If you’re in New Orleans for the 2018 Super Bowl, you’re in an optimal location to watch the big game from the comfort of a neighborhood bar with hot food and cold drinks. This is your chance to check out the local NOLA sports bar scene, which is burgeoning. Chow down on a po-boy and throw back a few beers, while cheering wildly for your favorite team to win Super Bowl LII. Here are GoNOLA’s picks for the best places to do just that.
This Irish Channel hangout houses 20 TVs, so Tracey’s is sure to be partying on Super Bowl night! Don’t forget to come hungry – this spot is known for its fried oyster and roast beef po-boys. It even made our list of “Five Great Po-Boys” in the city. 2604 Magazine St.
Bayou Beer Garden
If you’re in more of a Mid-City mood, check out Bayou Beer Garden. With its eight plasma TVs and outdoor patio, this is a great spot to enjoy the fresh air or hunker down inside. The kitchen is open late, so it’s also a great place to grab a snack after the game. 326 N. Jefferson Davis Pkwy
Located by the river in Uptown New Orleans, Cooter Brown’s is known for both its raw oyster bar and floor to ceiling big screen. Locals tip: if you’re craving cheese fries, don’t hold back. The ones at Cooter Brown’s are some of the best in the city. 509 S. Carrollton Ave.
Lucy’s Retired Surfer Bar
Lucy’s offers succulent “surfer’s cuisine” and drinks with fun names like “The Shark Attack.” Located in the Central Business District, it’s a great place to catch the game while staying relatively close to the action. 701 Tchoupitoulas St.
Finn McCool’s Irish Pub
An authentic Irish pub tucked away in the heart of Mid-City, Finn McCool’s has great pub food and an impressive beer list. If you need a break from the game, check out the giant Jenga set in the back! 3701 Banks St.
The Rusty Nail
Tucked away on the edge of the Warehouse District, The Rusty Nail can be a bit hard to find. But it’s definitely worth looking for! This local hangout has a great outdoor patio and lots of space for revelry. 1100 Constance St.
Lost Love Lounge
If you’re in the mood for a slightly different Super Bowl experience this year, check out Lost Love Lounge. This Marigny watering hole combines a big screen with Vietnamese food. So kick back and watch the game with a bowl of pho, ya’ll! 2529 Dauphine St.