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Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar

Address: 941 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 (French Quarter)
Phone Number: 504 593-9761
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Ranked #13 of 200 Nightlife in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Bar/ Clubs, Sights & Landmarks, Nightlife
Activities: Drinking
Owner description: Arguably the city's most historic bar, the Blacksmith, dates to 1772.
Attraction details
Type: Historic Sites, Bar/ Clubs, Sights & Landmarks, Nightlife
Activities: Drinking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Arguably the city's most historic bar, the Blacksmith, dates to 1772.

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  • Italian first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Whether you go during the day or at night, it's always a blast! love love love! The neatest part being the bar is solely lit by candles and there's a piano that anyone can play on. People circle around and sing...just good old fashioned fun! There's really no other place like it.

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San Antonio, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I love this place. They have delicious voodoo daquaris and I love the low lighting/no lighting they have here. It has a very interesting haunted bar story. It's always packed but show up a little early and catch a nice table by the fireplace.

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

The bartender Jason stole my money last evening, at about 930pm, when I stopped in for 1 drink when the carriage ride I was on stopped there to show us the place. I positively and factually gave this bartender $20 for an $8 hurricane and received $2 in change. I specifically had only this tattered $20 bill set aside in... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

A group of us came her midway through our night and we were really happy with the place. It's a cool building and filled with history being 200 years old. Our waitress was a nice person and told us about the place even though it was busy. She made suggestions for drinks and was right on spot with her suggestions.... More 

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Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Loved the history of this bar. Crowded and service can take awhile but it is worth the time. Historic and full of fun folks. The fireplace is a sight to see.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We had the pleasure of only staying a block away from this historic place. It is very cool to see how the owners have tried to maintain as much of the original building as possible, since there are no lights inside the bar everything is lit by candlelight. It gives you a glimpse into the past of what it must... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

What a unique and fun place to have a drink! The bar is lit by candlelight and absolutely beautiful to see at night! Wonderful place to enjoy a beverage with live music and history!

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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96 reviews 96 reviews
21 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I was torn with this review. On the one hand, this ancient place, which claims it is the oldest continually operating bar in the US, should be a must-visit for anyone visiting the French Quarter. On the other hand, the management seems to have no interest in giving people the sort of experience one expects from the oldest continually operating... More 

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Snow Hill, Maryland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Our visit was short and sweet due to the fact we were on a tour. We all wanted to stay all night! This is one of the coolest places that I have ever been to. The bar is lite by candles because it still doesn't have electricity. The bar staff were really great too! Can't wait to go back and... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Oh my word. I've been to NOLA before and took the Haunted History Tour. We decided to do it again while on our trip down there. It leads you through the city and they take a break at the blacksmith shop and allow you to get something to drink, of course recommending the famous hurricanes. It's a layered drink so... More 

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