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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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The Pirate!

May be the oldest bar in the USA? Oldest bar in Nawlins- Lafitte the pirate ruled the roost at this bar. Great ambiance and good adult beverages.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Denver
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

May be the oldest bar in the USA? Oldest bar in Nawlins- Lafitte the pirate ruled the roost at this bar. Great ambiance and good adult beverages.

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College Station, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We thought they had a much better Hurricane than Pat O'Brians. At night the bar is lit by only candlelight.

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Rock Island, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A must see experience. I believe it is the oldest bar in the Quarter and the most haunted. We went during the day to have a hurricane and went back in the evening when it was dimly lit with candles. A neat experience at the end of Bourbon St. You have to walk about a block past alot of empty... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Away, away I say artificial light. Candles light is what I want. People from all walks of life from near and far. Single or with love ones. I love this place.

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A good, out of the way place. Reasonable drink prices, and a nice neighborhood feel. it can get a little loud, but that's just part of the deal. Give it a try.

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Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Fun place to kick back and have a drink. There is a piano player some nights. The place is very dark, but just a short walk from the busier part of Bourbon street or the Marigny. It is a must do in NOLA.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A dark black hole on Bourbon Street. Well down from the crazy part the action a couple of tables and friendly service drew me in. A piano bar kept plenty entertained while the cold beer was exactly what I was looking for.

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Staten Island, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Very cool bar with an interesting history. You can feel the past in this place. The drinks were good and there was a good crowd.

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Naperville, Illinois, Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Walking down on Bourbon saw Lafitte's and it is one cool place. This is the oldest bar in the United States and it has an absolutely awesome feel about it. Friendly staff, drinks are great.

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Paola, Ks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Walk a little ways past all the great hoopla of Bourbon Street down to Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar. We went back here a few times. Good specialty cocktails or hang out with your favorite beer. Even more of the famous New Orleans history with their claim to be the oldest bar in the country. I really like that feeling. Inside... More 

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