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Pat O’Brien’s

 
 
Pat O’Brien’s Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 24, 2011
1. Pat O’Brien’s Marker
Inscription. This historical building that is home to Pat O’Brien’s Bar was built in 1791 as a private home that became the first Spanish Theater in the United States. It was later purchased by the Deflechie family as their residence until the building was purchased by Pat O’Brien.

Pat O’Brien ran a speakeasy on St. Peter Street until the repeal of Prohibition. He officially opened Pat O’Brien’s Bar on December 3, 1933, located on the corner of Royal and St. Peter Streets. After Charlie Cantrell joined Mr. O’Brien, the business moved to the present location at 718 St. Peter Street. The famed Hurricane Drink originated at Pat O’Brien’s in the early 1940’s. Word spread quickly about the potent beverage and Pat O’Brien’s Hurricane was an instant hit! Few things have changed over the year at 718 St. Peter. The Main Bar, Piano Bar and lush Patio Bar with flaming fire fountain maintain tradition while delighting customers from all walks of life. In 1990, 624 Bourbon Street was purchased primarily as a private event venue. Due to market demand Pat O’s Courtyard Restaurant opened in 1996 on Bourbon Street and has been serving delicious food and specialty drinks ever since. By 1999, the necessity for a unique private party venue was apparent and Pat O’s on the River in Jax Bewery opened for private parties. Pat O’Brien’s will always be committed
Pat O’Brien’s Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 24, 2011
2. Pat O’Brien’s Marker
to quality, consistency, value and efficiency. We are very proud of our success, history, and dedicated employees. Thank you for being a part of New Orleans best. Have Fun!
 
Location. 29° 57.49′ N, 90° 3.919′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on St, Peter Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 720 St. Peter Street, New Orleans LA 70130, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Plique – La Branche House (within shouting distance of this marker); Pedesclaux-Lemonnier House (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); My Bourbon Home (about 300 feet away); LaBranche Buildings (about 300 feet away); Former site of Holy Family Sisters’ Convent (about 300 feet away); Avart-Peretti House (about 300 feet away); Commagère – Mercier House (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in New Orleans.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 397 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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