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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“oldest bar” (369 reviews)
“piano player” (96 reviews)
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941 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3120
French Quarter
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"oldest bar"
in 369 reviews
"piano player"
in 96 reviews
"end of bourbon street"
in 67 reviews
"historic bar"
in 56 reviews
"great hurricanes"
in 27 reviews
"oldest building"
in 34 reviews
"cool bar"
in 42 reviews
"jean lafitte"
in 44 reviews
"great drinks"
in 59 reviews
"french quarter"
in 204 reviews
"united states"
in 50 reviews
"piece of history"
in 26 reviews
"lots of history"
in 39 reviews
"great history"
in 33 reviews
"ghost tour"
in 65 reviews
"people watching"
in 34 reviews
"live music"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I’m somewhat reluctant to post this review, because I know once word really gets out the place will be overrun with patrons. But this place is just too good to not share! I’ve been a regular of the French Quarter since 2003, and a New...More

Thank Jason B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This establishment has been here for a very long time and is still worth seeing and/or visiting. It has also been used in movies. The bar is always busy and enjoyable.

Thank PalapaBound
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my favorite bar on Bourbon Street. The building itself was so cool and historical. At night it was lit by candlelight which went perfect with the atmosphere. They had the best hurricanes in New Orleans by far. The purple voodoo drink was spectacular....More

Thank Jessica761
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the drinks were good...getting one is a chore. I know it's not their fault, as this place is "one of the places" to hit. But the crowds were a turn off for me..

Thank Mark R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lafitte's claims to be the oldest bar in the country and maybe even a hideout for pirate Jean Lafitte. Located on a quieter end of Bourbon street away from drunks in the street and bead throwing tourists. The voodoo drink is far superior to the...More

Thank boatdrinks011
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Legit, no frills bar towards the end of Bourbon, away from a lot of the crazier places and bead throwing. The hurricanes here are excellent.

1  Thank Kacey75
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This quaint period bar on Bourbon St. is a great place to sit outside with a drink and watch the character of the French Quarter pass by.

1  Thank Dennis120648
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time we go there we meet fun people. Place has just a certain fun vibe that you end up talking to anyone and everyone and making new friends. To me what NOLA is all about.

Thank PJM37
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For me Lafitte’s is a must. Old school no frills place to people watch. I find it’s much better in the day time because it is really dark at night inside the bar.

1  Thank Timmy014
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bartender was fairly inhosptiable and their signature drink tastes like grape cough syrup. The history of the place is pretty cool though and worth a stop by just to see the building.

Thank Albert C
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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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smit7633
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
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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!
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