As Prohibition was ending, Pat O’Brien opened the doors to his neighborhood watering hole on Saint Peter Street on December 3, 1933.   A lot has changed in the last 85 years, but they still know how to throw a party on St. Peter Street in the Quarter.   Consider this your “Save the Date” for a St Peter Street party on December 2, 2018** with live music, drink specials and fun times with old friends.   Live music by SOULED OUT 2-6pm and $4 Hurricanes all day.

The green jacket-clad bartenders will be serving up the famous Hurricanes and as always, the fountain will be burning strong and the piano players will be playing your napkin-scribbled requests.  Not many 85 year olds can throw a party like this, so mark your calendar now.

Shelly Oechsner Waguespack, President and 3rd-generation owner of Pat O’Brien’s, had this to say about the party:  “Our first anniversary party was our 60th and we’ve been doing this every 5 years since. We are grateful that we can continue this incredible tradition of celebrating Pat O'Brien's, our customers and our incredible employees!”

Additionally this year is extra special as the City of New Orleans is celebrating its tricentennial with festivities all year.

**A previous release listed this event as December 3, 2018.   We apologize for any confusion.

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About Pat O’Brien’s:  Pat O’Brien’s Bar is a famous locally-owned bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans known for inventing the Hurricane cocktail, dueling pianos and the flaming fountain.  Pat O’Brien’s Bar has been operating on Saint Peter Street in New Orleans since 1933.


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