New Orleans, Louisiana: Oldest Bar in the the USHistoric pub, built between 1722 and 1732, used by pirate Jean Lafitte 1772-1791 as a front smuggling activities. On Bourbon Street; stop in for a pint.
- 941 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA
- Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop, Bourbon St. and St. Philip St.
Visitor Tips and News About Oldest Bar in the the US
This most unusual thing about this bar is that it is entirely lit by candles. They have electricity, but it is not used for lighting.[Dan Kaplan, 04/22/2012]
The oldest bar in the United States. Owned by the pirate Jean Lafitte and used as a cover for his being in New Orleans. It was built in 1730.[McGill, 08/27/2011]
Claims to be the oldest building used as a bar. Structure built between 1722 and 1732, used by brothers Jean and Pierre Lafitte 1772-1791 as the front for their smuggling activities.
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