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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” (369 reviews)
“piano player” (96 reviews)
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941 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3120
French Quarter
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"oldest bar"
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"piano player"
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"end of bourbon street"
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"historic bar"
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"great hurricanes"
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"oldest building"
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"cool bar"
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"jean lafitte"
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"great drinks"
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"french quarter"
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"united states"
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"piece of history"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a fun, unique stop at the beginning of our venture down Bourbon Street. It's the oldest bar in America. The purple drink was good and strong. It feels like you have gone back in time, definitely worth a stop!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This may be one of the oldest buildings in the French Quarter. 200 years ago this was a blacksmith shop, and they have tried to keep it's original ambience by using only candle light. It's off the main touristy areas of the quarter so you'll...More

Thank SongbirdTeacher
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of bars call themselves unique but Lafitte's lives up to it. How many bars have you been to with no electric lighting? Except for behind the bar, there is no electricity anywhere to be found. Drinking in the evening is done by candle light....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our ghost tour carriage ride stopped by here for a chance to fill up on some adult beverages. I didn't let this opportunity pass me by! Supposedly the oldest bar in America, very busy when i walked in. 3 deep at the bar. I figured...More

Thank Kendu24
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You should go at night! We missed out. We were some of the first people in the bar during the day time. Chairs were still up and they were just begining to arrange things for the day. My bf ordered a Hurricane and liked it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in to have the famous "Hurricane", cost is $9. This is such a great place. Dates to 1723 and looks amazing on the inside. No lights - only candles to preserve the authenticity of the place. We arrived at 11:30am and were able to...More

Thank ssparlin
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended by a friend who used to live in NO. It did not disappoint! The oldest structure in the United States to serve drinks the history of the building was very cool. Service was outstanding for a busy bar. Has a comfortable outside seating area...More

Thank brett221
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your on Bourbon St, then you're there to drink. So why not stop by the oldest bar in New Orleans. But everyone has the same idea; so it is packed. Tour groups put this location on their stops & everyone tries to belly up...More

Thank campbellhall1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lafittes Blacksmith Shoppe is the oldest bar in New Orleans. Busy, great drinks, and a great atmosphere! Before you start any tour or an evening of debauchery, grab a drink from this place!

Thank Allison S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get here early so you can get a drink. Keep in mind that every single tour stops here. Even the mule draw carriages stop and a bartender runs out with libations. Every time we go by here it's people crowded to the streets so it...More

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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
...More
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smit7633
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
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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!
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