Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar

★★★★★
Piano music and a nod to history in a cozy and atmospheric setting.

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Great memories at this old haunt. Old black man singing blues on the piano, famous place, dimly lit. I stop there everyi time I'm in NOLA.

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Great memories at this old haunt. Old black man singing blues on the piano, famous place, dimly lit. I stop there everyi time I'm in NOLA.

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Okay so i have not gottne a chance to go down and see this place yet but plan on it soon as i can.. But i wanna go se this place as Pierre Lafitte is my Blood relitive. threw my fathers side of the family. been looking for pictures and

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Okay so i have not gottne a chance to go down and see this place yet but plan on it soon as i can.. But i wanna go se this place as Pierre Lafitte is my Blood relitive. threw my fathers side of the family. been looking for pictures and

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Old and historic, Lafitte's is a must stop during your stay. Hang around for the piano bar and singing to cap off a night of fun.

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Old and historic, Lafitte's is a must stop during your stay. Hang around for the piano bar and singing to cap off a night of fun.

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What can I say... This is a must see if you visit New Orleans. The building built before 1772, has been a bar since the late 1700's. Lit by candles at night, and reported to be haunted, the atmosphere is dark and cozy.

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What can I say... This is a must see if you visit New Orleans. The building built before 1772, has been a bar since the late 1700's. Lit by candles at night, and reported to be haunted, the atmosphere is dark and cozy.

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I'm sorry, I have to step in.

All night long the manager was screaming at his staff.
Then he beat up a teenager for drawing on the sidewalk with chalk.
He must be on druggs or something because he acts like a kid.

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I'm sorry, I have to step in.

All night long the manager was screaming at his staff.
Then he beat up a teenager for drawing on the sidewalk with chalk.
He must be on druggs or something because he acts like a kid.

Cons: Everything

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This is a fun old bar with tons of atmosphere. It is really great No lights just candle lit. It has a great piano bar in the back of the bar. Its a ways to walk off of Bourbon Street but worth the walk give it a try!!!

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This is a fun old bar with tons of atmosphere. It is really great No lights just candle lit. It has a great piano bar in the back of the bar. Its a ways to walk off of Bourbon Street but worth the walk give it a try!!!

Pros: Charming and Oldest bar in the United States

Cons: A little walk off the beaten path

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I had a wonderful birthday celebration here, Does anyone know who the piano player was on Sat 12/27? He was great and so much fun- will make this a regular stop when in town

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I had a wonderful birthday celebration here, Does anyone know who the piano player was on Sat 12/27? He was great and so much fun- will make this a regular stop when in town

Pros: comfortable

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I wish I hadn?t taken so long to pay my respects to this New Orleans institution. My husband and I have many vivid memories of New Orleans, most of them filled with personalities, liquor and great music. Our night a La Fifitte?s is one of

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I wish I hadn?t taken so long to pay my respects to this New Orleans institution. My husband and I have many vivid memories of New Orleans, most of them filled with personalities, liquor and great music. Our night a La Fifitte?s is one of

Pros: Atmosphere, music, history.

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Our first visit was mid-afternoon during the week. It was a steaming hot day, and the cool dark interior was just what we needed. The place was pretty quiet, save for a table of 4 who inexplicably ordered Cokes in the oldest bar in the

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Our first visit was mid-afternoon during the week. It was a steaming hot day, and the cool dark interior was just what we needed. The place was pretty quiet, save for a table of 4 who inexplicably ordered Cokes in the oldest bar in the

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The fact that it is mainly lit by candelight just adds the ambience and the history of the place. \r
I think it was my favorite bar on Bourbon Street. Inexpensive, the drinks are GREAT and Chris the Bartender serves as some great

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★★★★★

The fact that it is mainly lit by candelight just adds the ambience and the history of the place. \r
I think it was my favorite bar on Bourbon Street. Inexpensive, the drinks are GREAT and Chris the Bartender serves as some great

Pros: Ambience, Great Place to meet people, Laidback...Loved it!

