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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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941 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3120
French Quarter
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Reviewed yesterday

Oldest CONTINUOUSLY operating bar in the country. Grabbed a purple voodoo and had some rum while taking a break from touring the quarter. If you want to sit in booze history, then this is one of the places to do so.

Thank nunezp88
Reviewed yesterday

Used to be a must visit when in the Big Easy...cool the oldest bar and a great piano player made for a different and relaxing setting away from the touristy madness of the rest of Bourbon Street...Nice place for a nightcap. Our most recent visit...More

Thank Kim P
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped in here before our cemetery tour, we ordered two of the special drinks. At $10 each we were kind of shocked at the price, but boy do they pour very generously. You will definitely get your money's worth. Cool feeling to sit and...More

Thank Casey P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop was on my "must do" list, because it is the oldest tavern in NOLA. The waitress was friendly and recommended a grape beverage which was very tasty. The prices are reasonable. The best part of the visit is that they have the...More

Thank leighann0576
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take in the oldest tavern in New Orleans. They run their nights by candlelight! So cool to be in one of the most historic taverns in the USA. They have a full bar. We sat out side under the candlelight and had their purple slushee,...More

Thank Coach T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went during the evening, which I would recommend. The establishment is lit by candles- very dark, but cool vibe. We had no problem finding a table for two. The only downside was that they had the piano man AND the jukebox going at the...More

Thank Myrtle_D_13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Super cool place to hang and get a drink. Had live music. Pretty sure the bathrooms are original to the building... lol.

Thank mryan717
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the quaint feeling of this bar. The fact that there's no electric lights inside gives it such a unique feeling when the sun sets that I just find it so inviting. I also think they make some of the best hurricanes in the...More

Thank vampycat74
Reviewed 1 week ago

This bar that claims to be the oldest serves up slightly pricey drinks and seems to be crowded at all times because of its reputation. Worth going just because it is a landmark.

Thank JimM529
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dark quiet ambiance, especially in the back. Nice courtyard out back. Air Conditioning in the back. Stereotypical front bar. Quick, courteous service, fair prices. Historic building. Conveniently located.

Thank Thomas S
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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
...More
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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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