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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Patrick's Bar Vin (New Orleans)

Patrick's Bar Vin,  730 Bienville Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (French Quarter).  This was one of our most enjoyable places in New Orleans, and it is just a 100 paces off Bourbon Street.  Away from all the noise.  When you walk in off the street you walk through the front court yard.  It has a very large Magnolia Tree and a water fountain.  There are two pub high wrought iron tables with granite tops, and 4 wrought iron chairs each.  They have 2 or 3 lower tables and chairs. There is this antique wine barrel scale holding a wine barrel, very cool.  As you enter the premise, there is the first room with very classy with leather chairs and two  leather couches. In to the main area again more leather couches and chairs.  They have a very nice sit-up bar that seats 8 comfortably.  As for wine there are 50 different wines by the glass and probably 4 times that by the bottle.  They have a nice beer and specialty cocktail menu.  Just off to the rear side of Bar Vin is a beautiful court yard that is surrounded by the hotel  and you can take your wine over there and relax.  That area can also be booked for functions.  As I said it is just off Bourbon Street, but is very quite and refined no bead tossing and flashing going on here. 
From their web site:  "Named a top 10 wine bar in the U.S. by both Gayot and Fox News, Patrick’s Bar Vin is a New Orleans wine bar in the heart of the French Quarter, managed by New Orleans’ own bon vivant, Patrick Van Hoorebeek.
This was one of our favorite places in New Orleans by far!  Definite 2 thumbs up!!


  1. Patrick's is definitely a retreat; very sophisticated atmosphere for true wine lovers, but also a full bar and some great international beers!

  2. The bar is especially wonderful with Patrick at the helm. He is a gem.