About the Local Scene
New Orleans has some of the hottest clubs in the country. After all, it is the City That Care Forgot. This directory contains valuable information about the best GLBT bars and clubs in the Big Easy.
Most bars in New Orleans are open 24 hours a day, every day. So, if you don't see hours listed it's because most bars in New Orleans never close.
New Orleans has some rather relaxed liquor laws. For example, when you leave a bar, you can take your drink with you anywhere so long as it is in a plastic "go cup" [cruising crystal]. You can drink on the streets in New Orleans. But, you are not allowed to carry glass containers or cans.
3229 North Causeway - Metairie, Louisiana
4 Seasons is one of the most popular bars in Metairie. Housed in an "A" Frame building, you'll find 4 Seasons right off Interstate 10 going towards the Lake on Causeway Blvd.
When you enter 4 Seasons, you'll see the main bar. Past the long main bar and out the back door is a beautiful patio and bar that's a perfect place to relax on cool evenings. The patio is often the scene of some lively BBQs and shows.
4 Seasons often has live entertainment and other special functions
2600 Hwy. 190 West - Slidell, Louisiana
Located outside of New Orleans - Slidell - Billy's attracts a neighborhood crowd, and has some great shows.
IN THE CITY
700 Burgundy Street @ St. Peter - NOLA
504.561.1095 or 504.561.1098Located in the heart of the French Quarter, 700 Club is the perfect mix of video lounging in a historical setting.
Big Daddy's2513 Royal Street - NOLA
Big Daddy's is a quaint bar in the Marigny that attracts people living in the neighborhood.
Bourbon Pub & Parade
801 Bourbon Street - NOLA
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week, this popular hot spot is two clubs in one. The Bourbon Pub is a premeire video bar with some of the hottest videos on the circuit while upstairs is the fabulous dance club, the Parade.
Cafe Lafitte in Exile
901 Bourbon Street - NOLA
The Daddy Of 'em All. Lafitte's is the oldest Gay bar in the country and has a long and interesting history. During his years in New Orleans, Tennessee Williams used to frequent Lafitte's.
Lafitte's features two floors of music and video. Downstairs you'll find the main bar. Upstairs you'll find a pool table and the balcony! During Southern Decadence and Carnival, because the Gay crowd dominates this part of Bourbon Street, people tend to be a little more "adventurous" in their pursuit of beads and the balcony at Lafitte's can be quite "entertaining."
The Corner Pocket940 St. Louis - NOLA
The Corner Pocket is your basic neighborhood bar during the day and early evening. Crowds flock to the club 7 nights a week beginning at 9pm to see the latest dancin' boys the bar has cornered for its stable. And every Friday night is New Meat Night featuring all dancers vying for the $100 cash jackpot. One Monday a month features Pot Luck Burlesque starring Southern Decadence Grand Marshal XXXIII Lisa Beaumann, Barry Bareass and the Corner Pocket Dancers.
The Country Club
634 Lousia Street - NOLA
New Orleans’ super-hot (and wet) spot for New Orleans fun! Shed your clothes and cool your (high) heels at the city’s ONLY pool and hot tub party! Bask in the sun, and in the moonlight with the hottest guys in town from early morning until late, late at night. Open 10am to ?am daily. As an added feature check out the incredible menu at The Country Club Restaurant.
706 Franklin - NOLA
This popular neighborhood bar features local talents on occasion live. You can also catch monthly art shows and is the most popular sportsqueer bar in the Marigny. It's also noted for its fab and huge complimentary buffets on special occasions and its Tailgate buffets for televised sporting events.
Double Play439 Dauphine Street - NOLA
The Double Play is a rather "wild" neighborhood bar that is frequented by every kind of person imaginable. Whatever is your scene, you'll find companions here. The bar invites visitors to "drink where the locals drink" and also has some of the best complimentary buffets for special occasions in the Quarter.
