Super Bowl Sunday, Best Bar Picks
New Orleans sports fans are gearing up for Super Bowl Sunday 53 in the Georgia Dome, as the city’s beloved Orleans Saints continue to hold the coveted number one spot in the NFL.
Fans and residents of the city are making plans to be at their favorite spot on game day with the goal of munching on some good pub grub, sipping on a few ice cold brews and cheering on their favorite team.
New Orleans life is unlike any other city to live in. It has no end of popular sports bars to watch the big event, however, many sports fans agree that Mid-City New Orleans has some of the best. For those fans who haven’t already made plans, here is a list of some of the most sports-obsessed bars in the city.
Finn McCool’s has long been one of the city’s favorite Irish pubs. Located in New Orleans Mid-City neighborhood it draws huge crowds during its broadcasts of the European soccer matches and is a prime spot to watch American football as well. Patrons will gather around 6 flat-screen TVs, a 50-inch plasma screen, and an 8-foot projector screen.
McCool’s is said to have the best pour of Guinness in New Orleans so be sure to try some. Their menu offers mouthwatering, artery-clogging favorites like deep-fried truffle mac and cheese balls and “Da Mutha Load” Nachos…yummy goodness!
Bruno’s Tavern has been a New Orleans institution since 1934. Bruno’s draws a huge college crowd from nearby Tulane and Loyola. They pay respect to the two schools with memorabilia from their sports teams draped on the walls. Revelers can watch the big game on 11 high-definition plasma televisions and 2 big screens. During halftime take a break and play shuffleboard, darts or pool.
The bar menu is full of decadent choices like the Boudreaux fries, sweet potato fries topped with roast beef “debris,” blue cheese crumbles, sugar, spiced pecans, and golden raisins. To wash it down the bar offers a selection of 20 draft beers.
Walk-On’s, New Orleans
Walk-On’s is conveniently located by the Mercedes Superdome and is sure to draw a big Super Bowl crowd. Already known for being one of the hottest sports bars in the city, Super Bowl 2019 is sure to be even more intense. However, even with a standing-room-only crowd, there won’t be a problem watching the game on one of their 150 TV screens.
One of the bar’s highlights includes self-serve tableside keg taps that charge customers by the ounce. The bar menu has some great food choices like the Hangover Burger topped with a fried egg, bacon, cheese and waffle fries.
Bayou Beer Garden
This Mid-City hotspot is a local favorite and voted by Gambit as the most likely spot to run into someone you know. The neighborhood jewel has an extensive list of draft and bottle brews along with standard bar food including burgers and “debris” fries. There is ample seating outside if the weather permits with plenty of TV screens to catch the Saints as they shoot for the win.
Beachcorner Bar & Grill
This neighborhood bar is a great place for watching sports with your friends. Offering specials on buckets of iced domestic beers during games, they also have a nice selection of craft beers on draft. Try the Beach Margarita while you’re there, it’s mixed with Herradura or 1800 Silver tequila and Chambord. They also offer a full restaurant menu if you come hungry.
The Bulldog Mid City
No place to leave the pooch during the big game? The Bulldog is your spot. Catering to dog-loving beer enthusiasts, they specialize in craft beer and imports with more than 100 bottled beers and 60 draft beers. The food menu offers lots of choices with seven types of burgers, and, their must try, “Amber fries.”
Bullet’s Sports Bar
The home of Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers every Thursday night and the Original Pinettes Brass Band on Fridays, Bullet’s is a neighborhood favorite for sporting events and Super Bowl Sunday will surely see the crowd spilling into the street. The in-house kitchen serves up a splendid array of Louisiana dishes including seafood, jambalaya and red beans and rice.
The Evangeline Lounge
This neighborhood hangout offers a full bar in a comfortable “I feel like I’m at home” setting. The only food the bar provides is free and served during sporting events and Super Bowl Sunday will be no different. Chips and popcorn are also available with a nice selection of cold brews.
This Irish pub is known for its Guinness pints and St. Patrick’s Day festivities but it doesn’t stop there. This is a great place to belly up to the bar for their game day special drink prices and food menu and with plenty of TV’s to watch the game action, you won’t be disappointed. Have fun and be safe!