John Martin, 62M. Retired Drag Queen but that doesn't define me. I did it because I love the art (and money). I'm a gay man from New Orleans, thus the GaY in GaYToR (gator). I'm happily in a 32 year relationship and have no desire to change that. I have been lucky to meet my true soulmate. I still do occasional shows, mostly benefits, because I still enjoy the art, just not the drama and politics.

New Orleans, Louisiana
Joined Jan 2009
36 Followers 36 Following

24 Loved Places

Listings

  • Big Daddy's Bar Marigny, New Orleans
  • The Bourbon Pub and Parade French Quarter, New Orleans
  • Cafe Lafitte in Exile French Quarter, New Orleans
  • Cutters Marigny, New Orleans
  • AllWays Lounge & Marigny Theatre Marigny, New Orleans
  • Golden Lantern French Quarter, New Orleans

Cities

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    GaYToR reviewed RawHide 2010 Over a year ago
    Loves it

    ♫ See what the boys in the back room will have ♫
    And tell them I'm having the same! I've never left the bar... ummm... unsatisfied. From the great bartenders to the patrons there ready for a good time, you will be glad you came. "If these walls could talk" doesn't begin tell the story. See something you like, go for it. If that doesn't work out wait a few minutes and something just as appetizing will pass your way. If there is one rule at Rawhide it should be 'What happens in Rawhide, Stays in Rawhide" but then again, it's so much fun having your friends tell you their version of the things you did for years to come. But if you want to stay up front and have a good stiff drink or 6, that's OK too. Watching the traffic in and out can be a great night of entertainment. Not for couples unless they have a solid relationship and an understanding of what could happen. Closing time? Don't think they know the meaning of the phrase. If you happen to be in the bar during cleaning time, and I have been, just lift your feet or prepare to be hosed down and sanitized like the floors and walls about 6 or 7 AM.

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    GaYToR reviewed Cafe Lafitte in Exile Over a year ago
    Loves it

    For a good time...
    I first came upon this treasure of New Orleans in the early 80's on my first visit to the city. Several years later, 1990, we moved here and Lafitte's was always the first stop of the day or night, being 3 blocks from home. Ah, the memories of nights (or afternoons) at Lafitte's. Always has the best DJ's in town and dancers on the bar for special events, but what day in New Orleans isn't a special event? I've watched the staff come and go but the new ones are as eager to please as the ones they replaced. Aletha is the star of the downstairs bar. She can sling those cocktails 'til the cows come home and keep you in stitches the whole time. She's a damn good singer too. Upstairs... you never know what to expect except it will be a fun time. The balcony is the best in the city and a great place for watching eye candy, day or night, but it gets packed early and all day and night on the big holidays like Mardi Gras and Southern Decadence. I'm not telling my secret for squeezing into my favorite spot at the railing. Upstairs on those biggest holidays is something you have to experience to believe. No room for playing pool then but the pool table is a virtual smorgasbord and it can take quite a while just to walk around it. Cafe Lafitte in Exile may be the oldest gay bar in the city so I guess that makes me older than dirt but that's OK. From the second you walk in and see that welcoming gas flame fire pit, you know you belong.

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    GaYToR reviewed Billy's Lounge Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Hard to find but worth the drive
    Billy's is a fun place to hang with the Slidell Boiz. Quality staff makes your visit one to remember and on drag show night the place can go crazy.

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    GaYToR reviewed GrandPre's Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Michael is always a smiling and friendly face
    This location has become a great show bar with 2 to 4 shows a week and a favorite bar of many of the Gay Mardi Gras Krewes. A major sponsor of the Gay Easter Parade, Michael's is always the starting point for gathering to greet everyone and enjoy Michael's wonderful buffet. I can't say enough good things about Michael's.

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    GaYToR reviewed Cutters Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Fantastic Neighboorhood Bar
    From the minute you walk in you will feel at home with this friendly staff. There is no better place to watch a Saints game and the gamedy buffet is always perfection. Get there early for an event because seating is limited but enjoy a free shot every time the Saints make a touchdown. A great friend to the community and a wonderful place for fundraisers.

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    GaYToR reviewed Mag's 940 Over a year ago
    Hates it

    Was Once te Best Bar in New Orleans
    Sadly it's not what it used to be which was a fun place. As one owner dropped out of the business, the other became a tyrannical ogre who has ruined the fun and blames everyone but himself for the loss of business. No one wants to be in a bar when the owner might walk in and call the police on his employees for being too slow. I usedto rave about this bar. Now I won't step in the door for any reason and refuse to spend a nickel to add to the day's sales nor do I recommend it to anyone as I used to do daily. Sad when a business tanks but it happens.l