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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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1:00 pm - 2:30 am
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Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 2:30 am
Thu - Sun 1:00 pm - 2:30 am

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What a great over 40's venue

Good blues music, friendly staff and chatty fellow patrons- what more could you ask for! When so much of Bourbon is filled with heavily intoxicated belligerent young people... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good blues music, friendly staff and chatty fellow patrons- what more could you ask for! When so much of Bourbon is filled with heavily intoxicated belligerent young people people, the Funky Pirate was very much our kind of place for some good music with like minded friendly people

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Branchburg, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the few bars on Bourbon St that offer blues/jazz music. If nothing else, stop by for a set and have a beer and relax to some great tunes! Seek it out, its worth it!

Thank Charlie T
Turlock, California
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You want to hear some funky blues while you are on Bourbon Street, go to the Funky Pirate. Big Al Carson and his band were very good, playing rock/blues music. Some times got a little loud but they are very talented group. The lead singer was especially good with the harmonica.

Thank GiantDreamer
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked down Bourbon Street our first night in New Orleans and found a seat here. The band was top notch and the drinks reasonably priced. You must order a drink upon entering but other than that no cover charge.

1 Thank 2919George_S
Horsham, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We always make it a point to stop in this bar while vacationing in LA. The bands are always great and always fun!

Thank nan307
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Always a fun time. The music is great and the atmosphere is always PARTY! Decent cheap drinks too. The crowd is mixed of old and young, locals and tourists.

Thank GinaS13
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

My wife thinks she hates the blues, but what does she know? I took her to the Funky Pirate and she found out she loves it, or at least electric blues and blues/rock. This is NOT a tourist place, but rather an oasis of real New Orleans music. We stayed through three sets of the Pentones and had a blast.... More 

1 Thank RMZR1
Redwood City, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Great place to see an awesome blues band, we had a blast, spent the day on Bourbon Street saw a lot of cool dance but when we get to the funky pirate it was way better than any other place we had been, highly recommend this place

Thank cabinetpat
Arlington, Virginia, USA
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Cool bar, has live blues music and good drinks! They have this drink called hand grenade which is really good.

Thank Jlr603
Becker, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Right on Bourbon Street, great music, no cover charge, small and nice atmosphere. Easy to drop in for a drink and to listen to the band.

Thank Eileen P

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