Manning’s takes the cake when it comes to NOLA sports bars. The bar and restaurant is filled with over 30 flat-screen televisions for game-watching, and is conveniently located in the Warehouse District. There’s also a sports anchor desk and a room filled with memorabilia from the Mannings’ Louisiana football legacy. Come for the best view of the game outside of the ‘dome - stay for the food & drink.
This Irish pub and iconic neighborhood bar is the go-to spot for watching football (and by football, we mean soccer). The bar shows every U.S. National team games and as many international matches as possible on nine indoor television screens and two outdoor ones. If you’re in town during The World Cup, Euro Cup, Gold Cup, or any other major football tournaments, head to Finn McCool’s for the ultimate soccer pub experience.
With 20 televisions and many more beer options, this Irish Channel pub is a gameday staple. Tracey’s is most popular for its St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, but every other day of the year, it’s a sports bar with games always playing on TV and delicious food on the menu (roast beef po-boy with debris, anyone?). During crawfish season, there are always weekend crawfish boils on the calendar. On Mondays, Tracey’s serves up NOLA’s traditional red beans and rice. See their official website’s schedule for everything that will be on the big screens and on the menu while you’re in town.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is a co-owner of Walk-On’s, so you know the spot has sports cred. Walk-On’s always aims to provide visitors with an unforgettable gameday experience. The restaurant and bar is spacious, so pull up a seat at a table or the bar to enjoy Cajun food, pub fare or just drinks and watch whatever sport is in season on the TVs. Walk-On’s is one of the most popular sports bars to check out during Saints season because of its proximity to the Superdome.
Bruno’s is an Uptown staple, stationed right on the corner of Maple and Hillary streets. The tavern is known for its 10 high-definition plasma TVs for sporting events and the daily drink specials. If you’re a fan of college sports, Bruno’s is the place to be, as Tulane and Loyola University students often head here to cheer on their favorite college teams. Bruno’s also has delicious bar food and fun bar games like darts. If you’re traveling with kids, Bruno’s serves dinner to kids until 8 p.m.!
The Rusty Nail is nestled right where the Lower Garden District meets the Warehouse District. Its an unsuspecting spot: from the outside, you’d never guess that you could enter a lush patio filled with greenery, outdoor hanging lights, and a giant projector for sports games. The Rusty Nail is a laid-back space great for groups hoping to find affordable drink specials, fantastic service, and an outdoor patio atmosphere.
This Black Pearl sports bar gem can be accessed by taking the St. Charles streetcar all the way Uptown to the corner of St. Charles and South Carrollton avenues. The bar offers an ever-changing menu of craft beers along with the standard domestic ones, and the kitchen boasts unrivaled food like fried oysters and chicken wings, not to mention freshly-shucked raw oysters by the dozen. There are TVs and a large projector for game-watching, and Cooter Brown’s is open every day of the year.