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Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar

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Address: 941 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number: 504 593-9761
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Drinking
Description: Arguably the city's most historic bar, the Blacksmith, dates to 1772.

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Worth a stop for a drink (or two).

We came across this bar while wandering through the less crowded section of Bourbon Street. It is a pretty cool structure and the dim lighting added to the ambience. Like most... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Fort Worth, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We came across this bar while wandering through the less crowded section of Bourbon Street. It is a pretty cool structure and the dim lighting added to the ambience. Like most bars, it was pretty loud and the drinks were pricy.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

It was my first time in New Orleans and my boyfriend said that Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar was a must see. I was very eager to get to stop in and have a drink. I love hearing about the history of establishments I visit and as one of the oldest places in New Orleans, this place had a lot. -... More 

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Kenilworth, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

For some reason, during my tons of trips to NOLA I've never stopped here, well that has changed. It's a cool little bar, the dim lighting from the candles and the history behind the bar are great. I think a round of drinks was a bit pricey, but I would definitely return.

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Trondheim, Sor-Trondelag, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Old building with lots of character, knowledgeable waitress, great beer! Most recommended in 98 degrees outside for a cool drink.

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Alta Loma, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This bar is located on Bourbon and St Phillip street. Is is one of the oldest surviving structure in NOLA. And maybe the oldest in USA. When we first got here we sat by the fireplace and noticed that a lot of people taking pictures of it, we then found out that there was a haunted head with red eyes... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

The overall atmosphere of this bar is awesome. All the lighting is candlelight (other than the signage at the bar) which gives it an old time tavern feel. The old brick and darkness just makes that bar. The bartenders were always nice and had plenty of haunting stories to share with us. The piano in the back of the bar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I research when traveling as I like to accomplish a lot while visiting new cities that I have never seen before. I love old historical buildings and I love stories that surround those buildings. After researching this was on the top of my must do list as it is one of the top ten haunted bars in America, as noted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

mice bar with lots of friendly people, loved going there at night, had a good time, all the customers were having a great time....would go back

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Vero Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Delicious hurricanes. Dark and kind of dirty looking but worth a visit for the history. We did not eat there but the drinks were very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Slightly away from the crowds this is still a popular bar but much more civilised - the carriage rides also stop here in the evening. Crowded inside and spills out into the street but service was good on both of our visits. As we all know Hurricanes can be deadly...

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Additional Information about Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar

Address: 941 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number: 504 593-9761
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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