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The Funky Pirate Blues Club

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Address: 727 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3145
Phone Number: 504-523-1960
5:00 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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank cazbatt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Nina S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Coffy B
Harrisburg, PA, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank Martin H
Huntington Station, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

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 

Thank Steve Y
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

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 July 6, 2016 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.

Thank Gtrgirl0823
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

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 June 25, 2016

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.

1 Thank Annah P
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

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