"The Funky Pirate - Bourbon Street, French Quarter" Funky Pirate Tip by Ewingjr98

Funky Pirate, New Orleans: 5 reviews and 9 photos

The Funky Pirate is one of the better free blues bars in the French Quarter, and it frequently features Big Al Carson and The Blues Masters. Big Al's name is a good description, as he weighs in the neighborhood of 450 pounds, but he is a great and entertaining singer and showman.

We stopped in late during our first night in New Orleans and we ended up staying for at least an hour, maybe two listening to Big Al work the crowd. We had lots of Abita beers and one of the guys in our group even tried their "shark attack" drink that comes with a plastic shark.

The Funky Pirate draws an older crowds (people in their 50s or so), but it is a good time with Big Al providing the entertainment.

Address: 727 Bourbon St.
Directions: Right across the street from the Bourbon Orleans Hotel
Theme: Live Music
Website: http://tropicalisle.com/funky_pirate.html

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  • Updated Oct 10, 2011
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