The Bourbon Pub Parade

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A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great 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 Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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Richard G
1 contribution
Nov 2020 • Couples
My husband and I had a wonderful time when we visited in Nov 2019. Enjoyed the music and videos. The doorman, an African-American who I did not get his name was most festive. I enjoyed singing along with him and the old show tunes. Best time I had while visiting. I would definitely go back.
Written December 18, 2020
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scott67
Montgomery, Al5 contributions
Has been the center of may goodtimes my friends and I have spent in New Orleans. Have been going to this club for the last 10 or 11 years and have also had the best time partying here and plan to keep going for many years to come. Best bartenders, friendly and always trying to give their customers the best experience when they visit New Orleans. Drop by the Bourbon Pub and experience it for yourself.
Written October 3, 2006
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ThePromised1
New Orleans, LA10 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
Great music great people AMAZING staff....wanna just have a drink and a good time then the Bourbon Pub/Parade is where ya wanna go.
Written August 8, 2018
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dechuel
Fort Lauderdale, FL75 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
Went to the Bourbon Pub during Southern Decadence, actually we bought weekend passes for the club so that we would make sure to have access.

Drink prices were jacked up ($10 a cocktail, across the street was $6.50). Now, with the weekend pass they were supposed to have a separate entrance to make sure you got in, well by the second day, the weekend pass entrance was closed and we were shuffled into the line with those paying a $15 entrance fee (after us paying hundreds for our passes to make sure we got special entrance), when we inquired to a door person, dressed as a clown, as to why the weekend pass entrance was closed we were met with a very snotty "we just don't have the staff to handle that door" and then were basically told to move along.

The bartenders are slower than snails and again, not very engaging, they couldn't care less if you were standing there or not, at one point, after ordering drinks, we actually had to tell one of the bartenders upstairs what the prices were.

Head across the street to Oz, down the block to Good Friends, or one of the many other bars in the area, at least you will get a smile with your drink, and at a good price......
Written September 2, 2014
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BigEasyTraveler1
Pensacola, FL94 contributions
May 2014 • Friends
It's under new(ish) owner ship... All I can say is she should sell it and stay in LA. The drink prices are very expensive, the cover to come in the door is also too expensive. The long term staff have mostly moved on as a result of the local crowd going other places. SHAME on the new ownership and management for destroying what used to be the best gay club in the south.

The best part of the bar is the VJ's. VJ Brendan's sing along Sunday is a lot of fun. But, I go elsewhere to buy my drinks then walk back to enjoy VJ Brendans show before the cover charge.
Written May 28, 2014
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AuthorCMelanson
Kitchener, Canada1,843 contributions
Feb 2020
I really wanted to go to Bourbon Pub & Parade when I was planning my vacation, I travelled to Mardi Gras solo, and where is the safest place for a female travelling alone? Definitely a gay bar. My best friends in life have always been gay men. I'm straight but that didn't matter. Everyone was welcome. The bar was decorated for Mardi Gras season, and they were playing great music videos. Songs I absolutely love. The bartender had a great sense of humour and made me a fantastic drink. I asked for something coconutty and told him to surprise me. He made me a very delicious drink.
I was having fun just sitting there, but then four men came in. There were three empty stools to the left of me and an empty one to my right, so I moved down so they could all sit together. This sparked a conversation between us, and I ended up meeting four of the nicest guys in the universe! We talked all evening, and they ended up buying me drinks all night no matter how much I protested. They would only let me tip the bartender.
The guy sitting beside me left his sunglasses on when he went to the bathroom, so the bartender put them on. When he came back, he didn't even notice! It was so funny because the bartender even asked him if he liked his sunglasses and he just said yes. We were all laughing and joking constantly.
Another bartender came on later. He had such a dry wit. He had us laughing every time he opened his mouth. I kept to my coconut drink, but the guys bought us all a shot called a Green Tea, It was really delicious, not one of those shots that burns all the way down.
It was a Monday night, and they had karaoke. The singers were fantastic, and the waitress sang a song. She had such a beautiful voice. I can't believe she doesn't have a record deal! All the guys danced with me. I haven't danced in several years. It was so much fun! They even got me to sing a karaoke song, Lady Gaga's Bad Romance. My new best buddy sang with me and danced. It was just so much fun to open up and do something that I wouldn't usually do. They made me feel comfortable putting myself out there.
Unusual for a Monday night (maybe not on Bourbon Street, lol) a guy came in and literally fell off his stool onto the floor. It was a good thing those guys were there. They found his brother and helped to get him up (he could NOT stand) and called the ambulance, as he likely had alcohol poisoning. They even asked a fortune teller if they could borrow one of his chairs and set him up in it. Really good people in there.
I hated to say goodbye to them. It really was the most fun I had my entire vacation. I will definitely stop in the next time I visit NOLA.
Written February 23, 2020
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Simon
Northumberland, UK474 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
I need to thank Dakota and all the friendly people I met on my first night out in Bourbon Street. I had an amazing time in this very fun bar.
Written November 18, 2019
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Pat K
Riverhead, NY20 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
If you are in the quarter, be sure to stop in for a drink at The Bourbon Pub Parade. We stopped in for karaoke and drinks. Lots of fun with DJ Dollar Bill and bartender Toby.
Written January 22, 2019
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tigger2008_12
Alnwick, UK51 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
Randomly stopped in here as a straight couple for a quick beer but ended up staying for quite a few. Had way to many bloody mary's new orleans style (RECOMMEND) and bottles of bud, this place is well worth it for happy hours.

The bar is kinda open planned which is great because you get all the fresh air coming in its also very clean indeed. Bar staff friendly and point you in the right directions for tours etc.
Written May 31, 2017
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BJLKaty
Sugar Land, TX24 contributions
Nov 2014 • Couples
This was our first time visiting the Bourbon Pub, but we will definitely be back. Bartenders were nice, drinks were cheap, convenient Bourbon Street location.
Written December 2, 2014
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