New Orleans

An alternative guide to New Orleans’s best gay hotspots!


It shouldn’t be a surprise that New Orleans, a city known for its beautiful jazz music, amazing food, and liveliness, is, perhaps, the most lgbt-friendly city in the south.


For gay, lesbian, bi, and trans travelers heading to the American South, New Orleans represents a one-of-a-kind experience. It starts with the city’s blends of cultures and identities and continues with exciting restaurants, electrifying nightlife, classic attractions, and ends to the biggest LGBT circuit party in the South – The Southern Decadence. 


Home to the oldest gay bar in the country, New Orleans knows how to cater to the LGBT community, how to keep them hooked and entertained. As a result, you will find all types of community here, from young club boys to cubs, and lesbians who know how to party!


Most of the clubs, bars, and restaurants are located on Bourbon Street and St. Ann, where you will find Oz and Bourbon Street Pub, two staples of New Orleans LGBT scene.


But, there’s more to New Orleans than gay bars and clubs, and it will be a pity not to explore a city with such a vibrant and eclectic cultural scene. Get out and eat authentic Louisiana food, ride a street car, visit historic sites, and crumbling cemeteries. At the end of the day, have a glass of bourbon while listening to enchanting jazz music. By the time to finish it, the clubs are opened and the party is just getting started.