Woodward served as the design-builder on Lula Restaurant Distillery, a Lower Garden District spot that serves up creole fare and distilled cane spirits.
Located on St. Charles Avenue in the old Halpern’s Furniture building, this 10,000 square foot space is the first restaurant-distillery concept for the southeast region. Tall ceilings with open beams and salvaged wood set the tone for Lula’s rustic atmosphere.
Lula’s dining room and bar sits adjacent to a large meeting area totaling 1,600 square feet. The area can be divided into two spaces: a 500 square foot meeting area and a larger room suitable for private dining events. A glass wall divides the dining area from the distillery, which houses an imported copper still that churns out small batches of Lula vodka, rum and gin distilled from Louisiana sugarcane.