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

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mark and the pentones

Husband and I went here to meet up with some friends and Mark and the boys, Mark and Eddie remembered us from a previous visit. They play some great blues music. Drinks are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Willington, Connecticut

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Willington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Husband and I went here to meet up with some friends and Mark and the boys, Mark and Eddie remembered us from a previous visit. They play some great blues music. Drinks are strong, pirate passion is my new favorite. I am so happy to have seen them play on Saturday night, we stayed from start to finish, we will... More 

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Kent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This place was recommended by my hotel's concierge, and I found details on line too. The place was deserted when we went in, to see the start of the band's set. Although they were called the "Blues Masters", they only played two versions of blues amongst a load of other stuff. Very disappointed, as we wanted to hear blues. Music... More 

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Elmira, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Drinks were good and it was a fun atmosphere but restrooms were filthy. Music was upbeat and the bartender was super friendly. Would stop again if in the area.

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Great place. We went there 2 times on our trip To New Orleans. Love the hangrenade martini with its light up glass. Big Al Carson is a great blues singer, worth the trip just for him. Cocktail server was excellent. Clean restrooms.

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Lexington, Kentucky USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The Funky Pirate is best known for a headliner called "Big Al," but blues fans will definitely want to hear the Pentones - arguably the best blues trio in New Orleans. Mark, Thomas and Eddie literally fill the house and the street outside with high-quality sound. The music isn't all that loud, it's just all that good. Drink prices are... More 

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Quincy, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Had a great afternoon here (December 2013) of listening to music with friends and downing a couple of adult beverages. The musicians were great, friendly too, talked with the audience and let us all be part of the experience.

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Jabiru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Had heard about Big Al Carson prior to my trip and added a stop in New Orleans so I could soak up some blues and jazz. Arrived around 7.30 and was the only one there which was fine, gave me time to get a drink or three and take the second best seat in the house. I had been told... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We arrived at about 7 p.m. on a weeknight, long before the band arrived. The bar was quiet, but the staff were friendly and willing to make suggestions. I found the Hand Grenade (essentially a melon ball slushy) to be refreshing -- just what I needed on a hot, sticky night after wandering Bourbon Street. Really liked the ambiance and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We hit the start of a great set but then it went cold and there was then no action at the bar. The band makes all the difference.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I had a really enjoyable night listening to The Blues Masters. They played my favorites including B. B. King (RIP). Thoroughly enjoyed. 👍

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Additional Information about The Funky Pirate Blues Club

Address: 727 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number: 504-523-1960
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 2:30 am
Monday 5:00 pm - 2:30 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 2:30 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 2:30 am
Thursday 1:00 pm - 2:30 am
Friday 1:00 pm - 2:30 am
Saturday 1:00 pm - 2:30 am

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