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Nicest guys in the quarter

This was directly across the street from our AIRBNB- we stopped in here numerous times. Great... read more

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Sandra P
Kansas City, Missouri
Welcoming and kickback bar

I had read a couple positive reviews about this place before coming and I found the bar to be very... read more

Reviewed June 25, 2019
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Cafe Lafitte's is the oldest gay bar in the United States. They have a upstairs "Balcony Bar" that is open on the weekends and great for entertaining. Also the Balcony Bar is great for private parties.
901 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3120
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+1 504-522-8397
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Reviewed yesterday

This was directly across the street from our AIRBNB- we stopped in here numerous times. Great energy- great bartenders. Our ice machine was broken and they were kind enough to send us off with ice when we left their establishment

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Sandra P
Reviewed June 25, 2019

I had read a couple positive reviews about this place before coming and I found the bar to be very welcoming and laid back. I really felt at home here although I was clearly a tourist. All kinds can be found here and the drink...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Pisceanstud81
Reviewed June 16, 2019

The first bar we went to. We had driven 14 hours & just checked in to hotel; we were anxious to get out and start having some fun. Bartender seemed friendly enough... We both love Bloody Mary's. SneakyBartenderBob, of course said, we make a great...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed January 2, 2019

Drove down from Hattiesburg with friends to spend NYD in the quarter, Scott was bartending...best bloody mary in the quarter, the only thing missing was the okra!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Petalmsguy
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

Friendliest, warmest, delightful cute bar tender ever from Glen ellyn IL. I don't enjoy bars nor birthdays but he made it special. mentioning it was my favorite bday he checked my ID (carded at 60 😂) he stepped away cameback with a bottle of champagne...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lyonstigersandbears
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Been here a few times for the tasty Bloody Marys. Gave a favorable review in the past. On this occasion, we asked for two large Bloody Marys, having had four just a couple days earlier. The bartender on duty this day said Bloody Marys are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ScubaDLT
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Good place to play pool and get away from the heat in the upstairs bar. Nice bartenders and upstairs bartender was great at whipping up yummy summer drinks. Good music and gets so packed at night!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AnneS589
Reviewed June 23, 2018

My partner and I were visiting in the quarter and just checking out the gay bars. Stopped in the early afternoon for happy hour drinks.theres a recurring theme of NOLA gay bars, everyone is extremely friendly.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank daniel t
Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

Had a couple of drinks in the downstairs portion of the bar and it came out to $11 so we decided to stay and enjoy our time. Went upstairs to drink on the balcony and the exact same order was $26. I asked the bartender...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ajmartinez2011
Reviewed April 2, 2018

They make good drinks here and the view of Bourbon Street from the balcony is perfect. Our bartender, Ryan, was really nice and served us some very tasty drinks. Don't miss this gay icon on Bourbon Street.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port
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story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs
across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied
around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the
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