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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
941 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3120
French Quarter
+1 504-593-9761
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I stopped in here to grab a drink because of its notoriety. The service at the bar was not the best but it is a busy place. The voodoo daiquiri was okay, not a lot of alcohol but it was refreshing.

Thank Renee B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First of all, the hours posted here are incorrect. They are open until the wee hours of the morning, usually four or 5 AM. We enjoyed spending several hours, from about 9 PM to 2 AM, back at the piano bar where the pianist plays...More

Thank JLatzMD
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a really fun place to go and have a stein of grog, It is an authentic pirate bar steep in history and also makes the only decent Hurricane in New Orleans. It is not the overly sugary hangover bomb like they serve at...More

Thank LaaaasVegas
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is my favorite bar in New Orleans. It is over half way down Bourbon street in the more residential area. It is dark and small but that is what makes the atmosphere great.

Thank dbmacgregor
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At the end of Bourbon St. is a little bar call Lafittes Blacksmith Shop! For those of you who don't know, it is the oldest running bar in the United States! That is a fact! Great place to have drinks before making your way into...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Step off of Bourbon St. and go back in time. This bar has little light and lots of atmosphere. It is romantic, historic and the perfect spot for a romantic evening. Mellow piano plays in the background. You can spend an hour just gazing at...More

Thank Nolafan2164
Reviewed 1 week ago

Super cool and dark old building with fine drinks and a piano bar. We sat inside one night and outside the next every night till we left. Great vib. Great drinks. Good tunes. Massive history in this building. You feel it when you're there.

Thank Matt R
Reviewed 1 week ago

No electrical lights. Pianoman taking requests. Outdoor seating. Fun vibe off Bourbon Street. What's not to like here?

Thank Sktpat
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there late, for a final drink at the end of the night. And it was wonderful!!! The only light appears to come from the small candles on the tables, so the place gets quite dark and so romantic! The bar is located in...More

Thank dalsu
Reviewed 1 week ago

and an ok drink. She said their hurricanes are made with real juices, not punch so we gave them a try. It was ok, but nothing special. The horrible music made staying impossible, but in true Bourbon St fashion the drink was in a to...More

Thank prestoninaj
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!