The Avenue Pub is a 21 & over establishment. We’re sorry but we can not accommodate groups that have members who are under the age of 21.
Groups and Celebrations at the Pub
‘Meet Ups’ for birthdays, post wedding parties, bachelors parties, office gatherings and other social events for 15 to 75 people.
When you don’t have a budget or your budget won’t cover more than the first drink for your group this is the perfect option. Your group will be sharing the bar’s interior space with our regular customers but if you give us the heads up we will set aside some seating for you and even some tables to put out food and decorations.
This is an informal type of set up and only requires a deposit if you are trying to reserve on a night that would normally be quite busy (like a Friday night or big event day) or your group is 40 or more people. We ask that larger groups and groups trying to reserve on busy nights purchase one drink per hour per guest for the time that they are requesting the space be held for them. Send us an email with your date/ time/ age range/ reason for the meet up and budget if you have one and we will help you work out the details! If you have a small budget to purchase your groups 1st or second drink please be aware that all group tabs have a 20% gratuity added when you close out. all guests must be 21 or over and have legal ID on them. we are sorry but we can not legally accommodate children.
This means you or someone in your group has a budget and plans to pay for all (or most) of your guest’s drinks. If you aren’t in this category see the paragraph about “Meet Ups”. We only ‘rent’ out the upstairs space to totally private groups on an occasional basis. Because “private” means none of our other customers can be in the space, you essentially have to buy the Bar out for the night… after all we’d normally have customers buying drinks up there anyway. The bar tab minimums for private events range from $2000 on a slow night to $6000 on a busy night. If your budget can accommodate that please email us with dates and details about your group. If your budget can’t reach that high consider sharing the space with our regular customers and see the paragraph under “Meet Ups”
Mardi Gras 2013
Mardi Gras is approaching! The Pub balcony is THE place to watch a St Charles Ave. Mardi Gras parade. So good in fact that the news crews rent out our balcony every year to do their Mardi Gras Day Broadcast! We give groups that rent the balcony each year the “first right of refusal” for the next year. The list below will show you which nights are already booked solid, which nights are completely open and which are in that process. If you are interested in being put on the waiting list for one the dates that is still in the “right of first refusal” process please email us and ask to be put on the waiting list for that night. We will be able to tell you if you have the balcony by early November.
Booking a group for the Night (or day or a parade) means you and your guests have the entire upstairs bar, bathroom and balcony to yourselves for the duration of the day or evening. We only book groups of 100 people or less for a parade. Only 75 people are allowed on the balcony at one time. Many people spend the before parade hours upstairs but choose to go up and down the stairs to see the parade.
Please be aware that rates do not include food or gratuity – 20% gratuity is added at close. We encourage groups to provide their own catering.
Wednesday Feb 6th Krewes of of Ancient Druids, Nyx
Thursday Feb 7th Krewes of Babylon, Muses, Chaos
The balcony & upstairs bar are your from 4pm till one hour after the parade has passed
Fee: $4000 (comes with a $3500 bar tab)
Friday Feb 8th Krewes of Hermes D’etat & Morpheus
Saturday Feb 9th Krewes of Iris & Tucks
The balcony and entire upstairs bar is your from 10AM till one hour after the last parade has passed
Status: Right of first refusal in process, email to be put on the waiting list
Sunday Feb 10th Krewes of Okeanos, Mid City, Thoth & Bacchus
The Entire Upstairs bar and balcony is yours from 10 Am till one hour after the last parade passes.
Status: Right of first refusal in process please email to be put on the waiting list
Monday Feb 11th Krewes of Proteus & Orpheus
The Balcony & entire upstairs bar is yours starting at 4pm till one hour after all parades have passed
Status: right of first refusal in process please email to be placed on the waiting list
Tuesday Feb 12th Mardi Gras Day
Click to check the full official schedule for Mardi Gras! (remember we are on the “Uptown” route)
Fraternities & Sororities please note:
The Pub is a 21 and over establishment and can not accommodate groups that have guests under the age of 21.