Hurricanes, the Piano Bar, the Flaming Fountain, and green-jacketed waiters await behind the doors of 718 St. Peter in the French Quarter, New Orleans.
We didn't stop in to eat, just to listen to the music and have a hurricane. The Piano Bar (located across the carriageway from the main bar) is a large room offering green cushioned chairs poised around copper-topped tables.
The front stage boasts two copper-topped baby grand pianos and dueling entertainers perform your favorite sing-alongs from requests written upon napkins passed up from the audience (Green-coated waiters pass through the audience to take your drink orders).
Dress Code: Tourist casual is a nice way to say it.
If you are looking for a place with live music, great drinks and an electric atmosphere, then the Pat O'Briens Piano Bar is the place for you. Two pianist are on the stage playing from a music playlist sent to them by guests on napkins...the music is loud and the patrons sing along as if they are at a concert.
Dress Code: A very casual place, so no need to get all dressed up. But the main reason people go here are for the famous Pat O'Briens Hurricane:
4 oz. Pat O'Briens Hurricane Cocktail Mix
4 oz. Pat O'Briens Hurricane Rum
Fill glass with crushed ice
Garnish with orange and cherry
Pat O'Brien's is a New Orleans institution. Unlike its famous neighbor, Preservation Hall, there are tables and (more important) drinks. Not just any old drinks, but their Hurricanes are their claim to fame, and after a few, you never can tell what kind of scene you'll make at Pat O's!
There are two pianos onstage, and two players in a round-robin style. There might be male pianists, but I've never seen anyone else but women onstage playing and singing. Some are good, some are great- some are funny and some are just plain kitch, but it's all fun and all good.
Dress Code: Informal and anything goes. Being New Orleans, this place is hopping from late afternoon til whenever. The courtyard is a lot of fun too, but inside is where the show is the best. (Make sure someone sings 'Sara, Sara, swinging on the shedhouse door'.)
Pat O Briens is one of the most famous bars in the area. Although its touristy, plenty of locals go there. Make sure to check out the piano bar and the flaming fountain outside. But don't try the Hurricanes.
Dress Code: casual
Pretty well known actually.
Very lively year round, pretty loud too by the same token.
It's an unavoidable bar during Mardi Gras, if you can get in ;-)
Good beer, great Hurricane.
Dress Code: Try to keep your cloths on please.
oh my god 3/4 of the way through my pat o brians hurricane and i was f'd up!!!! that and the goodies i brought from home. i HIGHLY reccomend the hurricanes at pat o's !!!
Dress Code: none
Got to have a Hurricane drink while sitting in the piano bar listening to the dueling pianos. Tons of fun with lots of people and be rowdy!
Dress Code: Casual
This place IS New Orleans!! Drink one Hurricane and you'll understand. Try to get into the Piano Bar for an even better time.
Dress Code: dress nice, not too casual
This is the home of the Hurricane, a kind of fruity-rum drink. They sell these all over New Orleans, but you can get the best here.
Dress Code: Anything is fine.
Pat O'Brien's is famous for its Hurricane drink. It's actually equivalent to at least two drinks. No visit to New Orleans is complete without having one. It's a true Louisiana classic.
Dress Code: Casual.
The hurricane drinks were great!!! The scene is indoor but almost all of it is outdoors with a great fire pit.
Dress Code: Anything and everything goes!!!!