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Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Arguably the city's most historic bar, the Blacksmith, dates to 1772.
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941 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3120
French Quarter
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Lafitte's Blacksmith Bar is a fun, but very small bar on the far end of Bourbon Street, but worth the extra walking. It has very limited seating, but boasts live music and is known for its frozen "purple drinks" ... otherwise known as Voodoo Daiquiris...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank tigerw01
Reviewed yesterday

This bar is dark and ancient, with original walls that will impress you. The staff is fun and friendly and the drinks, well ... hard to remember, honestly - it was the end of a very long and wonderful night. I do remember the singing,...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank kathleenina
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped for a few drinks at this historic bar and it had a great atmosphere and there was so much charm and character in this old bar. A great place to stop for a cold beer.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank chrisking8
Reviewed 3 days ago

Plus it's haunted!! Lafitte's is a place full of charm and history. Take the haunted walking history tour and learn about the ghost at Lafitte's. And have a voodoo daiquiri!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Jason W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Yes, it’s the oldest bar in New Orleans, etc. But it is also a perfect place to stop in on a hot day for cold beer, air conditioning and socializing.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank insertcreativenamehe
Reviewed 4 days ago

They actual still make hurricanes with fruit! So that was nice. It's also one of the oldest buildings in NOLA

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank GabrielleRoseMaria
Reviewed 5 days ago

We loved stopping in here! If we are back in NOLA we will defiantly stop in again. Great Hurricanes!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Beachreecee1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We live four or five hours from NOLO, depending on traffic, but visit once or twice a year since 1966. Yes, we are your grandparents, but have not always been. This is a truly interesting bar, neat looking, has had off and on, great singers...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Celestialtraveler24
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a chill more local spot with great drinks, My friend recommended we visit and order a purple which is a frozen daiquiri

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank runawayblond
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built in what was reportedly a blacksmith forge in the post-revolution days, when the pirate Lafitte was hiding out in New Orleans from the various navies pursuing him. It's dark, with stonework interior and an oval bar with seating all around. I guess it's ostensibly...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Steven C
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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living
lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty
Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port
of call for folks in search of a good time and a great
story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs
across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied
around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the
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April 20, 2016|
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Response from Scarlkj | Reviewed this property |
I don't understand this question as I have NEVER seen this bar closed. I am here now & just inquired.....they have a 24-hour liquor license. They open at 9am and typically close at about 4-4:30 am depending on the crowds. So... More
June 14, 2015|
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Response from Patrick F | Reviewed this property |
What a neat place to work! I am sure she had people tell her all kinds of stories they had heard of things that happened there!