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New Orleans Nightlife

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop

  • 941 Bourbon St. Map It
  • French Quarter
  • Bars/Pubs

Updated 04/10/2014

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Perhaps the most photographed building in the Quarter after the St. Louis Cathedral, this 18th-century blacksmith shop was once a front for the eponymous pirate's less legitimate business ventures—or so says local legend. Today, it's an atmospheric piano bar with a rustic, candlelit interior and a small outdoor patio shaded by banana trees. Despite the addition of a few flat-screen TVs, a drink here just after sundown, when the place is lit by candles, lets you slip back in time for an hour or so.

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941 Bourbon St., New Orleans, Louisiana, 70116, United States

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Updated 04/10/2014


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