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BBB Rating
A+
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Hours

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Phone: (210) 225-2568

Payment method
visa, all major credit cards, amex, cash, discover, master card, no credit cards
Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
East Side, Downtown San Antonio, Alamo Plaza
AKA

Pat O'Briens San Antonio

Categories
American Restaurants, Creole & Cajun Restaurants, Bars, Taverns, Bar & Grills, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Southern, American, Bar & Grills, Cajun & Creole

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes

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shannon

05/26/2011

Overall
I have been to Pat O's many ti...

I have been to Pat O's many times for lunch and hurricanes and always have had a great time. Lately I have not been going out because San Antonio Bars are all the same. Meat markets with guys trying to grab you in places they should'nt. Tonight I was downtown with my girls and we ended up on the patio listening to an acoustic band jamming and drinking Yup you guessed it Hurricanes. I went to the ladies room and discovered a stairwell going up with people making their way up there. I followed a couple and ended up in a bar that reminded me of a place I went last winter in Berlin. OMG. it was amazing! I totally forgot about my friends and got lost in the middle of a packed sweaty dancefloor. The Dj was playing the most amazing techno I have ever heard in San Antonio much less the United States and the Bass just grabbed a hold of me and moved me all night. My girls ended up finding me and we had the time of our life! Forget all the other clubs in the city and go there. I promise you will have a blast!

ms84

02/26/2011

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Overall
They will rip you off!

We were there on a Friday night. There were about 10 of us. The waiter was hard to find but in general very nice. The outdoor are was amazing and the all female band sounded great. However, the troubles began when we went to pay. The waiter couldn't properly divide the check and ended up charging my husband and I $85 when our tab should have been $35. We agreed to pay the tab (which included our friends drinks). Then they declined my husbands card (which was a lie). The charge showed up on his account. Then they ran my card and said it was declined. Which was a lie that charge showed on my account! The manager got involved and said he would reverse the charges and asked us to pay $7 the price of two drinks!! Well they reversed my husbands and not mine! After calling several times and them constantly saying they would reverse it.... it is still charged to my account! THEY WILL RIP YOU OFF!!!

artyclough

11/07/2010

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Overall
The flaming fountain can't rescue this crap

This isn't Pat O'Brian's. Even the Universal Studios City Walk in Orlando does 10 times better at replicating the New Orleans. The food was unrecognizable from the parent restaurant. The tiny slice of pecan pie was served cold and coldly. The etufee was tiny, cold, and void of flavor. If only I had looked at the City Search reviews I would not have gone. Avoid this place. There are so many restaurants nearby that actually try.

v chavez

01/30/2010

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Overall
Great place to leave!!!!

My wife and I went to NOLA and the bar was great so when we went to the one in SATX we expected the same....The bald piano guy was absolutely terrible because he was so drunk he could not hold a tune... When my wife gave him a song written on a napkin to sing, he wanted us to buy him a shot just to sing it!!! I couldn't freakin' believe it!!! The country sounding guy was O K, at least he tried to be funny..... The girl singer was worth the price of admission! I couldn't believe they charged me for going in to see this crap!!!!! Next time we will spend the extra $15 us and go to the Howl at the Moon bar! When we left, we went to Dirty Nelly's and the one piano player they had there was better than the three at Pat O'Brien's, which is sad cause i have been to the original in NOLA and the piano players there were awesome~!!!!!!!

sigma master

12/20/2009

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Overall
So very disappointed!!

SEATED AND IGNORED. WHEN GOT UP LEAVE 20 MINS LATER THE HOST PRETENDED NOT TO SEE US AND TURNED AWAY AS IF WE WERE NOT THERE. WE WERE THE SECOND PARTY TO LEAVE IN THAT 20 MINS. THEY WERE NOT BUSY AND WE SEEN TWO SERVERS COME AND WALK AROUND, THEN LEAVE!!

ilovesanantonionw

10/17/2009

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Overall
Walked in and Walked right out!!

The general manager should hire secret shoppers to keep tabs on how employee's treat the customers! What a wastSad

KatyBourne

07/17/2009

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Overall
Horrible, Horrible, Horrible

Avoid this place. Staff is rude and the piano guys are horrible. One screeches his way through the songs (at least he is nice looking) and the other one thinks hes a country singer but hasnt found the key he sings in and can't keep in tune (and is nothing to look at).

Its a shame this place carries the Pat OBriens name.

supadallas

11/11/2008

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Overall
HORRIBLE!!!

