Characterized as New Orleans’ most unusual bar, is known to have been at various times a grocery store, a bar, a restaurant, a package liquor store, and a pharmacy. The “Shack” was thrust into the national spotlight when old asbestos shingles were removed from the sides of the 100 year-old building. Underneath, miraculously preserved for over half of a a century, were large, vibrantly colored, hand-painted advertisements from the 1940's – in virtual mint condition!
The Rivershack Tavern is also the home of the Tacky Ashtray. The Rivershack’s collection really grew when drinks were traded for ashtrays brought in by customers. Don't forget to bring in YOUR tacky ashtray – we’ll trade you for the drink of our choice! The tackiness of your ashtray will determine the value of the beverage.
1992 brought the addition of the Rivershack’s famous “Bar Legs” barstools. Made on the premises, these barstools are designed to reflect people from all walks of life. Included in the collection you'll find the Golfer, the Cowboy, and the Shrimper.
Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives
Guy Fieri, the Food Network’s star of “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives”, recently paid us a visit to indulge in some of Chef Mike’s incredible specials. Guy’s crew spent two days filming a segment for the show. They were treated to demonstrations and tastings of: the wivershack’s whasckily wabbit with spaetzle dumplings, braised lamb shank, peanut crusted soft shell crab, turtle soup and of course the New Orleans’ favorite, red beans and rice.
The episode premiered on June 23rd and will be replayed on the Food Network several times. Check the Food Network’s website for showings of: “Where the Locals Go”