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Pirates Alley Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American,
622 Pirates Aly, New Orleans, LA 70116-3233
+1 504-524-9332
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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622 Pirates Aly, New Orleans, LA 70116-3233
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Stopped by this very cool but quirky little bar and had an adult beverage (or 2). They specialize in Absenthe which was really amazing. All the employees dress up in pirate garb and are very friendly.

Thank DonisJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the back of the cabildo and in the French quarter. Food ok, service ok, must try the muffeletas, local sandwich.

Thank Tammy U
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a quaint bar on "Pirate's Alley", a small cobblestone alley off the side of St. Louis Cathedral. We were actually on our way to 5pm Mass at the Cathedral when we discovered the bar, and since we were early we found ourselves drawn...More

1  Thank LaSerena
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in New Orleans on Pirate's Alley (right behind the cathedral in Jackson Square), Pirates Alley Cafe is an unique spot everyone should visit while in Nola's French Quarter! Pirate's Alley Cafe is a pirate-themed bar, but what sets them apart from the other bars...More

Thank TheWkndWarrior
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was so quaint and warm and friendly by the fire drinking absinthe, we barely remember walking back to the hotel. Thanks for a great afternoon and we will be back.

Thank privateersteve
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Maybe have an actual sample size? Rather than our group (I'm sure you remeber) sampling them ALL and having a bit too much to drink. Sorry, about that. What a great New Orleans tradition, day drinking and this is the place to do it. Name...More

Thank Guy P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a nice little bar a few blocks off of Bourbon Street by Jackson Square in pirates alley. They serve a few different types of absinthe. It’s not overly expensive and the bartender was friendly. It’s a small place but nice.

Thank Derek S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

4 of us stopped in to experience this old-time drink. Well, I thought it was good, but others with me thought not. The nice thing is that the bartender allowed us to split as couples 2 drinks so we were able to sample it rather...More

Thank Sheryl C
Reviewed 26 December 2017

Right on Pirate's Alley, this is a cozy little bar. They serve great Bloody Mary's, one of the best in the Quarter (trust me, I tried them all). When you sit outside you literally feel like you're in some other country, greatest feeling in the...More

Thank Blondie_713
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Though we just stopped here for a drink while on a tour, it was a pleasant stop. Other places serve absinthe, and though they don't light it in fire here, it's probably a little more sedate and frankly, cleaner here than at "Olde Absinthe House"....More

Thank Valiant V
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Janet H
30 December 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
20 May 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

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American, Pub
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, 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
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-524-9332
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