BACKSPACE BAR & KITCHEN • NEW ORLEANS

THE STORY

Pairing a cocktail with the creative process is like uncorking bottled poetry. Luckily, New Orleans is like a good page-turner, filled to the foamy rim with a smorgasbord of inspiration. Backspace Bar & Kitchen is a novel destination for wordsmiths and epicureans alike.

 

Both barflies and book clubs find solace in the cozy civility of Backspace Bar where liquor bottles line the bookshelves and the patrons are equally obsessed with literature and libations.

Serving comfort food and classic cocktails, Backspace offers a literary feast for the senses with the Grown-Up Grilled Cheese, Hemingway Cuban Sandwich, and Grandma's Meatloaf with Housemade Chips.

 

Smack dab in the heart of the French Quarter, Backspace Bar pays homage to New Orleans wordslingers such as Faulkner, Twain, Tennessee Williams, and every infamous author whose clattering typewriters still echo. Come get well-oiled on witty repartee in the Vieux Carré!

PORK SLIDER

Piedmont BBQ sauce, brioche, and pickle

 

KOREAN BBQ CHICKEN SKEWER

Served with ginger apple compote

 

BAYOU SUMMER ROLL

Spiced boiled shrimp, shredded mirliton, and remoulade sauce

 

CAJUN POUTINE

Housemade chips, debris gravy, cheddar, and green onions

SHRIMP REMOULADE WRAP

Spiced boiled shrimp, romaine lettuce, tomato, mirliton, and remoulade sauce

 

ROASTED VEGETABLE

Squash, zucchini, mirliton, roasted red pepper, feta, and pesto on croissant

 

GROWN UP GRILLED CHEESE

Cheddar, Swiss, tomato, and grilled onion on sourdough

 

BACKSPACE BLT

Applewood smoked bacon, Romaine lettuce, tomato, and house spicy mayo

 

FREE VERSE: BUILD A BURGER

Choice of one cheese and toppings.

 

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HEMINGWAY CUBAN

Pulled pork, prosciutto, Swiss pickle, and grain mustard on French bread

 

WHITMAN ROAST BEEF

Debris gravy, fried oysters, Swiss, lettuce, and tomato on French bread

 

BACKSPACE BURGER

Angus beef, Applewood smoked bacon, Brie cheese, and caramelized onions on brioche

 

GRANDMA’S MEATLOAF

Applewood smoked bacon, grilled onions, tomato, and homemade meatloaf on brioche

 

CHICKEN CAPRESE

Chicken, tomato, mozzarella, and pesto on ciabatta roll

Seared Chicken Breast

 

Housemade Chips

 

Roasted Veggies

White Chocolate Bread Pudding

 

Cookies & Milk

“Thus we swallow politics with every meal.”

“A compensation is something which does not quite compensate...”

“Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.”

GEORGE WASHINGTON CABLE

FRANCES PARKINSON-KEYES

MARK TWAIN

“I don’t want realism; 
I want magic!”

“I drink to make other people more interesting.”

“Don't be ‘a writer’. 
Be writing.”

WILLIAM FAULKNER

ERNEST HEMINGWAY

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS

139 CHARTRES STREET

Located on the corner of Chartres Street and Iberville Street in the French Quarter.

HOURS:

Monday – Sunday

11:30 a.m. until (way past) 2 a.m.

139 CHARTRES ST.
504.322.2245​

THE STORY

Pairing a cocktail with the creative process is like uncorking bottled poetry. Luckily, New Orleans is like a good page-turner, filled to the foamy rim with a smorgasbord of inspiration. Backspace Bar & Kitchen is a novel destination for wordsmiths and epicureans alike.

 

Both barflies and book clubs find solace in the cozy civility of Backspace Bar where liquor bottles line the bookshelves and the patrons are equally obsessed with literature and libations.

 

Serving comfort food and classic cocktails, Backspace offers a literary feast for the senses with the Grown-Up Grilled Cheese, Hemingway Cuban Sandwich, and Grandma's Meatloaf with Housemade Chips.

 

Smack dab in the heart of the French Quarter, Backspace Bar pays homage to New Orleans wordslingers such as Faulkner, Twain, Tennessee Williams, and every infamous author whose clattering typewriters still echo. Come get well-oiled on witty repartee in the Vieux Carré!

Old Fashioned

Death in the Afternoon

Dark N Stormy

Moscow Mule

French 75

Mary Pickford

Pimm's Cup

Sazerac

THE OFFICIAL COCKTAIL OF NEW ORLEANS

Sidecar

139 CHARTRES STREET

Located on the corner of Chartres Street

and Iberville Street in the French Quarter

 

HOURS:

Monday – Sunday

11:30 a.m. until (way past) 2:00 a.m.

