January 29, 2023 The Newspaper Serving LGBT Los Angeles

LGBTQ Latinx Bar Noa Noa Place Opens

Noa Noa Place, a new bar dedicated full time to the LGBTQ Latinx community, has opened in Boyle Heights. 

As the Covid-19 pandemic spreads throughout the country causing financial hardships for many businesses forcing them to close. Noa Noa Place is taking a chance by opening at such a critical time but hoping that it’s position as the only LGBTQ Latinx bar will set them apart. 

Co-Owner Luis Octavio stated there aren’t many venues for the Latinx LGBTQ community because most places only have Latin-theme nights once or twice a week and wants Noa Noa Place to change that. 

Octavio said their establishment was inspired by the late Mexican singer Juan Gabriel’s song ‘El Noa Noa.’

‘El Noa Noa’ was the hit song written by the late singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel that immortalized the bar and dance hall of the same name where his career began in Juarez Chihuahua, Mexico. 

“Where everything is going to be different just as what the song that inspired us to do this mentions and it’s going to be a Queer Latinx bar-pizzeria place,” said Octavio about Noa Noa Place.

The restaurant-bar, located near First and Soto street, opened its doors on Dec. 5. Due to the current safety orders they will only offer take out and no-contact delivery for now.

For more information visit: https://www.restaurantji.com/ca/los-angeles/noa-noa-place-/

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