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Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar

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941 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3120
+1 504-593-9761
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Arguably the city's most historic bar, the Blacksmith, dates to 1772.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“oldest bar” (376 reviews)
“piano player” (97 reviews)
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941 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3120
French Quarter
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"oldest bar"
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"piano player"
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"end of bourbon street"
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"piece of history"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Almost 21 years to the date since I last visited and sat almost in the same spot for a drink. Not much has changed except for behind the bar seemed a little more commercial. Drinks were not in as big of glasses as they used...More

Thank shirleymcmurray490
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A must see because of the rich tradition behind this place. Warning the drinks are STRONG.. not tasty so you get what you pay for.. bathrooms could use a good hosing down/cleaning. BUT the atmosphere and crowd are great!

Thank Melissa M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Might be the oldest and most haunted in America, but the bar is great. Candle lit and dark, makes the experience that much better.

Thank BayPro44
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was ok. We listened to a podcast about this bar prior to arriving in New Orleans. We were so excited to visit. It was lit by candle light. It was small, loud, smelled funky and hard to find seating BUT it was cool to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Keep walking Bourbon street away from the crowds and you'll find Lafitte's. You would not know it from the front, but there is a cozy piano bar area in the back with a good performer, though I am not sure if he is there all...More

Thank C G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You need to stop here for the history alone. This tiny place claims to be the oldest bar in the United States. It’s been slinging drinks since 1772. We were there during the day. We found a table and enjoyed a drink. The service was...More

Thank DeAnna S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's fun enough to pop in and look around. It can be super crowded. But like a lot of places in New Orleans, the crowds add to the fun.

Thank BigDaddyRiley
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Historical bar in the center of the French Quarter. Great atmosphere for people watching. Had their signature purple voodoo margarita. Drinks reasonably priced. Signature tee shirts for purchase.

Thank TweetyLover
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The oldest bar in New Orleans is only lit by candlelight. It has a great atmosphere. And a nice piano player in the back. That was great because when we sat up front we could still hear one another and chat.

Thank Julie S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The oldest bar in New Orleans...with its own official ghost. Located at th far far end of Burbon St. It's easy to miss. Make sure you don't!

Thank William K
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smit7633
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
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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!
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