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Jean Lafittes Blacksmith Shop in New Orleans is the oldest bar in the United States…..

     This bar located at 914 Bourbon Street in New Orleans  is the only known watering hole that pre-dates our nation’s independence. Founded originally (as its name suggests) as part the Lafitte brothers’ Blacksmith Shop, this bar survived a disastrous fire in 1794 that left most New Orleans, specifically the French Quarter, in ruins. Interestingly, much of the bar’s authenticity has been kept in tact, and the bar remains to be mostly lit by candle.  You can still drink a beer in candle light.

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2 Responses


  1. Mark Cook 

    Love Lafittes, awesome spot for a drinks


  2. Eric 

    I will let you taake me there on your next trip. Business has been booming as of late.

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