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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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Arguably the city's most historic bar, the Blacksmith, dates to 1772.

Arguably the city's most historic bar, the Blacksmith, dates to 1772.

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Fantastic History

This place is amazing, just for the history. Stop in, have a drink, enjoy the ambiance. Be amazed at how long this building has been standing here!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Tina F
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Victoria, Texas

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Victoria, Texas
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is amazing, just for the history. Stop in, have a drink, enjoy the ambiance. Be amazed at how long this building has been standing here!!

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Thank Tina F
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Upon hearing this pub is a landmark and one of the oldest pub we decided to visit, on Fat Tuesday!! Needless to say it was very bust inside, outside, but we still managed to get to the bar and get a drink. Staff friendly and very pleasing to the eye! Everyone was having a great time and the atmosphere was... More 

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Durham, California
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to stop for a drink and look at what is said to be the oldest original building in the Quarter. It is on the quiet end of Bourbon Street.

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Thank wegoforth
Riverview, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great history and weak drinks, across from alternative life style part of Quarter. It is a check off spot not a have to go back spot.

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Ocean City, Maryland
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The appeal to this place is that it is one of the oldest bars in the country. It is very dark inside. It does have an outside section but that was closed when I was there. They have some good beers on tap.

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Fremantle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were lured here as it is claimed to be America's oldest pub and home to their famous Hurricanes (a cocktail). Can definitely say they made the best Hurricanes we drank: Was refreshing, very good quality fruit juice and it came in a takeaway plastic souvenir cup. Well priced too. The atmosphere is seriously really comforting with a fireplace and... More 

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Thank Naweed S
Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a great time at this historic landmark. Everyone that visits NOLA should visit. Great piano bar!

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a nice place to enjoy a drink and listen to good music. The people watching was great. It was right across the street from the Lafitte Guest House where we were staying.

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Dodge City, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a fun place make one of the best Hurricanes. This suppose to be haunted a place to visit and some Hurricanes.

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Mobile, Alabama, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been coming here the Friday and Saturday before Mardi Gras for about 5 or 6 years, I think. Yes, it's dark inside and the drinks are kind of pricey for the size, but it's all about the jukebox and the dancing in the street. People wander down the street and stop here to dance. It's not uncommon to have... More 

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