Several local bars and restaurants answer the call of New Orleans Saints fans fired up about boycotting this year’s Super Bowl LIII matchup on Feb. 3.
A response to the infamous “no-call” during the Saints-Rams NFC Championship prompts alternative Super Bowl programming and parties across the city.
Some Who Dats go big with a Boycott Bowl protest concert on Fulton Street featuring a slew of local artists set to perform. There’s even a Super Bowl blackout second-line parade ready to roll through the French Quarter in protest on Sunday.
Plus, several popular game-watching spots announce anti-Super Bowl parties. Many hope to help Saints fans heal their wounds with replays of the 2010 Super Bowl XLIV.
Here’s a list of places to cheer on the black and gold instead of those other teams on Sunday, Feb. 3.
Tracey’s Original Irish Channel Bar
Tracey’s Original Irish Channel Bar was one of the first to announce plans for a Super Bowl boycott. The spot will play Superbowl XLIV to honor the Saints instead, along with other crucial games in Saints history throughout the day. Local band Cha Wa will perform from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tracy’s will also serve crawfish and beer, as well as host giveaways.
“Due to the blatantly obvious pass interference call that was missed ‘or’ ignored by a ‘potentially’ biased referee (considering that he is from Los Angeles) we at Tracey’s have decided that there will not be a Superbowl LIII this year in our establishment,” the Facebook event said.
Crown and Anchor English Pub
Over in Algiers Point, Crown and Anchor hosts a Black and Gold Superbowl Party “by popular demand.” The pub will show Super Bowl XLIV on Sunday starting at 5:30 p.m.
“It will be a pot luck, and if the weather is good, we may fire up the grill,” organizers say via the Facebook event.
Dat Dog partners with chef Amy Sins to throw a petty party at its Magazine Street location. Fans are encouraged to wear Saints gear to the “Anti-Lie Bowl Party” kicking off at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests can expect a showing of Super Bowl XLIV, games like “Dunk the Ref,” and a dance off to “Choppa Style” among other activities. Dat Dog will also have drink specials like $1 off all draft beers and $2.50 well drinks. Organizers say more details to be announced.
Mid-City Lanes Rock ‘n’ Bowl
Mid-City Lanes Rock ‘n’ Bowl hosts an Anti-Goodell Protest Bowl from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday. The iconic bowling alley will show the Saints 2010 Super Bowl with classic New Orleans commercial breaks. Bag of Donuts, Crescent City Soul and 610 Stompers are among the acts helping fans get pumped with live entertainment. Admission is $10.
Join Pythian Market for a #SundayFunday at their Boycott Super Bowl LII Party from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The venue will play the 2010 Saints Super Bowl on a 82-inch TV and bar TV. Pythian Market’s food vendors and bars will be open during the event.
“Because we were #robbed this past Sunday, we will NOT be celebrating Super Bowl LIII,” the Facebook event says.
Blue Oak BBQ
Blue Oak BBQ says it will play the 2010 Super Bowl all day instead of the big game. They will also serve up some delicious King Cake Daiquiris topped with black and gold sugar in honor of the Saints. The restaurant opens from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.
Who Dats can join Vaughn’s Lounge for festivities beginning at 2 p.m. The Bywater club bar known for weekly sets from Kermit Ruffins will show non-stop highlights of the Saints 2009 season, culminating with the “real” 2010 Super Bowl.
Chafunkta Brewing Company
Chafunkta Brewing Company will play the Saints’ Super Bowl game in its entirety with no commercial breaks on a 27 foot screen. The Mandeville brewery will also feature live music and food at the Superbowl SHUNday event. The fun starts at 4 p.m.
Art & Vicki’s The Dock Slidell
The Dock Slidell will also show a replay of the 2010 Super Bowl at a boycott party starting at 3 p.m. The fun also includes live music, half-price appetizers, drink specials and all-you-can-eat crabs. Who Dats can also feel the rush of a Saints score with free shots at the top of the hour.
La Casita Taqueria
La Casita Taqueria celebrates Saints fans with an Anti-Super Bowl LIII Party and all-day happy hour.
“We will not be playing Super Bowl LIII on February 3rd, however, we will celebrate the Saints with happy hour prices served all day,” the Facebook event said.
KJ’s Place in Kenner throws a “No Superbowl Party” starting at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. The party features giveaways, free food, $2 fireball shots and $10 domestic beer buckets. Here’s a win-win: Although the bar won’t broadcast Super Bowl LIII, all pool winners will still win their quarters! KJ’s will show the Super Bowl fans all want to see instead.
Port Orleans Brewing Company
Saints quarterback Drew Brees hosted his 40th birthday party at Port Orleans Brewing Company, so you know they have to support the black and gold.
Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO) will host a PUP-er Bowl from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. complete with a doggy kissing booth, silent auction and adoptable pets. Bring your pup and wear matching Saints’ gear for pictures in the photo booth. Port Orleans Brewing Company will also show the Puppy Bowl starting at 2 p.m.
“At 5:30 p.m. once the worst match-ups of all time airs, we’ll be on the boycott train and will be playing the best championship games of all time (XLIV),” the Facebook event says.
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