Tweetybird

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Joined Oct 2009
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  • Alibi Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale
  • Cafe Lafitte in Exile French Quarter, New Orleans
  • Golden Lantern French Quarter, New Orleans
  • Good Friends French Quarter, New Orleans
  • Napoleon's Itch French Quarter, New Orleans

Cities

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    Tweetybird reviewed Room with a View Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Great place to stay on Reykjavik's main street
    I have stayed twice at Room with a View. It's lovely there, and I like the hot tub right outside of the apartment on your own balcony overlooking the Reykjavik harbor. Arni Einarsson is a wonderful host. We became friends and he even came here to New Orleans to celebrate one of his "round" birthdays (I won't say which one :-) You'll love his designer style flats. And be sure to visit the famous Mál og Menning book store downstairs-- one of the best -- world class.

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    Tweetybird reviewed The Country Club Over a year ago
    Loves it

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    Tweetybird reviewed Meauxbar Bistro Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Excellent cuisine.
    Superb dining. Pricey. Noisy, in an "it's really a happening place!" way.

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    Tweetybird reviewed Inn Leather Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Clean place, wonderful owner.
    This is our third visit. The place is not dirty at all. It's quite clean. You can feel relaxed being nude everywhere. There are not enough older fellows for us. Would like to see more of them :-) This is where you go to see the kind of guys featured in the leather magazines. Many are quite spectacular. The one word of caution. You ABSOLUTELY MUST request a written, email CONFIRMATION of your rate per night and most importantly, your BALANCE DUE. Unfortunately, one staff member will quote you one price, and when you get there, another staff person will have "whited out" your original quoted rate on your reservation card, and charge you a much higher rate. Kind of "bait and switch". Getting it in writing when you book will avoid this embarrassment and feeling of victimization.

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    Tweetybird reviewed Galanga Thai Kitchen & Sushi Bar Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Best "eye candy" waiters in town
    The staff and the food are the stars-- perhaps in equal measure :-) Love the Green Curry with Shrimp and the Delightful Crispy Duck. The Tom Kha coconut soup with prawns is awesome, and at $6, the portion is almost enough for a luncheon meal. Very generous portions served here. Not stingy. And very, very delicious and tasty-- an orgy in your mouth :-)

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    Tweetybird reviewed Stanley Over a year ago
    Loves it

    It's a good place, in a great location
    Lots of New Orleans-inspired dishes created by the chef. Great pancakes, nice, inventive lunches, cool egg dishes (like Eggs Benedict, but with Fried Oysters on the side), homemade ice cream sundaes, or scoops, sandwiches-- and they are open 7 am to 7 pm, 7 days a week. Friendly, youthful wait staff. Just looking out at the town's main square is such a treat in itself :-)

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    Tweetybird reviewed Elizabeth's Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Total COMFORT food. Good food done real good.
    Located in the Bywater. Semi-gay; certainly very gay friendly. If you like your waiters with lots of tattoos, this is the place :-) It's a pretty cool place. V-E-R-Y laid-back. Good, good comfort food. To me, it's more like a place you'd find in Asheville, North Carolina, but there are a few nods to New Orleans cooking on the menu. The food is more country Southern than New Orleans, but quite tasty. A real, real popular hang out with locals in the Bywater.

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    Tweetybird reviewed EAT Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Wonderful food here & reasonably priced
    We eat here often. It's great. Friendly gay staff and lots of local specialties on the menu. Saturday and Sunday brunches are super, and the daily menu is interesting as well. The food is always good, and sometimes incredibly good :-) Try the Creole stuffed, roasted bell pepper and the Fried Green Tomatoes. Locals come here too-- so that tells you something.

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    Tweetybird reviewed La Petite Grocery Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Great place for South Louisiana Haute Cuisine
    Lunches are just around $12 or so. Very reasonable. More pricey at dinner time. La Petite Grocery offers a happy hour featuring $1 cocktails and 4 times distilled UV vodka. Plus, daily small plates created by their award-winning chef Justin Devillier are only $3-6. Stop in Tuesday through Saturday from 5:30-6:30pm and enjoy their casual elegance :-) It's an Uptown crowd--- very handsome, very rich, well-scrubbed and well-behaved :-)

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    Tweetybird reviewed Harrah's New Orleans Over a year ago
    Loves it

    A swank posh place to stay near the French Quarter
    Right next to the Convention Center. Very convenient location. Very, very nice hotel. Harrah's has a good name, and lives up to it. Interesting, good restaurants are in the complex also.

