After last weekend’s game, it’s official: the Saints will host the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Championship Game this Sunday, Jan. 20. Even if you can’t make it to the Dome, New Orleans is the place to be to watch the game. Enjoy cold beer, delicious food, and game-day specials while you watch the Black and Gold take on the Rams. Here are five places to watch the playoffs in New Orleans.
1. Manning’s – This downtown sports bar is a staple for football fans. With over 30 flat-screen TVs, two 13-foot mega-screens, and an outdoor viewing area, football fans from all over gather for games at Manning’s. Their Jan. 20 playoff party kicks off at 11 a.m. where Rockin’ Dopsie will perform on Fulton Street (right outside of Manning’s) at Fulton Street Fan Fest. The free performance is open to all ages. The party will move to Manning’s afterwards. 519 Fulton St.
2. Walk-On’s – Bummed that you don’t have tickets to the game? Don’t worry, there’s lots of places where you can watch the game and enjoy some good camaraderie. Walk-On’s is one place to start. 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. 1009 Poydras St.
3. Masquerade – A nightclub located downtown inside Harrah’s Casino, Masquerade is hosting a playoff party after the game on Jan. 20. After the game, Choppa will perform live and host a dance contest inside the casino (21+). No cover. 8 Canal St.
4. Finn McCool’s Irish Pub – Finn’s prides themselves on being the premier place to watch soccer games in New Orleans, but it’s also a local favorite to enjoy other sports, football included. This local hangout features friendly gourmet pub dishes like fried mac & cheese. They are rumored to boast the best pour of Guinness in town. A local favorite in the heart of New Orleans, Finn McCool’s is located in Mid-City. 3701 Banks St.
5. Cooter Brown’s – When you walk into the dimly-lit windowless Cooter Brown’s, the world disappears behind you. That’s just how we like it when we’re watching the Saints. 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 screen. Their raw oyster bar is excellent, and the .45 beers on tap will keep you filled up. This down home sports bar offers a fun, intimate atmosphere to watch any game. 509 S Carrollton Ave.