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Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 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 5 days ago via mobile

Great little piano bar, built in 1772, very old, very unique. We were there too early for the piano, but enjoyed a drink looking out onto the street.

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

Super neat and interesting environment. It’s the oldest bar in America and has great selection of alcohol and cocktails and the service is great too! Highly recommend!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank downum93
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been here 20 years ago during my first NOLA visit, and am happy to return each time I'm in NOLA. This November visit, was perfect for the fire to be lit and enjoy the ambiance of this wonderful bar with lots of New...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ThePBR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This bar was my favorite that we visited in all of the French Quarter. Spent about 5 hours there one night. It's really unique, and really cool. Oldest building to be used as a bar in the US, believe it was built in 1722. Make...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank astroguy22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very unique old bar with excellent bartenders who make great drinks fast!! The old forge is still located in the center but just look around and check out the old beams and hand built everything!! Good music, good drinks and lots of history that's a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MarkMac69
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great old bar! You can just feel the history in the air. I can just imagine what it was like in the "old days" when it first opened!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ron M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the oldest bars in America and is lit only by candles. Live music was on point and the bar service was friendly and fast. What more could you want? They are known for their voodoo daiquiris and I would agree that they are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank shamzee1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How the bartenders here serve so many people so fast is absolutely amazing. The piano in the back was a nice surprise. Fun stop for a drink.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JonM421
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A great time was had by all!!! Best service. Best drinks. Best by far of any in the area. Plus. The building is historic, built in the 1790s by LaFitte the pirate!!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aaron g
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to enjoy a few beers or other adult beverages. Very relaxing place. Mostly tourists, some locals at the bar.

Date of experience: November 2018
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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
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!