Pirate's Alley Cafe

622 Pirate's Alley

This recommendation comes from a guy by the name of Bill Schult who emailed me to let me know about a very positive experience at this off-Bourbon Street hangout. Normally I try to steer folks away from anything even near Bourbon St (with the exception of Fritzel's Pub), but this sounds like a case of good old southern hospitality in action and I'm certainly willing to give a "near Bourbon" establishment credit if it's well deserved. Thanks for the comments, Bill!

"As for the Pirates Alley, I wandered in there last December, around Sugar Bowl time. It was my first trip to New Orleans & I was not to keen on the idea of hangin around with drunken football fans on Bourbon St., So's I wandered off looking for a place playing some nice Jazz ( hoping on finding some Rockabilly, as well) I ended up in that bar & the bartender, Anthony was an ace guy. Asked me about my trip, generally interested in my story, we eventually got onto the subject of music. I told him I was loving the Jazz, but would like to hear some Rockabilly, he happened to be a fan as well & put some on the stereo for me. Poured a couple of drinks on the house. He showed some of that true New Orleans hospitality, that you yourself know so well. It just was a good time out."

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