Bourbon Pub Parade New Orleans, Guide & Review
The Bourbon Pub & Parade is New Orleans’ biggest gay bar and nightclub that welcomes everyone. This bar serving continuously since its doors opened in 1974. The epicenter of New Orleans’ LGBT community situated in the heart of the French Quarter at the corner of Bourbon and St. Ann Streets. Sundays may be the best night there, as they have Sing-along Sundays, which consists of non-stop music and comedy videos that will be sure to ignite your inner queen.
Bourbon Pub and Parade is situated in the bunch of gay bars heading into the residential end of Bourbon. The venue is well-known for its male go-go dancers prancing around the bars, regular karaoke and a large balcony for people watching. There usually is a cover, but the bar makes up for it by having a friendly staff that does its best to make each and every patron feel welcome. Although mostly a boy bar, Bourbon Pub and Parade welcomes all partiers and the dance floor is usually packed with a mix of customers, from bachelorette partiers to tourists and couples. Parade, the 2nd floor dance area, features techno, house and classic disco.
At the corner of St. Ann and Bourbon streets, the big brick building with a wraparound balcony keeps its bright blue shutter doors open day and night. What you get once you step inside the two-story, 24-hour gay bar and dance club depends on the day and time. Sit at the downstairs bar and get pleasure from your cocktail while a cavalcade of TVs stream music videos. Go to upstairs for karaoke, drag, cabaret, and burlesque shows, or to dance dance dance. If you require a break, that large old balcony overlooking Bourbon Street offers a spot to catch your breath. Bourbon Pub and Parade is all about great times with great music and great friends.