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Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar

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Address: 941 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3120
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+1 504-593-9761
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09:00 - 17:00
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Arguably the city's most historic bar, the Blacksmith, dates to 1772.

Arguably the city's most historic bar, the Blacksmith, dates to 1772.

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This is another must do while in New Orleans as it has so much history to it. Make sure to read up on its history and go by and grab a drink!!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Tega Cay, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is another must do while in New Orleans as it has so much history to it. Make sure to read up on its history and go by and grab a drink!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first stop! Pretty cool. Loved the dark and cozy atmosphere. Will stay longer next time we go back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Possibly the oldest bar in the USA. Well worth a stop off for a drink. Oozes pirate history. Apparently very cool at night with candlelit tables and piano. I was there in the arvo and had a blast!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a MUST to visit! It really made me feel that I was part of his pirate brigade organizing our next area to conquer!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the oldest structures in the French Quarter, this venue has no electricity, except what's needed to run the bar area. Candles on the table, very atmospheric. On the quieter end of Bourbon St, but very lively when crowded. Supposed to be haunted.

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was an amazing bar! It's the oldest in the U.S. and so very, very rustic and unique. The Purple Voodoo was one of my favourite drinks in the French Quarter.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Standing room only as is small. M beautiful double sided fireplace in the middle of the room. It was cold and damp outside so everyone was huddling around it. M

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty small, rustic open-air feel to the inside with limited seating, poor service, and no-thrills anything. Disappointing there was no effort to capitalize on drawing tourists inside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While I can't tell you about the quality of the drinks (since I was there with my kids!), I can tell you that this bar - - one of the oldest in the country - - is definitely worth visiting. Lit mostly by candles, with an old piano in the back, it is a relic to treasure! You can see... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a drink or 2....... Enjoyed the old world atmosphere and the piano player in the back.

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