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Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar: Tours & Tickets

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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“oldest bar”(416 reviews)
“piano player”(105 reviews)
Arguably the city's most historic bar, the Blacksmith, dates to 1772.
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941 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3120
French Quarter
+1 504-593-9761
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is a historic bar right on bourbon street. It is not full of neon or other inducements, but it has a very cool atmosphere. It’s somewhat dark inside, but good people watching and enjoying your favorite NOLA drink.

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed today via mobile

So this place is a little bit away from the bustle, but still on bourbon street. It was incredible! Dark and with a fire on due to it being very cold and windy outside. Drinks were good - strong, which is important! We would definitely...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Bar crawl with hubby and wanted a purple drink . I enjoyed the bar is a icon and landmark . Would have to come back to this land mark -very cool

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank michele3d3d
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great ambiance, awesome hurricanes (better than Pat O's), energetic atmosphere. The piano player was off the charts fun. We spent hours here just singing along to some classic songs. Would totally go back the next time we're in NOLA.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank 86teal
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a bar with really uniqu atmosphere, even for Bourbon Street. The building is quirky and inviting, the bar staff are great and the range of drinks is vast and served with a smile. It's a great place to chill and equally good to...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Frank H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The oldest structure used as a bar in the United States and a great Place to stop every time we come to town. In fact we typically stabbed multiple times. We love the old atmosphere and Purple voodoo drinks. They taste really good but are...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank melmsmith7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great bar on Bourbon Street that is a little off the beaten path, what it lacks in chaos it makes up for in character! This bar is super cool, great drinks, and a live piano too. The frozen drinks are super potent and the service...More

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank X4582INmichaelc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting place. Maybe the oldest place on Bourbon and it is way down at the end. A little dark inside, but everyone was friendly enough and the beer was cold.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank JeffB32
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there in the afternoon. Very interesting place, very dark and cave like. The beer was cold and most people were friendly. I had heard great things abut this bar I was determined to go there. It is a long way from Bourbon Street,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 790donh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading so many great reviews of Lafitte's, I was determined to get there! It was a long way along Bourbon - you have to persevere to find it! Thank goodness I dragged a friend along with me! We never felt unsafe but it was...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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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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9 September 2019|
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Response from tigerw01 | Reviewed this property |
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
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
14 June 2015|
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Response from carling164 | Reviewed this property |
Lillly was a dear friend .. Henry drove her crazy