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The Funky Pirate Blues Club

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Address: 727 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number: 504-523-1960
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Thu - Sun 1:00 pm - 2:30 am

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Funky time at the Funky Pirate

Very nice and clean place to listen to some southern style blues. Seating could be better. The bands were awesome and had good crowd interaction.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Waukegan, Illinois
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185 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Waukegan, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Very nice and clean place to listen to some southern style blues. Seating could be better. The bands were awesome and had good crowd interaction.

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Pensacola, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Great drink deals and awesome bartender- Jonah rocks. The hand grenades are awesome as always. Great liquor scored to choose from and delicious condoms ready for purchase. Lol

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Ethridge, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I read good reviews of this bar and stopped in. Saw the Blues Masters, drank some great beer and head the best time! My husband enjoyed the most unusual Bloody Mary...had olives, pickled okra, and pickled green beans. Yep- it was awesome! Give this bar a try!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

It is worth the walk by all the other music joints to get to the Funky Pirate to see Big Al and the band. The bar is a little rough around the edges, as is Big Al on occasion, but it is the perfect setting to listen to the blues. He is a true talent, one that you don't have... More 

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Orleans, Ontario, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I'm 41 & find Bourbon Street a little too raunchy with the 24-7 vomit smell, inebriated kids & homeless people sleeping in doorways but put all that aside to go see Big Al Carson at the Funky Pirate. A friend had seen the band & showed me a video...they sounded awesome! I went on Wednesday night, band starts at 8:30... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

If you are looking for a place to sit down and enjoy some good music this a good place to visit. Drinks are neither cheap or expensive compared to other venues in the area, and the service is not terrible. What this place is, is a place to sit down enjoy the music while having some drinks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This place is dirty and raunchy...Just the type of place you'll love! Drinks and Big Al are excellent and will not disappoint! Atmosphere is always in good spirits and Al will always do a photo for you! I'll be back!

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Senior Contributor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

My first and last visit to this bar was 26 years ago. Sought it out on this trip. It's still there, has the same laid back feel and plays great rock blues. We saw Mark and the Pentones, the house band I guess. Didn't disappoint, effortless interaction with the crowd and easy flowing sounds. Was and still is a great... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Went to see Big Al on a Tuesday night. Big Al is about 450lbs and has a hard time getting on the stage but boy can he sing! Can get a little raunchy. Not very comfortable seating but after all it is a bar! Drinks reasonable by NO standards.Make sure you check to see who is performing.

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Manchester, Missouri
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

It is well worth it to grab a seat, buy a drink, and listen to a 45 minute set. Big AL has a super thick binder with a ton of songs in it- though I'm sure he knows 'em all by heart. (Fritzels's next door is also a good one to stop at- these two show that there is PRIDE... More 

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