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Pirates Alley Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American,
622 Pirates Aly, New Orleans, LA 70116-3233
+1 504-524-9332
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  • Very good35%
  • 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 3 weeks ago

This place is hidden in an alley not even on most maps. The street sign saying Pirates Alley had been recently stolen when I came, making it even harder to find. Came here to try absinthe. They have 4 different brands and I tried two....More

Thank Hapkidodave
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I cannot tell you how often in our time both living in and visiting the French Quarter over the past 18 years, that we've walked past this place and never knew what was inside! I always thought it was a little lemonade/sandwich shop, so mostly...More

1  Thank Sheila W
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Way better than the absinthe bar on bourbon street. Served properly at half the cost. Best place in New Orleans for absinthe

1  Thank Chance V
Reviewed 31 July 2018

The food here is delicious and the prices are reallyy reasonable. It is casual and the people who work there are extremely helpful in helping you decide what to eat.

Thank paris225j
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

When in New Orleans, there are a variety of establishments serving up absinthe, and it seems all of them claim to be the original location for this delectable spirit. Whatever that case may be, I recommend Pirate’s Alley Cafe. Less than a block from Jackson...More

Thank travelingBard23
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Friends and I visited Pirates Alley for a late night absinthe tasting, because it was the place to go. What a great place. They make them the traditional way and the drinks were so good! Please go by and visit! Its a cool bar and...More

Thank amclark78
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Just go, have some Absinthe and say you drank with the pirates!! Funnily its right by the large Catholic Church so if you need to confess after you don't have far to go! haha

1  Thank Sue B
Reviewed 20 June 2018

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

1  Thank hellfirekeep
Reviewed 18 June 2018

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

Thank Kim C
Reviewed 11 June 2018

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
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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

Rating summary
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American, Pub
After-hours, 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
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-524-9332
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