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Anthony Mackie owns the ‘crown jewel’ of gay bars

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Anthony Mackie believes he owns “the crown jewel” of gay bars.

During an interview with Inverse, the Avengers actor gushed about his LGBTQ+ establishment, which he described as the “flagship” of his bar and restaurant operation.

“I have a gay bar in New Orleans that is the crown jewel of gay bars,” Mackie praised. “My brother and his husband were like, ‘We need a place to party.’ I’m like, ‘Let’s open a f**king place to party.'”

The 44-year-old, who splits his time between New Orleans and Atlanta, also owns a bar with some friends in Beverly Hills. He opened the NoBar establishment in Brooklyn, New York in 2011 but that has since closed down, along with another hotspot in the Big Apple.

The Captain America: The Winter Soldier star isn’t just interested in bars – he also tried to open a franchise of his favourite Mexican restaurant in New Orleans but the owners weren’t interested.

He is also keen to fulfil an ambition to open an eatery inspired by his own recipes, which include New Orleans-style soul food tacos, Ethiopian tacos and soul food sushi.

“I wanted to open a restaurant called Fusion Confusion,” he stated. “Every time I make that (recipe), it f**ks people up.”

Mackie opened NoBar in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighbourhood of Brooklyn in 2011 and followed it up with another branch in Williamsburg in 2013 but both locations closed in 2015.

– Cover Media