Sophisticated Craft Cocktail Bar Coming to Downtown Baton Rouge

The new cocktail bar is just one of several businesses planned by the owners.
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Two entrepreneurs with one foot each in the hospitality world are set to open a sophisticated craft cocktail bar in downtown Baton Rouge called Second Story. Co-owners Tommy Talley and David Facey both have other business ventures and communications and tech respectively. Fancy also used to own a bar near the LSU campus called Dead Poet, which closed in 2023. Located in the former Boudreaux & Thibodeaux’s bar, Second Story is set to open in July.

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According to a report in The Advocate, Facey and Tally envision their new second-floor bar at 214 Third St. as an intimate and modern craft cocktail bar. The bar has a balcony meant to evoke those in the French Quarter. The upstairs bar has a stairwell that provides direct access to 3rd Street below. Reportedly, Second Story is just one of many businesses Facey and Talley have planned for downtown Baton Rouge.

Brett Llenos Smith

Brett Llenos Smith

Brett Llenos Smith is a freelance writer with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and more than a decade of experience writing about restaurants, farms and food production. As someone with a multi-ethnic background, he has a passion for highlighting folks from underrepresented communities.
Brett Llenos Smith

Brett Llenos Smith

Brett Llenos Smith is a freelance writer with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and more than a decade of experience writing about restaurants, farms and food production. As someone with a multi-ethnic background, he has a passion for highlighting folks from underrepresented communities.
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