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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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Big Alat the Pirate

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Denver, Colorado, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Stopped in for a drink in the afternoon. Only a few people in the place, we sat at the bar and got a nice warm beer and a rude bartender. Plenty of other places happy to take your money!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This was a great experience. It's definitely nothing fancy but it's fun. We walked in and were greeted by a bunch of "ARR"s as we entered a crowd of people having a good time. They sell fun pirate hats and eyepatches so anyone can join in the pirate spirited fun. The music was awesome. The live band was great. I... More 

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Rockland County, NY
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We went here twice. We went back our last night because we wanted to see the house band "Mark Panteleone". He's a kick butt guitar player. The three guys play so well together. Great music. I love that its not as crowded as Tropical Isle and the vibe is different. Same drinks as the other two Tropical Isle bars, but... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Came to the Funky Pirate because as we walked by the music drew us in. This place gets busy so you might have to wait a bit for a seat. The drinks were cold and strong and we didn't have to wait for those. The music was some of the best we had heard on our trip... period. Big Al'... More 

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Portland, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is an amazing bar! I had so much fun! And my Pirate's Passion was yum yum in my tum tum. Marc Stone played with Josh Paxton! Wow! WOW! We had so much fun! I will be back and I am bringing Pirates with me!!!

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Horten, Norway
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Yet another excellent musical experience. Some local band playing all sorts of blues/bluesrock. A random fellow suddenly coughed up a harmonica and really rocked the joint. I think his name was Jim. Less one star for beer in a plastic cup.

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