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Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar

941 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3120
+1 504-593-9761
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Arguably the city's most historic bar, the Blacksmith, dates to 1772.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“oldest bar” (352 reviews)
“piano player” (92 reviews)
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941 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3120
French Quarter
+1 504-593-9761
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Reviewed yesterday

An historic sight, now a bar...well Id say thats cool! Very rustic and small, we went in January so it was slow. I loved it, as it was very rustic. A must see!! I had the "Hero" which was a great drink and my wife...More

Thank russpackard
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's a cool tavern style bar at the very end of Bourbon Street. It gets pretty busy at night and has a decent ambiance. They have some frozen drinks as well.

Thank Derek S
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place was a stopping off place on the Voodoo Lounge Vampire/Ghost tour and well worth the visit for a liquid refreshment. Best to visit at night but expect a crowd and a good time. Handicap accessible.

Thank Rob F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped in for a cocktail on my walk. Cool spot a must see if only for a few minutes. Then took one to go....

Thank Sean T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped in for a cold beer at this very unique establishment. Staff was friendly and the beer was cold. Enough said.

Thank captbilly164
Reviewed 5 days ago

The place is so old school tavern--it is lit by candles. t was so much fun. Piano player needs voice lessons, but who cares if you are with a good group of friends.

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see in New Orleans and you will pass it by if you take a guided tour. They still make the hurricane from scratch and no electricity. a very cool place to just get a drink.

Thank tsw8888
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came on a cold winter night to this place. We thought we would get a beer and leave right after as we were very tired. But we approached the piano and we loved the music, almost immediately some patrons left and we could sit...More

Thank Cristina P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always stop in to have a drink in this historic landmark in the French Quarter. Its a little easier to appreciate the history of this bar during the daylight, but its still enjoyable at night.

Thank lynnandfamily216
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was invited by a local friend to have a drink in this place and I completely loved it. Very nice atmosphere lighted by candles, specially because of the piano, where you should sit. This place was built in 1772. Grab a drink and sing...More

Thank RenatoCarneiro
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living
lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty
Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port
of call for folks in search of a good time and a great
story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs
across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied
around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the
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20 April 2016|
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Response from Scarlkj | Reviewed this property |
I don't understand this question as I have NEVER seen this bar closed. I am here now & just inquired.....they have a 24-hour liquor license. They open at 9am and typically close at about 4-4:30 am depending on the crowds. So... More
Andre S
14 June 2015|
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Response from Patrick F | Reviewed this property |
What a neat place to work! I am sure she had people tell her all kinds of stories they had heard of things that happened there!