There’s no season quite like football season in New Orleans, where fans are used to packing the Dome and the streets of downtown. Though we can’t gather like we once could, there are still ways to cheer on the black & gold while staying socially distant from others. Start a new tradition and make special plans to attend one of the watch parties below this Saints season. Remember to mask up and make your reservation in advance–with limited capacity, spots will fill up quickly!

Rebecca Todd
Lucy’s Retired Surfer’s Bar

Lucy’s Retired Surfer’s Bar

It’s “your home away from the dome.” Spend the season just minutes from the Dome at Lucy’s Retired Surfer’s Bar. Limited tables for two, four and six people are available by reservation only. Each table receives a free round of well drinks, domestic beers, or non-alcoholic beverages plus chips & queso and salsa to get the party started.

Fulton Alley

If you feel like getting in on some sports while watching the game, then Fulton Alley is the place for you. This downtown bowling alley also offers a full menu with beer and wine options. Reserve your watch party package online, which includes a private seating pod with TV and three hours of bowling.

Claret & The Bower

This wine and cocktail bar knows how to do outdoor seating. Enjoy the game by making a reservation via OpenTable. Drink specials and new beer offerings will be available for this occasion including carafes of house punch, mimosas and palomas. Cheese, charcuterie and small plates will also be available.

Wrong Iron

Watch the game live from this outdoor beer garden in Mid-City. Enjoy a vast selection of beer, wine and cocktails along with specialty food from a pop-up. No need to make reservations, but showing up early is always a good idea.

Cooter Brown’s

Book a table at Cooter Brown’s, a go-to sports bar for watching the game. Now operating as a restaurant, tables are available by reservation only.

Finn McCool’s Irish Pub

Also a sports bar-turned-restaurant, Finn McCool’s has both indoor and outdoor spaces that are prime for watching the game.

Paul Broussard
Bayou Beer Garden

Bayou Beer Garden

With a selection of over 75 different beers, Bayou Beer Garden is now back open for football season.


Now open early for game days, Meril has great food, cocktails and lots of viewing space. Make a reservation in advance.


Known for their stellar Israeli food, Saba is offering “Sabadome” packages, which comes with merch plus the eatery’s spin on gameday classics. If week one is any indication, these will likely sell out, so book soon for future games.

Vegan with a Twist

For a healthful game day option, stop by Vegan with a Twist which transforms your favorite comfort foods into delicious vegan dishes. The restaurant is equipped with six TVs plus a projector, perfect for game day viewing. 

The Grill Room at Windsor Court

Game day at the Grill Room is a mini party in the making, with a prix-fixe menu available every Saints game day. Book your reservation well in advance and choose from buffalo chicken spring rolls, fried boudin balls, grilled fish tacos and plenty of other fun snack food to be delivered right to your table. Saints games will also be broadcast in the Polo Club Lounge. Available on a first come, first served basis, guests can enjoy offerings from an a la carte menu.

Ernst Café

With one of the largest covered balconies in the Warehouse District, Ernst Café is the place to be on game day. The kitchen puts out some of the best non-tailgating, tailgate foods, including fried pickles, debris fries, Southwest egg rolls, boudin bombers, Creole nachos and much more, including $1 beers.

Longway Tavern, Sylvain, Cavan

Longway TavernSylvain and Cavan will be hosting their Saints viewing party on Sunday, September 27th. At each location, they will have the full menu available plus a few additional game-ready highlights. Longway will be slinging craft cocktails, ponies and apps galore. You can expect Champagne, Miller High Life (aka, the Champagne of beers) and fries at Sylvain as well as craft beers, Frosé, chicken drummettes at Cavan.

For viewing at home

Pick up beer (or wine) at one of these shops. Consider ordering a home viewing party snack kit from The Commissary, which includes meat pies, duck poppers, chips and other game day food. Or grab wings from one of our favorite spots

Check out these restaurants open for take out and delivery to complete your at-home game day experience.