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The Funky Pirate Blues Club

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French Quarter
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Address: 727 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number: 504-523-1960
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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Great Memories!

The Funky Pirate has a special place in my heart. It's the first bar I ever went to in New Orleans. They had an actual pirate band from the UK. Totally cool! I was hooked. Helps... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Steve Y
Huntington Station, New York
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Huntington Station, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Funky Pirate has a special place in my heart. It's the first bar I ever went to in New Orleans. They had an actual pirate band from the UK. Totally cool! I was hooked. Helps that I love the Hand Grenades and the Hurricanes. Great memories. What can I say? I'm a mush. I've enjoyed other live music there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun club to stop in and listen to some great blues. It was pretty busy the Friday night we were there, but service was good and everyone was friendly. Drinks were about average in size and price, and mixed well. We'll definitely go back next time we're in Nola.

Thank Pam S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is small, but the staff and band were amazing! They don't charge a cover, but request that each patron purchase 1 drink per band set. My husband tried their famous Hand Grenade- he chose frozen , but on-the-rocks was suggested by the bartender. The band was low key and gave us the blues "fix" we were looking for.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did a girls trip last week to NOLA. We enjoyed many places in the quarter, but had the most fun at The Funky Pirate. Great music and friendly service!

Thank Melanie Y
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tiny blues club on Bourbon Street was the only bar I actually enjoyed there. The blues band was excellent and we stayed to hear most of their set. Bourbon Street has gotten fairly trashy with the oversized cocktails and tacky behavior. But, the Funky Pirate was a welcome respite from the street.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Great place to listen to some really good blues music after a good dinner. The musicians were very good and had them coming in off of the streets to lisen. The bartender was very fast with our dink orders, and the prices were cheap but not bad. Will visit again before we head back home.

Thank Jeffery G
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Willie Locket and his blue band will spruce up your night on Sunday and Mondays. They guys are really funny and entertaining. So much so we had to take a CD home. The wait staff is a bit pushy but hey its the Quarter....

Thank Paradise K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

We were walking down the street when we arrived at this pub. It is a discreet and stay a little bit far from the central street. We entered because the band that was playing was amazing! I drink the hand Granade which is a delicious drink!! The pub is very cozy and we had very good times over there! I... More 

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Southside, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We have visited the Funky Pirate two times and have enjoyed both times. Big Al was performing the first time and he was lots of fun. The second time he was not there but his band was performing. Still we had lots of fun. There is not a cover charge. Frequently they will pass a jar around for tips for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We were hoping for 2 nights here full of great blues music. Sunday night there was no live music going on each time we checked. Monday night there was a band but they were not the best (maybe Blues music in Nashville has spoiled us). We wish Big Al well and hope he eventually is able to return to performing.

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.