Game Time: Great Places to Watch the Saints

If you can't watch the Saints game at home or in the Superdome, there are plenty of places around town to post up. We've got you covered with a round-up of sports bars when you're craving that game-time atmosphere.

Finn McCool's

Football and fútbol dominate at this Mid-city neighborhood favorite. New Orleans’ premier soccer hot spot also draws Saints fans out in droves.

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Grab a roast beef po-boy, and catch the game at this Irish Channel favorite. The St. Patty’s Day hot spot is also a top pick for local sports fans, offering more than 20 TV screens. Photo courtesy: Tracey’s

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Cooter Brown's

Catch the game at this Riverbend staple with an extensive beer selection and bar food favorites. The laid back bar takes care of fans with plenty of flat screens to go around. Plus, whether you’re a fan of other NFL teams or you just want to keep up with the competition, Cooter Brown’s has you covered.

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Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar

Close proximity to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Smoothie King Arena along with buy-in from beloved Saints quarterback Drew Brees makes Walk-On’s a fan favorite. A nod from ESPN as the “No. 1 Sports Bar in America” in 2012 doesn’t hurt either. However, if you’re heading here, prepare to wait. Photo courtesy: Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar

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Happy's Irish Pub

Cool tunes during commercial breaks and shots on Saints touchdowns make Happy’s a fun spot to catch the game. If you can’t make it into Walk-On’s, Happy’s has a spot for you next door. The Irish pub also makes a good hangout after the game. Stick around, and celebrate a win.

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Photo courtesy: Manning’s/Harrah’s New Orleans


Sports enthusiasts pack this game-watching home headed up by New Orleans’ first family of football. Leather reclining chairs and couches add a living room-like touch. Keep your eyes on every play with more than 30 flat-screens, including a huge mega screen. Photo courtesy: Manning’s/Harrah’s New Orleans

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The Rusty Nail

Arrive early to catch a spot at this bar that gets pretty packed for Saints games. Cop a spot at the outdoor patio or stay in for the projector screen inside.

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Photo courtesy: Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant

Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant

The surf-themed bar in the Warehouse District has traditionally been a Saints team member hangout. Drew Brees has even stopped by to give bar patrons a chant lesson. Check out a larger bar area courtesy of a recent revamp. Catch the game and then partake in post-game partying. Photo courtesy: Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant


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Are there other great sports bars for watching Saints games out there? If you would like to let Nola Weekend know, feel free to drop us a line.

Related: New Orleans Saints Fan Checklist