Bears on the Bayou 2018

Bears on the Bayou
August 30th to September 3rd

For 47 years, gay and lesbian people have poured into New Orleans on Labor Day Weekend for an over the top party that has come to be known as Gay Mardi Gras. In 2015, 180,000 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people came to Southern Decadence. And the Bears were all over it with beer busts, block parties, pool parties, and other events.

If you want to get updates or get involved or simply connect with the Renegade Bears during Southern Decadence, follow us on Facebook or send us an email.

Phoenix Bar New Orleans’ World Famous Block Party

8PM to 2AM, Friday & Saturday
8PM to 1AM, Sunday

“It’s the party known all around the world and the best place for leather and bear enthusiasts. It’s the Phoenix Block Party. The fun spills out of the bar and into the street on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. We have the hottest men you’ll see all weekend long.” Throughout Southern Decadence, find the Renegade Bears of Louisiana and the New Orleans Gay Men’s Chorus cooking up hot sausage and hamburgers to raise money for our Annual Christmas Wishlist.

Block Party Details

Thursday August 30th

Welcome Bears on Leather
3PM to 6PM
Rawhide, 740 Burgundy Street

Kick off Decadence with the Renegade Bears at New Orlean’s infamous Rawhide Bar. $10 beer bust gets you all you can drink during the event. Jello shots for sale.

Renegade Bears Beer Bust, 9PM to 1AM

Phoenix Bar, 941 Elysian Fields. Ten Bucks gets you all you can drink draft beer or soda.

Friday, August 31st

Carnival of Bears
NOLA Bears Pool Party
2PM to 6PM

The 20th & last year of this incredible event. Sign-up early. Renegade Bears of Louisiana bartend this popular event which raises money for Vet-a-Go. Open bar and beer, food. Tickets: $99. Sign-up early as this event sells out. EVENT WEBSITE

Block Party, 8PM to 2AM

Phoenix Bar, 941 Elysian Fields
(see above)


Saturday, September 1st

Brunch & Cooking Demo, 2-4PM
NOLA School of Cooking
524 St Louis Street

Join the Bears for a cooking demonstration by a professional chef and a four course Creole and Cajun meal prepared as we watch. The show is sprinkled with history, tall tales and recipe tools of the trade. The cost is $22.50. A limited number of spots are available. To reserve your spot or call Shannon at 504-620-9456 and tell them you are with the Renegade Bears of Louisiana.

Block Party, 8PM to 2AM

Phoenix Bar, 941 Elysian Fields
(see above)


Sunday, September 2nd

Bear Breakfast, 10AM to 1PM

Phoenix Bar, 941 Elysian Fields
An incredible breakfast buffet with contests and prizes all to benefit the Christmas Wish List. FREE, donations to the Annual Christmas Wishlist are appreciated.

XXL Party, 2PM to 5PM

Phoenix Bar, 941 Elysian Fields.
Tickets: limited number available. Clothes check by Renegade Bears of Louisiana & Renegade Bears of San Antonio. DETAILS.

Block Party, 8PM to 1AM

Phoenix Bar, 941 Elysian Fields
(See above)

Renegade Bears Beer Bust, 8PM to 1AM

Phoenix Bar, 941 Elysian Fields. Twenty Bucks gets you all you can drink draft beer or soda.


Monday, September 3rd

Survivor’s Party, 2PM

Granpre’s, 834 N Rampart Street
If you made it through the weekend in one piece, come to the Survivor’s Party where we can finish you off…