Our theatre is located just a few feet over the Orleans Parish line in Old Arabi, a nationally registered historic neighborhood. The first thing you’ll see on the Orleans side of the line is the Jackson Barracks, and on the St Bernard side you’ll be greeted by the Sheriff’s Office. Then one block over it’s Studio Inferno followed by the Valiant Theatre and Lounge. But keep going! There are tons of great businesses to explore in Old Arabi. Here are a few things to check out when you’re here.
6601 St Claude Ave
A glass blowing studio and art gallery.
6707 St Claude Ave
A collection of ten art studio spaces. Glass, wood, paint, sculpture, and more!
Arabi Food Store
650 Friscoville Ave
A small cafe with a full menu, including many types of po’ boys.
Gerald’s Donut and Burger
6901 St Claude Ave
Open 24/7 featuring freshly made donuts and great burgers.
Kitchen Table Cafe
7005 St Claude Ave
A new restaurant specializing in comfort food. Happy hour from 3pm-5pm.
Pirogue’s Whiskey Bayou and Rear Window
6940 St Claude Ave
An upscale bar with small kitchen in back. Smoking is allowed.
Old Arabi Bar
6701 N Peters St
A neighborhood dive bar often featuring live music, right next to the levee. Smoking is allowed.
40 Arpent Brewery
6809 N Peters St
A microbrewery located next to the river. Plans for a full tasting room are in the works.
Until the 1880s, Arabi was a part of New Orleans. The neighborhood underwent a rebellion of sorts and separated itself from the Big Easy. They adopted the name Arabi after Arabi Pasha who was fighting for Egyptian independence at the time.