Fodor's Expert Review Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop

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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, under the soft glow of candles, lets you slip back in time for an hour or so.

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Quick Facts

941 Bourbon St.
New Orleans, Louisiana  70116, USA

504-593–9761

www.lafittesblacksmithshop.com

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