New Orleans Gay Bars... Other than Bourbon

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    Apr 01, 2013 3:50 AM GMT
    Hey guys! What's up? I am going to New Orleans for six days this week for work. I've been to the gay bars on Bourbon Street (Oz and the Pub).

    Are there any other places that are cool? I like those bars, but looking to venture around besides those two places. Keep in mind though I won't have a car. icon_neutral.gif
  • rnch

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    Apr 01, 2013 4:02 AM GMT
    Checkout: 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.
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    Apr 01, 2013 4:41 AM GMT
    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.


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    Apr 01, 2013 10:40 AM GMT
    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.

    Hey MCH what is the one ( I went there and the ppl were so nice) that is the purported oldest gaybar in Aerica? Lafittes?
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    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.

    Hey MCH what is the one ( I went there and the ppl were so nice) that is the purported oldest gaybar in Aerica? Lafittes?
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    Apr 01, 2013 11:58 PM GMT
    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.


    yeah, all of these places are awesome. The COuntry Club is a bit of a walk, thru some sketchery, but it's a nice chill place.
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    Apr 05, 2013 7:18 AM GMT
    Thanks guys! I'll try to check out some of those places when I hit town tomorrow. Always like visiting NOLA. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 05, 2013 2:55 PM GMT
    Thanks for posting-- Coming to NOLA in June
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    Apr 05, 2013 3:11 PM GMT
    NJDewd said<
    Hey MCH what is the one ( I went there and the ppl were so nice) that is the purported oldest gaybar in Aerica? Lafittes?



    Yes, or so their ads in the local gay magazine claim.
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    Apr 05, 2013 3:15 PM GMT
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    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.

    Hey MCH what is the one ( I went there and the ppl were so nice) that is the purported oldest gaybar in Aerica? Lafittes?


    There is Lafittes's Blacksmith Shop on Bourbon (I can't remember the cross street) and Cafe Lafitte in Exile at the corner of Bourbon and Dumaine St.. Lafittte's Blacksmith Shop is purported to be the oldest bar in America and is not considered a gay bar. Lafitte in Exile is a gay bar.

    People are nice everywhere in New Orleans.
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    Apr 05, 2013 3:17 PM GMT

    yeah, that's right. lafitte's is a fun place too -- and the burger shop right across the street (Clover Grill) is awesome (it's 24/7 too).
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    Apr 05, 2013 3:29 PM GMT
    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.
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    Apr 05, 2013 3:36 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]UndercoverMan said[...Isn't Rawhide at the corner of Burgundy and St. Ann? (Bear haunt)....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.".......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.[/quote]

    Thanks for that correction!

    After all this time I know "where" the fruit loop spots are; I just forget the actual street names.
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    Apr 05, 2013 3:40 PM GMT
    Which ever one has the dancers all over the place. I remember walking in and seeing one of them pretty much sitting on exes face. He had an amazing time but all that ass and ball sweat was not a good look on his face.
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    Apr 05, 2013 3:44 PM GMT
    MidwesternKid saidWhich ever one has the dancers all over the place. I remember walking in and seeing one of them pretty much sitting on exes face. He had an amazing time but all that ass and ball sweat was not a good look on his face.



    That has to be The Corner Pocket.

    Tourists and dirty old men abound in that place.
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    Apr 05, 2013 3:45 PM GMT
    kw67 saidThanks for posting-- Coming to NOLA in June


    You should wait until August when it's REALLY HOT!
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    Apr 05, 2013 3:49 PM GMT
    rnch said[quote][cite]UndercoverMan said[...Isn't Rawhide at the corner of Burgundy and St. Ann? (Bear haunt)....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.".......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.


    Thanks for that correction!

    After all this time I know "where" the fruit loop spots are; I just forget the actual street names.[/quote]

    Because I live in the Quarter and walk my dog a lot, I get asked by tourists for directions all the time, so I try to make it a point to remember street locations - not that I frequent these haunts very much. icon_wink.gificon_wink.gif
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    MidwesternKid saidWhich ever one has the dancers all over the place. I remember walking in and seeing one of them pretty much sitting on exes face. He had an amazing time but all that ass and ball sweat was not a good look on his face.



    That has to be The Corner Pocket.

    Tourists and dirty old men abound in that place.


    Hey! some of those guys are working their way through medical school on this dirty old man's tips!icon_wink.gificon_wink.gif

    hangs head in shame
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    Apr 05, 2013 3:54 PM GMT
    raginraider12 saidHey guys! What's up? I am going to New Orleans for six days this week for work. I've been to the gay bars on Bourbon Street (Oz and the Pub).

    Are there any other places that are cool? I like those bars, but looking to venture around besides those two places. Keep in mind though I won't have a car. icon_neutral.gif



    After you have had your fill of the local gay bars; I suggest a stroll thru the residential area of the French Quarter (between St. Ann and Esplanade). During the daylight hours the architecture is a visual treat.

    Also, the areas east of and directly adjacent to the French Quarter, but still within awalking distance of your hotel, are the first "suburbs" of the original city, called Marigny and Bywater. These gayborhoods are the hidden jems of New Orleans's gay life.

    Marigny/Bywater (these two gayborhoods run into each other) are where many of the gay guys live. French Quarter style architecture, restaurants, night clubs, coffee shops abound. This gayborhood is "gay friendly" and "dog friendly". Anyone who lives in this area of town is considered gay (or at least gay-friendly) until proven otherwise. If a cute guy smiles at you, smile back and start up a conversation.



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    Apr 05, 2013 4:14 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]UndercoverMan said....Hey! some of those guys are working their way through medical school on this dirty old man's tips!icon_wink.gificon_wink.gif

    hangs head in shame[/quote]



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    Yeh, the few "Corner Pocket Bois" that can actually say more than 3 words in a row always display the intelligence and class of Medical students....



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    Apr 05, 2013 4:26 PM GMT
    rnch said[quote][cite]UndercoverMan said....Hey! some of those guys are working their way through medical school on this dirty old man's tips!icon_wink.gificon_wink.gif

    hangs head in shame




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    Yeh, the few "Corner Pocket Bois" that can actually say more than 3 words in a row always display the intelligence and class of Medical students....



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    Apr 05, 2013 4:33 PM GMT
    UndercoverMan said
    I go on Wednesdays for Conversation Night. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif



    OF COURSE you do icon_exclaim.gif



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    Apr 05, 2013 6:04 PM GMT
    Oh, I just remembered - will you be in town during the French Quarter Festival (April 11 -14)? Tons of free music and food and drink from local restaurants to purchase. If not see if you can extend your stay a few days.