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Three Experiences, One Destination

Each room of the JS Block Building has its own unique personality fit for visitors from every walk of life. Erected in 1893, the structure housed a bar for over-the-counter sales as well as a saloon in its heyday. After the close of the mail-order liquor business, the location was used as a general store, cafeteria, bookstore, and even a cotton exchange. This most recent chapter of the building’s history is unique in that it presents three co-existing stories in the form of Cotton, Planters Gastropub, and now The Eli.

Planter’s Gastropub

Planter’s Gastropub, located above Restaurant Cotton, offers a diverse menu ranging from pub-grub favorites like burgers, pizzas and hot wings to roasted oysters, as well as a wide selection of beer, bourbon, and handcrafted cocktails. While Planter’s Gastropub is a nod to the theme of Cotton on the first floor, the team envisioned the second floor space as more of a blue-collar, retro pub feel. Whether sporting heels or sneakers, guests are encouraged to walk in, walk up, and find a seat! Our balcony with a picturesque view of the Ouachita River is the perfect spot to kick your feet up with a flavorful pizza and an ice-cold beer or specialty cocktail after a hard day’s work.

Monday—Thursday, 4PM—9PM • Friday, 4PM—12AM

Saturday, 10AM—12AM (brunch served until 2:30PM) • Sunday, 10AM—2:30PM (brunch)

The Eli

The Eli boasts a one-of-a-kind, carefully curated atmosphere, handcrafted cocktails and a sharable tapas-like menu with a view overlooking historic downtown Monroe. The Eli (as in Eli Whitney, inventor of the cotton gin) is bathed in a glow of amber lighting, deep leather textures, and rich wooden accents. This retro-style bar will transform you to the Prohibition era with its speakyeasy vibes and a vast variety of specialty cocktails and spirits.

Thursday, 4PM—9PM • Friday and Saturday, 3PM—12AM

2-for-1 espresso martinis, sazeracs, and old fashioneds Thursday, 4—6PM • Friday and Saturday, 3—6PM