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Capulet, a new event space, opens in Bywater

It has a huge rooftop deck with panoramic views

Photo by Bryan Tarnowski

A new event space and restaurant has opened in Bywater at 3014 Dauphine Street, the site of a cotton pickery built in the 1800s. Capulet is a 4,000-square-foot space with pitched wood ceilings, exposed brick walls, concrete floors, and a spacious rooftop deck. By day, it’s open for breakfast and lunch. By night, it’s available for private functions including wedding receptions and nonprofit gala dinners.

“(Property owner Albert Walsh’s) desire was to house two synergistic businesses that serve the community under one roof,” Capulet co-owner Stephen Nutting wrote in an emailed interview.

Its name a play on the neighboring intersection (Montegut and Dauphine streets), Capulet shares space with The Warehouse, a coworking office in the building’s back end.

The Warehouse opened in 2016 following an extensive restoration of the building, which had collapsed into Dauphine Street after decades of neglect. Architect Tracie Ashe of studioWTA designed Capulet’s bar, rooftop deck, mezzanine and dining room. Goodwood NOLA is the mill shop that built the chevron-tile-accented, ebony-stained wood bar. The venue accommodates up to 200 guests.

The building in summer 2012, prior to its restoration.
Photo by Bryan Tarnowski

The building’s exterior as it appears today.
Photo by Stephen Nutting
The rooftop deck catches breezes from the Mississippi River.
Photo by Bryan Tarnowski


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