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The Funky Pirate Blues Club

727 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116 (French Quarter)
504-523-1960
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Ranked #4 of 200 Nightlife in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Blues Bars, Bars
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Albuquerque, Nm
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118 reviews 118 reviews
28 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I love this bar. I love Big Al Carson and The Blues Masters and also Mark and the Pentones. It's a place you can just feel really comfortable hanging out and listening to good blues music. Nice little dance floor too. Definitely try a Hand Grenade or even better, a skinny Hand Grenade... but be warned, it *will* sneak up... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

the live music was outstanding, the bar staff was great, I would add myself to the list of folks recommending this location for a good time on Bourbon street

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Auckland
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220 reviews 220 reviews
47 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I went here twice on my visit to New Orleans. Both times there were excellent bands, and as it was only half full I could always get a seat. It is sad that all bars in Bourbon St sell draught beer in plastic cups, but if you buy a bottle of beer it is better. There is no cover charge,... More

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Starkville, Mississippi
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Maybe because it was Monday, or too early, but the club was empty about 8.30 when we arrived. It remained mostly empty thru two sets of music. We went specifically to see Lynn Drury and were not disappointed, but I felt bad that the club was so empty. No table service, fair prices and a very nice, clean club. We... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We went relatively early (8:00 on a Friday night) and had no problem getting a seat. The music was great and the atmosphere with everyone else was a lot of fun. Highly recommended!

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Friendswood, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My husband and I happened on this bar during a weekend visit to New Orleans. Big Al Carson and the Blues Masters was in the house. They were so good we went back both nights and stayed until close.

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Gulf Shores AL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Big Al is the best and the Bluesmasters are a great band!!! The servers were friendly and fun and the bartenders got the drinks right every time. Big Al has a great voice and is a cool, fun dude!! The entertainment and his interaction with the crowd makes for a wonderful show!! We liked them so much the first night... More

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Texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Short review, here. Fun, fun, fun! Great bands, great drinks, and great location n the French Quarter. This is always a stop-in for us. We never miss it. If you love wonderful music, and a good time...it's the Funky Pirate!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We ventured into the Funky Pirate last Friday night to hear Mark Pentone. He did not disappoint. In fact he was terrific. He is a great guitar player, all genres and a really nice guy. My daughter told him about some medical issues I have and he dedicated a heartfelt song to me. The waitress was funny and even though... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The Funky Pirate is one of a very few places on Bourbon St that I actually recommend. It's a standard-sized bar, cozy, plenty of seating, decent drink prices (including hand grenades!) - but most importantly, the music is always great. Big Al Carson and the Blues Masters are the key attraction at the Funky Pirate. In addition to being a... More

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