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

Ok so we wound up at Lafittes for drinks twice once during the day which was fun and once at 2:30am now I want to mention that it seemed like two different bars. It's at the dead of night that this place really shines. We...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a great spot I had missed on previous visits, if you like history a peek inside tho bar is a must! It is rumored there were tunnels underneath that led to the Mississippi or buried treasure underneath. we had a baby with us...More

Thank the_mermaids_tale
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went at 10am (it's New Orleans, don't judge me!) Bartender was as nice as could be, and the place oozes history. Would definitely go back next trip.

Thank JMWD
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the real New Orleans. Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop is one of the oldest bars in the United States. The history of this place parallels the history of the country. And the piano player plays real music. You can sing along, you can listen, or...More

Thank Nelson H
Reviewed 6 days ago

No trip to the French Quarter is complete without a drink at Lafitte's. I always start and finish a New Orleans trip with a beer and a toast to the ghost in this amazing old bar.

Thank TreyF34
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice for a three hundred year old former stable/blacksmith shop. Drinks are cold, and the music is good. Go there if for nothing but the historic value. Really quaint.

Thank Jerry G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the neighborhood bar worth the walk to. I believe it is the oldest in New Orleans. It has charm and character of no other in New Orleans. The Piano Bar is a must do.

Thank SGR536
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has so much history you have to stop. I will admit that the Hurricanes here are better than Pat O'Brien's. The bar staff are friendly and do well even though its crowded.

Thank James T
Reviewed 1 week ago

If someone vomits in your bar, please clean it up. We couldn't stay inside, had a quick drink outside and left.

Thank tropicalsundae
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in while at a conference/vacation as per a request from a friend. OMG!! The hurricanes are the best ever!! The waitress we had was awesome - explaining not to stir the drink as there was a shot of 151 rum on the top!...More

Thank tattoojules12
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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If this is a bar why do they close so early in the day?!
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
My aunt Lily Hood played piano here for years until she passed away in 2000, wonderful memories of this bar!
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!
HI .. What day's/time will the "Piano Man" be playing. We will be visiting and staying at the Guest House next door June11-14, 2015.. thanks!!
10 June 2015|
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