Drink Craft Beer
Love craft beer? Shreveport and Bossier City are home to three acclaimed craft breweries: Great Raft Brewing, Flying Heart Brewing and Pub, and Red River BrewPub. Beer lovers will also enjoy exploring a growing number of craft beer-related festivals and annual events in Shreveport-Bossier, as well as numerous bars and restaurants offering extensive selections of international, domestic and local brews.
Tango with Lady Luck at the Casinos
High rollers and penny pinchers have a record of winning big in Shreveport-Bossier. Our riverboat casinos and racino have the glitz of Vegas with a Southern flair of hospitality. Try your luck with a roll of the dice, a hand of cards, or live horse racing to get the full effects of pulse-pounding gaming excitement. The casino fun doesn’t end there, you can experience posh accommodations, poolside luxury, day spas, fine dining, boutique shopping, and more.
Eat Stuffed Shrimp
Shreveport-style stuffed shrimp are a local delicacy that originated in the kitchen of the historic Freeman and Harris Café, an eatery that, at the time of its closing, was one of the oldest Black-owned restaurants in the United States. Large shrimp are stuffed with Creole dressing, deep-fried and served with spicy tartar sauce. Try them at Eddie’s Restaurant, Orlandeaux’s Café or C&C Café in Shreveport.
Spend an hour or a day at the Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets in Bossier City shopping, dining or catching a movie. The nearby hotel and Margaritaville Resort Casino make it convenient to stay and play. Scoot over to downtown Shreveport and check out The Agora Borealis, an artisan marketplace, that sells locally made products such as art, clothes, food, jewelry and upcycled items from artists who live and work in the region. Also some local museums have some of the most incredible gift shops. Tucked inside Artspace gallery, you will find Giftspace, which features local hand-made jewelry, pottery, books by local authors and much more.