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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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“oldest bar” (359 reviews)
“piano player” (93 reviews)
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941 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3120
French Quarter
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"oldest bar"
in 359 reviews
"piano player"
in 93 reviews
"end of bourbon street"
in 65 reviews
"historic bar"
in 55 reviews
"oldest building"
in 34 reviews
"great hurricanes"
in 26 reviews
"cool bar"
in 42 reviews
"juke box"
in 26 reviews
"jean lafitte"
in 43 reviews
"great drinks"
in 58 reviews
"french quarter"
in 201 reviews
"united states"
in 50 reviews
"dive bar"
in 25 reviews
"piece of history"
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"lots of history"
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"great history"
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"ghost tour"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Enjoyed meeting other tourists and locals in this quaint setting in the French Quarter..a packed house but was well taken care of by the friendly staff..a real New Orleans treat..put it on your list of must visit.

Thank John G
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This bar is located at the more quite end of bourbon street. It's worth the walk to check out the oldest bar in New Orleans! It's small, and candle lit. Kinda takes you back in time!

Thank Donald G
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great bar with a pianist. I recommend a visit. It has a lot of character and charm. Worth checking out.

Thank Cindy G
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Stopped in for a few cocktails and met some great locals. Drinks are cheap and the atmosphere inviting.

Thank ekgri
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Cool small old building blaring party music and serving sugary frozen drinks. Typical bourbon street fare. Not my scene but others seem to love it.

Thank Jay M
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a must do on our trip... wanted to have a beer in the oldest bar in the country. Great, quaint atmosphere. Would have liked to stay longer...

Thank ejbat
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Must get the purple drink and watch anything bizarre that may happen just outside the door. At the end of Bourbon towards Frenchman street! Must see piece of History

Thank Bradley M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although during almost every one of our tours we learned that this in no the oldest bar, it still has an interesting history and the atmosphere inside is beautiful.

Thank Jamie W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

1772 est. Oldest bar in America. Owned by Jean Lafitte a famous pirate and hero of the battle of New Orleans with Andrew Jackson. His ghost is see around fireplace. If you stop by get Hurricane. They fill the glass up to about 2 inches...More

Thank Mattheu G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled across this bar and so glad we did. The beer came in around $5 each and the staff were great. The pub itself is nice and quirky and the live music playing was excellent. Intrigued to learn more about the “oldest bar in America”...More

Thank Chris G
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across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied
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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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