Who We Are

Original construction of the Jackson Brewery building was completed in 1891, once the largest independent brewery in the South, and 10th largest in the country. During Prohibition (1920-1933) this brewery manufactured near beer, alcohol-free malt beverages, root beer and other soft drinks. In 1956 the rights to JAX beer was sold to the New Orleans company which manufactured the beer in this space until 1974 when the brewery closed its doors.

After hurricane Katrina in an effort to help the rebirth of this great city and give back to the community – this space was purchased, gutted and transformed into Jackson Brewery Bistro Bar with the vision of its owner, and B3 Designs. Reclaimed materials, wood and metals are used throughout to marry the charm of yester-year with the modern conveniences of today.

With over 10,000 square feet, full service restaurant, four bars, dance floor, interior mezzanines, exterior patios and a spectacular river view, Jackson Brewery Bistro Bar offers live musical performances featuring local artists and a variety of entertainment.

David Sheely is the owner/operator of Jax. This young entrepreneur is a Louisiana native and LSU graduate who prides himself in keeping it local! In addition to Jax, David also owns multiple establishments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  He has a very hands on approach to running the bar. You can usually find him helping out his staff and creating an unforgettable environment for his guests, even if it means sitting in as a guest DJ! David can be reached at david@jaxnola.com
Daniel Kearley is the General Manager and Executive Chef of Jax. Daniel was born and raised in Baton Rouge, LA. He has over 10 years’ experience opening and running restaurants. His resume includes some of the finest dining establishments in Baton Rouge. When this former LSU Tiger isn’t in the kitchen you can find him making sure everything is going off without a hitch in the club.
Erin O’Leary is the marketing director. Erin is originally from New Orleans, grew up in Destin, FL and attended LSU. After LSU Erin lived in Atlanta, Ga when she was the Marketing Coordinator for an international building and design firm. She returned to the beach to work as the event planner for Commander’s Palace in Destin. When Erin isn’t updating the facebook page and tweeting, she spends her days filling the Jax social calendar and organizing private events! Please contact Erin for all of your private event inquires at erin@jaxnola.com