For several decades, Club New Orleans (515 Toulouse St., 504-581-2402) has been serving the Big Easy as the premier gay bathhouse in the city. At the moment, it's the only such establishment in New Orleans, as its competitor, Flex, which has closed. This five-story club is in a surprisingly touristy and central location, right in the middle of the French Quarter, near a number of notable New Orleans hotels and a short walk from top New Orleans gay bars. The establishment is part of the popular national gay-bathhouse Clubs chain, which has other locations in Columbus, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Indianapolis, Orlando, and St. Louis.
Club New Orleans has a loyal locals following but is equally, if not more, frequented by the many gay tourists who spend time in the city, especially during the annual Southern Decadence festival as well as Mardi Gras. One of the most well-utilized parts of this 24-hour club is the rooftop sundeck, from which you're treated to nice views of the French Quarter, not to mention the hunky guys up here. Video lounges showing adult flicks are situated throughout the club, which also has a large stream room, sauna, 10-man hot tub, and gym. Lockers start at $15 per night, with other options including standard rooms, TV rooms, Deluxe rooms, VIP rooms, and video rooms.