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Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop

941 Bourbon St.
New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 593-9761

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Free Off-Street Parking: No
Handicapped Accessible: No/Unknown

Bar/Club Information

Attire: Casual

 Live Music
 Piano Bar
 Outdoor Area


Built during the 1720s, Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar is regarded as the oldest structure to be used as a bar in the United States and is considered one of the oldest buildings in New Orleans. Lafitte’s has a deeply rich history in the city. Legend claims that the Lafitte Brothers originally used the shop between 1772 and 1791 as a base for smuggling operations. Historically, the building was used as a center for meeting among businessmen from Spain, France, Africa, and North America. The tavern is located on the corner of Bourbon and Philip Streets and open daily into the early morning hours.
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