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Funky Pirate Blues Bar

Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA
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1 - 10 of 79 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in for the music, music was incredible...one drink minimum per person (standard Bourbon St rule), No recording or videos, $10 minimum credit card, two bartenders bickered constantly, not a fan...

Thank MomWins19
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Was with a large group of people as we stopped in to hear a set. The band was great, played a bunch of cover songs with their own twist on the songs. Beer was cold, people friendly, what more can you ask for

Thank robert m
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Friend and I stopped in because the music we heard sounded great. Bought the obligatory drinks-- the touristy "grenade" in a long plastic container. Was a bit sweet for us. But good. Music is AWESOME. Would go back next time we are there.

Thank michaeljones46
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We were in New Orleans (for a conference) at Halloween, so it was a little crazier than usual - but there did not seem to be serious music fans here, just lots of drunk people. A little disappointed. (See Fritzel's European Jazz Club.)

Thank Grace Carr L
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We love Willie Lockett and were thrilled to see him playing again on our visit to New Orleans a couple of weeks ago!!

Thank Sally Q
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We enjoyed some great music and a fun atmosphere at the Funky Pirate on our most recent visit to NOLA. Can't go wrong stopping in there!

Thank Graham C
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Great music and atmosphere open late and is usually very busy prices can vary at the bar but a place I would go back to

Thank colebytraveller
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Went looking for some blues music on Bourbon and tried this place. Band set up late, guitar player couldn't get his guitar working, played 6 songs and went on break. Oh and half the songs weren't even blues. Drinks were expensive but at least the...More

Thank rayboy
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Just went in for one drink and ended up making this our hangout while in town. Shane the bartender kept us coming back.

Thank ski4me45
Reviewed 13 June 2017

While roaming Bourbon Street we stopped at the drinks to go window here to try out the Grenade and Shark Attack. It was early in the evening, so there was only a couple folks in the bar and no music going but the bartenders were...More

Thank Wolfeaj
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29 January 2017|
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Response from Seashell96 | Reviewed this property |
No food. Good music and Shane is the best bartender in NOLA.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Pub, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
13:00 - 02:30
17:00 - 02:30
17:00 - 02:30
17:00 - 02:30
13:00 - 02:30
13:00 - 02:30
13:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
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