Cajun favorites such as jambalaya and fried alligator at a New Orleans-inspired speakeasy-turned-local-pub
What You'll Get
- Type of food: Southern American
- Valid for the full menu (besides alcoholic beverages); valid Sunday–Thursday
- See the menu
#####Pat O’Briens-San Antonio’s COVID-19 Precautions
- The restaurant is temporarily closed and will re-open as soon as the authorities will allow it.
- The online catalog is in full operation sending out signature drink mixes, t-shirts, etc. The main office, Human Resource office, accounting office, and private event sales offices are available.
- Note that state and local guidelines are changing regularly. Please check Pat O’Briens-San Antonio’s website or contact them for their latest guidelines.
The Fine Print
About Pat O'Brien's
"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.