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Built between 1722 and 1732, and believed to be the oldest structure used as a bar in the US, Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar is thought to be part of the Lafitte brothers smuggling operation (but this might be an urban legend). It is is worth...More
We visited at 2pm thinking it wouldn't be crowded. It was. We were invited to sit with a coupld from NYC and their friend who met them from South Carolina. They were outstanding. They had friends from LSU and were invided to a tail gate...More
Very old historical bar in the FQ. Building dates back to the 1770's time period. It is said to be haunted by the ghost of pirate Jean Lafitte. I went in the daytime, but was told by a tour guide that there is no electric...More
Lafitte's has character that you don't find many places. It is billed as the oldest continuous operating bar in the US. It's origin dates back to 1772. We just wanted to see it and say we had been there. It is a small dark bar...More
Lafitte's is perfectly old and especially atmospheric. The "purple drank" is hyped but one won't leave you incapacitated. It's actually quite tasty. An excellent example of colonial architecture. Well worth a stop in.
My fiancé and I went on a tour of the quarter and this was the mid stopping place. Didn’t stay for much other than a bathroom break and a drink. We came at night, it was Uber dark in the building. The recommended drink is...More
We came here on a busy Friday night. Place is cool. Lots of history. Decent selection of drinks. We just had two beers as it was HOT outside and we needed to quench our thirsts.
The bar was busy but I people were being served...More
Very historic building, there are no electric lights, just candles and gaslights. Make sure you read about the history, very interesting! This is the oldest continuously running bar in the U.S (1772). Our server was great giving us more history about this place. Very cool...More
As the halfway point on our ghost walk, we stopped here quickly for a drink. We had the alcohol soaked cherries - delicious. Inside was dark, but really cool interior. I would like to go visit for a longer time.
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
Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
He would certainly be able to enter with parents, however the drinking age is 21 in Louisiana. Having said that, Bourbon Street is a much more "relaxed" area of the city when it comes to enforcement, so you may get him past... More
He would certainly be able to enter with parents, however the drinking age is 21 in Louisiana. Having said that, Bourbon Street is a much more "relaxed" area of the city when it comes to enforcement, so you may get him past scrutiny ... just don't go expecting it.
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
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 unless you are needing a bar 4:30 am-9 am THIS IS THE PLACE TO GO!!