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Jean Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop — New Orleans (Est. 1772)
You wouldn’t think the oldest bar in Louisiana would be smack at the end of the tourist trap that is Bourbon Street, but it is. Jean Lafitte’s used to be a hangout for pirates and other carriers of contraband — and then a gay bar in the 1950s — before becoming a nice, quiet little pub on America’s most raucous street.
Vodka tonic. 2002. Need to go back.