rnch saidCheckout: Rawhide on Rampart, Good Friends on Dauphine, The Phoenix on rampart.
Adjacent to the French Quarter, in faubourg Marigny: The Friendly, on Charters, Big Daddy's on Royal, Cutter's on Franklin (next to Big Daddy's)
If you have time, the above mentioned area of faubourg Marigny is one of the best "gayborhoods" to walk around in. Coffee shops, night clubs, restaurants, bars, B & B's...all gay friendly & owned...and quaint, delightful circa 1880's houses to admire are all within walking distance of a french quarter hotel.
Adjacent to Marigny, on Louisa street is the clothing optional (around the pool/hot tub area) place calledThe Country Club, an huge old planter's house made into a restaurant & bar, with the clothing optional swimming pool/hot tub area in the old back yard.
The Country Club is a long walk; but all the other places are "walkable" from a French Quarter hotel.
Any questions, feel free to PM me.
Isn't Rawhide at the corner of Burgundy and St. Ann? (Bear haunt).
The Voodoo Lounge, Michael's on the Park and The Ninth Circle are on Rampart across from Armstrong Park.
The Phoenix is at the corner of Rampart and Elysian Fields (Leather haunt)
Good Friends is on the corner of St. Ann and Dauphine St. (one block up from the Pub (Or the Pube as it is locally known). (hipsters and locals)
You can walk around the block bounded by Bourbon, St. Ann, Dauphine, and Dumaine to visit Cafe Lafitte in Exile, the Pub, Oz, and Good Friends. This is locally known as "Making the Fruit Loop."
There is also The 700 Club on Burgundy (a few block up river from Rawhide). (locals)
If its a little sleaze you are looking for The Corner Pocket at the corner of St. Louis and Burgundy has guys dancing on the bar and they will get REALLY friendly for tips.
If seems as though I know a lot about the bars in NOLA it's only because I live within walking (stumbling sometimes) distance to all that were mentioned.