The Revelry Bar on Highland Road aims to become music venue 

    The owners of The Revelry have been wanting to open a bar in Baton Rouge or New Orleans

    since 2013. But they couldn’t find a location to fit their vision. When a  great location popped up in Ruston, The Revelry was born there instead.

    Six and a half years later, a suitable Baton Rouge location became available after Barcadia closed—and now The Revelry of Baton Rouge is bringing its “college bar vibes” to Highland Road.

    “It’s a void on this side of campus,” says Alex Eddy, co-owner of The Revelry. “We’re looking to do what we do, which is college entertainment.”

    The Revelry in Ruston is a bar and grill with indoor and outdoor space, allowing guests to move from one area to another.

    Knocked-down walls, raised ceilings and a parking-lot-turned-patio achieve this same flow in the new location. Those who remember this space when it was Barcadia will see that it has been transformed. The wall next to the patio consists mainly of glass garage doors, which open to allow a better flow between the exterior and interior.

    An outdoor stage will feature live music. The Revelry is starting with local artists but looks to attract bigger acts as the bar matures.

    “One of the main things that we are looking forward to is making this a venue that people can look forward to for game days,” Eddy says. “We’ll bring back the bands and have the outdoor experience. We’re excited to bring that back to the area and add something new.”

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