I only wish he had CDs to sell. I love their Hurricanes, I haven't had one from another place in NOLA that I like better. Really quaint. Low key place on the "far end" of Bourbon. I was packed with fratboy types, and while they have preserved the old beams, like so many of the bars in the Quarter in recent years they've added big screen TV-I felt like I could have been in a Sports bar-anywhere USA, but for the old architecture. I went during Mardi Gras, so it was pretty packed and they had the jukebox blaring. Drinks are cold, and the music is good. - See 2,935 traveler reviews, 581 candid photos, and great deals for New Orleans, LA, at Tripadvisor. It has a lot of character. The Piano Bar is a must do. Book your tickets online for Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar, New Orleans: See 2,933 reviews, articles, and 580 photos of Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar, ranked No.22 … Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar: Bar great; piano player a turnoff - See 2,933 traveler reviews, 580 candid photos, and great deals for New Orleans, LA, at Tripadvisor. It was absolutely the worst experience. The history of this place parallels the history of the country. Great Hurricanes served in a sturdy plastic souvenir "to go" cup. Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar: Piano player in the back was excellent - See 2,933 traveler reviews, 580 candid photos, and great deals for New Orleans, LA, at Tripadvisor. The bar was the highlight of my stay. Not taking anything away from the Hurricanes tho. Ask juliechloe about Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar 5 Thank juliechloe The drinks were ample, and the service was good. ... even in the back where patrons literally sit around the piano player. Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop is said to be the oldest building in America that has been transformed into a bar. When I returned in May of 2008 there was a woman playing at the piano who was entirely rude and obnoxious. Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop is one of the oldest bars in the United States. Lafitte led a colorful and mysterious life in the New World. She ruined it for me and my friends/family! This place has so much history you have to stop. It was my favorite haunt -- for a number of reasons -- back in the late 90s when I lived in NOLA; visited for the first time in 8 years this past weekend and while the atmosphere and service was still great, Lafitte's main attraction, the piano player Johnny Gordon, who passed away in 2008, has been replaced by an absolutely terrible woman who berates people who pull up their stools past some imaginary line around the piano, or who talk/sing too loudly....like that is not the point??? You can sing along, you can listen, or in the one case, when he played a song about returning vets, you can cry along. It served as a real Blacksmith Shop. The piano player played to the crowd, which was fun. It has charm and character of no other in New Orleans. Review tags are currently only available for English language reviews. I believe it is the oldest in New Orleans. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. Book your tickets online for Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar, New Orleans: See 2,935 reviews, articles, and 581 photos of Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar, ranked No.22 … The shop lays claim to loose ties with the infamous buccaneer. We couldn't stay inside, had a quick drink outside and left. This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC. It is unclear where and when Lafitte was born, but his presence in New Orleans and Bartaria dates about 1770. Jean Lafitte was the hero of the Battle of New Orleans (it happened, and it doesn’t refer to the time your punched the police horse in the face). This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in United Kingdom. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar: Great piano bar - See 2,935 traveller reviews, 581 candid photos, and great deals for New Orleans, LA, at Tripadvisor. It’s a dark little bar with a piano player inside. The building, on the corner of Bourbon and St. Philip Street is one of the older structures in the Quarter, thanks to sheer luck. What a shame! I have been back once since my experience (in 2009) and that wretched woman was still there! I was then accused by her of stealing her tips. The city was hobbling back after Katrina. I always start and finish a New Orleans trip with a beer and a toast to the ghost in this amazing old bar. One is a gay bar, and really fun from what I hear, but I’m talking about Jean Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop, one of the oldest bars in America. You, too, can be a hero by taking the bachelor party to Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar, one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar: Excellent Piano Bar - See 2,935 traveller reviews, 581 candid photos, and great deals for New Orleans, LA, at Tripadvisor. They're the best in the Quarter! Johnny encouraged all to participate, didn't care where we sat around his piano and we all gladly fed him our money when it was "gator time"...I regret having given this hideous woman even a one dollar tip. The bar staff are friendly and do well even though its crowded. Smelled a little weird though. Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar: Historic with a piano bar - See 2,930 traveller reviews, 582 candid photos, and great deals for New Orleans, LA, at Tripadvisor. We do like the bar better towards the beginning of the week when it isn't so crowded. You can sing along, you can listen, or in the one case, when he played a song about returning vets, you can cry along. It also happens to be one of my favorite bars in New Orleans. And the piano player plays real music. A commoner reviews Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop, New Orleans Since it’s so close to Halloween, it only seems appropriate that I blog about a haunted bar. I will admit that the Hurricanes here are better than Pat O'Brien's. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar: Piano Bar in the Rear! The bar was the highlight of my stay. 1: Tickets & Tours‎, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve: Tickets & Tours‎, Lafayette Cemetery No.1: Tickets & Tours‎. Go there if for nothing but the historic value. I think this place would be awesome to visit when things aren't so crazy - it's dark and creepy inside, and at night they have a piano player with candles lit everywhere instead of lights. The guy at the piano bar was wonderful. PHONE: (504) 593-9761. 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Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar. - See 2,935 traveler reviews, 581 candid photos, and great deals for New Orleans, LA, at Tripadvisor. Built between 1722 and 1732. WELCOME TO LAFITTE'S BLACKSMITH SHOP BAR. Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar: Excellent Piano Bar - See 2,935 traveler reviews, 581 candid photos, and great deals for New Orleans, LA, at Tripadvisor. I too went to Lafitte's, first in late 2007. Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar is reputed to be the oldest structure used as a bar in the United States! Place was pretty crowded with only two bartenders. Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar: Lafitte's Blacksmith Bar - See 2,933 traveller reviews, 580 candid photos, and great deals for New Orleans, LA, at Tripadvisor. By the end of the hour of rude and obnoxious behavior by this woman, she took a break. Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar: Great piano sing along! The piano players were fun - but I do agree that they need to turn off the jukebox while the piano players are performing. It was so great before her arrival and so much fun! Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar: Lucky Lee (the piano player) was great. The guy at the piano bar was wonderful. Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar: Fun Piano Bar in the Quarter - See 2,935 traveler reviews, 581 candid photos, and great deals for New Orleans, LA, at Tripadvisor. I wrote a letter to the management but NEVER heard anything back from them about this woman's behavior. Finally had to say something to the girl bartender (Hey, if you're making Hurricanes, can you make us one too?) Yum! Don't miss this spot. This is the neighborhood bar worth the walk to. I had taken my then boyfriend to see the great piano bar only to be humiliated by this woman in front of my boyfriend and others sitting around the piano. As previously mentioned, the LCD TV on the wall magically turns this old, historic bar into just a typical one. I left and came home. 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