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.
Regular hours can be affected by public and private events. Please check our event listings page to see what we have scheduled!
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.
The Southern Food & Beverage Museum is now part of the New Orleans Public Library Museum Pass Program. Each pass provides free museum entry for up to 2 adults for a two week period. Children ages 11 & under are always free. All 14 Library locations have one Southern Food & Beverage Museum pass available for check out. Learn more here!
SoFAB is a member of The American Alliance of Museums. If you're a fellow member or museum professional, let us know when you visit!
The Southern Food & Beverage Museum and The Museum of the American Cocktail New Orleans Collection will have special hours on the following parade days. Regular hours resume on Ash Wednesday 3/6/19.
Closing Early at 3pm Fri, Feb 22, 2019
CLOSED Sat, Feb 23, 2019
CLOSED Sun, Feb 24, 2019
Closing Early at 3pm Wed, Feb 27, 2019
Closing Early at 3pm Thu, Feb 28, 2019
Closing Early at 3pm Fri, Mar 1, 2019
CLOSED Sat, Mar 2, 2019
CLOSED Sun, Mar 3, 2019
CLOSED Mon, Mar 4, 2019
Mardi Gras Day
CLOSED Tue, Mar 5, 2019
Celebrating 10 Years of SoFAB in 2018! See the full schedule and learn more
In the SoFAB Kitchen: Regular demonstrations from local chefs at the museum
Cooking Classes: Every Monday and Thursday learn to cook with SoFAB!
Kids Programs: Weekend cooking classes, Summer Kids Camp, and more!
Entrepreneurship and Mentorship: SoFAB supports culinary entrepreneurs in a variety of ways