Backspace Bar & Kitchen is a novel destination for wordsmiths and epicureans alike. 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.


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.​ Come get well-oiled on witty repartee in the heart of the French Quarter.




139 Chartres Street

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





Monday – Sunday

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


Gumbo Fries

Housemade fries smothered with hearty chicken andouille gumbo


Flightless Wings

Jumbo boneless chicken wings dredged in rice flour with choice of:
Bourbon BBQ • Bloody Mary Jalapeno • Trace of Buffalo Sauce


Cajun Poutine

Housemade chips, debris gravy, cheddar, tomatoes and green onions


Writers Block

A breakfast burrito with eggs, cheese, mushrooms, spicy mayo and choice of bacon or sausage


Housemade Gnocchi (Fall Edition)

Housemade gnocchi with roasted squash purée, chiffonade basil, charred tomato vinaigrette, sunflower seeds, mushrooms and parmesan cheese

Grown Up Grilled Cheese

Cheddar with tomato and grilled onion on sourdough


Pork Belly BLT

Seared pork belly with fried green tomato, mixed greens and tomato-bacon marmalade on sourdough


Hemingway Cuban

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


Chicken Wrap

Grilled chicken with lettuce, tomato, onion and choice of Bourbon BBQ, Bloody Mary Jalapeño, Gin & Ginger vinaigrette, or Trade of Buffalo sauce

Backspace Burger

A blend of short rib, chuck and brisket with applewood smoked bacon, Brie cheese, grilled onions and mixed greens on sweet brioche


Bloody Mary Chicken Sandwich

Housemade bloody mary hot sauce, spicy mayo, dressed with mixed greens, tomato, bacon on French bread, fried or roasted


Backspace Salad

Mixed green with pear, feta, onion, tomato, toasted sunflower seeds and choice of Gin & Ginger vinaigrette, Ranch, or Charred Tomato vinaigrette


Rittenhouse Rye, Herbsaint Bitters



Old Tom Gin, Dolin, Luxardo


Hemingway Daquiri

Black Pearl Rum, Luxardo, Grapefruit Juice, Lime


Pimm's Cup

Pimm's No. 1, St. Roch Cucumber Vodka, Ginger beer, Cucumber, Lemon


 French 75 

Gentilly Gin, Champagne, Lemon, Sugar



Hennessey Cognac, Cointreau, Lemon


Black Manhattan

Rittenhouse Rye, Amaro Sfumato Rubarbaro, Cap Corse


Violet Beauregard

Marigny Moonshine, Wild Turkey, Creme de Violet, Burlesque Bitters, OJ


Gentilly Gin, Dry Vermouth, Cocchi Rosa, Cava Syrup, Lemon


The Last Stag

Illegal Joven Mezcal, Luxardo, Jägermeister, Lime


House of Love

Flor de Cana Rum, Smith & Cross Rum, Strawberry, Brown Sugar, Campari, Aperol, Lemon



Buffalo Trace, Vanilla Bourbon Syrup, Angostura Bitters, Orange Bitters


Death til 2am

Carvedo Quebranta Pisco, Toulouse Red Absinthe, Amaro Nonino, Cava, Lemon


Think Like a Cactus

Old Tom Gin, Salers Aperitif, Hibiscus, Lemon, Grains of Paradise Tincture


Not Chainsaw Juggling

Old Forester, Cherry Heering, Sfumato Rabarbaro, Burlesque Bitters, Lime, Brown Sugar


Who's the Real Hero

Reposado Tequila, Green Chartreuse, Cocchi Rosa, Burlesque Bitters

Discount Wolverine

Illegal Mezcall Joven, Angostura Bitters, Strega, Lemon


Metairie Mama

Agricole, Aperol, Pineapple, Lime, Cranberry


Rhymes with Orange

Anejo Rum, Campari, Liquor 43, Orange Fanta


Koala Infestation

German Amaro, Gunpowder Irish Gin, Saffron, Lemon, Bokers Bitters


The Dufrenes

St. Roch Vodka, Genepi, Homeric Mastiha liqueur, Jasmine, Lemon, Grapefruit


Dating is for the Week

Rye Whiskey, Campari, Rouge Vermouth, Chareau Aloe Liqueur


Clappin'Hobbit Cheeks

Rye Whiskey, Amaro Montenegro, Benedictine, Xocolate mole bitters, Rhubarb, Honey Lemon




Housemade Ice Cream Sandwich
Cookies & Milk




Sautéed Veggies