Cons: There are none

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One bar you cannot miss while in New Orleans. Reasonably priced drinks, a semi-intoxicated musician at the piano, and a million dollars worth of ambiance. Claims to be the oldest bar in the U.S., but who knows? Either way, worth a stop

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One bar you cannot miss while in New Orleans. Reasonably priced drinks, a semi-intoxicated musician at the piano, and a million dollars worth of ambiance. Claims to be the oldest bar in the U.S., but who knows? Either way, worth a stop

Pros: Can't see your date in the dark

Cons: Can't see your date in the dark

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Lafitte's used to be a wonderful place to drop in, have a drink, and enjoy the fantastic, candlelit atmosphere while listening to some great old songs on the not-overly-loud jukebox. Post-Katrina, management has made some changes, and not

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Lafitte's used to be a wonderful place to drop in, have a drink, and enjoy the fantastic, candlelit atmosphere while listening to some great old songs on the not-overly-loud jukebox. Post-Katrina, management has made some changes, and not

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I'm sure this place was magical at some point, but now it's really as obvious and conventional as any other schmo bar. Mainly this is due to the horrendous jukebox that now occupies the main room. I kid you not, I heard selections from

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★★★★★

I'm sure this place was magical at some point, but now it's really as obvious and conventional as any other schmo bar. Mainly this is due to the horrendous jukebox that now occupies the main room. I kid you not, I heard selections from

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bar none. Dimly lit, beer tastes better, piano crowd in the back, forget the outside world. Hey, is that Aragorn sitting over there in the corner?

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bar none. Dimly lit, beer tastes better, piano crowd in the back, forget the outside world. Hey, is that Aragorn sitting over there in the corner?

Pros: Bar atmosphere

Cons: Had to leave at some point

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If you don't dig this as one of the finest local bars in any city in America you just don't know how to enjoy yourself! Bone Daddy spent a few days there in August '06 as part of a cross country trip. N.O. is the best and Lafitte's was

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★★★★★

If you don't dig this as one of the finest local bars in any city in America you just don't know how to enjoy yourself! Bone Daddy spent a few days there in August '06 as part of a cross country trip. N.O. is the best and Lafitte's was

Pros: Go there and you'll see

Cons: There's nothing like it where you live......

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What a disappointment. Lafitte's is billed all over the 'net and in the press as a destination for a romantic interlude. We gave this bar two chances on our recent visit to NO, it failed the romance test both times. I don't know what's

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What a disappointment. Lafitte's is billed all over the 'net and in the press as a destination for a romantic interlude. We gave this bar two chances on our recent visit to NO, it failed the romance test both times. I don't know what's

Pros: The building

Cons: , no music, no locals

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Great place -- one of the must visit bars in NO. Fantastic atmosphere and good drinks. Worth the price.

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Great place -- one of the must visit bars in NO. Fantastic atmosphere and good drinks. Worth the price.

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Great little place to hang and have a drink!! It seems different at night only because its so dark but its cool night or day! You gotta stop in for a hurricane, they are really good there.

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Great little place to hang and have a drink!! It seems different at night only because its so dark but its cool night or day! You gotta stop in for a hurricane, they are really good there.

Pros: cosy

Cons: cameras may not work!

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Being from Louisiana, I go to New Orleans at least once a year. I always wanted to stop at Lafitte's every time I went and finally worked up the courage this year. It was the best decision I had made in a long time. No wonder it was named

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Being from Louisiana, I go to New Orleans at least once a year. I always wanted to stop at Lafitte's every time I went and finally worked up the courage this year. It was the best decision I had made in a long time. No wonder it was named

Pros: romantic, candle lit, very cozy, not trendy

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Legend has it that the pirate brothers Jean and Pierre Lafitte used this location as a blacksmith shop, which served as a front for more lucrative, extra-legal pursuits (including the trafficking of slaves). It's also…

 

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