.

Crowd: Neighbors who walk over or bike in.

Live music: No. Outdoor seating: Yes.

See also: New Orleans beer barsNew Orleans neighborhood bars