Irish Channel

  • Written by Katy Reckdahl
  • Audio by Eve Abrams
  • Photos by Cheryl Gerber


Magazine Street

The Irish Channel portion of Magazine St is one of the more budget friendly stretches of this famous shopping thoroughfare. You’ll find loads of excellent antique stores, clothing boutiques that run the range from debutante dens to vintage outposts, an excellent candy shop (Sucre!) and a general student-y vibe.



2800 Magazine St
lunch & dinner Wed-Sun, dinner Mon, closed Tue

Louisiana inspired food, a deep wine selection and an atmosphere that feels simultaneously upscale and leisurely makes for an excellent dining experience on Magazine Street.


901 Louisiana Ave
dinner daily, lunch Mon, Thu & Fri, brunch on weekends

The hearty cuisine of rural Louisiana gets satisfyingly kicked up a few levels via rich ingredients and amazing chef skills at Atchafalaya. Brunch is when this spot really shines; the duck hash and Bloody Mary bar are a revelation.

Joey K’s

3001 Magazine St
11am-9pm, closed Sun

Joey K’s is a downhome diner laced with lots of Louisiana funk. The fried pork chops and white beans, served on Mondays, are justifiably famous. In fact, there’s a special every day of the week, and they’re all pretty delicious.



3236 Magazine St
lunch til close

One of the best beer pubs in the city, the Bulldog maintains an enormous variety of brew on tap and a beer garden that’s pretty much perfect when the weather is nice (and this is New Orleans, so the weather is almost always nice).


2533 Constance St
11am-9pm, til 10pm weekends

Parasol’s is the neighborhood bar of the Irish Channel. The roast beef po’boys are divine, the attitude is a neighborly combination of friendly and surly, the clientele are from around the way, and the experience is altogether gritty New Orleans neighborhood dive.

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