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Pat O'Brien's Bar

Pat O'Brien's

Bar, Piano Bar, and Cajun / Creole Restaurant$$$$
French Quarter, New Orleans
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  • Cheryl K.
    "Muffaletta's, Hurricanes, Mint Juleps- don't miss it!"(4 Tips)
    Michael M.
    "One of the BEST Shepard's pies I have ever tasted."(5 Tips)
    Adriana C.
    "On the +side, bars create a very good ambiance and the patio is top!"(25 Tips)
    Blake B.
    "order from the main bar for cheap drinks"(4 Tips)
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  • Meg M.
    Meg Mertz2 weeks ago
    Hurricanes=yummy!
  • Casey R.
    Casey RaeJune 22
    piano bar, give request for dueling pianos, place for hurricane
  • Harry R.
    Grab a hurricane or mint julep and hang out in the big backyard patio. Great for groups.
  • Amanda B.
    The hurricane I had here was heavy on the syrup, but the courtyard is gorgeous and well worth a visit.
  • Kelsey K.
    Hands down favorite piano bar in French Quarter, grab a hurricane and enjoy the music. The lines can get pretty long after 9pm
  • Sean M.
    Stopped here for lunch and drinks. This place was great! We tried the New Orleans Trio and an order of alligator bites. Very good!!
  • Connie C.
    Gorgeous historic courtyard!
  • CyLarge
    CyLargeApril 18
    Men's bathrooms here are disgusting, just fyi. Excrete somewhere else before trying their signature hurricanes, etc.
  • Impe
    ImpeMarch 6
    I don't personally like Hurricane but the place is nice and very full.. Everyone come here once!
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren D.March 4
    sounds like a typical irish bar, but really nice courtyard to sit in on a nice day, plus a piano bar
  • Margarita S.
    Hurricane Cocktail
  • Steph S.
    Steph SchneiderFebruary 8
    Fun piano bar! Night started out calm with people sitting, watching from tables. Got dancey by the end! Also beautiful courtyard!
  • chloe k.
    chloe koslenJanuary 26
    famous nola spot. known for their "hurricane drink". food looks classic nola as well.
  • Lee S.
    Lee SimpsonJanuary 4
    The seats outback in the court yard are fairly quiet in the off season. Nice to get away from the craziness of Bourbon St.
  • Michael M.
    Michael McNultyDecember 28, 2016
    Coming from a NY Irishman. One of the BEST Shepard's pies I have ever tasted. Hurricane, pecan duck strips, and muffalatta sandwich were amazing as well.
    Upvoted Apr 28
  • Leandro G.
    Leandro GazineoDecember 9, 2016
    Very bad service! Yesterday we had a terrible experience there. After have dinner with some friends in this restaurant we decided to go to the piano area and we were almost kicked out of the place.
  • Jackie T.
    Jackie ToddDecember 5, 2016
    Hurricanes. Obviously when a place is known for a drink, it's going to be good. The courtyard area is a nice environment.
  • Emily K.
    Emily KaneNovember 24, 2016
    A must-see for any visitor. The shrimp and grits were so restorative to my broken body.
  • Ryan N.
    Ryan NixonNovember 20, 2016
    Legendary piano bar and the music/show is always a good time, known for hurricanes
  • Erin K.
    Erin KNovember 7, 2016
    The seating in the back is a bit quieter with more room for bigger groups while the piano bar can be pretty packed
  • Olmedo M.
    Olmedo MirandaOctober 31, 2016
    Don't forget to try their Hurricanes! Piano bar is fun!
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Vivian E.
    Vivian EOctober 22, 2016
    The best hurricane! Deceptively strong. Chicken and andouille gumbo was yum! :)
  • evangelina o.
    evangelina ornelasOctober 10, 2016
    Absolutely THE BEST HANDS DOWN WITHOUT A DOUBT THE MOST PERFECT MARGARITA I HAVE EVER HAD IN MY ENTIRE LIFE.
  • Bruna C.
    Bruna CrepaldiOctober 9, 2016
    Go for the Hurricane. It's a strong rum drink.
  • Ron W.
    Ron WillisSeptember 13, 2016
    I'm not big on mixed drinks but this hurricane is giving me life
  • Timothy S.
    Timothy ScheffelSeptember 9, 2016
    Hurricanes are AWESOME! Food is great too.
  • Gulden S.
    Gulden SaatciSeptember 6, 2016
    The food is too spicy.
  • Hunter T.
    Hunter ThomasSeptember 4, 2016
    Big and spacious, grab a hurricane and enjoy the patio or piano bar! Pricey but a classic. Wouldn't stay for food...
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew SchumanAugust 27, 2016
    The trinity was a great choice for trying the tastes of New Orleans
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew SchumanAugust 27, 2016
    The courtyard is awesome and try the Hurricane
  • Guy
    GuyJuly 10, 2016
    Really cool place! Great hurricane and you even can take the glass as a souvenir
  • April M.
    April MayfieldJune 7, 2016
    You've Got to have a famous Hurricane & see the flaming fountains!
