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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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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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While visiting NOLA with a friend, she recommended we go to Lafitte's for a drink. It is on Bourbon Street, but away from the crowds and noise. It was during the day so it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Alvin, Texas

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Alvin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

While visiting NOLA with a friend, she recommended we go to Lafitte's for a drink. It is on Bourbon Street, but away from the crowds and noise. It was during the day so it was not crowded, though there was a lot of people coming and going. We ordered our drinks and sat back to watch the city go by.... More 

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Mountain View, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Someone said we had to visit the oldest established bar in North America. Other than that historical fact, it's just an average bar. They had someone playing piano music in the back and they had a pay for it juke box up front. However, the place is so small that the music just ends up collding and sounding chaotic. Also,... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar is oldest bar in the United States. It is a must see on a trip to New Orleans.

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Chico, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

It was fun to say we'd been there, but when compared to other 10 oldest taverns in the U.S. it lacks luster. Would be better if kept more authentic and didn't smell of vomit.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Still love this little laid back bar with great atmosphere and hurricanes! It's an oasis of old New Orleans away from the garbage and trash further down Bourbon. I can actually drink, relax, and communicate while soaking in the history and ambiance.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This was once my favorite little hole, with it's sagging roof, dark, dank interior and no electric light. But it's lost its shine. The worn, crumbling front facade, when you look closely, is just that. One should come here for a beer & a shot, NOT a pina colada or similar frozen mixed drink served from a wall of mixed... More 

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Loganville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A resident of New Orleans was our host, and Lafitte’s was our fifth stop of the evening. This building was built between 1722 and 1732 and is the oldest structure used as a bar in the United States. The bar is almost totally illuminated by candle light to highlight its historic significance. Mike Hood was at the piano and was... More 

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Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Fun bar!! Very old and lit with candles.. Kind of a hole in the wall.. One of the best made hurricanes in the city! Piano bar.. Singer was great! Only complaint is the men's restroom.. May have been the most disgusting place on earth

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Mesquite, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This bar is very neat with lots of history. It was crowded inside and very dark. The inside of the bar smelled like throw up. It's a very trendy spot and should be checked out though.

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This incredibly old bar was very unique and quaint. Had great vibes and a ton of people. Drinks were excellent and the servers very friendly

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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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