Pin It

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Welcome Back to the Jungle

Posted By on Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 4:25 PM

click to enlarge jungle.jpg

The fog was rolling in so densely in the French Quarter last night that we didn't notice the new sign on Decatur Street until we were standing just beneath it. But looking up we instantly recognized an old name from the recent past.

The dance club Rubyfruit Jungle is back after a hiatus of about eight years, taking over the space at 1135 Decatur St. that had previously been the Whirling Dervish. For many years the club had been a fixture on Frenchmen Street, at the address where Marigny Brasserie is now.

"Rubyfruit Jungle" is an allusion to the novel of the same name by Rita Mae Brown (among other things), and also a dead giveaway that this is first and foremost a lesbian club. As most alt-lifestyle clubs assert, however, you'll see all types here.

The club reopened Dec. 5. It has three levels, a dance floor, pool tables and a private lounge on the third floor. A balcony is expected to be complete in time for the Feb. 7 roll of Krewe du Vieux.

Rubyfruit Jungle hosts a "Sexy Bitch" drag queen show each Sunday beginning at 7 p.m. that we're told is quite something.


Pin It


Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Submit an event Jump to date

Latest in The Latest

More by Ian McNulty

  • Gambit’s 2015 Big Bar Guide

    From craft cocktail emporiums to dive bars, places to get your drink on
    • Nov 23, 2015
  • Review: Basin Seafood & Spirits

    Ian McNulty on a shakeup at a classic New Orleans seafood house
    • Aug 25, 2013
  • Gyro meets muffuletta at revamped Vida’s Bistro

    The former Courtyard Grill branches out from traditional Turkish and Persian food with gyro cross-over dishes.
    • Aug 21, 2013
  • More »

© 2017 Gambit
Powered by Foundation