Lafayette is a lively and creative city loved by Acadiana residents. At the center of Lafayette you’ll find the downtown area where food, arts, music, and culture collide. There’s so much to do and see in Lafayette that it can be overwhelming at times. Don’t stress! While you’ve got hundreds of options to choose from, here are six local businesses where you’re sure to have a great time:

  1. The only time we’ll say a business is the “wurst” is when we’re talking about Wurst Biergarten. When the weather is nice or when you’re looking for a spot to grab an ice-cold beer, Wurst Biergarten is the place to be. It’s an outdoor beer garden with bench-style seating for large groups or parties, and guess what– your dog is welcome here too.

  2. If you want to see local and regional artists in a unique atmosphere, head over to The Omni Center. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to see just how many talented artists exist in the community. So what exactly is The Omni Center? It’s a multi-vendor art market, fine art gallery, and special event venue that hosts all types of entertainment from theater to comedy to music.

  3. Tacos are delicious! Combine tacos with picnic tables in a garden setting and unique fresh juices, and you’ve got Taco Sisters– a wonderful dining experience. Can’t make it to their brick and mortar location? You can catch the Taco Sisters food truck in different spots around town!

  4. For clothing and accessories that reflect your Southern Louisiana roots, Parish Ink is the place to shop. You’ll find clothing for men, women, and children of all ages. You can also have shirts custom designed and screen printed. If you’re just in Lafayette for a visit, Parish Ink is where you’ll want to grab souvenirs before leaving town!

  5. You haven’t really explored downtown if you haven’t stopped by The Green Room pub for craft beer, pool, and daily happy hour specials. Check out their Facebook page to stay updated on fun events such as karaoke and Texas hold ‘em tournaments.

  6. Had a little too much fun downtown and now you need to unwind and relax? Head over to Mon Reve Salon for a soothing massage or facial. They also offer all of your favorite salon services like hair styling, professional makeup, lash and brow services, and more.

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