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    Tweetybird reviewed Adolfo's Over a year ago
    Loves it

    New Orleans Creole Italian at its best
    Adolfo's mother was from Venice and his father from Seville. He toured Latin America for 5 years, and then jumped off a ship and swam to shore here. The rest is the American success story. He and his American wife have a fantastic, charming, intimate, quirky little restaurant upstairs above the Apple Barrel bar. The food is divine, and he now has a loyal following of locals and visitors alike. Try any fish dish with the shrimp and crawfish sauce on top. The quality of the food is wonderful. If you prefer to pay double the prices here for "haute Italian", try Maximo's or Irene's Cuisine. Excellent also, but quite expensive.

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    Tweetybird reviewed Grand Isle Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Excellent choice for seafood
    Their Shrimp Caminada Po-Boy just won the Number 1 award at the annual Po-Boy Festival. It's Vietnamese and Cajun inspired with Shrimp in a citrus butter with Cajun Kimchi Slaw on the sandwich-- lots of fresh cilantro and mint as well. A real winner. Great baked oysters too-- Falgoust, Fochon and Grand. Highly recommended.

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    Tweetybird reviewed Bibendum Over a year ago
    Loves it

    My favorite restaurant in London (Chelsea)
    French with British influences. Located in the heart of Chelsea. Sir Terrance Conran's (of Habitat store fame) restaurant in the old Michelin tire factory is a complete winner all around. Location, atmosphere, tall, stained glass windows, beautiful food beautifully served-- an attentive wait staff-- it's a complete pleasure to dine here. With oyster bar and crustacea stall to boot!

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    Tweetybird reviewed Herbsaint Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Chef Donald Link creates fine New Orleans fare
    (Herbsaint is the name of a New Orleans liqueur-- the local version of French Pernod. They took this name for the restaurant.) The chef shows off his South Louisiana roots, frequently fusing them with the best techniques of fine French cooking. He also owns Cochon, another popular restaurant. The French Fries here are about the best to be had anywhere. I sometimes order them as a side (and I never think of ordering fries normally). This restaurant is popular with the Financial District crowd for lunch, but has a loyal following at dinner, when visitors staying in the many hotels nearby partake as well. Reservations suggested. Nice ambiance and outdoor dining in good weather.

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    Tweetybird reviewed Coquette Bistro & Wine Bar Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Superb new French/New Orleans cuisine on Magazine
    With the two partner/owners/chef formerly with Commander's Palace and Restaurant August, how can it go wrong? Well, it doesn't! It's the perfect intimate, innovative spot you hope for-- and in a beautiful space with tile floors and soaring ceilings. Upstairs is a gorgeous dining room with floor to ceiling windows and crystal chandeliers. Truly an awesome place with awesome food. And get this: No one who works there, including the owners, is over 30 years old!!! It's a grand success, and you probably can't get in without a reservation. The word is out :-)

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    Tweetybird reviewed Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Great vibe, outdoor tables, conviviality galore
    Great food, great, friendly, cute wait staff, nice wines, pizzas, salads and seafood. My favorite meal there is the red beans and rice appetizer, followed by the hot and spicy Italian Barbeque Shrimp (prawns) in a buttery herb sauce served in a porcelain boat with crispy New Orleans French bread. To die for.

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    Tweetybird reviewed Napoleon House Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Dine at House prepared for Napoleon's exile in1797
    When you step through the doors here, you are stepping through time back to Paris of the late 1700's. Seriously. The Napoleon House is a restaurant/bar/bistro/cafe all in one. Famous for their old-world atmosphere, classical music, and chess players-- and their great bistro food and sandwiches, such as the New Orleans Italian classic Muffuletta sandwich made with ham, Genoa salami, pastrami, swiss cheese, provolone cheese and housemade Italian olive salad-- this place is practically a must. Lunch and dinner-- open late except Mondays (close at 5pm) and closed Sundays. (Oh, Napoleon never actually made it to his exile here. He died in 1821 three days before he was to sail. Stop at the nearby Cabildo and see his death mask,)

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    Tweetybird reviewed ACME Oyster House Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Don't forget Acme at the Airport as you leave
    We always get to the airport early when we are leaving New Orleans so we can have a dozen oysters at the Acme Oyster cafe at Louis Armstrong Airport. They also serve Red Beans & Rice and other seafood specialties. It's a wonderful parting interlude-- perfect way to extend your New Orleans visit to the last moment :-)

