Main Bar

Patronage to Pat O'Brien's is unwavering, and no where is that more obvious than the Main Bar. This bar exudes the atmosphere of a neighborhood bar. On the walls hang framed pictures of loyal customers enjoying years spent at their favorite French Quarter establishment. Renovated in the 1960s, the Main Bar caters to local and out-of-town patrons alike.

With over 500 beer steins hanging from the ceiling, champagne bottle wall lamps, and mirrored bar backs bordered with ornate ironwork, the Main Bar has the feel of an old-fashioned private gentlemen's club -- but everyone is welcome here!

The jukebox plays a wide variety of everyone's favorite bar tunes for those who want to sit back and relax or have a rousing good time dancing with friends. During the day, a giant-screen television broadcasts sporting events, and there's not a bad seat in the house!

Excerpted from article by Jennifer Lange, December 1995.