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One of America’s most mysterious and culturally rich cities. New Orleans is home to a great gay scene and the famous annual Mardi Gras celebrations.

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Arts / Warehouse District
compact and trendy arts district; galleries and chic stays

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New Orleans' downtown, shops & restaurants galore!

French Quarter
historic centre, packed with culture and gay nightlife

About Gay New Orleans

New Orleans is one of the most exciting cities in America. It’s the home of jazz, voodoo and Mardi Gras. It’s also the setting for many of Anne Rice’s vampire novels. New Orleans is one of the best cities in the South for gay travellers. It has a big gay scene centred around many bars and clubs.

Mardi Gras is, of course, the biggest annual event in New Orleans. It begins on “12th night” and it ends on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. The most popular time for tourist to visit during Mardi Gras is the weekend before Fat Tuesday.

New Orleans is also famed for its music scene. So many major artists in the music industry have to New Orleans to seek inspiration. It’s also home to many – allegedly – haunted houses. The atmosphere along Bourbon Street is pretty wild at night. New Orleans is a city you have to see at least once in a lifetime.

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Bourbon Pub and Parade

One of the most popular gay bars in New Orleans, located near to the other gay venues on Bourbon...


Oz is a lively New Orleans gay nightclub, located in the French Quarter. This bi-level venue has a...

Rawhide 2010

Popular gay bar in the bustling French Quarter. This down-to-earth bar welcomes everyone but is...

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Cafe Lafitte in Exile

Popular gay bar on Bourbon Streeet and one of the oldest gay bars in the US. This 24/7 tavern has...

Good Friends Bar

Laid-back gay bar in New Orleans with Victorian-styled interiors. Good Friends hosts various weekly...

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Trendy gay bar in New Orleans’ lively French Quarter. 700 Club has TV-lined walls, pool...

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Laid-back gay bar in The French Quarter in New Orleans.  The Page welcomes a diverse crowd and...

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