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“Can we turn more historic sites into taverns?” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar
941 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 (French Quarter)
504 593-9761
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Ranked #11 of 201 Nightlife in New Orleans
Type: Historic Sites, Bar/ Clubs, Bars
Activities: Drinking
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Owner description: Arguably the city's most historic bar, the Blacksmith, dates to 1772.
Los Angeles
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Can we turn more historic sites into taverns?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Stayed next door at Lafitte's Guest House, so walked over for their celebrated "hurricane." Fascinating place to unwind from the day, and the gal at the piano was great. Ghostly and fun.

Visited March 2013
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Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Best bar in Nola”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Awesome location, especially at night. No lights inside so its only lit up by candles. Best drink in town...the hurricane at Lafittes. After you try the hurricane here, you'll never go back to Pat O'briens.

Awesome atmosphere and awesome drinks.

Visited April 2013
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Ontario
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“History at its best!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

This bar was an interesting place with much history in the building. It was much better than most aged establishments. Service was not great but it was also busy Bourbon St. It was similar to a few of the port city stone pubs I have ventured into in Scotland or Canada. Worth the visit if you are in the area and looking for something a little slower paced.

Visited February 2013
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Belmont, VT
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“Historic But Noisy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Much history and pirate lore connected with this bar but acoustics, even early in the day, discouraged conversation and enjoyment. Yet, it's still worth a visit; having a quick drink before lunch would be my recommendation.

Visited April 2013
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“Very cool”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

Don't miss this stop on bourbon st. Not your typical bar & a good drink to boot. Woman's room is trickeys to find. Ha

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