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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
941 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3120
French Quarter
+1 504-593-9761
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Reviewed yesterday

We stopped here on a Haunted History tour our first night in town, but it was so crowded (Friday night) that we ended up not getting a drink. We made our way back later on our trip (mid-week) and still took 15 minutes to get...More

Thank Mathew H
Reviewed 2 days ago

I went here with a group of friends while in NOLA. The vibe of the place is great, later in the night they had a piano player in the back entertaining people by candle light. Service was good and plenty of people to mingle with....More

Thank vacationnutsPA
Reviewed 2 days ago

You have to do it don't you? The place is billed as the oldest in New Orleans. I liked the divey inside outside nature of the bar. Drinks were fine. The place had different funky seating areas. On a good day I would feel very...More

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 3 days ago

This bar comes highly rated. I came here once in 2012, but this was my first chance to visit again. In 2012, there was no loud music blaring, but, unfortunately, now there is. I found the bar really interesting in 2012 since it's lit only...More

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our local friend showed us this bar as the oldest one in New Orleans. So obviously a tourist spot and pretty enough on the outside. We went there for a lunchtime drink and although pretty busy we managed to get a table. We ordered beers...More

Thank CortinaUK
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Place is for sure less than elegant. However, it's a must if your into history and beers. Reported to be one the 50 oldest bars in the world. For that reason alone we stopped for a couple pints.

Thank HPB3515
Reviewed 4 days ago

Cool bar off the beaten path off Bourbon, a lot of history even a ghost story we learned while on a tour. The hurricanes are prob the best i had while there. Their grape drinks have everclear so be careful.

Thank James L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After we got settled in our rental we headed straight to Lafitte's. I love the Hurricanes. They are not too sweet, plenty strong and served in 16 ounce plastic cups. It was crowded but we got served fast and sat out front in patio chairs...More

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Unique bar, way too crowded, but you have to try it. No lights only candles (bar itself does have power). Oldest bar in the country they say. Hurricanes were made with what looked like fresh juice.

Thank onyxsage
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped in Lafitte's for a quick drink and to relax after walking around the French Quarter. Our server didn't see us come in so, we went to the bar to order our drinks. Loved the building and decor, lots of historical charm.

Thank Momra
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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If this is a bar why do they close so early in the day?!
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
My aunt Lily Hood played piano here for years until she passed away in 2000, wonderful memories of this bar!
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!
HI .. What day's/time will the "Piano Man" be playing. We will be visiting and staying at the Guest House next door June11-14, 2015.. thanks!!
10 June 2015|
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