The Friendly Bar2301 Chartres Street - NOLA
The Friendly is one of the most popular neighborhood bars in the Marigny. It boast live entertainment alternate Fridays each month and has some of the best special nights in the City.
1239 Royal Street - NOLA
Golden Lantern is your basic neighborhood drinking spot and the second oldest Gay bar in the City. You'll find many of N'awlins legends here night after night, along with great entertainment. As the Official Home of Southern Decadence, this bar is the starting point for the Southern Decadence Parade that marches every Sunday before Labor Day in September.
Good Friends Bar
740 Dauphine Street - NOLA
Always snappy casual is the best way to describe Good Friends Bar and it's laid back classy attitude. Visit the Queen's Head Pub upstairs every Sunday and enjoy Tommy T at the piano from 4 until 8pm as he plays all your favorites and leads the most fun sing-a-long in the French Quarter. No visit to New Orleans is complete without spending a Sunday afternoon here.
834 N. Rampart St. - NOLA
GrandPre's is one of the friendliest clubs in the French Quarter open daily 12noon til with entertainment on weekends. Check out Game Night on Wednesdays, and Cheesy Thursdays! It has a beautiful patio which is great for cookouts and more, allows smoking. You won't want to miss this must stop venue for excitement and more!
2256 St. Claude Ave. - NOLA
This fun 24 hour hot spot has Karaoke, live entertainment, internet jukebox, and free WiFi.
Oz New Orleans
800 Bourbon Street - NOLA
Oz is one of New Orleans best high energy dance clubs. Since Oz opened its doors, it has been the place to party until daybreak. Details Magazine ranked Oz as one of the top 50 clubs to party in the country. Gambit Magazine ranked Oz as New Orleans #1 dance club. Oz has won Dance Club of The Year at the Gay Appreciation Awards voted on by the Gulf South readership of Ambush Mag year after year and Show Club of the Year many times.
Once you experience Oz, you'll understand all the excitement. The greatest thing going for Oz is its location. Oz is located on St. Ann and Bourbon Street which turns into "Mardi Gras Central" during the weeks of Carnival and "Southern Decadence Central" during Labor Day Weekend. If you get to Oz early, you might be able to squeeze your way to the rail of their balcony which overlooks a crowd hungry for beads. A traditional chant is "show me your (insert body part here)!" Once the merchandise is properly displayed, the exhibitor is thrown a pair of beads. The biggest attraction at Oz is the dance floor.
The music is hot and the light show will amaze you. Another amazing thing to see at Oz are the dancing boys. On the weekends, Oz has some of the hottest men, take our word for it, dancing on the bar. The dancers will inspire you. And, once they get you worked up enough, you can burn off some of that energy on the dance floor.
The Phoenix/Eagle941 Elysian Fields - NOLA
The Phoenix/Eagle Bar is situated in the historic Fauborg Marigny neighborhood on the outskirts of the French Quarter. Opened in 1983, the Phoenix continues to proudly serve the New Orleans neighborhood and Gay Leather/Levi community. The downstairs Phoenix bar is a mix of both local clientele and international visitors. Reasonably priced drinks, friendly bartenders and helpful locals make the Phoenix a favorite for visitors to New Orleans. The New Orleans Eagle bar upstairs caters to the cruise crowd and is internationally known for its “anything goes” atmosphere. Both locals and visitors make the Phoenix/Eagle Bar their one stop shopping place for drinks and fun in The Big Easy.
740 Burgundy Street - NOLA
Rawhide 2010 is the only Leather/Levi bar in the French Quarter. Located just two blocks off Bourbon Street, Rawhide 2010 is where New Orleans' hottest men come to meet the tourists and vice versa. Two words you will never hear here are "last call!"
Completely remodeled in 1995, Rawhide 2010 features a pool table, three video-poker machines, seven friendly bartenders, and a live DJ as well as cold longnecks and hot videos. Frequent events and nightly drink specials keep the party hopping as long as you keep going.
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