New Orleans Gay Bars

New Orleans Gay Bars

New Orleans' French Quarter has some of the best gay nightlife scene in the South Central States. Here are the most popular gay bars in town.

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One of the most popular gay bars in New Orleans, located near to the other gay venues on Bourbon Street. This is a lively place where you can have fun and chat with the locals.

There are regular drag shows. Upstairs you’ll find two bars and also a large video bar downstairs. The drinks are quite pricey here so you may want to go at happy hour – usually begins at 5pm but varies over the week.

Bourbon hosts karaoke events, retro pop dance parties, regular drag shows and show tune sing-alongs. On show tunes, night drink specials include The Barbra, The Judy and The Liza.

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bar, music, dancing, karaoke, drag

Updated: 13-Oct-2020

801 Bourbon St , New Orleans

weekday: 24 hours
weekend: 24 hours

4.0
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The oldest New Orleans gay bar, located in the French Quarter amongst the city’s gay nightlife. The Corner Pocket’s main attraction is the scantily-clad men who spend their nights dancing on the bar.

Additionally, TV sports are shown throughout the venue. Look out for the bar’s special event nights, including weekly bingo. A historic LGBT+ venue.

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bar, music, dancing, go-go dancers

Updated: 17-Aug-2020

940 St Louis St, New Orleans

weekday: 12:30 - 00:00
weekend: 24 hours

4.0
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Gay bar in New Orleans, located across from Armstrong Park. Loved by locals and tourists, GrandPre’s is known for its laid-back atmosphere and affordable drinks.

Inside, you’ll find comfy seating and a full bar serving classic cocktails and other drinks. The bar hosts various live acts, drag shows, and “Boylesque” night on the 4th Friday of the month.

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bar, music, karaoke, live shows, drag shows

Updated: 31-Mar-2020

834 N Rampart St, New Orleans

weekday: 11:00 - 02:00
weekend: 11:00 - 03:00

4.0
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Gay bar for the leather & jeans crowd in New Orleans. Phoenix has pool tables, daily happy hours, drink specials and bingo nights.

Open 24/7.

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bar, music, bingo

Updated: 13-Oct-2020

941 Elysian Fields Ave, New Orleans

weekday: 24 hours
weekend: 24 hours

4.0
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Popular gay bar on Bourbon Streeet and one of the oldest gay bars in the US. This 24/7 tavern has been serving the city’s LGBT+ community since 1953, making it a staple in the New Orleans gay scene.

Cafe Lafitte in Exile has daily happy hour drink deals and hosts various special events including dance parties, karaoke, and bottomless brunch.

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bar, music, dancing, karaoke

Updated: 13-Oct-2020

901 Bourbon St, New Orleans

weekday: 24 hours
weekend: 24 hours

4.0
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Laid-back gay bar in The French Quarter in New Orleans.  The Page welcomes a diverse crowd and serves late-night drinks with daily happy hours.

Locals favour The Page for its friendly service, tasty crafted cocktails and good music.

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bar, music

Updated: 30-Mar-2020

542 N Rampart St, New Orleans

weekday: 17:00 - 03:00
weekend: 15:00 - 03:00

4.0
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Tomorrow:  Karaoke

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

Located in The French Quarter, near the other gay bars.

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bar, music, karaoke

Updated: 13-Oct-2020

740 Dauphine St, New Orleans

weekday: 24 hours
weekend: 24 hours

4.0
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Today:  Pool Tournament

Popular gay bar in the bustling French Quarter. This down-to-earth bar welcomes everyone but is particularly popular with leather and bear crowd.

Rawhide 2010 has regular happy hours, pool tables, TV’s playing adult videos and regular shows.

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bar, music, shows

Updated: 13-Oct-2020

740 Burgundy St, New Orleans

weekday: 01:00 - 05:00 / 12:00 - 00:00
weekend: 12:00 - 00:00 / 05:00

4.0
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A decadent New Orleans gay bar, Golden Lantern, has been serving the city’s LGBT+ community since 1964.

The bar hosts regular special events, live music and drag shows.

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bar, music, drag shows, live music

Updated: 13-Oct-2020

1239 Royal St, New Orleans

weekday: 24 hours
weekend: 24 hours

3.5
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From 56 votes Vote

Trendy gay bar in New Orleans’ lively French Quarter. 700 Club has TV-lined walls, pool tables and serves tempting drink specials and tasty bar food.

Open 7 days week.

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bar, music, restaurant

Updated: 30-Mar-2020

700 Burgundy St, New Orleans

weekday: 12:00-04:00
weekend: 12:00-04:00/03:00

4.0
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From 51 votes Vote

Tomorrow:  Trivia Night

Cutter’s is an eclectic gay bar in New Orleans that serves tasty cocktails and traditional New Orleans cuisine.

The bar also hosts weekly themed events such as trivia nights and has happy hour specials.

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bar, restaurant, music

Updated: 31-Mar-2020

706 Franklin Ave, New Orleans

weekday: 15:00 - 02:00
weekend: 12:00 - 02:00

4.0
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One Eyed Jacks is a classic New Orleans establishment. It hosts regular live bands, burlesque performers, comedy and drag shows. It’s the kind of bar where you might see an indie band one night and a Madonna tribute act the next. Among the cocktails, a camp speciality is called the Helen Fucking Mirren (she is known to swear when she isn’t pretending to be the queen).

It’s located in the French Quarter. Some of the shows can be very popular and may require advanced booking.

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bar, music, drag

Updated: 30-Mar-2020

615 Toulouse St, New Orleans


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Casual gay bar in French Quarter, amongst the bustling gay nightlife. Double Play has a welcoming atmosphere, friendly bar staff, and pool tables.

Drag shows are hosted on a regular basis, drawing in eclectic crowds from the city’s LGBT+ scene and beyond.

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bar, music, dancing, drag

Updated: 17-Feb-2020

439 Dauphine St, New Orleans

weekday: 07:00-01:30
weekend: 07:00-01:30

4.0
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The AllWays Lounge is an LGBT-popular nightclub in New Orleans, showcasing live performances, cabaret, comedy, etc.

The venue has comfy seating and an eclectically decorated interior. If you’re looking to catch a play, or a unique burlesque show, then this is the place for you.

Live music acts are featured here on a regular basis.

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bar, music, live music, cabaret shows

Updated: 13-Oct-2020

2240 St Claude Ave, New Orleans

weekday: 18:00-02:00
weekend: 18:00-04:00

4.0
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From 59 votes Vote

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