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
9.1/10

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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 · 1 week ago
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  • Cheryl S.

    One of my favorite places to go in Nola.

    Cheryl Schlabach · 2 weeks ago
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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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  • Latham B.

    I love this place when the sun is down and the piano is playing. The purple stuff will catch up with you quick. It's a great getaway from Bourbon Street while still being on Bourbon Street.

    Latham Brunson · December 2, 2014
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  • Soner B.

    Smells really bad

    Soner Başarır · November 30, 2014
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  • Kelsey A.

    Excellent ambiance. Super crowded.

    Kelsey Anderson · November 30, 2014
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  • The B.

    Best hurricane in the oldest building in Nola

    The Bull · November 25, 2014
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  • Kyle L.

    This place is a worthwhile stop simply because of the history. Be sure to grab a Hurricane while your here.

    Kyle Leighton · November 24, 2014
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  • Abhinav M.

    Piano, music, atmosphere.

    Abhinav Manchanda · October 24, 2014
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  • Michael L.

    The coolest place you'll ever raise a glass!

    Michael Lane · October 16, 2014
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  • Monica H.

    The atmosphere... it's like a time machine.

    Monica Hevessy · October 10, 2014
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  • Sean R.

    The Hurricane was good! That's all I remember...

    Sean Rourke · October 6, 2014
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  • Ben B.

    The oldest bar in Louisiana. Est. 1772.

    Ben B · September 24, 2014
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  • Michelle T.

    Candlelight and Piano Man...

    Michelle Torres · September 7, 2014
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  • maibey

    Make sure to plan your visit when the pianist is playing!

    maibey · August 30, 2014
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  • Ian

    Bourbon on the sidewalk

    Ian · August 29, 2014
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  • Madison L.

    Oldest bar in America.

    Madison Leavelle · August 21, 2014
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  • Liz M.

    Cool old building!

    Liz Mason · August 12, 2014
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  • Chris H.

    The original dive bar! Great atmosphere!

    Chris Howard · August 10, 2014
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  • Stacy

    Voodoo grape slush is perfect, not too sweet and strong! Best hurricane I had in New Orleans, better than Pats!

    Stacy · August 7, 2014
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  • Daniel M.

    Apparently the oldest continually occupied bar in the US. Also a great place to wait out a rainstorm. Don't go in the back. It's dark and I'm not sure what happens back there.

    Daniel McDonough · July 25, 2014
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