Cafe Lafitte In Exile

Cafe Lafitte In Exile

Gay Bar, Karaoke Bar, and Bar · French Quarter
901 Bourbon St (at Dumaine St.), New Orleans, LA 70116, United States
Open (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 24 Hours
$ $ $ $
Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

2 floors of libations, music & video. Down you'll find the main bar with 6 TV’s & outdoor seating. "THE BALCONY" upstairs has great atmosphere and balcony.


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    Michelle A.
    "... super cute, sit on the balcony!"(2 Tips)
    Josh R.
    "... have some of the best bloody Mary's in the city and where I got my start as a..."(3 Tips)
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  • gay bars
  • balcony
  • Bloody Marys
  • cheap drinks
  • good for a late night
  • good for singles
  • happy hour
  • casual
  • bourbon
  • cute
  • staff
  • beer
  • Michelle A.

    Bartenders are really nice and the place is super cute, sit on the balcony!

    Michelle Anderson · October 7
  • Cafe Lafitte In Exile

    Southern Decadence 2015 The Best place to be

  • Chris W.

    Great people and best drink prices in the quarter,

    Chris Ward · August 27
  • Julia P.

    Hang out on the upstairs balcony. It's quiet and great for people watching.

    Julia Peters · July 23
  • Aaron D.

    Had one drink on our first day in New Orleans, definitely plan to go back! The atmosphere was inviting and the bartenders were friendly.

    Aaron Drews · May 21
  • Adrian P.

    You'll need a key for the ladies to use the bathroom. Friendly service, well priced drinks and a giant urinal to piss in.

    Adrian Phillips · May 17
  • Paula W.

    The bartender is very attentive and nice. His name is Jake.

    Paula Watson · April 18
  • Daniel L.

    Fun place to hang out with friends. Napkin toss on Sunday evening at 9pm is something to remember.

    Daniel Lambert · March 2
  • Brad A.

    Some of the best bartenders in the quarter either start here or still work here. Always welcoming.

    Brad Arsenaux · February 17
  • Brian Y.

    Definitely come in and say hi to Cody! Great neighborhood bar to unwind.

    Brian Yamanaka · September 12, 2014
  • J R.

    $3 bloody marys during happy hour! I'm so excited!

    J Ro · May 31, 2014
  • Lee P.

    Always a good drink at great prices as well as fantastic atmosphere

    Lee Phillips · March 2, 2014
  • Jae S.

    Jesse is the best!!!!

    Jae Star · November 23, 2013
  • Zinta S.

    Aletha's the best bartender in the Quarter!

    Zinta Saulkalns · September 14, 2013
  • Ross G.

    Very friendly staff here.

    Ross Guthrie · September 7, 2013
  • Caitie O.

    Cheapest drinks on bourbon!!!

    Caitie O'Connor · May 28, 2013
  • Alex B.

    Come by on Sunday at 9pm and throw napkins in the air

    Alex Bush · May 6, 2013
  • Danielle N.

    $2 wells? $4 doubles!

    Danielle Newsome · April 24, 2013
  • JR B.

    Don't blow on the eternal flame or you might extinguish it. Damn!

    JR Barber · March 3, 2013
  • Krystal P.

    Oldest gay bar in North America

    Krystal Peak · January 22, 2013
  • Robert G.

    definitely recommend rum-coke!

    Robert Grantham · November 4, 2012
  • Josh R.

    They have some of the best bloody Mary's in the city and where I got my start as a bartender. Also the workplace of Aletha...the longest serving bartender on Bourbon St.

    Josh Rivero · September 21, 2012
  • stormy

    Bloody Mary. Garden in a glass.

    stormy · April 13, 2012
  • Heath J.

    Scott is awesome!

    Heath Johnson · March 6, 2012
  • Law S.

    Damon is a great bartender!

    Law Shepherd · February 7, 2012
  • Geoffrey G.

    Some say Truman Capote's ghost haunts this bar in the stairwell.

    Geoffrey Gauchet · October 28, 2011
  • Jeremy S.

    Lick Adam ;o)

    Jeremy Seal · October 13, 2011
  • Dennis C.

    What goes on here stays here. Okay, not really.

    Dennis C. · September 4, 2011
  • Matthew B.

    Make sure you go and see Bristol Palin bartending during the 9 to 5 am shifts. Audrina Patridge also makes guest appearances as a bartender during 1 to 9 pm shifts.

    Matthew Birkhoff · December 9, 2010
  • elizabeth a.

    Show up at 9pm for the "love is in the air" tradition- big fun.

    elizabeth allums · April 5, 2010
  • Amy L.

    If you need to get away from the noise, try to get upstairs and out onto the patio deck. Unless it's Mardi Gras, almost no one is ever there.

    Amy L. · November 20, 2009

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