While not truly Irish and more of a sports-bar-meets-nightclub than a pub, Hartigan's is two things for sure: Popular special events take place daily and include movie night, game night and karaoke. The Bar at often hosts karaoke nights and drag performers in addition to its small dance floor. Ready for a night out? The Scorpio is also renowned for its sensational drag shows, so stop by during special events for a healthy dose of glitter. In the mood for watching the game, throwing back a few beers and playing a round of pool?
The club occupies the fabled Grove House building and comprises four different bars, a Pride boutique and gay gift shop, and a private-events space.
This no-frills neighborhood gay bar is a lot of things to a lot of diverse people, including a scrumptious restaurant for diners, a tailgating spot for Panthers fans and a dance club for late-night partiers. Note that, sadly, the long-running bar Smokey's After Dark, formerly downtown at 18 Broadway, has closed. To tap into one of the most popular clubs in the area according to 10Best readers, head to Marigny Dance Club. Nightlife Slideshow:
The Underground back bar is open on weekends and for special events - it's a slick spot with an industrial vibe, and all kinds of parties are hosted here, from drag shows to live-music to monthly "dance your ass off" parties to Leathermen and "Bear's Night Out" gatherings.