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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 2 days ago via mobile

The building was neat but the service was not.... and the prices were very high. It was not someplace I would go back to!

Thank thomsfamily4
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had no idea Lafitte's is the oldest bar in the U.S., but what a wonderful surprise! It was not like many of the other options on Bourbon Street. It was much more unique. The crowd was laid-back, the staff was friendly and the atmosphere...More

Thank TheLillsdotcom
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Let's see.... It's haunted......cool It's the oldest bar in the country..super cool Drinks are not expensive... extra cool It's scary dark and creepy. Plenty of seating inside and outside How crazy would it be to run into the ghost of the guy who wanted to...More

Thank Tiffany A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is one of my must stops while in New Orleans. I love the history of the building and the location on Bourbon street is great. Drinks are good and they have nice plastic cups for a souvenir

Thank Barb F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is definitely a fun place to check out! I stopped by two different nights while visiting NoLa. Both nights they had live music (an awesome piano player). The vibe is awesome. Staff was great. And we got suggestion from a local to try the...More

Thank ddevito85
Reviewed 1 week ago

The oldest bar in American. Built between 1722 and 1732 by Nicolas Touze. The bar is haunted to this day. Learning that women are the main target….. while using the restroom. The ghost(s) like playing tricks and un-hooking the bras of women using the restroom....More

Thank misskimmiemartini
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's the oldest bar in New Orleans and very neat. It's cool, dark and a little mysterious but I recommend stopping and getting a drink here!

Thank A2kessel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a small bar, but most bars are small in the French Quarter. But they make an original hurricane with fruit juices. If not on your bucket list when in New Orleans put it there, just for the nostalgia and history.

Thank David H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for drinks because it's touted as the oldest bar around! Was very dark, very cool and very popular as noted by the crowds surrounding the place. Everyone should have a drink here at least once!

Thank P4106TMrichardh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere with history Classic place to stop in have a drink or just walk through . Nice atmosphere all candlelight

Thank palmtree34
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!