Jun 7, 2024 - Things to Do

Grindr's picks for the best gay businesses in New Orleans

A person wears a shirt reading "Grindr" in rainbow colors.

A person wears a Grindr shirt at the New York City Pride March last year. Photo: Bing Guan/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Users on the dating app Grindr picked their favorite LGBTQ+-friendly New Orleans businesses.

Why it matters: This weekend is New Orleans Pride.

The local businesses Grindr users love include:

  • Best gym: New Orleans Athletic Club.
  • Best queer-owned business: Bourbon Pride.
  • Best gay bar: Good Friends Bar.
  • Best hotel: New Orleans Mardi Gras Inn.

Zoom in: The LGBTQ+ dating app boasts about 13 million monthly users, and in a press release, the company reports that New Orleans stands out for a couple dubious superlatives.

  • ⌚️ Local Grindr users have the app's "shortest time to chat," meaning it doesn't take long before meet-ups happen.
  • 🤔 The city also has "the highest index for underwear lovers."

Fun fact: Grindr has a bus outfitted with a photo studio for snapping new profile pics, and it'll be at PrideFest on Saturday, according to a press release.

  • The bus will also have free swag and sexual health resources.
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