Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop

Bar and Cocktail Bar
941 Bourbon St (at St. Philip St.), New Orleans, LA 70116, United States
Hours:
Closed until 4:00 AM Monday (Show more)
  • Mon
    • 4:00 AM–4:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
No
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.9/10

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    Esquire
    "Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America."(20 Tips)
    Ray L.
    "Ask to try the purple drink!"(9 Tips)
    Michael W.
    "Get the Voodoo Daiquiri and watch the step."(6 Tips)
    Rob W.
    "Check out the piano in back & the fireplace."(7 Tips)
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  • Denette

    Cool place! Pop in!

    Denette · 1 day ago
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  • Julia P.

    This bar is a true piece of history, and supposedly the oldest bar in America. The ambiance is wonderful and inside feels like a time warp. I only wish they would ditch the brochures and the ATM!

    Julia Peters · 5 days ago
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  • Gillespie G.

    Good beer and really nice courtyard to chill in when it's hot

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  • Rob W.

    Sazerac. Gotta have one!

    Rob Winters · 2 weeks ago
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  • Paul W.

    One of the oldest bars in America... Got to have a beer!!

    Paul Williams · 3 weeks ago
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  • Amanda B.

    One of the oldest bars in the world!

    Amanda Britton · June 30
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  • 🌺Laura H.

    Oldest bar in the USA, lit entirely by candlelight. It's pretty awesome.

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  • Victor Manuel R.

    Visita obligada en Nueva Orleans, buena cerveza y buen ambiente

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  • Jan-Erik S.

    The crowd was good, live piano music and helpful waiters. Wouldn't really go there to relax, since it's pretty noisy. Kinda touristy. Try the purple drank!

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  • Juieta C.

    Strong drinks

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  • Christina B.

    Delicious Bloody Mary in a great atmosphere

    Christina Beard · May 29
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  • Matty Cito

    drain the main vein in the trough

    Matty Cito · May 29
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  • Joey J.

    Voodoo Purple drink. I'd like to rename this beverage to the Jamarcus Russell "Purple Drank". Sorry J. It's delicious, but I did think of you. GL on the comeback. You are talented.

    Joey J · May 22
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  • Adrian P.

    Grab a beverage and sit around the piano and listen to whatever awesome musician is playing that night. Grab a drink out the outside bar if the inside is slammed.

    Adrian Phillips · May 17
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  • Josh B.

    Dimly lit, dirty, so-so drinks... I don't understand the appeal.

    Josh Berkowitz · May 14
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  • Valentin G.

    Order a drink and sit by the piano

    Valentin Guerin · May 12
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  • Arlene F.

    Oldest bar in america or some such thing

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  • Venkatesh H.

    Really cool candlelight bar with a lot of history. This bar is part of the haunted tours.

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  • Zach R.

    Not impressed. The ambiance is ruined by the presence of a Touchtunes jukebox. The Hurricanes are very strong.

    Zach Rand · April 14
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  • Cheryl S.

    One of my favorite places to go in Nola.

    Cheryl Schlabach · April 11
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  • Campbell B.

    Not surprising that this is the oldest bar. It's a dark hole of a place. Guys bathroom is just a trough.

    Campbell Bird · March 26
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  • Tyler M.

    Purple daiquiri.

    Tyler McPheeters · March 25
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  • Sakib D.

    A bit of a walk but totally worth it. Great atmosphere

    Sakib Dadi · March 23
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  • Tessa

    They say it's the oldest bar in America. Somehow we found a table - what a lovely interesting place

    Tessa · March 23
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  • Amy T.

    Oldest bar in America. Go here in the day and take a seat. But also go at night to see the full effect (no electricity!) And the piano guy!

    Amy Tremmel · March 18
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  • Emily A.

    One of the oldest bars in America, and supposedly haunted. At the less rowdy end of Bourbon Street. The Hurricanes are delicious here!

    Emily Andino · March 10
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  • Dave S.

    Look closely for the contorted ghost faces of Pirate Lafitte's victims in the fireplace flames.

    Dave Sawyer · March 8
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  • James S.

    Have a drink!!

    James Sutton · March 5
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  • Roger R.

    Great atmosphere. it's still on bourbon, but it's not as rowdy.

    Roger Roche · March 1
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  • Rob W.

    One of the oldest bars in America. Check out the piano in back & the fireplace. Only lit by candlelight.

    Rob W · February 27
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  • Gabriel H.

    Oldest bar in America. Love how the place keeps that esthetic.

    Gabriel Hayes · February 20
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  • Gabriel H.

    Sit on a stool right by the piano if you can

    Gabriel Hayes · February 20
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  • Gabriel H.

    One damn fine hurricane

    Gabriel Hayes · February 20
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  • Gabriel H.

    Purple drank daiquiri is surprisingly good

    Gabriel Hayes · February 20
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  • Gabriel H.

    Live piano is great. Bar has a vibe conducive for the music.

    Gabriel Hayes · February 20
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  • Tony Y.

    bourbon, candlelight, slushies

    Tony Young · February 19
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  • Brian F.

    If you're in the Quarter you have to stop by for a drink!

    Brian Flock · February 18
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  • Chris

    Dark, historic bar in the French Quarter.

    Chris · February 6
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  • Erik R.

    My favorite bar on Bourbon St. A nostalgic and laid back atmosphere, always a great crowd, and the voodoo slushies are amazing. This is my comfort zone bar...and it's haunted.

    Erik Rowley · January 29
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  • Allie S.

    Very chill & low key but also buzzy & lively. Great little spot!

    Allie Segura · January 26
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  • Orlando B.

    Todo desde el ambiente y por supuestos las birras

    Orlando Bracho · January 20
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  • Dom W.

    Grab a seat outside and have a purple bourbon slushie

    Dom Wong · January 4
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  • Gabriel D.

    A must go in New Orleans. It is a classic, full of pirates stories.

    Gabriel Dietrich · January 2
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  • Christian W.

    Get the bloody

    Christian Wofford · January 1
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  • Christina

    My favorite bar on Bourbon Street. Drink the Purple Voodoo!

    Christina · December 30, 2014
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  • Adam R.

    purple drink is good to drink, but not very strong. if you want a real buzz, skip it. fun place.

    Adam Rosenberg · December 26, 2014
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  • Matthew B.

    Oldest Bar

    Matthew Butler · December 22, 2014
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  • Tony M.

    Pull up a stool at the candle strewn piano hidden in the back. The pianist/singer on Friday was extraordinary, making the typical Elton John, Billy Joel, John Lennon setlist seem special, romantic.

    Tony M · December 14, 2014
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  • Yukie T.

    Bar suggestion by Kate

    Yukie Takabatake · December 6, 2014
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  • Manny F.

    Famous for their purple drink but beer is cheap for bourbon

    Manny Ferro · December 3, 2014
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