Dining & Nightlife
Downtown is the vibrant center of Lafayette, home to over 30 restaurants and cafes, plus night clubs, bars, and music venues that host over 1,400 live music events every year. Downtown is where residents of Acadiana come to let their hair down and enjoy the moment.
“I didn’t want to just be a bystander. I wanted to be able to make a difference to improve our downtown community.”
—Nathanael Johnson, owner of Rêve Coffee Roasters, DLU member since 2018.
Restaurants & Cafes
The restaurants and eateries of Downtown showcase the best of Louisiana’s culinary talent. Downtown is has whatever your palate is craving, from fine dining to bar food, pizza to pastries, and everything in between.
Acadiana has a long-established tradition of live music. Our region is the birthplace of two unique musical genres: Cajun and Zydeco music, and home to more festivals and concerts than anyone can keep track of.
Bars & Nightclubs
The cultural of Lafayette is incredibly social. When we’re not cooking dinner at home with the family we like to go out with friends and enjoy the night. Downtown is home to a wide variety of late-night social spaces. Our restaurant bars, cocktail lounges, beer gardens, sports bars, and night clubs offer the perfect getaway.