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The Funky Pirate Blues Club

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Address: 727 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3145
Phone Number: +1 504-523-1960
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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Best bartenders in town

Stop in here on Bourbon St - they mix the best drinks at the best price and then have good blues when you need a change from jazz

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 29, 2016
Michelle S
Shawnee, Kansas, United States
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband had his wallet stolen in here tonight. We saw the three people that did it; the drunk woman falling around near us with two guys trying to "help her" routine. The bouncer did nothing and may have been in on it- he gave a heads up to the two men involved when we walked in. We have been... More 

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Shawnee, Kansas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Stop in here on Bourbon St - they mix the best drinks at the best price and then have good blues when you need a change from jazz

Thank Michelle S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

The house blues band was tight, entertaining, and played blues versions of songs from a diverse set of genres. Bartender service was relatively cold, but beverages were obtainable.

Thank Don N
Gulfport, MS
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

I was looking for some good jazz and heard this great band as I was passing by. My husband and I took a seat at the back of the bar next to any open window. I loved sitting so close to the window, because we could see the band but enjoy the people passing by. I was not impressed with... More 

Thank DebraSanford
Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Stopped in for a drink and to hear the band. Band was a 70's rock cover group and was fun. The front area really smelled like throw up, but if you moved back toward the stage it went away. Its a typical Bourbon street frat bar, quirky, dirty, and fun. Go to courtyard out back and check out architecture, or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Had a great time at the Funky Pirate Blues Club on Saturday night. Awesome live music and fun drinks.

Thank Sue F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

The lady on the door persuaded me to pop in to see the blues band who "were coming on in ten minutes", I was dubious but went in anyway. The band did indeed come in when she said they would and were very good. I tried a Hand Grenade which really wasn't my cup of tea but I stayed, finished... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Great ambiance, drinks and most important music. Had a wonderful time. It's our go to place in New Orleans for blues music.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Even thought my favorite blues singer isn't there right now, if you want to hear some good blues, you must visit the Funky Pirate.

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Harrisburg, PA, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

They say this is a dive bar type place, but this is not true as it was clean and comfortable, the crowd was great and the service for drinks was very good. The Music, Some of the Best Blues I have heard in a very longtime.. I would say if you go to New Orleans go here, it is well... More 

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