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Sports Bars in New Orleans

If you can’t be at the game, the next best thing is to watch it at one of New Orleans’ many great sports bars.

Rusty Nail
The Rusty Nail. (Photo: Cheryl Gerber)

New Orleans is full of sports lovers, and we welcome visiting sports fans with open arms. If you can’t make it to the game, the next best thing is gathering at one of our many top-notch sports bars that create the best sports viewing atmosphere possible. We’ve got more bars per capita than any other place in the country, so you know we’ve got plenty of the best to choose from, including sports bars for every type of fan.

Walk On’s Bistreaux & Bar –  This locals’ spot is located downtown in walking distance of the Superdome and was named by ESPN as the best sports bar in America. So, you know that’s a good place to start. Nearby, Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant and Manning’s in the Warehouse District are also fan favorites.

Pat O’Brien’s – Established over 80 years ago, Pat O’Brien’s is a go-to spot for anyone looking to catch the game from the French Quarter. Tourists and locals alike come here to grab a Hurricane and some wings while enjoying the game in a fun atmosphere. Check out the courtyard and join the party.

The Rusty Nail – Come in for happy hour and stay for the game. This laid-back spot in the Warehouse District has a patio complete with a big screen to watch all your favorite sports. Head on over to this tucked-away location with your friends and make some new ones.

Finn McCool’s Irish Pub -For soccer lovers, Finn McCool’s opens up early for fans to catch international games live, and they also regularly show rugby and cricket matches. During football season, Finn McCool’s is the place to be to catch all the games.

If you don’t have tickets to your game of choice, we’ve got you covered. Watch, cheer, drink, and eat with sports fans who love the game just as much as you do.

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