The intersection of Bourbon Street and St. Ann Street begins the section of Bourbon that caters to New Orleans’ thriving gay community. Lafitte-In-Exile is the oldest gay bar in the country and Tennessee Williams was a frequent visitor during his time in New Orleans.
Come to Bourbon Street to dance, sing, join the fray and drink a Hurricane, Sazerac or Hand Grenade in the French Quarter. Click here to find the best bars on Bourbon Street!
These days, many guides to New Orleans will tell you to ‘get off of Bourbon Street’, the implication being that the 13 block strip of neon, bars, clubs, restaurants and more bars is too lowbrow for your time.
Chapter 1: Bourbon Street As A Roller Rink Bourbon has all the charms of your childhood roller rink. Black lights! Vending machines! Watered down soda! Popcorn! Chapter 2: Bourbon Street As Mount Everest -- Act One The women's toilet is located deep inside the strippers' locker room north of the DJ booth, due east of the vending machines/5(69).