what a service!.
The place was crowded, dirty, dirty restrooms.
The bar tender, a tall blond girl did not know what she was doing.
How can they have her as a bar tender?
Great Hurricanes and bar!. The bar at Pat O'Brien's is a great place to stop on a hot afternoon to cool off with a huge, incredibly refreshing Hurricane, play the jukebox, and relax for a while. It's really crowded and loud at night, so we liked it better during the day. Across from the bar is a gigantic cocktail lounge with a bar and lots of tables and chairs, but it fills to overflowing at night. Two piano players are featured at night (not sure if it's just on weekends), but they don't live up to the atmosphere of either New Orleans or this great lounge. They play songs the audience can sing along to, but not very good ones. We actually heard them do Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar on Me"--yikes! It would be so much better if they had jazz performers. Still, the Hurricanes were the best we tasted, and it's a fun place, so go!
awesome bar. i enjoy this bar for its chill scene. it does get crowded but not sweaty like any other dance club. although it does have plenty of different rooms to hang out, i love the outdoor patio because it is large and perfect to meet people. of course, when it is raining, it is not as fun, but if you are resourceful (or go to one of the rooms), you can still enjoy a rainy day at pat o'briens. i am not much of a hurricane drinker but people seem to like those made by pat o'brien bartenders.
Tourists, Tourists. Great place if you want the Bourbon st experience off of Bourbon. I have had to take clients there twice in the last 6 months & beg anyone coming to the city to venture out of the quarter & experience some local joints!
a mature setting. If you like your drinks with a touch of citrus to it, then try the hurricane. I try to stay away because its really popular with the Bourbon tourists but if you're in a group then its fine to hang here for a while and them move on to many more holes in the wall.
Home of the hurricane, this expansive, crowded tourist destination still offers a touch of class..
A brick-lined entranceway leads to a small, cozy meeting space. It's an intimate place for a quiet drink--if you manage to arrive before it becomes packed with college kids. Directly across sits a much more spacious piano bar with beer steins hanging from the ceiling for a nice decorative touch. Spiral staircases leading up to the bathrooms lend a stately elegance.
The sprawling patio-courtyard area is where the action is; its centerpiece is the famous flaming fountain. Expect tables full of rowdy college kids, tourists and young debs. Although the bloody mary is top-notch, the hurricane is Pat O's signature drink. This heady rum-based concoction is renowned for its potency and the large lamp-shaped glass it comes in. The Courtyard Restaurant serves bar bites ranging from crawfish nachos to catfish strips, and traditional entrees including red beans and rice and jambalaya.
What is a mint julep?. I promise, it is not some kind of green mixed drink!!! My first time there, the bartender fixed me up. Gave me a double! Okay, for those who (like me) actually may not know, a mint julep is bourbon whiskey with crushed mint leaves and nothing else. It is really good, if you like straight whiskey.
Great place to drink. Okay to eat..
Yes it's a tourist trap (and I hate tourist traps) but I still love Pat O'Briens.
Mostly go there for the drinks since there are tons of better dining locations in New Orelans.
I figured the hurricanes would be watered down and overly sugary. However after sitting around for a couple of hours these things will put even the strongest on their butts.
Typically tourist. If you like lots of drunks, loud noises, average food, but strong drinks, this is your place. And yeah, you can tell all of your friends when you get back home that you went there.
Great Place to Eat "cheap". My husband and I loved the crawfish nachos! We were treated well and the food was worth the cost of finding this beautiful courtyard! We were surprised at the low prices on the menu and were excited to have found somewhere were the beers were not $5.00 and a hurricane (a GREAT hurricane) was well less than $8.50. Not overpriced, great outdoor dining and great, helpful staff. LOVED IT!
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