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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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Excellent Music!! Excellent Service!! Excellent Atmosphere!!

Bourbon Street offers a plethora of entertainment, but you won't find ANY BETTER than Mark and the Pentones! This band is tight - and Mark is magical when he plays the guitar... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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BUTTE MT
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Bourbon Street offers a plethora of entertainment, but you won't find ANY BETTER than Mark and the Pentones! This band is tight - and Mark is magical when he plays the guitar. Blues, classic rock and original tunes, they got it covered. No cover charge, reasonable priced drinks with super fast and super friendly service. We listened to a lot... More 

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great blues band! Al Carson is gone due to health issues, but the guys who play now are great!! Very audience friendly band, and can play anything! This is and will be a must-stop place for me every time I'm in New Orleans.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We arrived looking for a cold beer after a long day exploring. The beer was cold but the staff so incredibly rude and unwelcoming, we had one drink and left. It was early in the evening and the bar was fairly empty. Far friendlier places to drink on Bourbon St.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The owners, Earl and Pam, have a terrific place here for listening to some wonderful live music. Great little outdoor courtyard, too!

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Willington, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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 26 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 76 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 6 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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