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    Tweetybird reviewed Croissant D'Or Patisserie Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Gerard Marchal will titillate your pastry senses
    French chef and owner, Gerard, loves baking, and it shows. The raspberry croissants are my favorite (also almond). And for lunch, I favor the Parisian baguette sandwiches Gerard makes with your choice of Ham & Swiss, Turkey, Tuna or Chicken Salad. There's also a special hot soup of the day. Very reasonable prices-- maybe the least expensive cappuccinos and lattes in town. Open 6:30 am to 2 pm only. Closed Tuesdays.

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    Tweetybird reviewed Cafe du Monde Over a year ago
    Loves it

    One of the three "Must-Do's" in New Orleans
    The whole world comes here (maybe that's why it's called Café of the World in French). Dating from the Civil War era (1862), this institution is still going strong. Every visitor is told he MUST try the beignets (French doughnuts) and café au lait at this coffee house, located across from Jackson Square. (The other 2 "must-do's" are riding the St. Charles Ave. Streetcar in the American Sector, and walking down rowdy and lewd Bourbon Street-- and exploring the French Quarter, of course.)

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    Tweetybird reviewed Feelings Cafe & d'Aunoy Piano Bar Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Possibly the most romantic restaurant in the city
    Feelings Cafe d'Aunoy was part of a plantation, and you can feel it in every pore of the structure. It's a piece of antiquity that is enjoyed to this day by the loyal fans of this place. Dale and Jim have had a gay following for years, as well as those who appreciate excellent French-Creole dishes served in a bygone atmosphere. The piano bar and courtyard are fun anytime, and there's a live piano player every Friday night in the bar. Favorite dishes are the Seafood Baked Eggplant, Veal D'Aunoy, and Gulf Fish Nicolas. Open for Dinner Thursday-Sunday and Sunday brunch. A Marigny gem highly cherished.

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    Tweetybird reviewed The Orange Couch Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Retro Coffee Shop with a difference
    "Coolest" spot in the Marigny? Open 7am till 10pm daily. The handsome owner, San Francisco native Johnnie Sanders, moved here from San Francisco, where he owned and operated a coffee shop in the Tender-Nob (where the Tenderloin meets Nob Hill). He was taken by the warm and welcoming neighborhood of the Marigny, where he instantly felt that he wanted to be part of this community. Now, it's a success-- with entertainment some nights, readings, great coffee, snacks, ice cream-- and Vietnamese lunches offered each Friday. Great wi-fi crowd of locals and visitors. Very tech-savvy clientele-- on the younger side. Very bright and interesting people congregate here, and the offerings are delicious.

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    Tweetybird reviewed Marigny Brasserie Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Superb, haute, eclectic cuisine. Well-loved.
    Roland, the owner, welcomes you to enjoy his innovative Creole and Classic American cuisine. This fabulous brasserie anchors Restaurant Row on Frenchmen Street in the Marigny. It's gay-owned, but frequented by the city's most sophisticated diners (and also those who just like good tasting food :-) There are 13 restaurants and 10 live music clubs on this two-block strip. The gay bookstore is also on this block at the other end. One look at the menu online and you'll be sold on this place. Famous also for their Sunday brunch with live music. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.

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    Tweetybird reviewed The Cake Cafe Over a year ago
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    The perfect cafe for breakfast and lunch.
    The Challah bread is excellent here. This New Orleans version of a Jewish inspired deli is naturally quite different from everywhere else. Owners Allison & Steve have succeeded in creating a Berkeley (California) kind of atmosphere in the vibe and in the gentle, laid-back clientele it attracts. My favorite dish for lunch is the Lump crab meat, Spinach and Melted Brie sandwich on Challah toast. Incredible! Open 7am to 3pm Tues. thru Sun. (Closed Mondays)

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    Tweetybird reviewed Commander's Palace Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Often rated No. 1
    Top restsurant in New Orleans. Flagship for the Brennan family. You can get a seat in the main dining room on non-event occasions. Just ask :-)

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    Tweetybird reviewed La Dauphine Bed & Breakfast Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Fun, inexpensive place to [email protected] Quarter
    Small, gay-owned B&B. Just walk 4 blocks to French Quarter. Two blocks to Frenchmen Street clubs, restaurants and bistros (13 restaurants; 10 live music clubs). Near Phoenix gay men's bar. Funky, fun old house with high ceilings and four-poster beds. A "blast from the past." For laid-back guests. Clothing optional Country Club (pool and spa restaurant) about 8 blocks away. Robes, hair-dryers, free Wi-Fi, piano room, library. Outdoor patio garden. Nice, knowledgeable, well-traveled hosts.

