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Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar

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Neighborhood: French Quarter
Historic sites, Bars & clubs, Sights & Landmarks, Nightlife
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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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piece of bar history in nola

the oldest continuously operating tavern in the us continues to serve up cocktails in a manner quite unchanged over the past 200 years. make sure you visit at night to experience... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
tsean90439
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Riverside, California
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Riverside, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

the oldest continuously operating tavern in the us continues to serve up cocktails in a manner quite unchanged over the past 200 years. make sure you visit at night to experience the dimly lit interior illuminated by candles and gas lamps. do not visit on an empty stomach! try the sazerac cocktail for a throwback cocktail experience as the recipe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We went there twice. Two different experiences from day and night. Please do both. It was a really cool place. At night you see the good times and music, and it has this different feeling about it. In the day light there is so much history and interesting things to see.

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Nokomis, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This is a cool bar, in a city with endless cool bars, we really liked this one! A nice cozy fireplace on a blustery day. We had the hurricanes based on other recommendations, yep, it was the strongest!!! We took on to go & stumble our way along to our next NOLA adventure!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

stopped off en route to our B&B uptown on Esplanade to find the Geocache. The place was buzzing and enjoyed a couple of minutes mingling in the courtyard.

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Queensland, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

we went there by mule drown cart on a evening tour, we stopped at the road side and the driver wislte and a bartender come out took our order and within a few minutes we had our drink While they were drinking I went in took some photos, It looked very interesting could not stay longer as there were other... More 

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chicago
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We stopped here on our way back from Frenchman st. This is supposedly the oldest working bar in the United States. Its an all brick open building lite by candle light except by the bar in the front. Nice open fire place in the front and a piano that you can sit at an listen to the guy play. He... More 

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Evansville
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It's a bar so no kids but after our ghost tour they let the kids take a peak to see the resident ghost. They of course loved it. Generally, I think it is pretty crowded so not my favorite but neat to experience at least once.

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Calgary
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A bit of a paradox, excellent environment, the bar is all candle lit and it just has that old historical feel. The paradox was the music. It just didn't seem to fit the environment. But there is a piano in the back, so when its not Mardi Gras perhaps the music fits the surrounds a bit better. Would highly recommend... More 

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Catoosa, Oklahoma
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a very quaint, relaxed, intimate piano bar, with the best Hurricanes in N'Awlins IMHO. Loved sitting around the piano listening to him play and making requests. Loved the atmosphere.

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Cleveland ohio
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Oldest bar in the states staff friendly and fast was chilly out the had the fire place going and the music rocking they even have a piano bar. This is a must go to while in NOLA

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