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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
+1 504-593-9761
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Reviewed yesterday

Forget about Pat O Briens. This is where you can have the best hurricane in the city. It has the perfect amount of alcohol. The bar has a nice feel to it. Really chill place.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bjeronimo
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Oldest bar in the country and filled with lots of atmosphere! It is mostly lit with candles and very little electricity so you feel like you are back in the 1800’s. Fun place for a drink!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Porsche-the-Traveler
Reviewed 3 days ago

Yummy best Bloody Mary's, sorry other bars😥 sit outside in courtyard on a warm day and enjoy. I did a few times. Cool vibe and a must visit location.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank StephFromCali
Reviewed 3 days ago

So authentic and a great bartender. Souvenirs too - if you're so inclined. Maybe a ghost or two!!! You'll enjoy, I'm sure.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank RachelC3417
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Funky, historical site for cozy crowd to drink and chat! This site has a great old bar! Our party host had the very Southern bartender set up Sazarecs for all, so the party was off to a rousing start! Belly up to the historic bar...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank plc52515
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I stopped in here because I had heard allot about this bar and I could not leave New Orleans without seeing left setting foot and making myself a part of history. Lafittes being the oldest building on Bourbon Street was a must do. Although I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tripster036
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the oldest watering holes in the country (depending on what you believe of the stories). Its a bit outside of the busiest part of Bourbon, but that can be a good thing.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank MIchael T
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was my second time here and I can't express how much I love the energy in this place. We did a ghost tour in which they stop here for a refresher and my friends also loved it. The cigar smell and the overall ambiance...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank adivinadora
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place has been around since 1777. Lots of history here and also part of the ghost tour. It's an awsome place to hang with friends or family. Must be 21.... Definitely a place to meet different people!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jimmyc860
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lafitte’s is not the oldest bar in operation, it’s a bar that’s located inside one of the oldest buildings in New Orleans. It was probably built around 1770. Located at 941 Bourbon Street in the French Quarter. It is named for Jean Lafitte, a pirate...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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
Andre S
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!