Just off the corner of Bourbon Street, this French Quarter bar lies in the heart of New Orleans gay action. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, it proclaims itself the place "where the bad boys hang out." With some of the best drag shows in the city, the Roundup attracts a rowdy gay crowd along. At times -- especially during Mardi Gras -- clothing is kept to a bare minimum. Sometimes its hard to tell who is male and who is female and visitors are bound to see a little nudity. There is a patio in the back to escape the crowds, a juke box on those rare quiet nights and a nice buffet on Sunday evenings. All the commotion, along with great drink specials, often attracts a large crowd of curious heterosexuals as well.
819 Saint Louis St