New Orleans is known for world-class cocktail culture, but there’s nothing more refreshing than enjoying your favorite drink while soaking up the sun. Whether you prefer fresh air, strong pours, or people watching, you can taste the city’s charm with a refreshing cocktail outdoors in the French Quarter.

Here’s our guide to the best French Quarter bars with outdoor seating.


Pat O’Brien’s

This legendary French Quarter bar is most notably known for its iconic cocktail the Hurricane. Enjoy rum, fruit juice and grenadine in a beautiful curved glass. With a massive French Quarter courtyard and a fountain that spouts fire and water, it’s a charming treat. You won’t want to miss one of the top three destinations in the French Quarter.


Court of Two Sisters

Known for their daily jazz brunch, Court of Two Sisters offers a Creole buffet with staggering options. We dare you to try them all.

Stationed in a 200-year-old-building, you can sense the history and taste the tradition. And their wisteria-shaded courtyard is a breathtaking space that’s perfect for soaking it all in.

Court of Two Sisters French Quarter Bars with Outdoor Seating in New Orleans


Sylvain takes its name from the first opera to take place in New Orleans. It sits in a carriage house built in the 1700s and perfectly combines the classic with the contemporary.

This gastropub has a quiet courtyard that’s perfect for stargazing on a date night. Order a Sazerac, Old Fashioned, or one of their innovative whiskey house cocktails. Pair your drink with delicious nibbles from their sophisticated menu.

Sylvian French Quarter Bars with Outdoor Seating New Orleans


Cane and Table

An unassuming French Quarter bar with a Tiki theme, Cane and Table is a hidden gem on Decatur Street. When you step into this establishment you’re greeted by Colonial style high ceilings and chandeliers, but when you set foot in the courtyard you’re transported to Old Cuba.

Experience contemporary takes on Prohibition-era cocktails at this charming restaurant.


Acqua Bella Poolside Bar

Soak up the sun by the Hotel Monteleone pool and enjoy the incredible views of the French Quarter and Mississippi River.

Our rooftop bar features refreshing cocktails like the Monteleone Mojito, Acqua Bella Raspberry Lemonade, and the Pimm’s Cup. The pool is open from 6:00am to 10:00pm and access is reserved for our hotel guests.

New Orleans French Quarter Bars with Outdoor Seating


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