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Bourbon Pub
801 Bourbon St.

Proudly serving the New Orleans gay community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for over 34 years, this neighborhood and tourist favorite is a must. Situated on the corner of St. Anne and Bourbon Street, this world-famous drinking spot just finished major renovations. Check out the videos downstairs, or bump and grind with some hot boys upstairs on the dance floor at Parade. You must be18 to party, 21 to drink.

Cafe Lafitte in Exile
901 Bourbon St.

One of the oldest haunts in the Quarter, and the oldest continuously running gay bar in the entire country, this two-story landmark is also one of the friendliest. Just ask the lingering ghost of Tennessee Williams, who frequented this place back in the day. Throw some beads at the boys below from the balcony during Mardi Gras—but only if they show you the family jewels.

Good Friends
740 Dauphine St.

The name says it all. Good people, karaoke, and booze. Celebrating 20 years of getting boys drunk, this “snappy casual” pub serves up $1 well drinks on Saturdays, and friendly disorientation all the time.

Rawhide 2010
740 Burgundy St.

The hottest Levi/leather bar in NOLA is most happening late at night. Play pool or video poker, or flirt with the friendly bartenders and extra-friendly clientele. Zagat rated it #1 for service in all of New Orleans—and that’s saying something.