Whether you’re cheering on longstanding New Orleans Saints legend Drew Brees, the Pelican’s highly-anticipated rookie Zion Williamson, lightning fast LSU runner Sha'carri Richardson or the World Cup-winning U.S. women’s national soccer team, New Orleans is filled with a host of hangouts perfect for sports binging. Local, national, international, college or professional - no matter the season or sport, these spots have you covered.
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. Watching the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team take home the 2019 World Cup at Finn McCool’s was a site to see.
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.
Bayou Beer Garden is a Mid-City must, especially on Saints Sundays. Indoor, courtyard and patio seating, their selection of over 75 bottled, tapped and canned beers, plus bar snacks make catching the game your way simple and convenient. For all wine and craft cocktails cravings, check out Bayou Wine Garden, their conjoined sister hangout. Whether you have a taste for an IPA or a Rose, Bayou Beer Garden has you covered on gameday.
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.!
Enjoy sports like a local at Bullet’s. This neighborhood hangout is best-known for its frequent live music, boiled seafood, cheap drinks and down-home feel. Make sure to put on your best Saints apparel because there’s a whole lot of Who Dat pride at Bullet’s.
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.
While you can’t catch many games here, the most important ones are typically shown at Champions Square. The name says it all - finals, qualifiers, and championships are typically played on huge screens at this outdoor sports hub. Huddle together with other fanatics to cheer on the hometeam! The excitement of Champions Square will make you feel like you’re right inside of the dome.