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Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar

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Address: 941 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3120
Phone Number: 504 593-9761
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Arguably the city's most historic bar, the Blacksmith, dates to 1772.

Arguably the city's most historic bar, the Blacksmith, dates to 1772.

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Oldest Bar You Will Find

Good place to stop in the afternoon for a drink and a chance to cool off and people watch! This place is OLD!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Joe D
Youngstown, Ohio
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Youngstown, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good place to stop in the afternoon for a drink and a chance to cool off and people watch! This place is OLD!

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You have to have at least one drink in the oldest bar in town. See if you can see the ghost while you soak up the atmosphere. If you like spooky, this is your kind of place...especially at night as there are very few lights on. Drinks are reasonably priced and crowds are ready to have fun.

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Monroe, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent an afternoon here drinking purple daquiris with my wife and met a friendly couple there. Had a great time. Very quaint place with only candlelight inside.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fun to go by for a drink or two! Very historical and unique building. try to learn a bit about the history of the building.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must stop when on Bourbon St. Go in the evening, as the bar is only lit by candles. Great friendly service. Also have outdoor seating but it doesn't have the atmosphere of the bar. I took some video and pictures but failed to capture any ghosts. Maybe next time!

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Quinlan, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The BEST hurricanes on Bourbon Street! But be careful they will sneak up on you! Well worth the walk and the time - it has that old New Orleans vibe. I can't wait until out next visit!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beyond the must have voodoo daiquiri this is a "must do" late night place to go for a drink. Whether you hang out inside for some piano music or outside on the sidewalk...always a fun time

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This bar was quaint & oddly romantic. I think mainly just because at night it's lite only by candles, so it had a nice feel to it. Had a good time with the boyfriend !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must see for history lovers as its the original Blacksmiths of Mayor Lafitte so real USA history and its really well preserved even if they have turned it into a bar these days. Great for a refreshment stop as you navigate your way around the French Quarter.

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Youngstown, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This bar was featured on our ghost tour. I didn't see any ghosts, but thought it had an interesting history and lots of character.

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