After nearly closing after a close call with the Department of Safety and Permits, an "outpouring of community support" means Pirate's Alley Cafe will continue to operate with a bar license. The French Quarter favorite specializes in potent drinks and playful nods to the pirate lore of Jean Lafitte. Absinthe and rum drinks are the reason to go, and the experience is enhanced with Caribbean music and staff who maintains the pirate theme. Open daily. No food.