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Café Lafitte in Exile

Café Lafitte in Exile

901 Bourbon Street
New Orleans, Louisiana
70116 USA

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New Orleans, LA is home to one of the most haunted eateries in the nation, Cafe Lafitte in Exile. Come Explore its menu and other offerings with Haunted Journeys.


Cafe Lafitte has continuously operated as a bar since 1933. Initially, located in a building known as Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop when the owner was forced to move his business in 1953, he renamed it, Cafe Lafitte in Exile. Patrons of the bar include Tennessee Williams and Truman Capote. It claims to be the oldest gay bar in operation in the U.S.

Patrons and employees claim to see Tennessee Williams at his favorite seat at the end of the bar and Truman Capote's spirit is seen on the stairwell. There is also a spirit they call Mr. Bubbly, who pinches people on their rear ends.


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Date added: Jan/24/2017 | Last time updated: Feb/06/2020
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