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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” (352 reviews)
“piano player” (92 reviews)
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941 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3120
French Quarter
+1 504-593-9761
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Reviewed yesterday

Was only in this bar for a short duration as a pit stop from during the walking ghost tour. There is a lot of history with this place, but in the end is just another bar. The washrooms, at least the men, not all that...More

Thank Ottawa_Golferguy
Reviewed yesterday

The drinks here are great and the prices are very reasonable. The ambiance is what makes it though. Supposedly the oldest bar in the quarter. No electric, all candlelight.

Thank Marilyn L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Good place to start the day (or end it). Dive-ish and dark. Nice atmosphere. The history of the place is worth having a beverage and relaxing there. Clientele are tourists and 'not-your-kind of people.' Recommended.

Thank wlamb123
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of those places that you can say: yeah, I’ve been there. Stopped in one afternoon after Christmas, place was busy, of course. Very dark inside. There was one empty table in very back but couldn’t even see the person sitting with you. No lights,...More

Thank danidb518
Reviewed 5 days ago

Each time I go to New Orleans I always make it a point to stop at Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar. From the outside you wouldn't expect the interior to look like it did when it was a blacksmith shop way back when. It is VERY...More

Thank Kristy C
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went here twice during our stay.. really cool place! Staff is very friendly and drinks are great. Easy walk from everything.

Thank Lauryn N
Reviewed 6 days ago

An historic sight, now a bar...well Id say thats cool! Very rustic and small, we went in January so it was slow. I loved it, as it was very rustic. A must see!! I had the "Hero" which was a great drink and my wife...More

Thank russpackard
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a cool tavern style bar at the very end of Bourbon Street. It gets pretty busy at night and has a decent ambiance. They have some frozen drinks as well.

Thank Derek S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was a stopping off place on the Voodoo Lounge Vampire/Ghost tour and well worth the visit for a liquid refreshment. Best to visit at night but expect a crowd and a good time. Handicap accessible.

Thank Rob F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a cocktail on my walk. Cool spot a must see if only for a few minutes. Then took one to go....

Thank Sean T
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!