"Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar-Best Bar on Bourbon!" Lafitte's Blacksmith Bar Tip by Ewingjr98
Lafitte's Blacksmith Bar, New Orleans: 26 reviews and 27 photos
The building housing Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar was constructed around 1722, making this the oldest building in America used as a bar. Due to its slate roof, the building was able to survive the two great New Orleans fires in 1788 and 1794. The bar is called Lafitte's because it is believed to have been used by the famous Pirate Jean Lafitte as part of their smuggling ring.
The bar has a comfortable patio to the left of the building with several tables and a fire pit. Inside, the bar is dark, especially back in the back corner near the restrooms and the piano, but near the street, the big windows let in plenty of natural light. At night almost all of the lighting is from candles, creating an eerie, old fashioned feel. The right side of the building has a small, but friendly bar and a huge old fireplace. There are also a number of chairs and small tables along the street. At night this bar is packed with people, spilling out of the doors and windows.
Address: 941 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone: 504 523 0066
Theme: Adult Spot
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