A local and tourist spot on the infamous Bourbon Street, The Funky Pirate is an unruly dive bar that offers live blues. Big Al Carson is the go-to lead for this club, and it’s never a disappointment. Everything is reasonably priced, and even if it weren’t, seeing Big Al for one night would make it worthwhile. Funky Pirate Blues Club is the venue for a lively blues show.
Funky Pirate Blues Club, 727 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA, USA, +1 504-523-1960
Since the mid-90s, Mother-in-Law Lounge has been one of the premiere blues (soul, funk, jazz…) bars in New Orleans. The owners are unnaturally friendly and make Mother-in-Law one of the most welcoming lounges. With an unbelievable track record, Mother-in-Law is haunted with talents like Fats Domino, Al Johnson, and others. It’s always a surprise who’s going to play. Located in the outskirts of historic Tremé, Mother-in-Law is a true New Orleans music lounge.
A local hub for the best live blues and dancing in New Orleans, Ooh Pooh Pah Doo Bar is the authentic New Orleans experience. This is a lively place. The bartenders are usually on the dance floor. The drinks are cheap, and the music is unbeatable. It varies between all the New Orleans genres: blues, soul, funk, and jazz. However, the band is well seasoned and knows how to work a crowd.
Ooh Pooh Pah Doo Bar, 1931 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LA, USA, +1 504-435-3384