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Cafe Lafitte in Exile

901 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3120
+1 504-522-8397
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Fun On Bourbon Street

Just a fun place to visit. Grabbed a table on the balcony, and enjoyed personalized bar service... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mockx3
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Beaver, PA
busy bar

this bar is at the end of Bourbon Street and is always busy. it is quite small inside, but again... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
brightscot
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Brighton
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Cafe Lafitte's is the oldest gay bar in the United States. They have a upstairs "Balcony Bar" that is open on the weekends and great for entertaining. Also the Balcony Bar is great for private parties.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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901 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3120
French Quarter
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+1 504-522-8397
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a fun place to visit. Grabbed a table on the balcony, and enjoyed personalized bar service and a great view of the people walking Bourbon Street. Great drinks and great hospitality!

Thank mockx3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this bar is at the end of Bourbon Street and is always busy. it is quite small inside, but again you can go upstairs onto the balcony. Its friendly staff are very attentive and the nusic playing is great

Thank brightscot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very cool bar with a rich history. The bartender was nice and the drinks were great. I would definitely stop here again.

Thank Pete B
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We scored a balcony table on our second visit to NOLA (which required about 90 minutes of hovering like a vulture during mid-afternoon until someone left). Best staff in NOLA. Bartender was amazing (thanks Brad!), and everyone was super friendly. Bar was also very very...More

Thank katiebugggggggg
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Straight couple visiting from midnight till three. Cheesy pop to toe tap to, reasonably priced drinks and funny efficient service. Will go again. Good for getting g away from the chaos at he other end of bourbon but still having a fun night.

Thank Andrew A
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Great bar! Love the balcony upstairs; got a table with a great view of the street below. Drinks were overpriced but service was friendly!

Thank Todkimbro
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Gay bar with a downstairs (drinks/dancing/mingling), more private upstairs (bar/pool table), and fun upstairs patio overlooking Bourbon St. The absolute BEST part of this bar is the nightly "Napkin Dance" which is held on the first floor of the bar. I think it's at 9pm,...More

Thank schust2016
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were in town for our anniversary. My brother suggested we visit this bar and we were not disappointed. Sat upstairs and bartender Brad made our night! He was friendly, conversational, and kept us laughing (and buying drinks)! We couldn't ask for...More

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Bartender handed he a handful of napkins as soon as the music love is in the air played everyone went wild and threw the napkins in the air. Amazing scene. People are hugging, kissing, singing, laughing. Best place to belong!!!

Thank Jake T
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I've been here with both gay and straight folks. It's welcoming to anyone. I love it. Friendly bartenders and my favorite balcony view in the city.

Thank Jeni B
Nearby
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living
lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty
Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port
of call for folks in search of a good time and a great
story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs
across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied
around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the
...More
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