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Pirates Alley Cafe

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622 Pirates Aly, New Orleans, LA 70116-3233
+1 504-524-9332
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Pub
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622 Pirates Aly, New Orleans, LA 70116-3233
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It's kind of odd, a CAFE right next to a Cathedral. Anywho, the place is very OLD SCHOOL. you can either sit at the bar, or outside. It's a very comfortable environment where REAL ABSINTHE is served daily. Between the locals, tour groups and famous...More

Thank hellfirekeep
Reviewed 6 days ago

Right near our time share. Interesting pieces for sale. Very nice art work and hand crafted jewelry.

Thank Kim C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great drinks in an awesome setting. Outstanding margaritas and good cold beer. Absinthe served properly if that's your thing. Located on Pirate Alley behind the Cabildo and beside St. Louis Cathedral off Jackson Square. Check it out!

Thank John W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a cocktail tour, cool street, lots of history behind the bar and the street. Cool experience. Of course, only reason we went, to try absinthe... The traditional way with sugar cube.

Thank Brian J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pirate's Alley - next the St Louis Cathedral. Not sure why they call this a cafe. It's a bar. Small bar.....but they have Lucid Absinthe for $12 (vs. $20 at Absinthe House on Bourbon Street) and they actually use the ice water drip dispensers to...More

Thank kwtaper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cafe is tucked away in one of the alleys near Jackson Square. We learned of this place during a private tour of The Quarter. Its seclusion guarantees a quiet, private milieu. And, if you are trying absinthe for your first time, I recommend this...More

Thank travelingBard23
Reviewed May 10, 2018

Tucked away in Pirate's Alley, this place is a great place to kick back and enjoy a few drinks. Absinthe was a fun novelty drink to enjoy, and outdoor seating was very enjoyable on a beautiful day.

Thank Marian G
Reviewed May 1, 2018

My wife and I visited 3 times during our 4 day stay in New Orleans. I had the local Amber Beer and my wife had the house speciality Absinthe. It is situated in a quiet alley where you can relax and watch the world go...More

Thank Jalgos
Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

This place is great! I highly recommend the Green Pirate, very refreshing and not too strong. The staff is also friendly and nice!!

Thank Chelsie V
Reviewed April 22, 2018

Followed an online self-guided walking tour of the French Quarter that included a stop at Pirate's Alley Cafe for absinthe. We'd never had it before & decided to give it a try. The bartender was very friendly. If you like licorice flavor you might like...More

Thank zenm
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living
lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty
Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port
of call for folks in search of a good time and a great
story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs
across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied
around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the
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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
American, Pub
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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