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Funky Butt at Congo Square

714 North Ramport Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 (French Quarter)
504 588 0872
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Ranked #71 of 199 Nightlife in New Orleans
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Activities: Drinking, Nightlife
Description: Brillant music careers have begun at this bar. Closed due to damage suffered in Hurricane Katrina.
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Houston, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The square is situated in the Louis Armstrong Park on the edge of the French Quarter. An easy walk from anywhere in the Quarter. As we got closer to the park, we started hearing the drums and people cheering and singing. At the park, there was a circle of drummers and about 40-50 people listening, clapping and dancing (see pictures).... More

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LaSalle Ontario
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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This was our "must-do" event of our first day in NOLA. Did not disappoint! We heard to drum-rhythms from approximately 1/2 mile away. We were already "shufflin'" by the time we made visual-contact with the "drum-corps". We had a glorious day in which to celebrate the history and significance that is Congo Square. It won't "knock your socks off" with... More

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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

I was wondering again and came upon this. This was really 3 sites in 1. You have Mahalia Jackson theater and Congo Square all located here. There are some very nice statues in this area. They had a concert in this park while I was there. This is just a nice place to sit down relax and enjoy the scenery,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012 via mobile

This was a great spot for live, local and authentic jazz, a true New Orleans classic!

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172 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011 via mobile

This was such an awesome place and was hoping with some relief money or musicians fund that it would get a second chance. Unfortunately, Katrina had other things on her mind!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2007

Do you love authentic, great jazz music? Are you semi-adventurous? Then the Funky Butt is worth it. The first room is a small bar where all the walls are black and you'll wonder what you got yourself into. But then you move to the next room and man are you glad you came! Seriously, it's not dangerous but it's where... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2004

If you want a great New Orleans music experience, this is definitely the place to go. The bar is cozy, the staff is friendly, and the music is phenomenal! We visited on two different weeknights. Each time, a local band was playing. As the sets went on, other local musicians would wander in and join the band. Talk about classic... More

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long island, ny
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2004

WE walked past this place during the day because I was told by some tour book to check it out... Um Scary!!! The location does not really look safe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2003

The Funky Butt was more than I expected it to be. Everything was really nice. If you like to get up close and personal with everyone this is the place to be.

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