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Drew, the best bartender in the land - jello shots, popcorn, PERFECT Cosmo's, great juke box & fun... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2015
Colleen N
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San Jose, California, United States
Nice spot in NOLA

We happened on this bar by accident but then went back all 5 nights we were in town for at least... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2015
Mary B
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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed July 14, 2015

Drew, the best bartender in the land - jello shots, popcorn, PERFECT Cosmo's, great juke box & fun crowd. Spend a bit too much time here! Great French Quarter bar.

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Colleen N
Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

We happened on this bar by accident but then went back all 5 nights we were in town for at least one drink. Friendly staff, wonderful drinks, and great locals inhabit this little part of the quarter.

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Must see! Reba Douglas' Sunday Jubilee every Sunday at 5pm. No cover. Lots of laughs. Cheap drinks. Local crowd. Lots of fun.

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Chuckwud
Reviewed May 28, 2015

I could stop in the Golden Lantern every day! (And I'm straight, but the bar isn't necessarily). They had the best bloody mary's and I was on a bloodymary tour on this trip. What a great value for Bourbon Street boozery. Stop in say hi!

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank doug001
Reviewed May 5, 2015

We came in for the worlds best Bloody Mary's and they did not disappoint! We then found ourselves hanging out even longer with some shots in hand that seemed to never stop. The band that was playing was a sound that brought us back to...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank Misty G
Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in around 9am on a Thursday morning and had a delicious Bloody Mary. Even better than Tableau's. Bartender was friendly and I would definitely go back!

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Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is the one place we met some of the finest folks in New Orleans. Small, quaint and the crowd is varied and ever changing. Bartenders are the bomb!

Date of experience: January 2015
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Reviewed January 9, 2015

If you want to escape the feeling of being a tourist who is being ripped off by uninterested bartenders, I would highly recommend the Golden Lantern. It's a great neighbor bar which is tourist friendly. Drinks are stiff, inexpensive and served by great bartenders. I...More

Date of experience: September 2014
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Reviewed November 29, 2014

Drag Queen show on Friday night - 50+year olds- doing Retro Drag show – Savannah Summers was the light of my night. I pulled out bigger bills because this “lady” was all heart and performance – a true entertainer that made me feel there was...More

Date of experience: November 2014
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Reviewed October 1, 2014

After reading all the reviews about this place, we were really looking forward to it, but maybe we're getting too old--the noise level was way up there and it just didn't seem that welcoming. Maybe it was the fact that it was a Saturday night....More

Date of experience: October 2014
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around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
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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
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994desireed
July 19, 2018|
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Response from holliew812 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They are always open!
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Jennifer D
March 11, 2017|
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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.
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