Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse, Pat O’brien’s bar reopen

(Photo: Pat Kight | CC Flickr)
Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse and Pat O’brien’s bar reopened last week after closing for several months due to the COVID-19 shutdown restrictions.

Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse, located at 716 Iberville St., reopened Friday, Sept. 11 and are open from Wednesday to Sunday. The lounge area, which contains the bar, opens at 4 p.m. and dinner service starts at 5 p.m. The restaurant closes at approximately 10 p.m., depending on the circumstances.

Pat O’brien’s, located at 718 St. Peter St., reopened Sunday, Sept. 6 and its new hours are Friday, from noon to 9 p.m.; and Saturday, from noon to 7 p.m.

Both locations reopened with coronavirus safety guidelines, including social distancing and mask requirements when not seated at a table.

They initially closed in March following the coronavirus shutdown restrictions issued by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell.

Edwards announced on Friday that Louisiana will move into Phase 3 of reopening, allowing restaurants to increase their capacity and bars to reopen.

On the same day, Cantrell announced that the city will remain in Phase 2, limiting gatherings, restaurant capacity and continuing the closure of bars.

Bars remained closed following the initial reopening in late May, early June, although customers were still allowed to purchase to-go alcohol. Cantrell banned to-go alcohol July 25, effectively shutting down bars until Phase 3.

“Like many things, [COVID-19] is forcing us to do some things differently,” Cantrell said at a Friday press conference. “We can’t let our guards down. this is the time to continue to be vigilant, do what is necessary, practice civic responsibility and move us through the impacts of this pandemic.”

New Orleans has confirmed more than 12,200 coronavirus cases, with 25 new cases reported Wednesday; and 585 deaths as of Thursday, Sept. 17, according to public health officials.

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