Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop
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.
Wed, 02/02/2011 - 07:08
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!
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 09:59
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.
The Daily Meal
Tue, 06/21/2011 - 17:31
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.
Thu, 06/09/2011 - 10:11
Possibly the coolest bar on Earth.
Wed, 03/31/2010 - 13:53
Best Hurricanes in new Orleans
Sat, 07/24/2010 - 18:08
built around 1772 considered "oldest continually occupied bar in the United States" Now ain't that something.
Tue, 08/16/2011 - 18:00
Order the Purple Slushy Thingy.
Sat, 08/07/2010 - 20:12
Mon, 02/21/2011 - 22:17
Nola's best bar check out the celeb wall ....
Tue, 03/22/2011 - 21:41
Awesome hurricanes in a historic building.
Fri, 04/16/2010 - 13:47
get a hurricane
Mon, 11/02/2009 - 11:26
Oldest bar in America! 1772!
Tue, 09/27/2011 - 16:51
Get a hurricane. Arguably better than Pat O's.
Fri, 11/13/2009 - 05:04
It's the darkest bar you'll ever be in! Candle lit!
Sat, 11/13/2010 - 17:13
my neighborhood hangout right across the street. <3
Mon, 10/24/2011 - 23:37
Good bloody marys.
Mon, 01/04/2010 - 15:25
2 words: Purple Drank
Fri, 08/19/2011 - 19:14
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!!
Thu, 12/01/2011 - 17:27
When on Bourbon, you MUST visit this place! Coolest. Bar. Ever. Grab a stool around the piano!
Sat, 09/24/2011 - 22:47