Wrong Iron, a 5,000 square foot beer garden along the Lafitte Greenway from the owners of the Bulldog, will open its doors this Sunday, January 13.
Plans for the outside bar along the former railroad in Mid City were first revealed last November, with owners hoping to be ready for customers before the end of the year. Following delays related to sewer and water line installation, taken on by the owners themselves after learning how long it would take the city to complete, the Sunday opening was announced yesterday on Wrong Iron’s Facebook page.
The “fun” beer garden is a project of Herb Dyer, owner of the dually-located Bulldog bars and the Velvet Cactus in Lakeview, and Billy Good and Rusty Smith, co-owners of the nearby dog daycare Camp Bow Wow. The land is part of five acres along the Lafitte Greenway owned by local developer Sidney Torres, who was on board for the project following approval by the New Orleans City Council in spring of 2017 after months of talks with neighbors and city planners.
Wrong Iron, located just a quarter of a mile from Bayou Beer Garden, will have 50 beers and 24 wines on tap, as well a cocktail menu. Food trucks will provide the dining options for now, though a kitchen and grill is planned for use by chefs for rotating pop-ups and private events. The outdoor space will be dog and bike-friendly, and have fire pits and games like corn hole and bocce.
Named after the railroad term for a track on which traffic is running the opposite direction, Wrong Iron will open at 3532 Toulouse 11 a.m. Sunday, with TVs tuned in to the Saints-Eagles game.
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