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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 70116-3145
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+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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We loved the Funky Pirate! Try their special drinks! We loved both the grenade and the horny gator. Live music and great bar service.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Laura B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the Funky Pirate! Try their special drinks! We loved both the grenade and the horny gator. Live music and great bar service.

Thank Laura B
Moscow, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Based on the reviews here, we stopped in on our first night in NOLA. there was no band playing at the time but we decided we'd wait, took a seat at the mostly empty bar, and were promptly ignored for a good 10 minutes by two bartenders who seemed to be uninterested in serving us. We had enough and left.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had drinks here every night we were in town. Sean the bartender was fantastic, man he works hard. Remembered what the 3 of us ordered when we arrived the second night. Pentones laid down a nice vibe with their music and friendliness. We will visit again.

Thank RobWI
Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017

We went into the Funky Pirate on our second night in New Orleans. We heard amazing music from the street, and had to stop and listen. The Blues Masters were playing and they are amazing! Two nights later, we went to Frenchmen's Street to listen to music. We were told it was more laid back then Bourbon Street. Not true!... More 

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

I stop at the Funky Pirate almost every night when in NOLA. It's my favorite. I love the music and the funky staff and patrons. Big Al wasn't there my last visit and I sure hope he returns. The bands we saw were terrific and the beer is always cold. This is a must see and do if you like... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

They serve only drinks, but we went there after the dinner, so for us was not a problem. The band in the photos is amazing, we had a pleasure night! If you go to this bar, make sure you have your ID with you to prove you're older than 21!

Thank Letícia L
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

My son and I walked up and down Bourbon Street. We happened to run into a good friend from our home town of Phoenix AZ that happened to work at the Funky Pirate! They took great care of us and made my son feel welcome and comfortable even with the craziness of Bourbon Street!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

The best music on the bourbon street. Pure Blues and great performance. Didn't eat, but the beer is good also.

Thank Eduardo F
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

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 

Thank Mary Jo S
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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