Storied streets are brimming with fabulous restaurants, splendid shopping and a varied entertainment scene in Bossier City’s East Bank District. With so many options, you’ll quickly realize why locals love spending time on this vibrant stretch of Barksdale Blvd.
Collectors will love to while away an afternoon perusing the wares at the Antique Shoppes at 1100 Barksdale. With multiple vendors, the aisles of this antiques mall are packed with collectibles, vintage wares and furniture waiting for a new home.
For a taste of the local flavor and an upbeat atmosphere featuring live music, visit BeauxJax Crafthouse. Pair a staple dish like Crawfish PepperJax Mac with the popular house recipe for a Big Easy cocktail with a Cajun twist. Sample local brews and craft cocktails while snacking on pub classics at Flying Heart Brewing & Pub. To satisfy your sweet tooth, order The “Flying Waffle,” a Belgian waffle served à la mode with seasonal ingredients sprinkled on top.
Craving an adventurous night out? Head over to Bayou Axe Throwing Co. to try your hand at this unique offering. Who knows? This might just become a new hobby. If you are looking for something a little tamer, perfect your aim with an archery class at nearby Hoot & Holler Archery.
If you are in town from April to June, don’t miss out on Sundays at Barksdale Market. This pop-up market in the parking lot of Bedrock Academy features local vendors selling everything from locally grown vegetables and baked goods to supplies for your furry friends and homemade soaps.
Any art lover will enjoy a stroll through Bossier Arts Council’s exquisite galleries. With rotating exhibits, musical performances and an emerging artist program, there’s always something new to relish.
After a full day, top off the excitement with a nostalgic treat. At Streetcar Station choose from a selection of ice-cream cones, sundaes or one of their signature stuffed sno-cones.
The East Bank District of Louisiana’s Bossier City is full of lively new venues and fun events just waiting to be discovered. Plan your visit today at Shreveport-Bossier.org.