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The Bourbon Pub Parade

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AuthorCMelanson wrote a review Feb 2020
Kitchener, Canada1,588 contributions65 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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TrWorldTraveler wrote a review Dec 2019
Bloomington, Indiana4,792 contributions305 helpful votes
We visit New Orleans for many years and enjoy our time at the Bourbon Pub Parade watching amazing music videos, comedy sketches, old movie fragments while having great cocktails there. The bartenders are very fun and friendly. Whether you are LGBTQ+ or gay friendly straight, you must see this place. Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Simon wrote a review Nov 2019
Northumberland, United Kingdom475 contributions30 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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JeffB32 wrote a review Oct 2019
Bloomfield Township, Michigan4,016 contributions242 helpful votes
Stopped in here for a quick stop as we needed a drink because we were empty. Nothing fancy - quick service, friendly staff.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Danny17 wrote a review Sep 2019
Indianapolis, Indiana307 contributions3 helpful votes
Beers are always cold to beat the heat. Gay or straight please to stop by, and support this bar. Friendly staff, good happy hours, lots of entertainment.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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