What if you can't get tickets to the big game? You can find the best seats in the house all over New Orleans in one of the many sports bars. All the excitement of the New Orleans' Saints, Pelicans, Voodoo Arena Football and local college teams can be seen and heard in one of the fine establishments listed below. Pull up a chair next to someone wearing your team's colors and let the good times roll in a New Orleans sports bar during the next game.
Description: Beer, beer, and more beer. This top-rated and respected pub revolves around pouring you the impeccable pint of your choosing. They're open 24/7, so you have plenty of opportunity to sample over 40+ beers on tap, plus dozens of craft brews in bottles. Consider soaking it up with a juicy half pound burger or bangers and mash.
Description: The inspiration behind Barcadia: your inner child. This recently opened downtown venue prides itself on fun and games, and wants you to let go of any worries and have the best time possible! Barcadia has endless options of games for its customers, including life-size jenga, skeeball, giant connect four, and air hockey. The bar also has 44 craft beers on tap and a mouth-watering menu of specialty burgers, wraps, and appetizers. Barcadia is the perfect place to kick back with friends and enjoy a walk down memory lane.
Description: Mid City’s new place to play. They offer plenty of choices when it comes to beer, over 75 different bottled beers. Guinness on tap, along with Abita Amber, Samuel Adams October Fest, NOLA Hopitoulas, Smithwicks, and Heiner Brau round out the draught selection.
Description: Bayou Burger offers piled high specialty Burgers, stacked hot dogs, a wide selection of local Brews and everything Sports in an upbeat setting—a casual gathering spot for relaxing with friends, refueling and watching the game amid the excitement of Bourbon Street.
Description: Known as "the home of the 10-ounce Beach Burger, " this grill serves up all the perennial happy-hour favorites -- onion rings, potato skins, fried mushrooms, spicy wings, quesadillas and chicken tenders.
Description: Bruno's Tavern has been located on the corner of Maple and Hillary Street since 1934. We have occupied 3 corners over the years and have finally built our new tavern on the site of the 1934.
Description: With locations in the Garden District and Uptown New Orelans, The Bulldog is a local favorite for great draft beer and pub food. The Bulldog offers 50 beers on tap and over 100 bottles, and features a laid-back, dog-friendly atmosphere. Menu variety: Tex-Mex, Hamburgers, Sandwiches, Seafood, Steaks
Description: Since 1977, Cooter Brown's has been a popular watering hole and sandwich shop. Located in the historic Riverbend section of Uptown New Orleans, Cooter Brown's proudly serves over 400 brands of domestic and imported bottled beers, as well as 45 different beers on tap. Enjoy Raw Oysters from the Oyster Bar, the City's Best Boiled Crawfish (seasonal) and great tavern food including Poor Boys, Seafood, Specialties and SideOrders.
Description: El Roconito is a Mexican eatery located in Mid-City and acclaimed by locals as having awesome chips and queso! The restaurant is small and casual. If you are looking for a quality Mexican bite to eat and you’re in the neighborhood, El Roconito is the place is stop. Customers also say the tacos are worth trying!
Description: Just two blocks from the New Orleans Convention Center. Ernst Cafe is a great place to have lunch, relax with a few drinks, or hold a meeting. Their private facility includes a 2,000 square foot balcony overlooking the Lafayette Pedestrian Mall and can accommodate from 50 - 500 people.
Description: Being close to Tulane and Loyola Universities makes this bar a favorite hangout for college students. With the look of a British pub this local bar has video games, a jukebox, and a pool table in the back.
Description: Nominated as the best neighborhood bar in New Orleans by Gambit Weekly, Finn McCool’s is THE local watering hole to visit. Named after the famous Irish folklore singer, Finn McCool’s is a lively, friendly, always happy bar that embodies New Orleans’ culture of food, music, and family. The bar is always packed on game day – especially during soccer season – and Finn’s hosts “bar quiz night” every Monday at 8. The décor of Finn McCool’s is authentic pub with southern flare, so be sure to check it out if you’re looking for a cold pint and a good time!
Description: This Uptown neighborhood watering hole is known among locals as a favorite spot to watch the Saints games, play pool and enjoy cheap beers. Henry’s Bar is over 110 years old and prides itself on its slogan, “serving beer since before you were born.” There are picnic tables out front for day drinking or beers on a warm night, and Henry’s serves a small menu, including burgers and fries, from a side window along the bar. If you are looking for an authentic New Orleans bar experience, Henry’s is the place to visit!
Description: Run by New Orleans locals, Huck Finn’s Cafe takes pride in serving authentic New Orleans dishes, most of which have been passed down for generations. Try the crawfish etouffee and rave all night about it, or the grilled redfish, savoring each perfectly seasoned bite, or be daring and eat a entire alligator sausage po-boy. Don’t forget to top it all off with an order of bread pudding, baked to only to order, and served with a signature whiskey cream sauce.
Description: The Irish House by Chef Matt Murphy is a high-end gastropub serving authentic Irish food in the Lower Garden District. Born in Dublin, owner and celebrity Chef Matt Murphy pays homage to his heritage by serving up classic pub fare. Irish house specialties include Guinness beef stew, bangers and mash with brown onion gravy and traditional fish and chips. *Paleo diet options also available.
Description: Manning’s is a casual sports bar and restaurant serving a wide selection of craft beers and Southern-Creole comfort food. Manning’s is furnished with over 30 flat screen TVs, a mega-screen, and a sports anchor desk. The restaurant is decorated with old-school sports memorabilia and art pieces commissioned by local artists. Manning’s is an exciting place to visit to watch your favorite team and enjoy a quality, NOLA meal in the city’s Downtown neighborhood!
Description: Mick's Irish Pub is regarded by locals as one of the best dive bars in the city. Located in Mid-City, this neighborhood pub is always filled with New Orleanians – and their pups (yes, dogs are welcome)! The regulars at Mick’s rave about the bar’s friendly, personalized service and original vibes. Be sure to stop in for a game of pool and a nice Irish-inspired drink (we heard the car bombs are great).
Description: Superior Grill, New Orleans, opened on December 4, 1997. Located on St. Charles street care stop, #21, this restaurant offers fajitas and margaritas, the best in the city according to their website. They have 34 tables with smoking and non-smoking sections to suit your preference. Their open kitchen allows diners to watch their food being prepared and Superior Bar features a variety of tequilas nationally recognized. The large patio is a favorite among locals. Happy hour is 2 for 1 everyday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Description: Grab some extra napkins and bite into some of Ugly Dog's ribs or pulled-pork sandwiches, served with two sides -- choose from baked potato, chili beans, tangy coleslaw, a green salad, or Joby's homemade potato salad.
Description: Named after the world’s first for-profit movie theater built in New Orleans in 1896, Vitascope Hall touts a state-of-the-art entertainment system with 42 flat-screen TVs and historically modern American cuisine that extends well beyond typical bar fare.
Description: Voted #1 sports bar in America by ESPN in 2012, Walk-Ons is a great place to visit on game day. Whether it be before or after the Saints game or to watch NBA basketball, Walk-Ons is the perfect spot to grab a bite and a cold beer. Located conveniently just outside the French Quarter, walk into Walk-Ons for a guaranteed fun time!