There’s a special ambiance that the Parrot Head Bar & Grill has that seems to set it apart from eateries in Bay St. Louis. Palm trees sway, and Reggae music bumps through the speakers as guests enjoy a cold drink on the back patio. Kayaks and paddle boards line the back yard with golf carts stacked in the alleyway, waiting for their turn to ride through town.
The restaurant/bar is located in a tropical peach-colored building known as Bodega at 111 Court Street. Enter from Court Street, or from the public parking lot on the 100 block of Main Street. The building houses the Parrot Head Bar & Grill, Bodega Spirits Liquor, LOFT Yoga and Bodega Adventure Rentals – all in one convenient location. Pop in for a morning yoga session, grab a delicious lunch and a margarita, rent a golf cart for a day on the town, and then grab a bottle of wine to finish off your evening.
The Parrot Head Bar & Grill offers libations along with a simple menu to fit all tastes. It includes local dishes from Gumbo or Shrimp Remoulade Salad to an array of hearty sandwiches. Vanessa Lewy, Bodega representative, says customers often rave that the sandwiches are the best on the Coast.
The secret to that “best” label is Chef Rickey Peters, who headed up the beloved Rickey’s Restaurant in Waveland (and later Bay St. Louis). The New Orleans/Cajun cultural imprint of his dishes is strong; Rickey started his career working with the renowned chef Paul Prudhomme.