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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
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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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A Coworker introduced me to Lafittes on my last trip to NOLA. The atmosphere is really cool. Very dark with candlelight. Piano in the back room had people singing and hollering... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Houston, Tx
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A Coworker introduced me to Lafittes on my last trip to NOLA. The atmosphere is really cool. Very dark with candlelight. Piano in the back room had people singing and hollering two of the three nights I stopped in. Lots of people in and out. I think it's one of the stops on a walking tour. Lots of history behind... More 

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Washington Township, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great drinks and atmosphere. A little off from the main part of Bourbon Street, yet this place gets packed !!!

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This bar certainly maintains its historic position as the oldest bar in the USA. They have no power and it is light with candle light which is super wicked. A must do stop when travelling to NOLA

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Truly a great experience. Hurricanes in the candlelight while the pianist played piano man is very romantic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Was great bar . Wasn't happy that they had a premixed hurricane syrup but it wasn't bad. Didn't see any ghosts or have any ghostly experience. First time going there but would go back

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kinderhook, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very cool pub with loads of history. A very fun place to have drink. Cool STAFF. Super chill spot to hang in.

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Norfolk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Located near the end of central Burbon Street... an historic gem! Lit only by candles in the evening which gave it such a nice atmosphere. There is a piano player and patrons sit around the piano and sing but it isn't campy. Good beer selection!

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife & I went on an afternoon walk in the quarter & stopped here for a drink. Very cool & historic place.

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Katy, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was neat to see and was like a trip back in time. The drinks, however, left a lot to be desired. I would put it on the list of places to see, but make it a walk through.

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Pearl River, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always make a stop at Lafitte's! You will see and meet people from all walks of life. This dive has been here forever! And always fun!

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