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Pirates Alley Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
French Quarter
As featured in French Quarter Pub Crawl
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622 Pirates Aly, New Orleans, LA 70116-3233
+1 504-524-9332
10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Wed 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little place rocked! Got a couple of absinthe drinks and the bartender/wench?! Explained the process. One and a half absinthe drinks in and hubby was way-toasted. Tiny place, cool decor, felt welcomed and was able to relax and talk. Thank you for no tvs, booming music or annoying anything. We went back a couple of times. Only thing missing... More 

Thank Dardo505
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been a repeat customer of Pirates Alley Cafe for many years. It's small, friendly, and an oasis in the middle of the heart of the French Quarter. It's a cash bar so be sure to have money on hand. Some nights get very busy but usually the wait is quite short. The drinks are well-mixed and there is some... More 

Thank Jay T
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93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little bar hidden in the shadow of St. Louis Cathedral - makes you feel like a local. Very limited draft selection but I like the amber ale which was on tap. Stop in for a relaxing visit after a long day of walking.

Thank sjpietch
Mesa, Arizona
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Grabbed a beer before heading off for a walking tour. At first was told, they did not have beer, then told, they had two offerings by the other bartender. Choose the Abita. Who doesn't have beer?

Thank Christopher S
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

This is in my top 5 favorite bars of all time- and I'm from Wisconsin. That's so hard to do!!!! The atmosphere was refreshing and decor was great. It's just a cute little bar where their beer on tap sits in orange drink coolers ! The staff is amazing AND dressed as pirates. Tried the absinthe for the first time-... More 

Thank ak8989
Scottsdale, Arizona
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

You walk right past it when you go from the French Quarter to the cathedral so stop in for a drink. It is so kitchy. The bartender even wears a pirates costume with a stuffed parrot on her shoulder. A tiny, tiny place crammed with pirate décor. Just too funny.

Thank DebW175
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

The location of this bar it perfect, cute little out side seating and in the shadow of the Cathedral, very good specially drinks and if you have the time to stay for the Absinthe demo you should, but fair warning, the drink it self is hard to swallow and your cheeks my be numb by the end of it! Bartender... More 

Thank Nina_Pinta_Santamari
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

OMGoodness. We were told about this little gem after having a fortune reading at Voodoo Authentica, thanks Matthew. And, we actually went back a second night in order to try a 3 kind of Absinthe. Let me just say, the Abby, the bartender was AMAZING!!!! We wanted to pack her in our suitcase and take her home. She totally explained... More 

Thank Wendy F
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89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

We always stop in for Absinthe and drinks when in New Orleans. The pirating barmaid, Abby, is hilarious! If you stop in, ask her if she has any cheese and crackers. 😂 Great little open air joint, for a fun night of hanging out in true pirate spirit☠️

Thank momtomonkeys
Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

Great find, a small bar near Jackson square. Inside and outside seating, friendly service and good place to escape the crowds.

Thank TonyDodgson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 622 Pirates Aly, New Orleans, LA 70116-3233
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-524-9332

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