The owners of Bayou Beer Garden and Bayou Wine Garden aren’t changing much at their new, old bar, Holy Ground, except to add one thing that’s a hallmark of the group’s bar identity — a killer outdoor space, according to Ian McNulty.
Holy Ground is near Bayou Wine Garden and Bayou Beer Garden, which are known for the sprawling outdoor patio that connects them.
After closing for a little over a week, Holy Ground will reopen with a wrap-around patio with an awning (pending city approval). The staff and kitchen will remain the same.
The group, which includes Dean DiSalvo, Fiona Delargy, and David and Virginia Demarest, bought the bar from Stevie Collins, who has owned it since 2011. They recognize that Holy Ground, with its Catholic and Celtic imagery, has a devoted following, so they plan to keep it mostly as it is, according to Ian McNulty.
The bar was the punk rock haven, Dixie Taverne, before Katrina. However, it has been operating as a bar since just after World War II.
Eater New Orleans has reached out to the new owners for more details on the outdoor space and will update this story.
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