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2.01.2008

Something New: Lafitte's "If you can't have a good time here, you might want to make reservations at the cemetery up the street."


Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop

941 Bourbon St

New Orleans, LA 70116-3120


Has anyone been to this place before? JC found it and it looks super cool. It's the oldest building in the Quarter and one of the few remaining original "French architecture" structures. Steps away from the main action on Bourbon.


As any good Tampa girl, I am obsessed with pirates and legend has it that brothers Pierre and Jean Lafitte used the smithy as a "blind" for their lucrative trade in contraband!


It's entirely lit by candles has regular "piano man" named Johnny Gordon and is supposedly a great mix of locals and visitors. One of the quotes we found on this joint is "If you can't have a good time here, you might want to make reservations at the cemetery up the street."


If that's not a helluva recommendation, I don't know what is...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I remember seeing it there on other occat5ions. it is tucked in with all the other crap on bourbon street. there were not any hot guys or guys under 75 in the bar, so we kept on moving -
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