The French Quarter gay scene is world-famous for two reasons: great location and great fun. You'll find all of these great places to dance, carouse or cruise within easy walking distance of each other.
Bourbon Pub & Parade
801 Bourbon Street New Orleans, LA 70116 504-529-2107
New Orleans' largest gay nightclub since 1974. The downstairs bar is celebrated for "the best happy hour in New Orleans." The upstairs dance club, the Parade, is known for its fabulous balconies and dance floor light show.
Cafe Lafitte in Exile
901 Bourbon Street New Orleans, LA 70116 504-522-8397
The oldest gay bar in the country is new high tech with three 52 inch LCD monitors with the best music videos on Bourbon Street. This is the place to be for Sunday Tea. Now open Mon & Tue 1:00PM-5:00am. Wed-Sun 24 hours. Happy Hour daily 4:00pm-9:00pm. All domestics $2.75. Well drinks Schnapps, Wine and Water $2.50 Drink and Drown Tuesdays $1.50 well drinks. 10pm-2am Sunday well vodka $2 from noon-5pm Absolut-oke Karaoke every Wed from 9pm-mindnight with $3 AbsolutCocktails.
940 St. Louis Street New Orleans, LA 70112 504-568-9829
French Quarter gay bar featuring dancers, drag and drink specials.
1239 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70116 504-529-2860
The Golden Lantern is your basic neighborhood drinking spot and the second oldest gay bar in the city. You will find many of the New Orleans legends here night after night. As the official home of Southern Decadence, this bar is the starting point for the Southern Decadence parade that marches every Sunday before Labor Day in September. it is also home to some of the city's most popular drag shows.
Good Friends Bar
740 Dauphine Street New Orleans, LA 70116 504-566-7191
Good Friends is often the best place to meet up with friends as it is accessible and never has a cover charge. The upstairs Queen's Head Pub is a "snappy casual" gay bar featuring nightly drink specials and events.
819 St. Louis Street New Orleans, LA 70112 504-561-8340
A New Orleans gay bar in the heart of the French Quarter featuring 'eye-opener specials' such as bloody marys and mimosas from 8am to noon.
Ninth Circle at Congo Square
700 N. Rampart Street New Orleans, LA 70116 504-524-7654
Neighborhood gay bar on the edge of the Quarter with exotic clientele. Music ranges from techno to house and breakbeats. Open 24 hours Thursday-Sunday.
Orlando's Society Page Lounge
542 North Rampart St. New Orleans, LA
800 Bourbon Street New Orleans, LA 70116 504-593-9491
Located on the second floor above The Bourbon Pub, the dancefloor and lasers will keep you moving all night long. One of New Orleans' largest gay bars and nightclubs. Proudly serving the gay community 24 hours, 7 days a week.
740 Burgundy Street New Orleans, LA 70116 504-522-8106