We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pat O'Brien's

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
French Quarter
As featured in Seeing New Orleans and 2 other guides
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 718 St Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: 504-525-4823
Website
Improve this listing
Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 am
Description:

An intimate and very popular bar, Pat O's is known for its Bloody Mary and...

An intimate and very popular bar, Pat O's is known for its Bloody Mary and the Hurricane, its signature drink.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 482 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 238
    Excellent
  • 151
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Big fun in the Quarter

I first walked into Pat O's during the 1976 Sugar Bowl. Since then on every trip to NO I always at least stick my head in the door for a hurricane. This place never changes and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
joecool1980

Similar Things to Do in New Orleans

Add Photo Write a Review

482 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Level Contributor
26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I first walked into Pat O's during the 1976 Sugar Bowl. Since then on every trip to NO I always at least stick my head in the door for a hurricane. This place never changes and you know, in this case that is a good thing. The outdoor patio is very pleasant but I always gravitate to the boisterous piano... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank joecool1980
London
Level Contributor
72 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were told that a Hurricane at Pat O'Brien's was compulsory during our one night stopover in NOLA. It turns out this was correct. Allegedly home of the original Hurricane, this is a good experience. We sat out in the courtyard where the service was pretty slack but the drinks are so huge you barely notice. They pull an irritating... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank DulwichEd
PatOBriensBar, Owner at Pat O'Brien's, responded to this review

The Hurricane originated at Pat O'Brien's in the 1940's. We are happy that you enjoyed the drinks and ambiance, and will address the patio servers about your comment regarding service. The buy back option on the glassware was implemented decades ago because guests were taking them home as souvenirs. This is a courtesy to our guests who do/do not want... More 

North Dakota
Level Contributor
88 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One is plenty and you can take it to go if you need to but it is the thing to have in the Quarter! The dueling pianos are fun to if you want to stay!

Helpful?
1 Thank fargoswimtaxi
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pat O'Brien's has been in New Orleans forever. It's the home of the dueling pianos, and they do not disappoint. It's a fun atmosphere and everyone happily sings along. Caution: One Hurricane is plenty!

Helpful?
Thank Styler8599
Cape Fair, Missouri
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Soooo much fun. The piano players were amazing! Played requests for everyone. Such a fun atmosphere. This was our anniversary and we had a grand time! The Hurricanes were awesome. Waiters were the best! Go enjoy the quarter at Pat's!!

Helpful?
1 Thank Jette W
PatOBriensBar, Owner at Pat O'Brien's, responded to this review

Thanks for celebrating your anniversary with us! More 

Hamilton, Canada
Level Contributor
35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our first meal in NOLA here and very little stacked up. Their gumbo was spicy and no where else did it taste as good. Gator bites were tasty. Black beans and rice was just right. The hurricanes were good. They automatically charge a fee for the glass, where you had to go to the bartender to get it... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Shadicats
Ottawa
Level Contributor
66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this place and their drinks were excellent. The service was a bit shoddy, but the atmosphere was great. On the cool days the outdoor patio had ample heat lamps to stay warm. Most tourists flocked to this bar for the Hurricane drinks. They charge you for the glassware without asking, but are happy to reimburse you if... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank RBOttawa
PatOBriensBar, Owner at Pat O'Brien's, responded to this review

Thanks for letting us know about your experience. We take pride in great service and will definitely address your comment with the staff. More 

Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You gotta stop here and have an awesome drink. We had a blast. You won't be disappointed . Can't wait to come back .

Helpful?
1 Thank David V
PatOBriensBar, Owner at Pat O'Brien's, responded to this review

we are so happy you had a great time! Thanks for letting us know More 

Level Contributor
56 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this bar with a group of friends and it did not disappoint! It is obviously oriented fully towards tourists, but it was a lot of fun nonetheless. They have a fountain that's on fire, and a lot of fun delicious drinks. The drinks were fairly inexpensive as well, especially since this is a touristy establishment. Their beer... More 

Helpful?
Thank Michael V
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Favorite location in NOLA. Good cheap food, great drinks and great atmosphere. I highly recommend it.

Helpful?
Thank Xtina3030

Travelers who viewed Pat O'Brien's also viewed

 

Been to Pat O'Brien's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Pat O'Brien's and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Pat O'Brien's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?

Staying in French Quarter

Neighborhood Profile
French Quarter
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 Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.