Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop

941 Bourbon St (at St. Philip St.), New Orleans, LA 70116, United States
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    • 1:00 PM–2:00 AM
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    • Noon–2:00 AM
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    • 1:00 PM–Midnight
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    • 4:00 PM–5:00 PM
    • 8:00 PM–Midnight
  • Tue
    • 8:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 8:00 PM–Midnight
  • Thu
    • 3:00 PM–1:00 AM
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  • Esquire

    Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Gloomy. Dark. Perfect. It's like stepping back in time when the Nachez Trace ended here and rafts filled the streets. Read more

    Esquire · February 2, 2011
  • Dens

    Worth checking out if yer on Bourbon St. They say it's oldest bar in the US (1772, pre-independence!) tho I think there's 3-4 other bars claiming the same. Would be classier w/out the ATM & jukebox.

    Dens · June 9, 2011
  • The Daily Meal

    The oldest continually occupied bar in the U.S., this place was once, according to legend, owned by the pirate Jean Lafitte. The tiny open air bar on Bourbon Street pours them cheap and fast. Read more

    The Daily Meal · June 22, 2011
  • Red Bull

    Built between 1722 and 1732, this venue is reputed to be the oldest structure used as a bar in the United States. Considered haunted, but you can guarantee leaving this place having a great time!

    Red Bull · August 2, 2012
  • Edgar S.

    Get a black voodoo... Strong alcohol in a grape slush.

    Edgar Sarmiento · June 26, 2010
  • John P.

    Possibly the coolest bar on Earth.

    John Puccio · March 31, 2010
  • Casey n.

    Best Hurricanes in new Orleans

    Casey nunez · July 25, 2010
  • Aubrey G.

    It's the darkest bar you'll ever be in! Candle lit!

    Aubrey Goolsby · November 14, 2010
  • WillMcD

    built around 1772 considered "oldest continually occupied bar in the United States" Now ain't that something.

    WillMcD · August 17, 2011
  • Chris L.

    Order the Purple Slushy Thingy.

    Chris Leblanc · August 8, 2010
  • Jacob M.

    Purple drank.

    Jacob Mayer · February 22, 2011
  • Brandon L.

    Nola's best bar check out the celeb wall ....

    Brandon Licciardi · March 23, 2011
  • Adam D.

    Get a seat by the piano. And hang out with the piano man.

    Adam Dexter · December 31, 2010
  • Granville L.

    Awesome hurricanes in a historic building.

    Granville Loar · April 16, 2010
  • Michael G.

    get a hurricane

    Michael Galpert · November 2, 2009
  • Chris P.

    Oldest bar in America! 1772!

    Chris Patterson · September 28, 2011
  • Emily

    Get a hurricane. Arguably better than Pat O's.

    Emily · November 13, 2009
  • Jonathan H.

    When on Bourbon, you MUST visit this place! Coolest. Bar. Ever. Grab a stool around the piano!

    Jonathan Hoster · September 25, 2011
  • Chelsea R.

    Definitely stop by for a drink before or after your night on Bourbon. Very chill, laid back spot. Fireplace in the middle of the building, multiple open doors on the side, courtyard..worth a stop!!

    Chelsea Ruth · December 2, 2011
  • Meloney Smith N.

    my neighborhood hangout right across the street. <3

  • Morgan S.

    Good bloody marys.

    Morgan S · January 5, 2010
  • Tom H.

    2 words: Purple Drank

    Tom Hancock · August 20, 2011
  • Sunita

    This place is haunted!! We were in the back patio area after dark and the door near the bar started swinging open on its own! Or maybe that was the voodoo daiquiris talking..

    Sunita · September 5, 2011
  • Nick L.

    If you want to see an angry bar wench, blow out all the candles.

    Nick L · May 27, 2011
  • Ray L.

    Sick live piano here.

    Ray Lapena · April 17, 2011
  • Sandy H.

    Hurricanes are LOADED...and they put the ones at Pat O's to shame!

    Sandy H · April 16, 2011
  • Leslie K.

    Get a purple drink!

    Leslie Kern · December 8, 2012
  • Rich G.

    Order a black voodoo at Lafitte's, which claims to be the oldest continually occupied bar in the United States.

    Rich Gallagher · September 16, 2011
  • Ray L.

    Ask to try the purple drink!

    Ray Lauff · August 19, 2011
  • Anthony F.

    Best Bloody Mary's on earth. An authentic pirate bar.

    Anthony Ferro · June 5, 2011
  • Paul S.

    They have carriage hop drink service so you too can party like it is 1799.

    Paul Scott · July 28, 2013
  • Amanda B.

    Love this place.. Worth checking out if you are in the area and make sure to take lots of pictures. Drinks can be pricey but its New Orleans :)

    Amanda Blain · September 6, 2012
  • Sabrina H.

    Great bar! The oldest bar in the US. The ambiance is great. Loved it!

    Sabrina Haines · June 11, 2012
  • Ira Y.

    If you can drink rams piss... You can drink the obituary...

    Ira Yardley · March 9, 2012
  • Christian S.

    Loved it! There's a fireplace in the center of the bar to keep you warm during the winter month's. Be sure to check out the celeb wall as well.

    Christian Senger · December 2, 2011
  • Matt L.

    Amazing place. Try the hurricanes. And tell your girlfriend you love her

    Matt Laurinas · October 16, 2011
  • Emmanuel L.

    Really awesome candle-lit bar. A great place for a "first date". If you can sit outside at night it's great!

    Emmanuel Lopez · September 20, 2011
  • J C.

    One of oldest bars in US. Candle lit. Awesome

    J Crowley · June 5, 2011
  • Matt G.

    Grab the hurricane, but be ready for lots of booze and sugar. It'll get you sauced quick.

    Matt Galligan · May 3, 2011
  • Carolina E.

    Loved this place. Apparently it's the oldest bar in America! It's very dark but there's a piano and purple drank so what more could you want?

    Carolina Escobar · March 9, 2014
  • Gwen C.

    Spooky bathroom.

    Gwen Coleman · February 12, 2013
  • Aloysius M.

    Built in 1722, 1741, 1753, 1754, 1760, or 1770, depending on the mule cart driver. Actually built around 1772 and second-oldest building in the city.

    Aloysius McMurphy · January 15, 2013
  • pinguino k.

    Do a shot of jäger in the oldest bar in America

    pinguino kolb · January 12, 2013
  • Gambit New Orleans

    Gambit's Top Bars 2012 - The Bourbon St. Gauntlet Read more

    Gambit New Orleans · July 5, 2012
  • AT&T

    Come by the AT&T Fan Zone at Bracket Town at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Mon, April 2, for a chance to get an autograph from basketball legends Jay Williams, David Robinson, & John Havlicek!

    AT&T · March 30, 2012

    Built in 1722, this old building has a long history, mostly unknown. A great place to get away from the noise up Bourbon Street up towards Canal. Always offer a sip of your drink to the spirits!

    PARANOLA · January 20, 2012
  • Laurence G.

    They've been serving drinks here before America was independant. Both the right thing and drink here.

    Laurence Gega · December 20, 2011
  • Alison T.

    Make sure bypass the front area with jukebox, and straight for the piano in the back.

    Alison Trujillo · October 3, 2011
  • Natalie Q.

    Get a purple drank and then sit in the courtyard. It's rumored to be haunted!

    Natalie Quebodeaux · August 20, 2011
  • Bachelor10

    Request a corny song for the Bachelor to sing along with the piano player. Billy Joel’s Piano Man is a little too overdone, so perhaps Sweet Caroline. Read more

    Bachelor10 · May 13, 2011

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