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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” (341 reviews)
“piano player” (91 reviews)
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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

We came here to see the historic building and were not disappointed. We went to the bar and asked for one of the signature cocktails that they were advertising to be told in a sullen tone "we have no sweet and sour so its not...More

Thank Angela Y
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped here for a beer in the heat of the day. Cool old building. On the day we were there it was a quiet stop off the beaten path.

Thank kbirds
Reviewed 2 days ago

On one of our tours we were told that Pat O’Brien’s uses “koolaid” in their hurricanes and that Lafittes has the “real” ones. Definitely a different one, made with real juice, and much stronger than the Pat O’Brien ones. We sat outside and did some...More

Thank Janeqe
Reviewed 3 days ago

We always come here for a drink when in town. You just cannot beat the ghostly and dusky atmosphere and it is far enough from the gaudiness that is Bourbon Street. I gave it one less star than I normally would, because the service this...More

Thank nolabride2014
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stopped here on a ghost tour as it's one of the most haunted bars. Also famous for the voodoo drink aka purple drank. It was legit a blacksmith shop in the 1700's turned tavern. A good hang out spot.

Thank Javatourist
Reviewed 5 days ago

Just stopped by for a drink and rest stop. They do have electricity in building. Rustic and aged, restrooms could use some TLC.

Reviewed 5 days ago

We were on a ghost tour and we ended at the block across from this bar. A friend had told me I needed to check it out. It is a very OLD bar but very unique and worth a visit to.

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is just a bar. No fancy drinks, no band, just sitting having a drink in a piece of history. Classic!

Thank Leden519
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was a very great bar with awesome drinks and the bartenders were great I was drinking this purple frozen drink a very nice woman from Texas recommended. I had a few and they were potent also all the people in there were super friendly...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went there with friends in the middle of the day. The history is really the reason to go there although the drinks were god too! I'm glad to have seen it but wouldn't make it a point to go back unless I was in the...More

Thank Margaret L
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!