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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Also a sports bar-turned-restaurant, Finn McCool’s has both indoor and outdoor spaces that are prime for watching the game.
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.
For groups of 4-8, book a private space at the upstairs sports lounge in the Pythian Market. Enjoy food from various vendors downstairs as well as drink specials.
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.
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.
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 Tavern, Sylvain and Ca
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.