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS

“I don’t want realism; 
I want magic!”​

ERNEST HEMINGWAY

“I drink to make other people

more interesting.”​

WILLIAM FAULKNER

“Don't be ‘a writer’. 
Be writing.”​

GEORGE WASHINGTON

CABLE

“Thus we swallow politics

with every meal.”​

FRANCES PARKINSON-KEYES

“A compensation is something which does not quite compensate...”​

MARK TWAIN

“Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.”​

Cooking Creativity & Pouring Inspiration:
Cuisine & Cocktails with a Literary Twist​

139 CHARTRES STREET
NEW ORLEANS, LA
504.322.2245​

Cooking Creativity & Pouring Inspiration • Cuisine & Cocktails with a Literary Twist

139 CHARTRES STREET
NEW ORLEANS, LA
504.322.2245

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LOCAL FAVORITES:

HISTORICAL FICTION

DEATH IN THE AFTERNOON

Vieux Carré Absinthe • Prosecco

 

Straight from the pages of Hemingway, this recipe of champagne and absinthe shares its name with his book.

SAZERAC

Rittenhouse Rye • Herbsaint • Sugar • Bitters

 

Created by apothecary Antoine Peychaud in 1838, the Sazerac is the official cocktail of New Orleans. Absinthe, rye and three dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters.

MARY PICKFORD

Flor De Cana Rum • Luxardo • Grenadine • Pineapple

 

Prohibition era cocktail made with white rum, pineapple juice, grenadine and Maraschino liqueur. Sweet but with a real kick, just like its namesake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIDECAR

Hennessy Cognac • Cointreau • Lemon

 

Considered by some the best cocktail from the Prohibition era. Made with Cognac and orange liqueur.

FRENCH 75

Gentilly Gin • Prosecco • Sugar • Lemon

 

With a kick as powerful as the French 75mm field gun, this sparkling cocktail is an effervescent combination of prosecco, lemon and gin.

AVIATION

Tanqueray 10 Gin • Luxardo • Crème De Violette • Lemon

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS

Scarlett Ibis Rum • Green Chartreuse • Sugar • Lime

HEMINGWAY DAIQUIRI

Pilar Blonde Rum • Luxardo • Grapefruit Juice • Lime

CHAMPS-ÉLYSÉES

D’usse Cognac • Yellow Chartreuse • Sugar • Lemon • Bitters

LAST WORD

Botanist Gin • Luxardo • Green Chartreuse • Lime

BOULEVARDIER

Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey • Campari • Dolin Rouge

CORPSE REVIVER

Hayman’s London Dry • Cointreau • Cocchi Americano • Herbsaint • Lemon

BEST SELLERS

DARK AND STORMY

Gosling’s Black Rum • Ginger Beer • Lime

 

A Bermudan classic, this highball cocktail uses dark rum, ginger beer and a splash of lime juice. Sounds like the beginning of an adventure.

MOSCOW MULE

St. Roch Vodka • Ginger Beer • Lime

 

Invented in 1941, a classic cocktail combining vodka, lime and spicy ginger beer. Served in a traditional copper mug.

VIEUX CARRÉ

Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey • Christian Brothers Brandy • Dolin Rouge • Benedictine

BACKSPACE BOUJIE HURRICANE

Flor de Cana White Rum • Gosling’s Black Rum • Smith and Cross Navy Rum • Orange • Pineapple • Grenadine

LOCAL AUTHORS

PIMM'S CUP

Pimm’s No. 1 • Ginger Ale • Cucumber • Lemon

 

Gin-based potation created in London in 1840 by James Pimm. Filled with herb-based liqueur, lemon juice, fresh cucumber and ginger ale.

A Nola favorite.​

OLD FASHIONED

Bulleit Bourbon • Demerara • Bitters

 

Sugar, bitters, whiskey and a twist of rind. Known as the original cocktail.

BACKSPACE BLOODY MARY

St. Roch Cucumber Vodka • House Made Bloody Mary Mix

NEW RELEASES

PRICKLY PEAR PALOMA

Altos Silver Tequila • Cactus Pear Shrub • Lime • Grapefruit • Soda​

LIBRARY MAGIC

Gunpowder Gin • Genepy Des Alpes • Batavia Arrack • Honey • Lime

BLAME IT ON THE VOODOO

Peach Tea Infused Bourbon • Peach Jam • Amaro Nonino • Thyme

THE AWAKENING

St. Germain • Prosecco • Blueberry Shrub • Soda

JOHN HURT

Glenmorangie • Amaro Nonino • Punt e Mes Vermouth

LONG ISLAND SOUND

St. Roch Cucumber Vodka • St. Germain • Lime • Sugar • Mint • Soda

RUM AMBLER

Pilar Blonde Rum • Banana Liqueur • Domaine De Canton Ginger Liqueur • Lime • Strawberry

BASIL FAWLTO

Espolon Reposado Tequila • Yellow Chartreuse • Basil

Located at the intersection of drinking and writing.

139 CHARTRES ST.

504.322.2245