The Piano Bar

Across the carriageway from the Main Bar is the ever-popular Piano Bar. In the evenings, the line to be seated in this bar extends through the carriageway to the main entrance, but is well worth the wait.

The large room offers green cushioned chairs poised around copper-topped tables. The front stage boasts two copper-topped baby grand pianos. The dueling entertainers perform your favorite sing-alongs from requests written upon napkins passed up from the audience.

Green-coated waiters pass through the audience to take your drink orders and deliver Hurricanes by the dozens. Or, if you prefer, a Pat O'Brien's bartender in a signature green velvet bow tie, will serve you at the copper-topped bar.

The Piano Bar is a bar that has been imitated, but never replicated, because no one can capture the spirit and excitement that Pat O'Brien's creates! It is rare that someone does not have a good time here. The fun-loving atmosphere is absolutely contagious!!

Excerpted from article by Jennifer Lange, December 1995.