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Pirates Alley Cafe

622 Pirates Aly, New Orleans, LA 70116-3233
+1 504-524-9332
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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622 Pirates Aly, New Orleans, LA 70116-3233
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

People come for the absinthe but it's a full bar. The alley apparently stacked the dead from War of 1812. Has tons of character, something between haunted and artsy. Fun place for a beer or absinthe.

Thank mikesE7996JD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cold beer for five bucks not bad for quarter. Mimosa was great. Quiet place in the middle of everything. Shady and breezy right in Pirates alley. Sat outside in alley and people watched while sucking down a few drinks. This place is pretty quiet which...More

Thank thebtr00p
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Right down the street from the Gumbo Shop, we saw an empty table in front of this corner bar tucked away in this alley, so we stopped by to take a break. We’re glad we did. It’s a small bar with maybe 10 stools inside...More

Thank Rudy B
Reviewed September 3, 2018

This place is hidden in an alley not even on most maps. The street sign saying Pirates Alley had been recently stolen when I came, making it even harder to find. Came here to try absinthe. They have 4 different brands and I tried two....More

Thank Hapkidodave
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I cannot tell you how often in our time both living in and visiting the French Quarter over the past 18 years, that we've walked past this place and never knew what was inside! I always thought it was a little lemonade/sandwich shop, so mostly...More

1  Thank Sheila W
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Way better than the absinthe bar on bourbon street. Served properly at half the cost. Best place in New Orleans for absinthe

1  Thank Chance V
Reviewed July 30, 2018

The food here is delicious and the prices are reallyy reasonable. It is casual and the people who work there are extremely helpful in helping you decide what to eat.

Thank paris225j
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

When in New Orleans, there are a variety of establishments serving up absinthe, and it seems all of them claim to be the original location for this delectable spirit. Whatever that case may be, I recommend Pirate’s Alley Cafe. Less than a block from Jackson...More

Thank travelingBard23
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Friends and I visited Pirates Alley for a late night absinthe tasting, because it was the place to go. What a great place. They make them the traditional way and the drinks were so good! Please go by and visit! Its a cool bar and...More

Thank amclark78
Reviewed July 2, 2018

Just go, have some Absinthe and say you drank with the pirates!! Funnily its right by the large Catholic Church so if you need to confess after you don't have far to go! haha

1  Thank Susan B
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Janet H
December 29, 2016|
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Response from Deb H | Reviewed this property |
The European wine industry quashed absinthe consumption with a smear campaign that lasted into the 1900s. The original liquor was often served with laudumun (a version of heroin) so it was a medicinal tonic of the day and... More
May 19, 2015|
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Response from ChowEF |
$20/glass for their best;$10 for "others"- others are more harsh, and/or less ABV and/or not from France -Jeff
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, 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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