We ran by Junction (the new bar from the Molly’s On The Market crew) on St Claude a couple weeks ago to take a peek inside and see what all the fuss is about. The inside is pure art deco and could’ve easily opened in New Orleans in the 1940s.
The train-themed operation is due to open later this month and will feature a reasonably extensive menu focusing on hamburgers in all sorts of iterations, each one with a different tie-in to a train or railroad. It’s a well-thought out angle and Lloyd, the manager assured us that farm to table will be the motif with all the meats and sundries being sourced in southern Louisiana.
Lloyd is an affable fellow and laughs his way through our constant questioning. He’s clearly happy to see the light at the end of the tunnel as the concern was set to open way back in August. Such is the nature of the restaurant game in a town where bureaucracy and red-tape are the order of the day.
Junction will have 40 draft beers on tap with an emphasis on regional microbrew. To keep the roughnecks happy there will also be PBR and Shocktop. When you get off an oil rig and head back home to the Bywater rest assured there will be plenty beer for you.
3021 St Claude
New Orleans, LA
Hours 11 am-4am