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Boozy Bayou Becomes Exclusive Alfred House

New venue doubles as a concert hall and private event space

A band plays the new Alfred House.
[Alfred House]

The N’Awlins-themed bar people used to flock to in the West End for frosty Abita beers and rum-fueled Hurricanes is now a by-reservation-only rental spot named Alfred House.

In the weeks since shutting down Bayou, parent company Georgetown Events renovated the century-old rowhouse into a hybrid private event space that also hosts live musical acts. The concert bookings to date appear to follow the Bayou tradition of welcoming local and touring performers — next up: Southern rockers the Will Overman Band on Saturday, August 19 — from across the musical spectrum.

A Georgetown Events spokeswoman said the network of local restaurants, which includes sandwich shop Jetties, taco spot Surfside, newcomer Millie’s, and Lowcountry-inspired Due South, serve as the “preferred caterers” for any booking, but noted that clients are welcome to bring in outside vendors. “If someone would prefer a restaurant or cuisine that's outside of our family of restaurants, we'd allow that as well with no problem,” the hospitality aide assured Eater.

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