Cafe Laffite in Exile

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Café Lafitte in Exile is the oldest continuously-operating gay bar in the United States, a must-see if you are interested in visiting a unique landmark in the historic New Orleans French Quarter. Since 1933 and the end of Prohibition, Café Lafitte has always been welcoming. Tennessee Williams and Truman Capote used to frequent the bar, and the famous, the infamous, locals, and visitors can still be seen day and night. It’s a great Bourbon Street hangout any day, and it can’t be beat during Mardi Gras and the Southern Decadence celebrations. View the largest outdoor picture screen in the Quarter on weekends and during football games.

One block away from the more lively bars (gay or otherwise) on Bourbon Street. Most patrons over 35 and several with gray/white hair.