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Funky Butt at Congo Square

714 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3009
+1 504-588-0872
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Birthplace of American Popular Music

If you are familiar with the Square, it is where African slaves spent their Sundays playing music... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Bexley, Ohio
via mobile
Beautiful lighting at night

Walked by here at night.There was a lot of construction by here so wear some sneakers. I understand... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2016
Dallas, Texas
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Brillant music careers have begun at this bar. Closed due to damage suffered in Hurricane Katrina.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
2 Apr 2017
“Birthplace of American Popular Music”
18 Feb 2016
“Beautiful lighting at night”
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714 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3009
French Quarter
+1 504-588-0872
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

If you are familiar with the Square, it is where African slaves spent their Sundays playing music and celebrating their culture. 400 people would play, sing and dance in this square. This is one of the most important places for the development of the blues.

Thank beatj10
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Walked by here at night.There was a lot of construction by here so wear some sneakers. I understand you can walk your dogs here as well but I would check for the signs to be sure.

Thank Tomcat29
Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

I'm not sure if "Funky Butt" used to be a restaurant or club, but I'm writing about the public park. An easy walk from the French Quarter, be sure to go on a Sunday afternoon 3pmish to 5pm to join in on the drumcircle led...More

1  Thank M1ndy3
Reviewed 24 July 2015

Located in Louis Armstrong Park, Congo Square was the meeting place where the Africans perform, and where performances are still being held. However, nothing was going on when we were there but we were able to read the plaque and learn about its history. This...More

Thank Stephen R
Reviewed 24 May 2015

Maybe we arrived at the wrong tome but this square situated in Armstrong park was very empty and honestly boring.There was a plaque of "Congo square" and that was just about it... don't go out of your way...

Thank Bornabrit
Reviewed 21 June 2014

The square is situated in the Louis Armstrong Park on the edge of the French Quarter. An easy walk from anywhere in the Quarter. As we got closer to the park, we started hearing the drums and people cheering and singing. At the park, there...More

Thank LoveToTravel0007
Reviewed 14 March 2014

This was our "must-do" event of our first day in NOLA. Did not disappoint! We heard to drum-rhythms from approximately 1/2 mile away. We were already "shufflin'" by the time we made visual-contact with the "drum-corps". We had a glorious day in which to celebrate...More

2  Thank CanadianShane
Reviewed 15 November 2013

I was wondering again and came upon this. This was really 3 sites in 1. You have Mahalia Jackson theater and Congo Square all located here. There are some very nice statues in this area. They had a concert in this park while I was...More

Thank T S
Reviewed 25 January 2012

This was a great spot for live, local and authentic jazz, a true New Orleans classic!

2  Thank Maverick8740
Reviewed 2 September 2011

This was such an awesome place and was hoping with some relief money or musicians fund that it would get a second chance. Unfortunately, Katrina had other things on her mind!

Thank nolaqueen
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A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living
lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty
Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port
of call for folks in search of a good time and a great
story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs
across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied
around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the
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