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. Avoid the vaunted VooDoo daiquiri, aka Purple Drank, and stick with beer and ambience instead (although some swear by their Hurricane).