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Top 4 Places to Watch the Football Playoffs and Superbowl in New Orleans

As the Superbowl approaches, it’s time to plan where to watch the Saints in the playoffs & these 4 bars have some of the best atmospheres and amenities.

Mark your calendars: Superbowl XLVI is on February 5, 2012, the night after Krewe Du Vieux. Indianapolis not in your budget this year? No sweat, New Orleans is the next best place to enjoy cold beer, delicious food, and unbridled football revelry during the final weeks of the 2012 football season. We’ve got our fingers crossed that the Saints will be playing in the Superbowl this year! Here are four places to enjoy the season’s final games while you’re in New Orleans.

The interior of Finn McCool's Irish Pub. (Photo by

1. Walk-On’s – Bummed that you don’t have tickets to the football game? Then Walk-On’s might be the next best thing. This high-energy sports bar and grill features tables with built in taps, a menu with mouth watering southern favorites, and huge screens for ample sports watching. It fills up fast, so make sure you get there early! Walk-On’s is located at 1009 Poydras St. and can be reached at (504) 309-6530.

2. Cooter Brown’s – When you walk into the dimly lit windowless Cooter Brown’s, the world disappears behind you. Floor to ceiling screens line the back wall, and various flat screen TVs dot the rest of the bar so you’re never more than five feet away from the game. Their raw oyster bar is to die for, and the 45 beers on tap ensure that you won’t ever go thirsty. It’s a down home sports bar in beautiful uptown New Orleans that offers a fun, intimate atmosphere to watch the game. Cooter Brown’s is located at 509 S. Carrollton Ave. and can be reached at (504) 866-9104.

Walk-On's balcony in the central business district of New Orleans. (Photo by

3. Finn McCool’s Irish Pub – They pride themselves on being the premier place to watch soccer games in New Orleans, but Finn McCool’s is a local favorite to enjoy all sports games, football included. This local hangout features excellent gourmet pub dishes like fried mac & cheese, and they’re rumored to boast the best pour of Guiness in town. A local favorite in the heart of New Orleans’ Mid-City, Finn McCool’s is located at 3701 Banks St and can be reached at (504) 486-9080.

4. Lost Love Lounge – Warning: this isn’t a sports bar, but it is a dive bar meets Vietnamese restaurant with a big screen TV and big bowls of pho. If you’re looking to forgo the traditional beer swilling jock crowd and enjoy the Superbowl with artists, musicians, and bohemian locals, then Lost Love Lounge has you covered! Lost Love is located at 2529 Dauphine Street in the Marigny and can be reached at (504) 949-2009.