The daddy of 'em all. Lafitte's is the oldest gay bar in the country and has a long and interesting history. During his years in New Orleans, Tennessee Williams used to frequent Lafitte's. That tradition continues today as you just never know who you might run into, Lafittes is a popular bar with locals, visitors and famous!!! Located at the corner of Bourbon and Dumaine Streets, Lafittes is at the center of New Orleans Gay Night Life and just steps away from many French Quarter Hotels and historic sites!!
Lafitte's features two floors of music and video. Downstairs you'll find the main bar. Upstairs you'll find a pool table and the balcony! During Carnival, because the gay crowd dominates this part of Bourbon Street, people tend to be a little more "adventurous" in their pursuit of beads and the balcony at Lafitte's can be quite "entertaining." Lafitte's is popular all year round and is open 24 hours a day.