Golden Lantern

91% love it
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Decadent since 1964
As the birthplace of Southern Decadence, this bar is know to be one of the best neighborhood gay-friendly bars in the quarter.


    • YaakovT
      YaakovT Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Home away from home

    • Fun staff
      Good drinks for the price and the staff is very friendly!

    • firesidegizzy
      firesidegizzy Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great Place to Party Or Chillax
      In the FQ but away from the "straight" crowd. Can stop in on your way to or from anywhere you want to go in the quarter. 24hrs. Cheap drinks, great atmosphere. Bartenders are never too busy to chat you up if that's your thing or they are happy to let you be. Can be a little clicky after the quarter rats get off work, but not if you are outgoing. Just say hi and they'll be happy to have a drink with you.

    • Cowboylancealot
      Cowboylancealot Over a year ago
      Loves it

      This pic is not real
      This pic was put on here by a very jealous person how is really good a photo shop come see for your self ,,, and we all shower . Not sure why after this long some guys feel better trying to back others feel bad but really. Grow up. Really it mad me smile thought it was fun you put you belly on me had

    • VickieCollins
      VickieCollins Over a year ago
      Loves it

      very friendly neighborhood bar
      Very nice, loved the bartender (think his name was Josh), friendly fun people. Just a nice place to hang out and have a drink.

    • benfrombmore
      benfrombmore Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Fun neighborhood bar
      If you don't have fun here, there is something deeply, seriously wrong with you.

    • RonJ73
      RonJ73 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Best little bar in town...
      This is a great little bar on Royal St. Really nice staff. Fun shows. THE place to be during the Southern Decadence Parade!

    • nastypig
      nastypig Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Don't tell the tourists ...
      Laid-back and fun neighborhood hangout - perfect place to meet the locals and others venturing beyond the 'L'.

    • Richmond
      Richmond Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Where Everybody Knows our Names...
      My girlfriend and I had spent a couple of trips exploring the QTR away from Bourbon St. as part of our desire to move into the area. We knew we had a found a home the second we walked in. Jimmy prepared the best Bloody Mary's and the locals could not have been more hospitable and wonderful. It tore us having to leave... but will back everytime in town. Thanks to Beth, Willamena, Kevin and the patrons for an incredible afternoon. We never made such good friends in such a short period of time.

    • travelboy
      travelboy Over a year ago
      Hates it

      happy hour!
      good drinks, nice happy hour and pleasant atmosphere. Not the cleanest or hippest place to go but a nice quiet stop with lots of local flavor.

    • josie_strange
      josie_strange Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Thank Gawd for gay bars
      My husband and I recently visited NOLA and stayed at the R Bar Inn. We discovered the Golden Lantern our first morning and spent the entire time drinking fabulous bloody marys and talking with Darren. We liked it so much that we visited every day! We were also there for the Gay Easter Parade; better than Mardi Gras! Absolutely lovely ladies in all their finery. I took many pics and hope to figure out how to post them. Thanks, Golden Lantern and Darren for a wonderful visit!

    • blueboy35
      blueboy35 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      so so
      a little boring but nice patrons and helpful bartender.

    • Tweetybird
      Tweetybird Over a year ago
      Hates it

      THE place for heavy drinkers
      Very popular heavy drinking neighborhood bar for the Lower French Quarter.

    • Lee1961
      Lee1961 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Excellent White Russians
      Mixed and friendly crowd and staff. Wish it stayed opan later. It's kinda off the beaten path,but worth the cab fare. The music is good. It's hardly the best looking club. It's very clean. Can't say enough good thibgs about it.

    • pumpknpjs
      pumpknpjs Over a year ago
      Loves it

      i love this bar, everyone so 24 hours, the white russians are the best