Gay New Orleans

Gay Bars

Why is New York called the 'City that Never Sleeps' when last call is at 4 a.m.? The pumping dance floors and packed balconies of gay nightclubs in New Orleans go to dawn and beyond, while neighborhood bars in and out of the French Quarter offer a more relaxed, intimate atmosphere. People in the Big Easy have never had a lot of patience for attitude, which helps give the LGBT nightlife scene in New Orleans its laid-back, unpretentious air. Conversations come easily, and you just never know who might cross your path on any given night.

New Orleans Gay Bars
Bourbon Pub/Parade
801 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 529-2107

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Cafe Lafitte In Exile
901 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 522-8397

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: Cafe Lafitte In Exile, the oldest gay bar in the United States, features the best video bar in the Quarter and is a favorite meeting place. Upstairs is a chic and sleek game room with pinball machines, pool tables and Internet access.
The Friendly Bar
2301 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70117 [Map It]
(504) 943-8929

Neighborhood: Faubourg Marigny/Bywater
Good Friends Bar/Queen's Head Pub
740 Dauphine St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 566-7191

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Le Roundup
819 St. Louis St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 561-8340

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Lucille's Golden Lantern
1239 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 529-2860

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Napoleon's Itch
734 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 371-5450

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Ninth Circle
700 North Rampart St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 524-7654

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: Ninth Circle at Congo Square is an exotic neighborhood bar that will make your visit to the Crescent City a memorable one. It is also a hot spot for service personnel from the French Quarter.
The Oz
800 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 593-9491

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Rawhide 2010 Lounge
740 Burgundy St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 525-8106

Neighborhood: French Quarter

Description: The only Leather/Levi bar with the most wonderfully cold iced beer.
The Red Maple Restaurant
1036 Lafayette St., Gretna, LA 70053 [Map It]
(504) 367-0935

Neighborhood: Algiers/Westbank

Description: The Red Maple is a family owned and operated steak and seafood restaurant located in Gretna, just outside of New Orleans. Red Maple serves Southern-style entrees, such as Jumbo Lump Crab Au-Gratin, Crawfish Ravioli, and Fried Oyster or Shrimp platters. Customers also rave about the BBQ shrimp, eggplant with crabmeat, and crab cake appetizers. The Red Maple provides diners with a comfortable, classy ambiance, combined with delicious food, great service, and rich-Louisiana history.
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