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Combo Oak Alley Plantation and New Orleans City Tour
"Go beyond the typical city tour experience and see New Orleans like a local. Relax in an enclosed air-conditioned minibus that runs every day rain or shine. You’ll pass through the French Quarter and travel past mansions along Esplanade Avenue on your way to a stop in City Park where you can visit the Morning Call Café for coffee and beignets. In addition you will see the Ninth Ward a neighborhood devastated by Hurricane Katrina. View the Garden District with its vast mansions that line pristine boulevards and Faubourg Treme — one of the oldest African American neighborhoods in the country dating back to the 1700s. Pass through the home of the internationally acclaimed World War II Museum and by the Contemporary Arts Center
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Three Hour City Tour of New Orleans
"Your tour begins when you pass through the French Quarter and travel past the mansions along Esplanade Avenue on your way to a stop in City Park where you can visit the Morning Call Cafe' for coffee and beignets or view the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. In addition you will see the Ninth Ward a neighborhood devastated by Hurricane Katrina. View the Garden District with it's vast mansions that line pristine boulevards the Warehouse District Faubourg Treme- one of the oldest African American neighborhoods in the country dating back to the 1700's pass through the area formerly known as the American Sector
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French Quarter Walking Tour with Burlesque Guide and Optional Drink
"Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse is the meeting spot where a festively attired tour guide will greet you. The mood is set and you can relax as the evening unfolds. You'll move from the club to the storied streets of the French Quarter. Blaze Starr Chris Owens and many more titillating women are remembered for their bold style of living out loud. Lessons on tassel twirling and sexy glove pulls are delivered in style and don't you worry - the men are no left out. We're pleased to present the only burlesque centered tour. Upon the tour's conclusion there's intentionally a lot of evening left. This tour wraps early. On a regular basis guests follow the guide to burlesque performances. The groups are kept small and this tour is adult only.""""The history of burlesque presented by a burlesque dancer! This tour is completely unique in every way. You'll meet your expert guide in a world class Jazz venue on Bourbon street. Then you'll take to the French Quarter streets in the early evening. Guest
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Pat O'Brien's Tips (40)

Pat O'Brians was great, but it...

Pat O'Brians was great, but it was packed when i was there every time. The Cat's Meow on Bourbon is great too.
Pat O'Brians has the traditional Hurricane as well as everyone else, but the fountains and the courtyard make it worth your while .

Dress Code Is ther a dress code in New Orleans?

KT2000AZ
Aug 24, 2002

Pat O'Brien's ROCKS!!!!!!!!!...

Pat O'Brien's ROCKS!!!!!!!!! Pretty much anywhere on Bourbon Street is the place to be. Men will especially enjoy most of the window displays.
Pat O'Briens is a piano bar with the most amazing piano man alive. The crowd goes crazy all night long. I recommend the Hurricanes, but be warned they are STRONG!!!!

KristinaLMF
Aug 24, 2002

Pat O's: Hurricanes galore

On the night I went, this place was patronized by locals and tourists alike. Grab a table in the garden at the back, and have some yummy Hurricanes. New Orleans is famous for Hurricanes, and Pat O’Brien’s makes them the best. Who knew Kool-Aid spiked with Rum could be so good?!?!?!?

Dress Code Cool casual

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Zarah
Jan 26, 2004

Pat O'Brien's: Home of the Famous Hurricane

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.

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spartan
Feb 07, 2004
 
 
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Pat O'Briens Piano Bar: Dueling Pianos

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

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BLewJay
Feb 17, 2004

Pat O'Brien's: Hurricanes, dueling pianos and a lot of fun

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'.)

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jglsongs
Mar 13, 2004

Pat O's: Great Spot

Pat O'briens is a great place to hang out day and night. Food is pretty good as well. Don't forget to try a Hurricane or another one of their fun drinks.

Dress Code Seems anything goes. Then again, it was Halloween when I was there.

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Corinneao
Jan 06, 2005

Pat O'Brien's: Not All It's Cracked Up To Be

My parents and brother and I went to Pat O'Briens because it's my understanding it is a must see. However, I was not impressed at all! There were too many crowds and after waiting for some time we finally were seated at a table in the piano bar area. There was a strange old man who stood and tapped his fingers on a tin plate much to the crowds' pleasure. I found him more annoying and a distraction from the music of the pianos personally. But to be honest with you the piano music left MUCH to be desired and I would probably never care to go back.

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cmarsek
Dec 02, 2005

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Pat O' Briens: The institution

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

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goingsolo
Mar 24, 2003

Pat O'Brien: Pat O'Brien

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.

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Pierre_Rouss
Jun 27, 2003

pat O brians: hurricanes

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

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excitableone
Oct 23, 2002

Pat O'Brien's: Pat O'Brien's

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

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kaipow
Apr 02, 2003

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