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Golden Lantern

1239 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2512
+1 504-529-2860
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Great locals bar for everyone

Some reviews state it is a gay bar but I would say it’s a bar where everyone is welcome. During the... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
bnj728
,
Reading PA
Nice Neighborhood Bar

This is the best neighborhood gay bar. The entertainment is fun and exciting Friday-Sunday. There... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2018
holliew812
,
Indianapolis, Indiana
via mobile
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LOCATION
1239 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2512
French Quarter
CONTACT
+1 504-529-2860
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Some reviews state it is a gay bar but I would say it’s a bar where everyone is welcome. During the day you will find many couples of all types. They are open 24/7 and do offer drag shows so the night crowd may be...More

Thank bnj728
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

This is the best neighborhood gay bar. The entertainment is fun and exciting Friday-Sunday. There is no cover, the drinks are cheap and strong, and the company is the best! Check out Senator Ken, Monica Synclaire-Kennedy, and Reba Douglas for live music and drag shows....More

Thank holliew812
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Stop in, have a drink and watch the show. I've been to New Orleans twice now, and always make sure to visit the Golden Lantern. The staff is incredibly friendly, the atmosphere is great, and the show is always fun.

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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Located on the outskirts of the French Quarter... This is a really nice neighborhood gay bar with a really fun loving clientele!!! Really nice and friendly bartenders!!!

Thank slaudun
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

Popped in for afternoon drinks and ended up going back a few times during our most recent trip. The Golden Lantern is a gay bar, but friendly and open to all. Had a great time with our bartenders and the lively mix of folks coming...More

Thank Marlene j
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

We met the friendliest people at this bar. We went to New Orleans for Halloween and out of ALL the bars this was by far the most fun. Greg, the bartender was FANTASTIC! He made us feel right at home, I feel like a made...More

1  Thank CHale0403
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Super yummy Bloody Mary and great atmosphere. Bring cash bc it is a cash only bar. Can’t wait to go again to see one of their shows.

Thank jrscbw
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Went to a show called the Reba Douglas Jubilee. It was a great time! The bartender was nice and made a great drink.

Thank uncanny881
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Oh what a fantastic entertaining French Quarter's Drag Female Impersonator's Show in a small location with a little stage of a platform! The only thing I didn't like about this moment was that the owner blocked the main entrance doorway with a huge board with...More

Thank angelampowell
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

My husband and I just got back from our second trip to the amazing Crescent City, when we were there last year we discovered the Golden Lantern on our last night and vowed to return there again this trip. I can't say enough about how...More

Thank Pstanley37
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Jennifer D
12 March 2017|
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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.
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MarissaTemelie
2 July 2015|
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Response from doug001 | Reviewed this property |
No, minors are not allowed. Sorry!
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