From restaurants to hotels, New Orleans is a city that you just can’t escape, even after death. The Crescent City is no stranger to the paranormal, and this particular watering hole in the French Quarter has a fascinating history that’s filled with pirates, treasure, and a few paranormal experiences. Better turn some lights on while you read this; we’re about to peek at one of the oldest haunted bars in New Orleans. 

Of course, we have reports of numerous haunted bars in New Orleans… but how many are haunted by the owners themselves?? Stay in the know about specials, ghost tours, and more on Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar website.

Have you ever been to Lafitte’s? Have you ever had a paranormal encounter? Share it with us in the comments below!

Speaking of historic hotspots, how about a stay in an old firehouse? This themed VRBO vacation rental in NOLA is just the getaway you need to warm up after those haunted chills! Or, for even more haunted New Orleans goodness, check out some of our favorite haunted places in New Orleans on this spooky road trip.

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Haunted Bars in New Orleans & Related Info

Is New Orleans haunted?

New Orleans is often considered to be the most haunted city in America. With hundreds of years of cultural history and an exciting, mysterious underbelly of witchcraft and voodoo lore, it's no wonder! But, of course, the validity of these stories depends on who you ask.

That said, if you want to experience some eerie places for yourself, and maybe stay overnight in a supposed haunted hotel or two, Louisiana (and NOLA especially) has more than enough paranormal hotspots to keep your goosebumps popping and the chills coming. Here are just a few of the most haunted places in New Orleans so you can decide for yourself whether ghosts and spooks are fact or fiction:

  • Arnaud's and French 75 Bar
  • Dueling Oak, City Park, New Orleans
  • The Gardette-LaPrete House
  • The Haunted Museum
  • The Hotel Monteleone
  • Jean Lafitte’s Old Absinthe House
  • The Jimani House
  • Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar
  • LaLaurie Mansion
  • Le Pavillon Hotel
  • Muriel’s
  • New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
  • St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
  • Sultan’s Palace aka The Gardette-LaPrete House


Still craving more spooks, ghouls, and chills? These New Orleans restaurants are all said to be haunted as well.