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    Tweetybird reviewed Sukho Thai Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Delicious Thai food- neighborhood restaurant
    Delicious Thai food. Ask for "Mild" if you want to enjoy your meal :-) At this place, Mild is equivalent to New Orleans hot and spicy. Try the Dancing Shrimp Salad, Shrimp in a Pouch, and the Green Curry (or anything on the menu). A mainstay of the neighborhood, popular for both lunch and dinner. The wait staff is cute and friendly. Don't worry about who's gay and who's not in New Orleans. It's kind of like San Francisco-- every place is somewhat gay. And they're all extremely gay friendly. Half the waiters in the city are artists, performers, writers, teachers, etc.--- all creative people-- very accepting (or gay themselves).

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    Tweetybird reviewed CCBC Resort Hotel Over a year ago
    Loves it

    One of the most active places for men in the world
    Sexually-charged is the key word. And you should appreciate older men to enjoy a stay here. Almost all are over 40, and most are in their 50's and 60's. If you are not an ageist, and you are looking for "fun in the sun" in a beautiful atmosphere, this is the place. The men are quite handsome, frisky and friendly. Our room was clean and pleasant, with nice white linens, robes and towels. A picture window is in each room, so you can look outside at the grounds, as well as the naked men strolling by. You would only find it disgusting if you are anti-sex or anti-age (or both). So, stay somewhere less sexually charged and with a younger crowd if that's what you like. We will return this March. Sometimes the place is so busy, it's all the staff can do to just keep up with the flow of check ins. The grounds and pools are beautiful.

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    Tweetybird reviewed Restaurant August Over a year ago
    Loves it

    One of the city's top tier restaurants
    In a city famous for its restaurants, this place is right up there. Chef John Besh is talented, handsome, and engaging. His dishes and presentations are sophisticated and inspiring. (And they taste good too! :-) Really. As the waiters say: "Excellent choice, sir." We went here for our anniversary and were treated like royalty.

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    Tweetybird reviewed Jack Dempsey's Over a year ago
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    It just doesn't get anymore local than this place
    You will hear the real New Orleans accent here-- the one that sounds like Brooklyn. Singer Fats Domino eats here often (and is played a lot on the juke box). We were seated across from him recently. The seafood is fantastic. It's across the Street from a Naval Base in the Bywater district (next to the Marigny neighborhood), so filled with military guys and natives. A real local treasure. Go for lunch or early dinner, as they close by 8pm (and stop serving 15-30 minutes before). Try the (almost) all you can eat steamed Dungeness crab for less than $20.00. (Or any seafood dish.)

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    Tweetybird reviewed Golden Lantern Over a year ago
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    THE place for heavy drinkers
    Very popular heavy drinking neighborhood bar for the Lower French Quarter.

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    Tweetybird reviewed Pamalu Over a year ago
    Loves it

    To really get away from it all-- tropical paradise
    Pamalu is located on 5 acres in the rural Puna coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. We stayed here for a week. It's gay owned and you wind up meeting lots of interesting people-- both locals and guests. We spent a lot of time at the clothing-optional beach, and exploring the volcanoes, blow holes and hiking. The scenery just begs for you to explore it-- lush, tropical, warm and wonderful. This rustic coastal community is made up of lots of ex-hippies-- so it's VERY laid back, relaxing and accepting-- a paradise for gays. The biodiversity is stunning. You don't book online. Instead, you phone Randolph and chat with him about your stay :-) You may also email him.

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    Tweetybird reviewed De Kas Over a year ago
    Loves it

    You eat in their garden where the food is grown
    One of the most unique restaurants anywhere. You can be assured of fresh food, as the offerings are based on each day's harvest. This place is a real experience. The menu is set and you just sit back and enjoy it. There are tables outside for when the weather is warm. You can have a glass of wine outside, then move inside for the meal. Lunch is less expensive than dinner. You can just take a taxi there from the city center.

