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Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar

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French Quarter
0.0 miles from French Quarter
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Reviewed June 8, 2022

Small bar but Absinthe is served her and if you are a lover of it I would check this place out. You have to pay attention or you can miss it. Service was great.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 4, 2022 via mobile

Really nice place for some drinks off the main drag of New Orleans. Offers a nice quiet spot with some nice outdoor seating in a great spot next to the cathedral. Place is well priced for some tasty cocktails and a few beer options. Cash...only but there is a ATM in the bar.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed March 21, 2022

This is a great absinthe bar. They offer a wide selection of highly-rated absinthes, served the proper way. On my next trip to NOLA I will make a bee line to Pirates Alley Cafe.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed January 1, 2022 via mobile

Friendly bartenders. Nice out door seating. Reasonably priced drinks. I like to come here when ever I'm in town. Nice place to chill with the adult family.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed November 11, 2021 via mobile

My friends and I stopped here 3x over Halloween weekend. The reason we kept coming back were the mojitos. They were so good and my friends liked the absinthe. I didn’t appreciate the cash only status but what can you do?

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed July 21, 2021

Went here to meet our tour guide. It is a small place with outdoor seating that looks frozen in time. We could picture pirates here 200 years ago having some rum!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed March 29, 2021 via mobile

7pm on March 29, 2021. Outside seating only, no food served, miserable, rude bartender and cash only.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed June 26, 2020

I have a fondness for pirate-themed activities, so this bar was a fantastic find. They're piratically-themed, with various things on the walls, and the waitstaff are also thematically dressed. They serve good pub food, and their drinks are definitely on the stronger side (and a...lot of their drinks include absinthe). Their prices are pretty reasonable. It's a great way to people-watch.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed June 17, 2020

It is a great place to sit and some drinks and watch people walk by. Tony the owner is very friendly. The girls who work there are great also. It is not on Bourbon, in Pirates Alley. I would highly recommend this place if you...want a sort of get off Bourbon Street. Plus you get to meet the Tour Guides.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed March 17, 2020

Definitely recommend the Pirate's Punch. Their drink prices are better than most bars, and they put plenty of alcohol in them! The bartender was great, and the alley is a cool place to sit. We also enjoyed the bar area on a hot afternoon. Try...the "Toxic Baby", lol.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 19, 2020 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in one morning and had Death by Hemingway, which is a combination of absinthe and champagne, and was pretty good. It’s a tiny little place but in a location with tons of history. It’s only a few yards from the...Cathedral. I would recommend stopping in!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 15, 2020

Amazing little bar wide verity of absinthe available, and know how to properly serve it! I would suggest trying the Butterfly.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 20, 2020

Tiny little bar next to the St. Louis Cathedral. Indoor and outdoor seating. Good drinks. Pirate vibe. Arrrrrrrgh!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 2, 2019

We actually went back multiple times to this location. I had a really good Jade 1901 absinthe. My boyfriend had Pirates Punch. The Toxic Baby house specialty is really good and they will not give you the ingredients. See if you can guess what it...is. This is a cash only bar. The staff was really nice and friendly. Fun little themed bar, hidden gem. On the weekend there was even a pirate couple outside. I ended up dueling, never trust a pirate. :)More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 30, 2019

We stopped in late one night to try Hemingway's absinthe drink. The drink itself was revolting, but the cafe was cute. It was a great vibe to sit out in the alley at the little bistro table with our drinks, taking in the city.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Janet H
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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
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$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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Pirates Alley Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5