A burger is like a checker piece: when fully stacked, it can move in any direction and capture lesser food items by leaping triumphantly over them. Triple jump rival pieces with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of burgers and drinks at Down The Hatch.
Down The Hatch’s robust menu rustles up a wide range of heartily charred, 100% Angus beef hamburgers for Garden District diners. The texan burger saddles up smoked bacon, holsters caramelized onions, and dons a 10-gallon hat made of a fried egg ($9.75), while the blue burger derives hunger-busting superpowers from an injection of blue cheese into its patty ($8.25). Flout bovine-centric conventions with the veggie burger, boasting a house-made bean patty ($8.25), or the lamb burger, a half pound of ground lamb spiced and cooked to order ($11). Avaricious appetites meet their meaty maker after battling the Five Napkin burger, a challenge so daunting that all who vanquish it are rewarded with a quintet of solid gold handclaps.
Pair a skillfully grilled repast with a choice of fries or onion rings, and slake thirst with one of Down The Hatch’s many beers, wines, or cocktails. To celebrate mankind’s recent harnessing of electricity, the eatery entertains patrons with a jukebox, video poker, and free wireless Internet.
Down The Hatch
Though its name implies a quick chug or hurried meal, most customers tend to linger at Down the Hatch. That’s because the bar and grill offers scads of activities and creative Cajun-inspired bites to keep loungers happy long into the night. Most evenings here start at a dining room table, where alligator po-boys, smoky pulled pork, and Angus beef burgers are some of the menu’s biggest crowd-pleasers. As the food disappears from plates and more drinks get ordered, crowds diverge onto the brick patio or linger around the bar or jukebox. Amid the festive groups, there are even folks getting work done courtesy of the free Wi-Fi and the belief that the best writers are inspired by whiskey.
Lower Garden District
1921 Sophie B Wright Pl.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130