This place stinks! The service was terrible and the food was just as bad. Our waitress got our drink/food orders and then split. After eating half of the poor tasting food we waited 20 minutes before we finally spotted her duck in the kitchen. My husband had to go into the kitchen to tell her we needed our check. We lived in New Orleans for three years and this place does no justice to the original Pat O's.

tamikinns

04/07/2008

Overall
POOR

This bar is HORRIBLE..never again will I step foot there. The bouncers feel they can push you around and call you names just because they work there. I was not there but an hour and they felt they had the right to punch people in my group because we wanted to get our credit card back from the bar. When the police came..the bouncers involved mysterically disappeared..hmmmm. Come to find they overcharged my card too , I dont recomend this place at all.

tamikinns

04/07/2008

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Overall
POOR POOR AND WORST

I Dont recomend this place at all. Went here to have a good time after NCAA celebration, and were greeted RUDELY at the door. Paid cover charge to be there not but an hr. The bouncers inside think they can grab and assult people just because they work there and once the police come..they are no whrere to be found..hmmmm. My husb and I went with a small group , were cursed at by an employee and asked to leave after an accidental bump even tho we apologized. They werent going to allow us to even close our tab, when we refused to leave without OUR CREDITCARD, the biggest bouncer there slammed my husband and choked him repeatedly and no one even helped that worked there..they jus said they couldnt get him off. My husband is left with 2 black eyes and bruises on his neck. We are filing assult charges, this was just uncalled for. I will NEVER go there again. And I dont recomend it at all. To top it off they overcharged my card 50.00 more than what we had agreed.

jskonz

07/24/2007

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Overall
Great food and fun atmosphere

My son and I went to Pat O'Briens on a recent visit to SA and really enjoyed it. The alligator bites appetizer was just 'okay' but the shrimp creole and red bean and rice were excellent. The hurricanes were pretty good as well. Nice atmosphere and live music when we went. If I lived in SA I could see going there often.

austinman39

06/10/2007

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Overall
Best Piano Bar In San Antonio

A group of people and myself were at the San Antonio Pat O'Briens last Saturday night. We spent the evening in the piano bar and what a great time we had. The staff were friendly and accomodating, especially our waitress Kate, what a hard worker. She was right on top of replenishing our drinks.The piano show was really fun. Go and see Summer and Brad perform. They were hilarious, especially Brad and had our table in stiches watching them batlle guy and girl songs. The other two players were ok, but the real draw are these two. They work really well together. Summer has an awesome voice and Brad kept the audience singing along and their duets rock. We couldnt wait for their hour breaks between stage time for them to come back. They even got the audience to stand up and sing the national anthem.The only drawback we could think of was the five dollar cover but even still it was an enjoyable evening.

jlrogers777

06/03/2007

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Overall
Poor Service/Does not accommodate groups

After attending a wedding in San Antonio, we decided to venture to the Riverwalk for a post wedding celebration. The entire wedding party was there, and we thought what better way to celebrate than to go to Pat O Brien's...BIG MISTAKE. Upon arrival we were treated very rudely by the doorman, and then requested to speak to the manager on duty. The manager on duty arrived and was also arrogant and non-accomodating to our group. We had over 15 people with us, along with a bride and groom. We all paid the door charge for a whopping one hour of service( or lack there of) and experienced nothing but rude bar staff, non-air conditioned facilities, and an over-crowded mix of drunken tourists! Needless to say, we will not be stoppin back at this bar on our next trip to the Alamo City. If you want the real experience, I would recommend Pat O""Briens in New Orleans. Don't waste your time with this Mc Donald's of a franchise. If you are in San Antonio, try one of the other hundreds of bars featuring music/entertainment, that are actually nice while taking your money. There are too many bars (and piano bars) on the Riverwalk to experience, to waste your time at this establishment!!

gbromagen

09/27/2006

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Overall
Second best bar I know of.

Go here. This bar is by far one of my favorite bars in the world - as long as it's a weekend. Pat O's has a few bars really. One of them is set up with patio style seating and with the nighttime weather here in San Antonio it's a wonderful place to sit and drink a New Orleans style hurricane. The other bar is a piano bar which is always packed friday and saturday night. Pcked. you have to get there before 10:30 to get a good seat and I recommend getting a good seat. Everyone writes their song requests on napkins and gets to hear them played on dueling pianos for a reasonable tip. The piano players, as a whole, are friendly, extremely talented and a lot of fun. All of them really, except for the fat one. The fat male piano player is a surly, money grubbing, tip monger who pretty much ruins his performance by inserting miserable ploys to get paid. The fat ruins the show. But all the others are wonderful.
This is a great place to come to if your visiting from out of town, tourists or conventioneers. It's also a wonderful place to take your friends for their birthdays.
What else...you should get the hurricanes. it's an overpriced rum based drink but they taste fantastic and two or three of them get you good and boozed up. Kepp an eye on the waitresses and your tab however. I've been in a couple situations where the waitresses have tried to fudge my tab by a good fifty dollars. But it's right down town and if you don't like it try another bar down the street.

rver

09/05/2006

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Overall
Surprisingly good lunch

We've been to Pat O'Briens in both New Orleans and Memphis but only for drinks and maybe an appetizer. We tried lunch here and it was very good and very reasonable. The muffalatta sandwich was good and the shrimp were excellent and very fresh and the portions were very nice for a lunch. So if you want a fancy drink or beer and a reasonable lunch with a New Orleans flair try the San Antonio Pat Obrien's.

redhead25

05/02/2006

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Overall
Awesome place to down some drinks!

I live in Houston and frequently visit Pat Obrien's- i love it there the people are down to earth and it seems to be there is always a handful or handsome guys ladies- not just one or two but a whole bunch! i love it there try the Hurricane's it seems to be their specialty even though im a beer drinker i still say they are preety damn good!

ppsantoy

10/21/2005

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Overall
excellent brunch

excellent brunch atmosphere with live jazz band. the only drawback was that they did not offer mimosa pitchers.

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