Funky Pirate in New Orleans Open 24 Hours During Hurricane Isaac

The Funky Pirate bar, part of the Tropical Isle group in the French Quarter is planning on staying open throughout the course of Hurricane Isaac. If you're in New Orleans and need a break from the weather come on in for a visit!
Aug. 27, 2012 - PRLog -- As tropical storm Isaac churns in the Gulf of Mexico and strengthens into a hurricane bound straight for the city of New Orleans on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall, the Funky Pirate Blues & Sports Club on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter will remain open.  Unless the city of New Orleans declares a mandatory evacuation, the Funky Pirate will continue to serve customers as the only bar open on Bourbon Street for twenty four hours seven days a week.

The Funky Pirate plays host to legendary performers such as Big Al Carson and the Blues Masters on a regular schedule and features a special Jazz specific monthly guest on Mondays.  The bar has also recently added some new features for their customers such as a new 80” HD TV, wireless internet access and live streaming web cams (at of their stage that enables customers who aren’t in New Orleans to enjoy some of Funky Pirate’s great bands.  

For the media, emergency and service industry employees who need a dry and safe place for a short break during Hurricane Isaac, Funky Pirate will keep its doors open and staff on hand.  “While the impending hurricane is certainly an event that all people living in New Orleans should take seriously, we hope that for those that have to stay in the French Quarter that the Funky Pirate can be a place where they can have a comfortable place for a short break,” explained Earl Bernhardt and Pam Fortner, co-owners of the Funky Pirate and Tropical Isle® bars.

The Funky Pirate is located at 727 Bourbon Street in the French Quarter section of New Orleans and is part of the Tropical Isle® group of locations in the French Quarter where there famous Hand Grenade® is sold.
Source:Tropical Isle / Funky Pirate
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Industry:Restaurants, Tourism
Location:New Orleans - Louisiana - United States
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