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Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar

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Address: 941 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
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 must see in NOLA!

You can feel the atmosphere of a time gone by in this very old and very historic bar. The fireplace in the center of the restaurant is very cool and I found the paintings to be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Pine Bluff, Arkansas
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Bethel Springs, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Way north on Bourbon St. The oldest building in the US that houses a bar. Cool building but otherwise a typical NO bar. Worth stopping for a drink though.

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Pine Bluff, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can feel the atmosphere of a time gone by in this very old and very historic bar. The fireplace in the center of the restaurant is very cool and I found the paintings to be even better. I highly recommend walking to this historic place at the end of Bourbon Street.

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Steele, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a stop on our vampire tour. Very interesting. Crowded. Lit by candlelight. A good stop just to say you've been there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was one of the best bars I went to in the French Quarter due to the decor and atmosphere. The male bartender we encountered was uninterested in helping us, only to try and serve us a beverage as quick as possible with no interaction. The inside was dark, dimly lit and kept with a blacksmith theme. Bar was clean... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love drinking in this bar. There is a good spirit here, invites us back every time we come to Orleans. One of our 'must stop in's.'

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped by the see the oldest operating bar in the U.S. It is cute to see, very tiny and dark. No AC so don't plan to stay long on a hot day. Hurricanes are okay, but made with a mix.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On the advice of our tour guide we went to the bar. Even though I'm not much for rum I got the hurricane. It was really good and made with fresh juice not the powder stuff like other places.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is definitely haunted. My sister has "abilities" and the EMF detector was going nuts. Great place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a very old bar supposedly owned by an ex-pirate. The waitress told me that 90% of the bar was still original. They have a good beer selection that is reasonably priced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here because it was recommended to us. Glad we stopped. It was like stepping back in time. Cool little place with a ton of history. Very dark and cool on a very hot day!!

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