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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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Ok seriously why else would you be there except for good music and drinks. After walking around Bourbon St. we stepped inside to listen to something other than popular music... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Brenda L
Concord, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The bar tenders are nice, and I was warned that the hand grenade is sweet. Turns out it is undrinkable - it tastes like chemicals and sugar. Ugh. They do offer regular drinks, so we stuck to those. The musicians were decent, but they don't play much blues or jazz. Everything seems to be geared toward past middle age tourists... More 

Thank Elke M
Concord, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok seriously why else would you be there except for good music and drinks. After walking around Bourbon St. we stepped inside to listen to something other than popular music blasting out from the other clubs nearby. The band was great, very talented and kept the crowd entertained. One reason I went to NOLA was for the music, blues and... More 

1 Thank Brenda L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WE've been 2 years now and this is our favorite bar. Great drinks, Mark and the Pentones,great guys Mark Eddie and Thomas, cheerful servers. Lots of room to sit and listen to the great music! # bar in our opinion. Only thing that would make it even better is having some kind of food available, as every time it seems... More 

Thank suzieqGRENADA
Willington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always make a stop here to listen to the band, they are awesome and 3 great guys. The drinks are reasonable. I have their cd's and love listening to them when we can't be there.

Thank ralphy57
fort myers
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We stopped in while walking down Bourbon St to enjoy the music. The Pentones were the featured band with a pretty good sound. It was nice to sit down, relax, interact with the band, and enjoy a drink.

Thank rafy714
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Bourbon St is certainly not the greatest place for you to heat high quality music in NOLA. Don't get me wrong; you'll find good musicians in there, but they're there to please the crowd... In the Funky Pirate you'll find something different... Good blues, talented musicians... They'll not play "Sweet Home Alabama" by request as you might find in every... More 

1 Thank vanicevalle
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I'm a local and I love this place! If you want to hear some good blues and experience some good New Orleans style music, then be sure to stop in at the Funky Pirate! With Big Al on the mike and a Hand Grenade in my hand, life is mighty good! Check it out y'all! Trust me, you'll have a... More 

1 Thank bayou babe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Had a blast The live music was terrific. The decor and atmosphere was fun. Best on of the 3 bars owned by this company.

1 Thank Kelli L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 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

1 Thank SportCanberra
Branchburg, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

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!

1 Thank Charlie T

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