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The Funky Pirate Blues Club

727 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116 (French Quarter)
504-523-1960
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Ranked #5 of 199 Nightlife in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Blues Bars
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Gulf Shores AL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Big Al is the best and the Bluesmasters are a great band!!! The servers were friendly and fun and the bartenders got the drinks right every time. Big Al has a great voice and is a cool, fun dude!! The entertainment and his interaction with the crowd makes for a wonderful show!! We liked them so much the first night... More

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Texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Short review, here. Fun, fun, fun! Great bands, great drinks, and great location n the French Quarter. This is always a stop-in for us. We never miss it. If you love wonderful music, and a good time...it's the Funky Pirate!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We ventured into the Funky Pirate last Friday night to hear Mark Pentone. He did not disappoint. In fact he was terrific. He is a great guitar player, all genres and a really nice guy. My daughter told him about some medical issues I have and he dedicated a heartfelt song to me. The waitress was funny and even though... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The Funky Pirate is one of a very few places on Bourbon St that I actually recommend. It's a standard-sized bar, cozy, plenty of seating, decent drink prices (including hand grenades!) - but most importantly, the music is always great. Big Al Carson and the Blues Masters are the key attraction at the Funky Pirate. In addition to being a... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A small bar right on Burbon Street where you can always find a seat and an inexpensive beverage. Unlike some of the other places on Burbon, it's pretty chill and laid back. Big Al Corson plays the blues regularly. The only downside is that it can get uncomfortably smoky in there.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Big Al Carson and the Blues Masters are hands down the BEST live music on Bourbon St!! The drinks are cold and the band is well worth the stop! Al, Harry & Harold are wonderful musicians and they always make the trip a great experience! They are the true meaning of New Orleans culture!

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Raleigh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

The FP is a great place to hear live music. The Lead singer (Patrick Williams) is awesome and excellent at playing the Harp. The best I've EVER heard. His voice is one of a kind! The band is freaking amazing......If there is ever a night to stop by to hear original Blues...Tues. & Wed. would be the nights!

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Washington, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

There is a decent variety of clubs with live music along Bourbon, but we had to stop in here after recommendations and good reviews. We stopped in two different evenings, and found the Blues Masters performing both nights. They were a great band - very good music and good interaction with the crowd. Things to know - no cover (which... More

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Medford, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The Funky Pirate is a good little bar to listen to music and have a drink (or 3). We had hand grenades from here (just to try them), and they were fine. We also went here to see Big Al and his music is great. Watched another music duo and they were good too. Nice bar to hang out in.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I found Big Al at the Funky Pirate some years ago. I've been going ever since. I spent my 40th b-day, so now it was my wife's turn. Her BIG 40. Her first time to New Orleans. The night couldn't have been better. The music was great! Big Al sang her Happy Birthday. The beer was cold although some complain,... More

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