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Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar

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Address: 941 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number: +1 504-593-9761
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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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Cool piece of history

Very packed to be at the end of Bourbon, but it didnt feel too clausterphobic! The bathroom situation needs some love, but the hurricane is real fruit and the best in NOLA

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very packed to be at the end of Bourbon, but it didnt feel too clausterphobic! The bathroom situation needs some love, but the hurricane is real fruit and the best in NOLA

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well how do you go to the French Quarter and not at least stop at Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar? This place was built some time between 1722 and 1732 and is reputed to be the oldest structure used as a bar in the United States...and it was owned by a pirate...so yes we had to stop. Pirates, history, booze, sounded... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a bit of history and great drinks at the same time. Sexy vibe with a wide variety of guests. Drinks were good and bartender friendly

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Diamond Bar, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had such an amazing time at this bar. The candle lit piano player was the best! Anyone can sit around the piano and request songs for him to play. Everyone sings along (like a regular piano bar except it is more interment) Loved the atmosphere and the decor.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Found this place by recommendation. Cool place with piano bar in the back. Worth the walk up the end of Bourbon St.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved this bar, great drinks, everything is candle lit- very unique experience. They say it's the oldest bar in America! Definitely a must see, grab a drink and sit inside or out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It may be off the beaten path and a bit crowded but it's the bar you want to hit to get away from the madness that comes with Bourbon Street. I came here to watch game 7 between the Cubs and Dodgers because I wanted to watch the game at a place I would never forget. Even though they only... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in for a quick beer while we were exploring the FQ. The staff was friendly and the bar has its charm, but sorry- it's nothing special. The men's restroom was ok, but my wife told me the women's was terrible.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is at the end of Bourbon Street but worth a visit. I recommend going in the afternoon and just sitting out front sipping on drinks and watching people go by.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is famous and packed. Drinks are mediocre and more cute named for tourist trade. It has great historical value and may be a nicer experience when not so crowded. Ladies room was a mess and still had a line with the crowd. Glad we went so we could say we saw it but we won't be back. I... More 

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