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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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941 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3120
French Quarter
+1 504-593-9761
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Reviewed yesterday

This is my favorite bar in New Orleans. It is over half way down Bourbon street in the more residential area. It is dark and small but that is what makes the atmosphere great.

Thank dbmacgregor
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

At the end of Bourbon St. is a little bar call Lafittes Blacksmith Shop! For those of you who don't know, it is the oldest running bar in the United States! That is a fact! Great place to have drinks before making your way into...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Step off of Bourbon St. and go back in time. This bar has little light and lots of atmosphere. It is romantic, historic and the perfect spot for a romantic evening. Mellow piano plays in the background. You can spend an hour just gazing at...More

Thank Nolafan2164
Reviewed 1 week ago

Super cool and dark old building with fine drinks and a piano bar. We sat inside one night and outside the next every night till we left. Great vib. Great drinks. Good tunes. Massive history in this building. You feel it when you're there.

Thank Matt R
Reviewed 1 week ago

No electrical lights. Pianoman taking requests. Outdoor seating. Fun vibe off Bourbon Street. What's not to like here?

Thank Sktpat
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there late, for a final drink at the end of the night. And it was wonderful!!! The only light appears to come from the small candles on the tables, so the place gets quite dark and so romantic! The bar is located in...More

Thank dalsu
Reviewed 1 week ago

and an ok drink. She said their hurricanes are made with real juices, not punch so we gave them a try. It was ok, but nothing special. The horrible music made staying impossible, but in true Bourbon St fashion the drink was in a to...More

Thank prestoninaj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were walking around the French district and came up on this place. Immediately I knew it was a building from the 1700s. We had to stop in for a drink! Amazing, authentic! The staff wasn't friendly but oh well. Then I went to the...More

Thank Debbie W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is worlds apart from all the other Bourbon St bars. It's an awesome step back in history. You just have to go and have a drink in a place where people have been drinking for 245 years. Don't forget expect luxury - just...More

Thank Amanda702
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't expect your typical bar, as this one is one of the oldest in America. Lit by daylight and candles only, so you may meet what you think is a 10 and realize they are a 2....kidding aside, the place has daiquiri, liquor for mixed...More

Thank cruzblue
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!