Cafe Lafitte in Exile, New Orleans

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Cafe Lafitte in Exile is the oldest Gay Bar in North America. It is multilevel venue with out door seating and wrap around balcony that allows sweeping view of world famous Bourbon St. and beyond. The main bar down stairs boast a triangular shaped bar that allows great views from any angle, along with bench seating along the walls with Brass railing. Lafitte's walls are solid polished Mahogany along with a Mahogany bar front. The main bar also houses the "Eternal Flame" that has been burning since the bars conception, it only was blown out twice in its existence, during hurricane Georges in 1998 and Gustov in 2008. Lafittes features two floors of libations, music, and video. "THE BALCONY" @ Cafe Lafitte's upstairs is a Non-Smoking, Handcrafted Cocktail lounge with an upscale atmosphere. The wrap around balcony has sweeping views of Bourbon Street and the French Quarter skyline. During Mari Gras and Southern Decadence, the gay crowd dominates this part of Bourbon Street, and is the center of gay New Orleans. Lafittes is popular spot to hangout year-round. Make sure you check out www.lafittes.com for the current line up of events and great drink specials.
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  • I had read a couple positive reviews about this place before coming and I found the bar to be very welcoming and laid back. I really felt at home here although I was clearly a tourist. All kinds can b...  more »
  • Drove down from Hattiesburg with friends to spend NYD in the quarter, Scott was bartending...best bloody mary in the quarter, the only thing missing was the okra!!  more »
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  • Ryan (DOWNSTAIRS) is too old to adopt. ONLY thing wrong about Lafitte! Had a WONDERFUL time here Halloween week. Every staff member here is amazingly friendly, would have liked to meet Mr. Bubbles, maybe next time. Great music & awesome vibe! Have Ryan make you a Hurricane!
  • This is my favorite place in NOLA. First experienced in 1984, not much has changed , still a great place. (well, I haven't seen anyone f****d on the pool table recently. Fond memories

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