Dating back to speakeasy days, Pat O'Brien's is a festive, albeit very touristy spot--a good place to finish off that first Friday night in the Quarter after you've had a couple. You can sing all those songs you know the words to, like 'Cheeseburger in Paradise' or maybe your college fight song, while a couple of piano players accompany you and a large room full of people. Occasionally there is an antediluvian gentleman in dark glasses who plays, with the aid of some sort of metal claws attached to his fingers, a serving tray.
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Fort Smith, Arkansas
August 1, 2006
From journal New Orleans - 2006
August 12, 2005
From journal Week in New Orleans
May 30, 2005
Basically, it has two sectors, an open one in the back and a "bar" at the front. In the open-air area, you can have the famous Hurricane while you look at the fire-water fountain and then buy a souvenir in the gift shop. In the bar, you can just sit and listen to a live performer in a quieter space. It is a really nice place you must visit.
From journal New Orleans in April
Cary, North Carolina
March 21, 2005
From journal N'awlins Y'all - Bon Temps!
by L & RV
November 16, 2004
From journal N'awlins
July 16, 2004
From journal Laisse le bon temps rouler in New Orleans
February 5, 2003
The bouncers and bartenders were very friendly. Pat O's is one of the neighborhood places that stays open the latest.
I was bemused by the appearance and size of a Hurricane glass, so made sure I picked up one as a keepsake.
From journal The Big Easy
New York, New York
March 12, 2002
Just like most places in New Orleans, this place was fun from beginning to end. The bartenders were very cool and chatted with us for quite a long time. The music was perfect and so was the atmosphere. Definitely worth a trip here at least once!
A little tip. The glass that they serve the Hurricane in is a much sought-after Souvenir. If I remember correctly, you actually have to pay for the glass when you order it, and they will refund you the difference if you deciede not to keep the glass.
From journal Attempt to do New Orleans in a Day!
September 29, 2001
Sea Girt, New Jersey
March 22, 2001
From journal Eat, Drink and Be Merry