New Orleans City Guide: LGBTQ+ Edition

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New Orleans City Guide: LGBTQ+ Edition

by Anna Harissis

Out App city guides feature LGBTQ-friendly businesses that will be featured on Out App, and more!
New Orleans is one of the most LGBTQ-friendly cities in the US, and we have plenty of stops for you to check out. The city has so many inclusive places where you can feel free to be yourself!

Where to Stay:

An elegant escape in the heart of a legendary city, Windsor Court Hotel offers the quintessential four-star New Orleans experience.

Custom furnishings, original art and more. Home to well-appointed rooms, event spaces, a restaurant, rooftop bar and all-day café.

Nestled on a quiet street in the heart of downtown, Selina Catahoula Hotel is ideal for making the most of New Orleans. Located in the Warehouse District, New Orleans, the hotel is just a short walk from St. Charles streetcar line, the French Quarter, Bourbon Street, a bustling food scene, and some of the best museums and retail in the region.

The Holiday Inn® French Quarter-Chateau LeMoyne hotel welcomes you with New Orleans' historical charm and boutique ambiance.

Where to Eat:

American fare & creative cocktails served in a breezy, historical cottage with a pool & cabana bar.

A snoball is a sweet dessert made of finely shaved ice. This summertime treat got its start in New Orleans in the 1930s.

24/7 tavern & happening gay hangout since 1953 with a wraparound balcony & happy hour.

Creative Louisiana fare, drinks & brunch Bloody Mary bar in a high-ceilinged space lined with art.

Romantic, intimate French bistro where a tree growing through the dining room adds to the ambiance.

Where to Drink:

Wine-&-cheese store featuring globally accented small plates & live music on a lush back patio.

“We focus so much of our time and energy on each single origin coffee to bring its most exquisite, pure, and positive qualities to the surface. We just so happen to believe that also applies to our people and our community.”

24/7 gay bar with 2 floors, a balcony & nonstop dance-club music keeping the party going.

Cool, late-night gay dance club with DJs, drag shows, go-go dancers & a balcony for people-watching.

Gay bar offering draft beer, cocktails & drag shows in a snug space with an intimate vibe.

Where to Go Out:

Down-to-earth gay leather bar with daily happy hours, pool & adult videos on TV.

Rollicking gay nightspot known for signature drinks & its annual Bourbon Street Extravaganza.

Divey gay pub known for scantily clad men dancing on the bar each night, plus sports on TV.

Gay bar catering to the leather crowd provides a no-frills 24/7 hangout with a pool table.

Gay bar with a laid-back vibe, mahogany bar & a Victorian-styled upstairs with a balcony.

Where to Shop:

Cocoally is an artisan boutique and clothing line by artist Ally Burguieres.

DNO is a New Orleans based brand that seeks to inspire action.

A neo-African centric collectible antique shop housed inside of the Contemporary Arts Center.

Urbane boutique featuring a broad range of men's & women's apparel & accessories.

What to Do:

NOLA Drag Tours is a one-of-a-kind way to experience and explore the hidden history of New Orleans.

The hotel includes a heated outdoor pool, a retro bar with both poolside and indoor seating, and a cafe. There are regular parties, yoga classes and live music performances.

Introducing the newest New Orleans experience, the city’s first ever pedal party boat tour perfect for a booze cruise and/or fishing charter. It’s a cycleboat!

Located in historic Uptown New Orleans Audubon Zoo cares for animals from around the globe, engaging educational programs, and hands-on animal encounters.

Preservation Hall is a historic music venue in the French Quarter working to protect, preserve and perpetuate the spirit of traditional New Orleans jazz.

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