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Fun drinks

Great bar for drinks, thanks to Josh for being so friendly and fun. Would definitely recommend... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Must see female impersonator show on weekend

this place was very near by our accomadations, so gave it a try for a laugh but honestly the show... read more

Reviewed April 4, 2019
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1239 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2512
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great bar for drinks, thanks to Josh for being so friendly and fun. Would definitely recommend! Heads up it’s cash only.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 4, 2019

this place was very near by our accomadations, so gave it a try for a laugh but honestly the show was an hour long..4 entertainers that did wardrobe changes and came out 2X..Patrons and staff, very welcoming and the talent was wonderful.. we were amazed...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

I almost hate to recommend this bar because it is a favorite hidden gem for us. This is the very best place in the French Quarter for cheap stiff drinks and a fun local hang out atmosphere. Please note that this is definitely a gay...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

One of the best bars hidden on Royal street. This is where the drink are poured right and the local folks hang out! Please stop by for the famous bloody marry.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 28, 2018

Stopped in to Golden Lantern as we walked to our hotel late on a Sunday night. Good music, friendly bartender (made me the perfect kamikaze), and a few friendly locals. Perfect end for our evening. Will return next visit to catch show & more fun.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

Cheap drinks and we specifically went to see a drag show on Friday night. The area where they do Drag is very intimate so make sure you bring dollar bills to tip your entertainters! The show was fabulous and full of delightful numbers. People were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

The Golden Lantern has been a fixture in our neighborhood since the 1970s. We recommend it for the camaraderie, the entertainment, and the Bloody Marys. Always open!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Came in the morning for Bloody Marys to quench mild hangovers. Good call! Bartender asked how spicy we'd like them, and they seemed to get a little spicier each time (maybe we had a few...). Love the pickled green beans to garnish! The layout of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank RollerDerby_Voyager
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I go here every time we go to NOLA. The drinks are good and won’t break your wallet, and the people are amazing. This is hands down my favorite bar in New Orleans.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 852robynr
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Potentially the best dive- gay or straight- bar I have ever been to! The drinks are cheap (USD5 for a glass of wine) and the drag show was amazing! A certain Miss Latonia Dupree Black was giving me life! She definitely has charisma, uniqueness, nerve...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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
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Marin A
May 7, 2019|
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Response from BearTravelers33 | Reviewed this property |
I would go at least an hour early if you want to claim a table in back show room. The bar area seats get cleared out for the show so if you are sitting in a chair at the show bar area you will have to stand if you aren’t at... More
July 19, 2018|
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Response from holliew812 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They are always open!
Jennifer D
March 11, 2017|
Response from Rbward | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, never been for St. Pats day, but I would doubt it as there is no sit down food and it is pretty much a local bar.