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Golden Lantern

1239 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2512
+1 504-529-2860
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Best Drag Show in Town

Whether gay, straight, trans, or other, this place is not only rocking an awesome crowd and... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
Tabitha D
Favorite gay bar in NOLA!

By FAR, this was our favorite gay bar in New Orleans. Within a few minutes of walking in, we were... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Orlando, Florida
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“gay bar” (7 reviews)
“drag shows” (4 reviews)
“favorite bar” (4 reviews)
1239 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2512
French Quarter
+1 504-529-2860
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

Whether gay, straight, trans, or other, this place is not only rocking an awesome crowd and bartenders, but some of the best Queens in the Quarter. Shows are every Friday and Saturday, and they are open to all. I guarantee you will have so much...More

Thank Tabitha D
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

By FAR, this was our favorite gay bar in New Orleans. Within a few minutes of walking in, we were chatting with down-to-earth, colorful locals, we had easily ordered two cheap, stiff drinks from an awesome bartender...we'd even been introduced to the friendly owner! Charming...More

Thank Todkimbro
Reviewed 13 April 2017

A fun and lively bar. It's nothing fancy, but it did have a nice crowd. Fun people and the bartenders were very friendly. Prices were decent.

Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We heard about this place on a google search and then we ended up walking past it on the way to Frenchman Street and decided to visit after lunch. So glad that we stopped in this little bar. It is small and the bar is...More

Thank ranran70
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Stopped by a couple of mornings for the best Bloody Mary. We had pickled beans and at least 5 olives, with your choice of vodka. Bar tender was very friendly!

Thank S C
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Everyone is friendly. The bartenders are great and remember you. No food. Decent price for NO. Do have glassware and takeout cups. One of the few bars on Royal. A must stop if go to the French Market- three blocks away.

Thank Rbward
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a great gathering place for locals, between the Marigny and French Quarter. Drinks were reasonably priced, crowd was friendly and...local! Live music on Saturday evening.

Thank Jason G
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

It's hard to describe the charm of the Golden Lantern. From the outside you might miss it, a pride flag waiving proudly in the New Orleans sun, plants dripping from their daily hydration and a couple of windows are all that mark this hidden treasure...More

Thank bowen_mars
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Been coming for S. Decadence for 15 years. Loved the Golden Lantern because of its charm, strong drinks and cheap prices. Asked the female bartender(fat gray hair) for a Bloody Mary, she said she wouldn't make it( it was 3pm and not busy). No big...More

Reviewed 18 August 2016

first bar we visited in new orleans and it was a good choice nice friendly atmosphere reasonably priced drinks good music and the drag shows are really good we made it our local while we were there so gay or straight check it out you...More

Thank tanithblack
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
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Jennifer D
12 March 2017|
Response from Rbward | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, never been for St. Pats day, but I would doubt it as there is no sit down food and it is pretty much a local bar.
2 July 2015|
Response from doug001 | Reviewed this property |
No, minors are not allowed. Sorry!