" Best New Restaurants 2012 " - Esquire Magazine
" #9 Restaurant in New Orleans " - The Daily Meal
" 25 Most Important Restaurants of 2013 " Award - Zagat
" 2014 Bartender of the year " Award - Eater
" Best New Restaurants " Award - The Times-Picayune

What's New

Power Lunch with BarPreneurs Takes Off

February 27, 2015 | Posted in: BarBar's Events
Today at SoBou we held our first Power Lunch with BarPreneurs. Our favorite BarPreneur J. Anthony Miguez came out and brought his friend Abid Hussain. Now, these two are very qualified to offer advice to startups: J. has been working with startups since the late 1990's and is a 2015 Entrepreneur in Residence at the Idea Village, according to the IDEAinsider blog. Abid is an attorney who helps entrepreneurs, investors, business owners and musicians.  Here's why you don... » Read More

Ready, Set, Shake gets Creative and Competitive Juices Flowing at SoBou.

May 2, 2014 | Posted in: BarBar's Events
Guest favorite Brian took home the Ready, Set, Shake title last night with his "Lee Fizz."  Chef Juan Carlos took it easy this time on the three competing bartenders at SoBou's monthly Ready, Set, Shake mixology competition. His surprise ingredients were strawberries, raw eggs and sweet basil. Much easier than last month's lemongrass and ghost peppers.          Guests at the bar got a sample of each bartender's concoction be... » Read More

BarPreneurs: A great, big idea!

February 10, 2014 | Posted in: Latest News
Our very first BarPreneurs event was held Friday during lunch hour. Based on the idea that many great ideas start on the back of a cocktail napkin somewhere, we pulled together nine budding Nola entrepreneurs and put them in front of an expert team for a successful  and fun lunch-hour entrepreneur event. The nine "pitchers" gave their one-minute appeals for why their ideas were the best. Our BarPreneur team, made up of Entrepreneurs and Investors J. Anthony Miguez and Chris... » Read More

San Juan Nights: Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Dinner at SoBou

July 26, 2013 | Posted in: Latest News
I don't know if you know this, but our main man, Chef Juan Carlos, originally hails from Puerto Rico. And our main lady, Bar Chef Abigail, well...she's just saucy! So the two of them paired the perfect Tales of the Cocktail extravaganza and called it (trumpets please) San Juan Nights! It was a sold-out event here at SoBou and a sizzling good time. Just a little note: if you get sad looking at these pictures because you didn't reserve your spot soon enough, never fear! You can ... » Read More

Slow Food USA Ark of Taste Dinner

May 20, 2013 | Posted in: Latest News
We hosted Slow Food USA's Board of Directors for the Ark of Taste dinner and boy, was it fun! Slow Food USA and its New Orleans chapter aim to ensure that everyone has the "right to the pleasure of good food and consequently the responsiblity to protect the heritage of food, tradition and culture that make this possible." We're talking the preservation of Creole cream cheese, crawfish and everything else that makes Louisiana the best place to eat in the world (in our opinion... » Read More

BarBar's Blog: Mixology Monday with MOTAC

May 9, 2013 | Posted in: Latest News
We just wrapped up our monthly mixology seminar (held the first Monday of every month) with the Museum of the American Cocktail and I just have to say, this may have been my favorite seminar yet! Dale DeGroff, also known as King Cocktail, talked rum and more with his partners-in-crime Simon Ford and Chris McMillian. It was an all-around informative, fun and fabulous good time in our main dining room. And to top it all off, my dear friend Tory McPhail of Commander's Palace was crowned Best... » Read More

Best New Restaurants of 2012

October 5, 2012 | Posted in: Latest News
Have you heard? SoBou was just named one of Esquire's Best New Restaurants of 2012! We are overjoyed at the honor bestowed upon us and value the recognition that has been given to all of our wonderful family members that make SoBou what it is. So stop in and enjoy one of the best new restaurants in the country!

Welcome to SoBou

May 17, 2011 | Posted in: Latest News
How does the brain trust of the Commander’s Family of Restaurants create a casual, come as you are, spirited restaurant? The answer is SoBou – our version of a modern Creole saloon. It's the kind of joint with serious food, wine, and cocktails, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. Take a look at our logo – we have an elephant! And while some have questioned the potential political meaning behind him (it is an election year after all), we say – just loo... » Read More