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New Orleans Gay Bars & Clubs

New Orleans is the home of some of the hottest,wildest and best Gay Bars in the United States.

This New Orleans Gay Bar directory contains information about the best GLBT bars and clubs in the Cresent City.

Most bars in New Orleans are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. So, if you don't see hours listed it's because most bars in New Orleans never ever close. You'll find out soon why they call it the Big Easy.

New Orleans has some rather relaxed liquor laws. For example, when you leave a bar, you can take your drink with you anywhere so long as it is in a plastic "go cup". You can also drink while walking on the streets in New Orleans. But, you are not allowed to carry glass containers or cans.

4 Seasons
3229 North Causeway - Metairie, Louisiana 504.832.0659
4 Seasons is one of the most popular bars in Metairie. Housed in an "A" Framebuilding, you'll find 4 Seasons right off Interstate 10 going towards the Lake on Causeway Blvd.

When you enter 4 Seasons, you'll see the main bar. Past the long mainbar and out the back door is a beautiful patio and bar that's a perfect place to relax on cool evenings. The patio is often the scene of some lively BBQ'sand beer busts.

4 Seasons often has live entertainment and other special functions.

2600 Hwy. 190 West - Slidell, LA 985.847.1921
Located outside of New Orleans - Slidell - Billy's attracts a neighborhood crowd.

Bourbon Pub / Parade
801 Bourbon Street 504-529-2107
(Check out Bourbon Pub/ Parade calendar of events.)
The Longest Continuously-Operating Gay Nightclub in the Country! Gay New Orleans' Largest Bar and Nightclub Voted New Orleans' #1 Dance Club Year After Year. The Bourbon Pub Is Open Every Day at 7 am,The Parade is Open Thursday thru Sunday Nights. Bourbon Pub Parade sponsors a different event on nearly any night of the week. Bourbon Pub/Parade, this establishment is two separate bars inside the same building. The bottom floor is called the Bourbon Pub, the massive disco at the top of the stairs is Parade. Unified by a devoted clientel, the resulting mega-bar boasts the title: the oldest continually operating gay bar in the United States.

The Bourbon Pub is a cross between a neighborhood bar and a male strip club. It's see it's share of oddities: drag cabaret as well as star-sightings.

Upstairs, Parade features ultra-high-tech laser-light disco theatrics, a state-of-the-art sound system, and regular DJs who spin the tunes all night long. Parade hosts a different theme party every night of the week. These change with some frequency but 'Two for Tuesday,' Friday night's 'Boys Night Out' and Sunday's tea dances have become a local tradition. Parade has twice been named 'National Nightclub of the Year' by Dance Music Authority magazine, and in 2004 received the coveted Zagat Nightlife Award of Excellence.

The building's two large balconies are always in use.This complex, while a gay mens' bar, is openly accepting of everybody, regardless of orientation.New Year's Eve, Southern Decadence, Pride Festival and Halloween. During Southern Decadence 2004, Bourbon Pub/Parade will host all the official events. If you plan to attend more than two of the parties, purchase a Weekend Pass). It guarantees VIP admission to each of the nightly events. No one gets hassled here... Straight Friendly.

Parade Bar is located just above the Bourbon Pub. Most comfortable place to dance with good music, and plenty of space to move around. The Bourbon Pub is a Wi-Fi Zone. Free Internet Access while inside the club.

Bourbon Pub / Parade

Instinct Magazine – “New Orleans’ Leading Gay Destination”

Citysearch – “The Place To Be ... New Orleans’ Highest-rated Dance Club”

DigitalCity – “The Most Happening Gay Bar On Bourbon Street … Five Stars!”

Dance Music Authority – “High-energy Nightclub of the Year”

ZAGAT – "Always Rocking … The Place To Be On Any Day Or Night”

Frommers – “A Top Dance Club In All of America

Creative Video Consulting – “The Most Influential Video Bar in the Country”

AOL City Guide – “New Orleans' Best Dance Club”

Hotspots Magazine – “New Orleans' #1 Gay Dance Club”

ClubPlanet – “A Gay Institution”

800 Bourbon Street - NOLA  504.593.9491
Oz is one of New Orleans best high energy dance clubs. Since Oz opened its doors, it has been the place to party until daybreak. Details Magazine ranked Oz as one of the top 50 clubs to party in the country. Gambit Magazine ranked Oz as New Orleans #1 dance club. Oz has won Dance Club of The Year and Show Club of the Year awards at the Gay Appreciation Awards voted on by the Gulf South readership of Ambush Mag year after year.

