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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 201 Nightlife in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Blues Bars, Bars
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Type: Blues Bars, Bars
Hours:
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 2:30 am
Thu - Sun 1:00 pm - 2:30 am

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Nashville, Tennessee
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

For the best Blues music check out The Funky Pirate Blues Club on famous Bourbon St. Not a bad seat in the house, the music is loud & the drinks are good. We meet people form all around the US & several form different countries. This is also the home of Big Al Carson & The Blues Masters, he plays... More 

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Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Great music, great atmosphere...just big enough. Service is great...Big Al Carson is the best, but all the music we heard there was awesome. Highly recommend, especially if you love Blues.

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Slidell, Louisiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Wonderful music and good atmosphere! Big Al was singing. Made us laugh. Really enjoyed this club and will go back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Great music... Easy to get to, but definitely a higher number of drinks being in the Quarter. Drinks were reasonably priced. I would really only go back for the music.

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Albuquerque, Nm
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118 reviews 118 reviews
28 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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222 reviews 222 reviews
47 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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