The Southern Food & Beverage Museum is a nonprofit living history organization dedicated to the discovery, understanding and celebration of the food, drink and the related culture of the South. While based in New Orleans, the Museum examines and celebrates all the cultures that have come together through the centuries to create the South’s unique culinary heritage. SoFAB also hosts special exhibits, demonstrations, lectures and tastings that showcase the food and drink of the South. 

Located inside the Southern Food & Beverage Museum (and included in your admission!) is The Museum of the American Cocktail's New Orleans Collection and La Galerie de l'Absinthe. Be sure to check our program calendar to see what we'll be offering during your visit in the Rouses Culinary Innovation Center by Jenn-Air, and don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions!



Hours: Wednesday through Monday, 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM Closed Tuesdays

Mardi Gras Hours: SoFAB will be closed the following days during the Mardi Gras Parade Season:

  • Saturday and Sunday, February 3 & 4
  • Saturday, February 10 through Tuesday, February 13
  • Closing Early (5 PM) on February 7, 8, and 9

Bringing a group? See our Group Visit Page to enhance your visit.


  • Adults: $10.50 per person
  • Students (with ID), Military, and Seniors over 60: $5.25 per person
  • Children Under 12 (with an adult): Free

Street parking is available, or you can take the St. Charles Streetcar line to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and walk three blocks to Oretha C. Haley Boulevard.

Many thanks to the sponsors of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. 

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