Even if it wasn’t the oldest bar (and maybe building) in the Quarter or a legendary pirate’s lair, Lafitte’s would merit a visit. It’s ancient and ultra-atmospheric, so even amid the crowd chatter and blaring jukebox, sipping an ale in the crumbling, cavern-like, candlelit interior is nearly akin to time traveling. Stick with beer and ambience; the mixed drinks are mediocre—including the vaunted VooDoo daiquiri, aka Purple Drank.