Once you experience Oz, you'll understand all the excitement. The greatest thing going for Oz is its location. Oz is located on St. Ann and Bourbon Street which turns into "Mardi Gras Central" during the weeks of Carnival and "Southern Decadence Central" during Labor Day Weekend. If you get to Oz early, you might be able to squeeze your way to the rail of their balcony which overlooks a crowd hungry for beads. A traditional chant is "show me your (insert body part here)!" Once the merchandise is properly displayed, the exhibitor is thrown a pair of beads. The biggest attraction at Oz is the dance floor.

The music is hot and the light show will amaze you. Another amazing thing to see at Oz are the dancing boys. On the weekends, OZ has some of the hottest men, take our word for it,dancing on the bar. The dancers will inspire you. And, once they get you worked up enough, you can burn off some of that energy on the dance floor.

OZ sponsors a different event on nearly any night of the week. (Check out the calendar of events.)

Cafe Lafitte in Exile
901 Bourbon Street - NOLA 504.522.8397
The Daddy Of 'em All. Lafitte's is the oldest Gay bar in the country and has a long and interesting history. During his years in New Orleans, Tennessee Williams used to frequent Lafitte's.

Lafitte's features two floors of music and video. Downstairs you'll find the main bar. Upstairs you'll find a pool table and the balcony! During Southern Decadence and Carnival, because the Gay crowd dominates this part of Bourbon Street, people tend to be a little more "adventurous" in their pursuit of beads and the balcony at Lafitte's can be quite "entertaining." Lafitte's is popular all year round and is open 24 hours a day.

2240 St. Claude - NOLA 504.947.0505
Cowpokes is New Orleans only country & western bar featuring dance lessons in the art of C&W techniques. Every Wednesday night is Lube Wrestling worth $100 cash to the winner.

Good Friends Bar
740 Dauphine Street - NOLA 504.566.7191
Always snappy casual is the best way to describe Good Friends Bar and it's laid back classy attitude. Visit the Queen's Head Pub upstairs every Sunday and enjoy Tommy T at the piano from 4 until 8pm as he plays all your favorites and leads the most fun sing-a-long in the French Quarter. No visit to New Orleans is complete without spending a Sunday afternoon here.

Queen's Head Pub
740 Dauphine St. (504) 566-7191
Queen's Head Pub, located just above the Good Friends Bar, Sunday afternoon piano bar is quite popular. A great place for pre-dinner drinks, or quiet conversations with friends.

Ninth Circle at Congo Square
700 North Rampart (504) 524-7654
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.

Rawhide 2010
740 Burgundy Street - NOLA 504.525.8106
Rawhide 2010 is the only Leather/Levi bar in the French Quarter. Located just two blocks off Bourbon Street and open 24 hours a day, Rawhide 2010 is where New Orleans' hottest men come to meet the tourists and vice versa. Two words you will never hear here are "last call!"

Completely remodeled in 1995, Rawhide 2010 features two pool tables, three video-poker machines, seven friendly bartenders, and a live DJ as well as cold longnecks and hot videos And Pool tables. Frequent events and nightly drink specials keep the party hopping as long as you keep going.
The only Leather/Levi barin the French Quarter.

Big Daddy's
2513 Royal Street - NOLA 504.948.6288
Big Daddy's is a bar in the Marigny that attracts people living in the neighborhood and hosts live entertainment many Sunday afternoons throughout the year.

Bywater Bar.B.Que/Lorenzo's/Out Back Bar
3162 Dauphine - NOLA 504.947.0000
This popular neighborhood restaurant, pizerria, and bar brings an interesting array of revelers through its doors. Owner Mike Murray has chosen some of the best to keep his patrons happy, and serves barbeque, burgers, sandwiches, pasta, calzones, pizzas, salads and nightly specials.

706 Franklin - NOLA 504.948.4200
This popular neighborhood bar features local talents on occassion live.

The Corner Pocket
940 St. Louis - NOLA  504.568.9829
The Corner Pocket is your basic neighborhood bar during the day and early evening. Crowds flock to the club 7 nights a week beginning at 9pm to see the latest dancin' boys the bar has cornered for its stable. And every Friday night is New Meat Night featuring all new dancers vying for the $100 cash jackpot. Mondays features Pot Luck Burlesque with celebrity emcees and the Corner Pocket Dancers.

The Country Club
634 Louisa Street - NOLA 504.945.0742
The Country Club a giant heated swimming pool. During the Summer, local water volleyball teams compete here. Lay out by the pool, nude if you like and sip great bloody marys to pass any morning or afternoon.

