Cafe Lafitte in Exile

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Oldest gay bar in the US

There truly is no better place to get the full, wild & wonderful experience of New Orleans than 'in Exile'. For nearly 100 years, Cafe Lafitte has been catering to the fabulous and fun; from Truman Capote to Tenessee Williams this has always been a sanctuary and party spot for the LGBTQ+ community. Whether you are here to celebrate Mardi Gra or decided on a quieter time of year to visit, you will feel at home when you enter the Cafe. The moment you set eyes on the classic architecture of the French Quarter; from dark brass railings and tiny but packed balconies you will feel the itch for adventure. 

Scratch that itch with the excitement that Cafe Lafitte has to offer. With two stories exuding totally different vibes, you will have a great time here any day of the week. Both up & downstairs boast outdoor seating so you'll never miss a moment of action on Bourbon St. If you are looking for a relaxing evening of billiards and conversation, go ahead and check out 'the balcony'  upstairs. They have pool tables, friendly regulars, and an incredible view of the activities on the street below.