Thursday, October 31, 2013

Famous for Hurricanes, Pat O'Brien's celebrates 80th Anniversary with block party

As Prohibition was ending, Pat O’Brien opened the doors to his neighborhood watering hole on Saint Peter Street on December 3, 1933.   A lot has changed in the last 80 years, but they still know how to throw a party on St. Peter Street in the Quarter.   Consider this your “Save the Date” for a block party on December 3, 2013 with live music by the local favorite band The Bucktown Allstars. 

The green jacket-clad bartenders will be serving up the famous Hurricanes for half-price and a special commemorative Hurricane glass will be on sale with proceeds going to a to be named local charity.   As always, the fountain will be burning strong and the piano players will be playing your napkin-scribbled requests.  Not many 80 year olds can throw a party like this, so mark your calendar now.
Shelly Oechsner Waguespack, President and 3rd-generation owner of Pat O’Brien’s, had this to say about the party:  “Our first anniversary party was our 60th and we’ve been doing this every 5 years since.  We felt strongly about giving back to our community that has supported us through the years.  We have the best customers in the world!   We are grateful that we can continue this incredible tradition of celebrating Pat O'Brien's, our customers and our incredible employees!”

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