706 Franklin - NOLA 504.948.4200

Double Play
439 Dauphine Street - NOLA  504.523.4517
The Double Play is a rather "wild" neighborhood bar that is frequented by every kind of person imaginable. Whatever is your scene, you'll find companions here.

The Friendly Bar
2301 Chartres Street - NOLA 504.943.8929
This little bar is - probably - the most popular neighborhood bar in the Marigny.

Golden Lantern
1239 Royal Street - NOLA 504.529.2860
The Golden Lantern is your basic neighborhood drinking spot & the second oldest Gay bar in the City. You'll find many of N'awlins legends here night after night. This Bar is the starting point for the Southern Decadence Parade that marches every Sunday before Labor Day in September.

Le Roundup
819 St. Louis Street - NOLA 504.561.8340
One of the most unusual bars in New Orleans. From drag queens to transexuals to hot men, you'll find them here. The crowd at the Roundup is friendly- very friendly.

3505 Division St (504)888-4101

Moulin Rouge
940 Elysian Fields Avenue - NOLA 504.944.1888
Open Thursday through Sunday, you can catch occasional shows here.

Napoleon's Itch
Bourbon St. @ St. Ann - NOLA 504.371.5450
This upscale, exclusive club caters to the community in the only non-smoking venue of its kind in the Crescent City located in the Official Host Hotel of Southern Decadence, the Bourbon Orleans Hotel.

Ninth Circle at Congo Square
700 N. Rampart - NOLA 504.524.7654
Ninth Circle is an exotic neighborhood bar on the Rampart strip which will make your visit to the Crescent City a memorable one. It is also one of the best late night pub's here, where you'll run into most of the service personnel from around the city.

Orlando's Society Page
542 North Rampart - NOLA 504.593.9941
Attracting a diverse crowd, this pub is great late nights when all service personnel get off throughout the Quarter and head on over for this neighborhood experience.

The Phoenix/Eagle
941 Elysian Fields - NOLA  504.945.9264
The Phoenix is New Orleans premier levi-leather bar and the proud home of the Knights D'Orleans, the Lords of Leather, the Cavaliers Motorcycle Club, and the New Orleans Bear and Bear Trappers Social Club.

When you walk into the Phoenix, there is no mistaking that this is the gathering place for the leather community of New Orleans. Besides the hot crowd, the posters of leather bars from around the world that hang from the walls are a sure give away. If you need information about the leather community or special events in New Orleans, the Phoenix is the right place. The locals and the bartenders will be sure to lead you in the right direction.

The Phoenix is one of the largest bars in the city occupying a two story house on historic Elysian Fields- just a short walk from the French Quarter.

Downstairs is the main bar where you'll find a competitive pool table. Past the main bar and through the back doors is the courtyard where the barbeques and beer busts take place. Upstairs is the Eagle. The Eagle features music and a particularly heavy cruising atmosphere.

If you need those boots polished, stop by the Phoenix on a Friday night for a really good spit and shine. The Phoenix also sells a great collection of T-shirts.

The Phoenix has been Gay owned and operated by Jamie Temple for 22 years. Open 24 hours 365 days a year. Plenty of free parking here, and an ATM in the bar.

Starlight By The Park
834 N. Rampart St. - NOLA 504.561.8939
This Jazz and Blues club is popular with locals and tourists alike.

Voodoo at Congo Sqare
718 North Rampart - NOLA 504.527.0703
Voodoo has established quite a reputation for one of the wildest pubs in town, bringing late night revelers to Rampart Street. The club is cockfull of Voodoo dolls and other art objects associated with the ritual. Its Library Room in the rear of the club has great titles, but these books cannot actually be read.

For more gay bar information, you can check Ambush, 828-A Bourbon St. (tel. 504/522-8049;, a great source for the gay community in New Orleans and for visitors. The magazine's website has a lot of handy-dandy links to other sites of gay interest, including info on local gay bars (

Once you're in New Orleans, you can call the office or pick up a copy at Tower Records, 408 N. Peters St., near Conti Street in the French Quarter or at Lenny's News, 5420 Magazine St., near Leontine Street, Uptown.

New Orleans Gay Men's Chorus

Organized by Jerry Zachary, a native of Louisiana, who spent 10 years as a vocalist with the Chicago Symphony Chorus. Jerry's inspiration for forming the Chorus came from the Windy City Gay Men's Chorus of Chicago.

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