Bar Redux opens in The Joint's former location in Bywater



Bar Redux, a neighborhood bar serving up traditional comfort food and creative Caribbean fare, has opened in the former location of barbecue stalwart The Joint on Poland Avenue.

While many wondered about the fate of the space unassuming building when The Joint relocated to a larger digs last year, Bar Redux has made the space a unique standout with a colorful, Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test-style paint job and vintage neon "BAR" sign.

The menu is small but growing, with a number of quirky twists on comfort food staples from chef Kevin Querant including a ribeye cheesesteak and a Cuban sandwich anchored by garlic infused roasted pork. The Jamaican jerk cheesesteak nachos (off-menu for now, but always available) have become a popular dish for late night bar patrons.

The menu also offers up a fine number of vegetarian options, including stuffed portabello mushrooms and a surprisingly delicious avocado salad featuring well-spiced chickpeas, corn, onion, and avocado served as a kind of chunky guacamole inside half an avocado.

Redux only has one signature cocktail thus far—a combination of Malibu rum, Midori (a melon liqueur), cucumber, and pineapple known as "The Pussycat" — but is looking to expand their roster quickly with other frothy, tiki-inspired drinks.

What: Bar Redux
Where: 801 Poland Ave.
Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 11:00 - 2:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday; 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Sunday
Contact: (504) 592-7083, @barredux

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