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Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar

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Address: 941 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
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+1 504-593-9761
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09:00 - 17:00
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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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Great little place

We stopped here twice, the first night on a haunted walking tour, and tried the Hurricane drink (it was very good). The second time was as we passed by and were told to try the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Hernando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped here twice, the first night on a haunted walking tour, and tried the Hurricane drink (it was very good). The second time was as we passed by and were told to try the Voodoo Purple drink. It is good, if you like slushies. The history of the place is pretty neat and knowing you were in a place... More 

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Winter Park, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very old, haunted bar serving good Hurricanes. Met here for a tour and had to go back for a drink in this quaint tavern.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you're near the French Quarter and have never been to Lafitte's, you definitely want to add it to your list! It always has a good crowd and is famous for it's purple drink. Great atmosphere and a fun place to people watch!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped by on a carriage tour. They offer car service. We were able to stay comfortably seated on our mule drawn carriage and have our drinks served to us. It was nice. This is one of the oldest places in New Orleans. It is laid back. The staff was nice. We enjoyed the experience. There were 8 of us.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I'm told this is the oldest bar in the US. We visited after dark on a Monday evening and it wasn't crowded at all but there were several patrons on the patio, as well as at the inside bar area. The only lighting was from candles, which made for really nice ambience. There is a digital jukebox, and you can... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lighting level: Dungeonous - candles only Price: comparable to other bourbon bars Atmosphere: it really is the oldest bar in NOLA but somehow does not feel that old Apart from being so old and having only one story it's a pretty typical bourbon st. bar. They're partly sponsored by a drink called devil's cut and free shots are sometimes given... More 

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Tega Cay, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is another must do while in New Orleans as it has so much history to it. Make sure to read up on its history and go by and grab a drink!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first stop! Pretty cool. Loved the dark and cozy atmosphere. Will stay longer next time we go back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Possibly the oldest bar in the USA. Well worth a stop off for a drink. Oozes pirate history. Apparently very cool at night with candlelit tables and piano. I was there in the arvo and had a blast!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a MUST to visit! It really made me feel that I was part of his pirate brigade organizing our next area to conquer!

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