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Cafe Lafitte in Exile *

Oldest gay bar in the U.S.!
Yep, you heard me. Cafe Lafitte In Exile is the oldest gay bar in the United States. Downstairs, this club features a video-bar along with a little room to cut a rug. Some of the signature French Quarter bartenders sling drinks from this post. Upstairs is a chic and sleek game room with pinball machines, pool tables, and plenty of mirror space. It is also the only gay bar to offer umbrellas on the balcony so we don't all burn to a crisp.

Tags: Mostly Men, 18+, 20-somethings, 30-somethings, 40-something, Leather, Bears, Cruise Bar, Dancing, Video Bar, Neighborhood Bar, Sports Bar, Pub/Tavern, Go-go boys/strippers, After-hours, Karaoke, Smoking Area, Pool Table, Happy Hour, Wi-Fi Internet, Sunday T-Dance, $ - Budget, No cover, Gay-owned, Balcony, Tourist Attraction

901 Bourbon St (Dumain)
New Orleans, LA 70116
French Quarter

(504) 522-8397

  • Daily 24 Hours

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  • mrd3 gave this place *
    IF you are in New Orleans....
    ...and walking in the French quarter, stop in but don't make a special trip to go there. It was never busy (that i saw). As of 04-15-2015 smoking was still legal in bars and that one was no exception. I was dark, not air conditioned, was not inviting. I was disappointed, I was there in one of the busy times in the quarter too.

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  • mrgremore gave this place *
    Try the Purple Voodoo!
    Supposedly this is the oldest bar in America. It has a fun, laid back vibe with live piano music and two separate bars. Be sure to try the Purple Voodoo!

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