Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop

941 Bourbon St (at St. Philip St.), New Orleans, LA 70116
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  • Today
    • 7:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 2:00 PM–Midnight
  • Fri
    • 1:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–1:00 AM
  • Sun
    • Noon–11:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 3:00 PM–4:00 PM
    • 7:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 8:00 PM–10:00 PM
Price:
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Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
No
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
9.6/10

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  • "As maybe the oldest bar in America, you'd think it would be crappy and cruise..." (9 tips)
  • "Best hurricane in Nola" (6 tips)
  • "... New Orleans. Order a Voodoo Daiquiri. Trust me... You won't regret the walk!" (6 tips)
  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Edgar S.

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

    Edgar S. · June 26, 2010
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  • John P.

    Possibly the coolest bar on Earth.

    John P. · March 31, 2010
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  • Casey n.

    Best Hurricanes in new Orleans

    Casey n. · July 25, 2010
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  • Aubrey G.

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

    Aubrey G. · November 14, 2010
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  • WillMcD

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

    WillMcD · August 17, 2011
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  • Chris L.

    Order the Purple Slushy Thingy.

    Chris L. · August 8, 2010
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  • Jacob M.

    Purple drank.

    Jacob M. · February 22, 2011
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  • Brandon L.

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

    Brandon L. · March 23, 2011
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  • Adam D.

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

    Adam D. · December 31, 2010
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  • Granville L.

    Awesome hurricanes in a historic building.

    Granville L. · April 16, 2010
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  • Michael G.

    get a hurricane

    Michael G. · November 2, 2009
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  • Chris P.

    Oldest bar in America! 1772!

    Chris P. · September 28, 2011
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  • Jonathan H.

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

    Jonathan H. · September 25, 2011
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  • Emily

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

    Emily · November 13, 2009
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  • 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 R. · December 2, 2011
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  • Meloney Smith N.

    my neighborhood hangout right across the street. <3

    Meloney Smith N. · October 25, 2011
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  • Morgan S.

    Good bloody marys.

    Morgan S. · January 5, 2010
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  • Tom H.

    2 words: Purple Drank

    Tom H. · August 20, 2011
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  • 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
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  • Nick L.

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

    Nick L. · May 27, 2011
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  • Ray L.

    Sick live piano here.

    Ray L. · April 17, 2011
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  • Leslie K.

    Get a purple drink!

    Leslie K. · December 8, 2012
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  • Rich G.

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

    Rich G. · September 16, 2011
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  • Ray L.

    Ask to try the purple drink!

    Ray L. · August 19, 2011
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  • Anthony F.

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

    Anthony F. · June 5, 2011
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  • Sandy H.

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

    Sandy H. · April 16, 2011
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  • Paul S.

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

    Paul S. · July 28, 2013
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  • Sabrina H.

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

    Sabrina H. · June 11, 2012
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  • Ira Y.

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

    Ira Y. · March 9, 2012
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  • 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 S. · December 2, 2011
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  • Matt L.

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

    Matt L. · October 16, 2011
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  • 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 L. · September 20, 2011
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  • Matt G.

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

    Matt G. · May 3, 2011
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  • Gwen C.

    Spooky bathroom.

    Gwen C. · February 12, 2013
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  • 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 M. · January 15, 2013
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  • pinguino k.

    Do a shot of jäger in the oldest bar in America

    pinguino k. · January 12, 2013
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  • 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 B. · September 6, 2012
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  • 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
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  • PARANOLA

    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
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  • Laurence G.

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

    Laurence G. · December 20, 2011
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  • Alison T.

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

    Alison T. · October 3, 2011
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  • Natalie Q.

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

    Natalie Q. · August 20, 2011
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  • Withoutink

    Killer bar. Dark. Light the place is only lit by candles. Great place to disappear in :-)

    Withoutink · January 30, 2011
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  • 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 E. · March 9
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  • W. Vincent P.

    The oldest continually occupied bar in the U.S., this place was once, according to legend, owned by the pirate Jean Lafitte.

    W. Vincent P. · May 15, 2013
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  • Nick M.

    The oldest bar in America (touristy now)

    Nick M. · March 29, 2013
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