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    Tweetybird reviewed Ten Thousand Waves Spa Resort & Hotel Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Place of serenity to relax (mixed: straight-gay)
    This place is a retreat-- a day spa (& overnight rooms), offering saunas, jacuzzi, tea, coffee and light snacks-- massages, private jacuzzi "rooms" for couples, etc. The ultimate in serene luxury-- all with Japanese aesthetic and decor. It's also the only place in Santa Fe that you can be naked with people together. They provide robes, but you remove the robe to use the jacuzzi or sauna. Semi-gay. Private women only facilities also.

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    Tweetybird reviewed 315 Restaurant and Wine Bar Over a year ago
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    This is our favorite restaurant in Santa Fe
    We have lived in Santa Fe part time for some years now and become friendly with the chef Louis Moskow. He used to cook in New Orleans before opening up his own place in Santa Fe. An evening here is well spent. The food is the star-- served in a sophisticated and pleasant atmosphere-- usually quiet and demure. It's not a noisy place. The wine selection is superb. Ask what the specials are. They are often the best things to order.

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    Tweetybird reviewed Zuni Cafe Over a year ago
    Loves it

    My very favorite restaurant in San Francisco
    Love the Mediterranean food and the nooks and crannies atmosphere. Inside it feels something like a pueblo in the upstairs part-- designed for people watching and to let in light and air. But, the food is the star. I have been going there for all of its 30 years. Try the raw oysters, the Caesar salad or their great hamburgers. Wonderful bar. You will love their upscale atmosphere (yes, very yuppie-- but most agreeably so :-) About $50 per person. You can easily stroll here from the Castro.

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    Tweetybird reviewed Delfina Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Wonderful restaurant to bring friends to
    As the other reviewer says, the food is more continental than Italian. The main quality of the food is that everything is super fresh and that adds to the great flavor. The restaurant is fun and exciting and noisy, and you love every minute of being there. I am a great fan of this place and the chef.

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    Tweetybird reviewed Sun City Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Sauna like the Taj Mahal- 20,000 sq. ft.- Huge!!
    Visiting here is like visiting one of the 7 Wonders of the World. There are 1,000 lockers in this bath house next to Le Depot (with same owners). Incredible. I guess this place has the most beautiful young guys in Paris, and in the most beautiful gay setting on 3 floors. Although the clientele is 97% young guys, the staff does not discriminate against older gays. Lots of standing and modeling, but you never know what might happen :-) Located where the Marais meets Montorgueil neighborhood.

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    Tweetybird reviewed Euro Men's Club Over a year ago
    Loves it

    If you like older men, head for this place
    Always 200 or so men in a luxurious Roman setting. Most active all afternoon-- no one there by 8 or 9 pm, when it closes. A dream come true for admirers of men in their 40s, 50s, and 60s. Absolute heaven. Metro stop: Bourse.

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    Tweetybird reviewed Napoleon's Itch Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Non-smoking!!!!! WOW!
    Great to take a break from all the smoke-filled bars. You can actually breathe here. Very chic decor. Ideal location on Bourbon St. Hot, young bartenders.

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    Tweetybird reviewed The Phoenix Bar Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Great place for masculine men
    Rather than just the leather crowd, this bar serves the community of masculine men who like other masculine men. The guys you see in magazines are few and far between here. They're just regular guys in jeans and T-shirts. But, they are not stand-offish. Upstairs is a dark, dark bar where things happen after 10 pm. More crowded on weekends. Definitely a place for the over 40 and 50- who are most welcomed here. Not body-conscious- so every "type" comes here.

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

    Oldest gay bar in the South
    Almost an institution, this gay bar is nearly 60 years old-- and in the same location. It's a friendly, fun, noisy bar with lots of frolicking. It's always been a good place to meet people. When people say older crowd, they just mean there's a wide range of ages-- not just twinks and disco bunnies (who more likely are hanging out at Oz and the Bourbon Pub).

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    Tweetybird reviewed Good Friends Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Gay version of Cheers! bar
    Friendly staff and customers. Surely someone will chat you up or cheer you up :-)

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    Tweetybird reviewed Slammer Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Incredible!!
    This MUST be the cruisiest place in Fort Lauderdale. And things happen!!! No standing and modeling here. If you like cruising and no action-- this is NOT the place for you. This place is for the VERY active. Frankly, it's WILD! Don't go here if you're too shy.