  • Moe D.
    Moe DexlerMay 28, 2016
    Hurricanes are not cheap here, but are full of liquor and that, combined with the fact that this place is legendary, makes it worth it.
  • Terry S.
    Terry SkwiercMay 26, 2016
    Drinks Bloody Mary and Hurricane
  • Lori S.
    Lori SkwiercMay 25, 2016
    The Hurricane is awesome!! Great service as well. Very friendly servers.
  • HJ H.
    HJ HaMay 19, 2016
    Shrimp creole
  • Laura W.
    Laura WMay 15, 2016
    Known for its hurricanes. Other cocktails aren't the best but great atmosphere and people watching. Drinks are cheaper if you order at the bar and take to your table.
  • Jeffrey G.
    Jeffrey GlueckApril 27, 2016
    The piano bar is amazing. They know every song. Mix with Hurricane for classic Nola
  • E D.
    E DwardApril 10, 2016
    Hurricanes in the courtyard at Pat O'Brien's is basically a rite of passage for anyone who visits New Orleans. Go on a breezy night if you can.
  • Brad H.
    Brad HagerApril 6, 2016
    FUN place, got to try the famous hurricane, very good. Food is pretty good. Love the dueling pianos, VERY lively, great place to meet people 👍😄
  • Ashley C.
    Ashley Chang-StoryApril 5, 2016
    Drinks and ambiance
  • Maury W.
    Maury WilliamsApril 2, 2016
    One of the only places I'll go on bourbon
  • Christina S.
    Christina SquitieriApril 1, 2016
    Sit on the patio and drink a hurricane. And for those who don't drink, sit on the patio and drink an Eye of the Hurricane. They're a delicious non-alcoholic alternative!
  • Jamie L.
    Jamie LynnApril 1, 2016
    Hurricanes for here or to go. If you're staying, check out the piano bar!
  • Kent A.
    Kent AhrensMarch 29, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Guessing the dualing pianos bar has a lifetime guarantee. If it catches fire, you're dead!
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithMarch 25, 2016
    Obviously, you're here so get a Hurricane. But branch out and try the other specialty drinks, all while enjoying some tunes at the piano bar or the outdoor patio.
  • Eitan L.
    Eitan LidergotMarch 24, 2016
    See some dueling pianos, requests some songs, and have a hurricane or two.
  • Shelley M.
    Shelley MacGregorMarch 18, 2016
    Hurricane to go on a warm day. Refreshing drink in a party atmosphere! It was St. Patrick's Day!
  • Aaron B.
    Aaron BlockleyMarch 9, 2016
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  • Rachael
    RachaelMarch 4, 2016
    Can get really packed with fratastics sometimes, but if you can go at a slower time, the patio's great.
  • Diana S.
    Diana ShotkoMarch 3, 2016
    Jambalaya!
  • Steph K.
    Steph KatrinaFebruary 21, 2016
    Hopping at night. A courtyard on steroids.
  • Frankie C.
    Frankie CheungFebruary 20, 2016
    Food is bad and service is poor.
  • Andrea F.
    Andrea FallingFebruary 19, 2016
    Classic touristy bar in New Orleans - go grab a hurricane and enjoy the outdoor patio!
  • Gurulogy
    GurulogyFebruary 8, 2016
    Amazing venue! Is a must see in Nola. You should try the Hurricane cocktail here!
  • Brian E.
    Brian EricksonFebruary 1, 2016
    Great relaxing haven off of bourbon street. Strong fans keep you cool.
  • Roger W.
    Roger WillisJanuary 30, 2016
    Touristy but decent prices and good atmosphere.
  • Eric O.
    Eric OJanuary 28, 2016
    Upon entering, the line to your right is for the piano bar. Feel free to step left for a regular bar or go past straight for open-air seating and food.
  • Jessy N.
    Jessy NunezJanuary 19, 2016
    Awesome patio space to sip on those famous hurricanes.
  • Delma C.
    Delma CarltonJanuary 17, 2016
    Food and drinks
  • Stephanie D.
    Stephanie DupuisDecember 30, 2015
    Have the Hurricane! I loved the Debris Shepherd's Pie.
  • Charlie
    CharlieDecember 21, 2015
    What can I say? A must stop
  • Alyssa
    AlyssaNovember 22, 2015
    Classic Bourbon street bar, get a Hurricane and explore the Piano bar and courtyard.
  • Tanya R.
    Tanya RojasNovember 21, 2015
    Famous spot. Cool backyard area. Can't have more than one hurricane a night, but it's worth trying.
  • Anamaria H.
    Anamaria HernandezNovember 19, 2015
    Make sure you return your Hurricane glass at the bar! They charge for it on your bill but they'll give you $3 in cash when you return it.
  • Dana M.
    Dana MofieldNovember 6, 2015
    So good! The food was amazing, the ambiance was beautiful and my hurricane was delicious! Our waitress was super nice as was the bartender.
  • Marcelius F.
    Marcelius F.November 6, 2015
    Great drinks, get the hurricane like everybody else. Love the outdoor area! Cozy in the evening when they light the fire in the fountain. Good for dates
  • Anna W.
