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Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar

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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“oldest bar” (349 reviews)
“piano player” (92 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
941 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3120
French Quarter
+1 504-593-9761
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Reviewed today

We stop by this landmark for a drink after a wedding. It's quite interesting to go there all the chairs are different some of them are still some of them are slower chairs and everyone does hangs out and have drinks.

Thank Michelle F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Historic local bar with friendly staff and fun piano players, definite must-see bar. Drinks are well made and patrons are very friendly as well.

Thank Android14
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place for a drink. Was very crowded, but people flowed in and out. If you can head to the back area of the bar, was really cool and dark. Only lit by gaslight.

Thank robert m
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely NOT what I was expecting. Very disappointed. I expected old charm with the "oldest" bar in the US....but it was just a bar....nothing fancy....

1  Thank Debbi D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for a few drinks as we were sight seeing. Staff was friendly, drinks were great. Atmosphere of Lafitte's is very cool, tons of history, and you might run into a ghost!

Thank deshorten
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kind of small and dark inside but have to visit for the history. Also have outside seating. Have a Albita Amber. My wife did not particular care for the grape Voodoo concoction drink but maybe you will. Worth a stop in for one or 2.

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it was still pretty crowded, we loved this bar because it was off the regular path on Bourbon but not too far out of the way. No electricity and just lit by candlelight, we had so much fun! Beer is very reasonably priced! Love...More

Thank Ehargis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of all the places that sell hurricanes, this is the place I go to on every trip (been to NOLA a dozen times). It is at the far end of Bourbon Street so not crazy with tourists, more locals. Outdoor seating too.

Thank Christina N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of history in this bar! We got a drink here - very dark, bathrooms not the greatest...but a nice change from the rest of Bourbon Street.

Thank jenmc74
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drink by candlelight! great piano players and good waitress service for drinks. Great place and very lively! A must do!

Thank AlunJones2015
French Quarter
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
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20 April 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
Andre S
14 June 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!