- $25 for $40 worth of food and drinks for two
- Valid Sunday–Thursday only
- See the menu
"Have Fun!" Simple as it sounds, that motto wasn't as easy to follow during Prohibition, when Pat O'Brien ran a speakeasy in New Orleans. But in 1933, when Congress made having fun legal again by ending the longstanding ban on alcohol and frisbees, Pat converted his bar into a legitimate drinking establishment. The place was a smash, and it became even more popular during the 1940s with the creation of The Hurricane—a fruity, rum-based drink served in a souvenir glass that customers can take home and fill with loose change and puréed dollars.
Not a whole lot has changed in the decades since, though Pat O'Brien's is no longer limited to just New Orleans. The historic Zagat-rated venue has spun off siblings in Orlando and San Antonio, where throngs of friends flock for a dose of that famous NOLA energy. Signature features of the original Pat's can be found at each location, including the flaming fountain, which spits flames from streams of trickling water. While sipping on Hurricanes, groups can also dig into the restaurant's Cajun-inspired food, including shrimp creole and traditional jambalaya.