    Anna WardNovember 1, 2015
    If you like sweet drinks that get you tipsy fast, get a Hurricane. Remember to bring the glass back and they'll refund you $3.
  • Sloane G.
    Sloane GoldenOctober 31, 2015
    duh... you can't leave without a HURRICANE!!
  • Candice R.
    Candice RiveraOctober 30, 2015
    The hurricanes are great!!!
  • Michelle A.
    Michelle AndersonOctober 7, 2015
    Solid gumbo. Beautiful courtyard space
  • Kenneth K.
    Kenneth KaadtmannOctober 4, 2015
    Home of the Hurricane. No visit to New Orleans is complete without a visit to Pat O'Brian's
  • Kari O.
    Kari OsborneSeptember 16, 2015
    Unfortunately, the red beans and rice tastes no better than unseasoned refried beans. The hurricanes are of course strong😊, and the catfish and wings are flavorful.
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew CollSeptember 16, 2015
    Hurricane drink is the go to. Just off bourbon street it is an original. Must go to when in New Orleans
  • Pandora K.
    Pandora KatSeptember 12, 2015
    Have tried Hurricanes all over the city & this one is still our favorite. The fountain & industrial fans are a great setting to enjoy a sultry evening. To-go cups always available.
  • Jamie S.
    Jamie StarksSeptember 7, 2015
    Excellent!!!
  • Lily
    LilyAugust 30, 2015
    Obviously you get a Hurricane here. Take it to go for your walk home if you can't finish.
  • Priya T.
    Priya TungrusAugust 28, 2015
    Very touristy!! They charge $3 per glass which you get cash back from at the bar or you get to keep them. Different prices for the three sections. Courtyard is pretty and is the mid priced one.
  • Scott
    ScottAugust 22, 2015
    Catfish is awesome
  • Scott
    ScottAugust 22, 2015
    Great food and drinks
  • Adriana C.
    Adriana CraveiroAugust 2, 2015
    The Hurricane is overrated and they'll charge you for the glass if you don't mention that you don't want it... It's too touristy! On the +side, bars create a very good ambiance and the patio is top!
  • Erin C.
    Erin CarriganJuly 29, 2015
    Hurricanes while waiting in line for preservation hall! Try to get a hat too
  • Denette
    DenetteJuly 28, 2015
    A historic must visit. Get a hurricane and save the glass for a souvenir. They have a bar, a separate piano bar and a cool outdoor patio!
  • Nana
    NanaJuly 21, 2015
    1 hurricane enough to sweep you away 🙀
  • JamieLynne W.
    JamieLynne WeissJuly 19, 2015
    Enjoy a drink in the prettiest courtyard in New Orleans. If you don't want to lug the souvenir glass around town, return it to the bar for a refund.
  • Laura W.
    Laura WilsonJuly 13, 2015
    Hurricanes!
  • Marcus F.
    Marcus FryerJuly 9, 2015
    Loud and long wait but love it. Grab a hurricane!
  • Lee
    LeeJuly 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Order a puse café
  • Lara B.
    Lara BJuly 6, 2015
    The ONLY place to drink hurricanes in New Orleans
  • Amanda
    AmandaJune 30, 2015
    Hurricane and people watching on the patio!
  • Mélanie V.
    Mélanie VecchioJune 29, 2015
    For The two pianos and Hurricanes
  • Raul G.
    Raul GarciaJune 24, 2015
    Of course your going to go for the hurricane's can't go wrong. They have food but never made it that far. Ha!
  • Stephen S.
    Stephen SmytheJune 23, 2015
    Do what every does and grab a Hurricane from the originators ...but keep in mind there are plenty of fresher more original recipe versions available throughout the Quarter.
  • Khoa M.
    Khoa MaJune 21, 2015
    A good place to check out if your in for the tourist drinks in the French Quarter. The back patio is nice.
  • Magda B.
    Magda BorgesJune 16, 2015
    Great staff! Everyone is very kind. Beautiful and charming place to stay. Must try the traditional Hurricane drink!
  • Amy S.
    Amy SwineyJune 9, 2015
    The food is great and the waitstaff is awesome.
  • Juieta C.
    Juieta ChowdhuryMay 31, 2015
    Piano Room is great!
  • Matty C.
    Matty CitoMay 29, 2015
    hurricanes and hand grenades, trap!!
  • Kathryn I.
    Kathryn IMay 28, 2015
    Happiest place on earth.
  • Joey J.
    Joey JMay 22, 2015
    The courtyard at this place is great. Come here on a nice day and you are set for a good time. Love this place.
  • Olivia O.
    Olivia OliveiraMay 11, 2016
    Gente alegre, delicioso camarão crioula ( bem picante)
  • Peterson R.
    Peterson RuizMarch 31, 2016
    Melhor local para se beber uma boa cerveja e ouvir excelente musica!
  • Ivymaria R.
    Ivymaria RosalesNovember 30, 2015
    Tenes q probar el huracan y llevarte el vaso de souvenir
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