It is with the utmost concern for the health, wellness, and safety of our valued guests, staff and local community, that we have made this difficult decision starting this evening, July 9th. We look to reopen as soon as it is safe to do so. We will share the most up-to-date information on our website and across our social media platforms. The Bourbon Pub and Parade has been honored to share our love of community in New Orleans for over forty years and look forward to continuing that tradition for many more.
Sunday marks the 45th anniversary of the UpStairs Lounge arson, a flash fire that killed 32 people in the New Orleans gay bar on June 24, Until the Pulse nightclub massacre in , it was the deadliest attack on a queer venue in U. Ronnie Rosenthal was 21 years old when he survived the fire. Everyone was there to have a beer, some dancing, a good time.
One of the world's great party destinations, it's not exactly shocking that New Orleans - with its liberal attitudes about everything from sexuality to cocktails - is a top destination for gay and lesbian clubbing and bar-hopping. But as New Orleans has become more mixed and eclectic in recent years, a number of mostly hetero bars Uptown and elsewhere in the city have developed a somewhat gay following. You'll also find some great cafes and restaurants around the city that act as social hubs for the LGBT community and the city's many gay visitors. Ann streets. Although it's the largest gay club in the city, it's still not an enormous place - nothing in the historic French Quarter is.