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Sep 23, 2011 05:29 AM

Places to watch the Giants game on Sunday???

I'm a huge Giants fan and will be in town on Sunday. Would love to know where the best place would be to watch the game. I think it is a nationally televised game on FOX (think the Saints are on CBS because they are playing Houston).

I fear the bars may only have the local Saints game on. Where would I be able to go to watch the Giants? Harrah's Casino perhaps? Anywhere but sitting in my hotel room lol.

I am staying in the CBD on Poydras so anywhere around there or in the FQ would be ideal. Not looking to travel Uptown to Cooter Brown's. Thanks!

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  1. You might try Walk Ons on Poydras, near the Dome. If their Baton Rouge flagship store is any indication, it will have 4,000 televisions sets and you might get one on the NYG. I can;t say for sure because I won't darken their door again

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    1. re: hazelhurst

      I saw a recent article about Walk-Ons and it sounds intriguing. Definitely an option and its a 5 minute walk from the hotel.

    2. My biggiest question, why would you want to watch them?

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      1. re: ilikeNOLA

        Haha very funny. I know we are decimated by injuries and not very good this year but I'm still a fan.

      2. Best Places To Watch Saint’s Games……..
        Just about every bar in NOLA has a TV. They will all be showing the Saints games for their NOLA customers.
        Here's a link to cheap drinks in NOLA.

        Crescent City Brewhouse is probably the best place in the FQ to watch sports. They have plenty of TV's on second floor.

        Crescent City Brewhouse @ 527 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 522 - 0571.

        Johnny White's is a true sports bar. Turtle Bay is a sports bar also. Chateau Moanet Voila Bar is a sports bar. Broussard's has TV's in their bar and from time to time they have specials to eat and watch the game. Antoine's Herme's Bar has food and TV's.

        Johnny White's Sports Bar @ 720 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 524 - 4909.
        Turtle Bay Food and Spirits @ 1119 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 586 - 0563.
        Chateau Moanet Voila Bar @ 300 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 581 - 2534.
        Broussard's @ 819 Conti St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 581 - 3866.
        Antoine's @ 713 Saint Louis St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 581 - 4422.

        Three Legged Dog is a “dive” that’s open 24/7 that gets good reviews. They have the largest screens in the city and 2/1 beer. It’s also dog friendly.
        Three Legged Dog @ 400 Burgundy Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 412 - 8335.

        Go to the corner of Bienville and Decatur. Club Decatur or Ryan's Irish Pub have TV's but neither is a sports bar. Both are great places to watch games with a lot of big screen TV's. Duck into one and then the other and decide which one your like.

        Coop's Place is smoke free and has plenty of TV's.

        Coops Place @ 1109 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 525 - 9053.
        Walk across Canal on N Peters and go W on S Peters 4/5 blocks to the corner of Lafayette and S Peters to Ernst Cafe which is over 100 years old for good happy hour. They have outdoor tables. Ernst's has 2 # crawfish plates for $5.00 on Friday's. When you leave Ernst's go W a block to Girod and go N 2 blocks to Lucy's Bar on Tchoupitoulas for a good 4 to 7 happy hour and $2.50 beer. Grand Isle is a fine seafood restaurant and raw bar a block S of Ernst's on Fulton.
        Lucy's Bar @ 701 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 523 - 8995.
        Ernst Cafe @ 600 South Peters Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 525 - 8544.
        Grand Isle @ 575 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA 504 - 520 - 8530.
        Poppy’s is located on Spanish Plaza across from Harrah's Casino
        Poppy’s Time Out Sports Bar @ 500 Port of New Orleans Place, fSuite 80, New Orleans, LA 504 – 569 – 3380.

        7:00 am - 10:00 pm
        7 days a week.

        Gordon Biersch is a Brew Pub in CBD near the FQ. It's NW of The Hilton near the Convention Center and Harrah's Casino offering outstanding drinks and food for lunch and dinner. There are 5 Big Screen TV's. They have a Happy Hour Special Monday/Friday from 4 PM to 6:30 PM with special prices on appetizers and drinks.

        Gordon Biersch @ 200 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 552 - 2739.
        The Rusty Nail is in the CBD and offers live jazz and blues.
        The Rusty Nail @ 1100 Constance Street, New Orleans, LA 504 – 525 – 5515.

        Markey's is a dive in By Water. You will need a cab but it's got plenty of TV's and local cajuns to visit with.

        Markey's Bar @ 640 Louisa Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 943 - 0785.

        For future reference the best sports bar in NOLA is Finn McCool's in Mid City. Take the Canal Street Streetcar to S Jefferson Parkway. Get off and walk 3 blocks N to Telemachus Street. Turn left by Grace Episcopal Church and walk 3 blocks to Banks Street. Finn McCool's is on the right.

        Finn McCool's Irish Pub @ 3701 Banks St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 486 - 9080.

        Also for future reference. Take a cab Uptown to Cooter Brown's for another one of the best sports bar's and fine fresh oysters. Take the St. Charles Street Streetcar to S Carrollton. Get off and walk a block to your left towards the river. Ye Old College Inn is also a good place to watch the game and get good food and cold drinks. St. Charles Tavern is open 24/7 and they just remodeled the joint. They have a nice HH from 2/6 every day for 2/1 well drinks and $1.25 drafts.

        Cooter Brown's Tavern @ 509 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, LA 504 - 866 - 9104.
        Ye Old College Inn @ 3000 S. Carrollton, New Orleans, LA. 504 - 866 - 3683. .
        St. Charles Tavern @ 1433 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 504 - 523 - 9823.

        And Bruno's Tavern close to Tulane is excellent for sports and bar food.

        Bruno's Tavern @ 7538 Maple Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 861 - 7615.

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        1. re: Littleman

          OP wanted to watch the Giants, not the Saints.

        2. Since everyone seems to have gotten away from your wanting to see a game other than the Saints... haven't been myself but there is a little sports bar in Spanish Plaza (foot of Poydras/Canal)-- don't remember its name, it's right by the Creole Queen riverboat

          Also, Kabby's int he Hilton promotes itself as a "sports bar."

          I would suggest calling ahead -- sports in New Orleans during football seasons means the Whodat Nation is in the house. And, BTW, since it looks like we don't play you guys this year, at least in the regular season, good luck!

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          1. re: rouxdauphine

            Poppy’s is located on Spanish Plaza across from Harrah's Casino
            Poppy’s Time Out Sports Bar @ 500 Port of New Orleans Place, fSuite 80, New Orleans, LA 504 – 569 – 3380.

            7:00 am - 10:00 pm
            7 days a week.

          2. I kind of think Walk On's isn't a great option. They'll be in full-on Saints mode, being so close to the Dome. I think they'll be packed full of Dome overflow and unlikely to have time/interest in discussing with you the possibility of putting on the Giants game on even one of their 70 tvs. But I've never been there so what do I know. Can't hurt to call and ask I suppose.

            I think your better option would be to check out some of the smaller, more under the radar bars in the Quarter or CBD (further away from the Dome). One that comes to my mind is Three Legged Dog, on the corner of Burgundy and Conti in the Quarter. It's a very laid back place, not a sports bar per se, but they do have several TVs and pleasant bar staff who would likely put your game on for you. There are at least a dozen bars like this in the Quarter, ones that have a local clientele and aren't touristy/gimmicky but welcome visitors. Flanagan's, Mississippi River Bottom (MRB), Molly's on Toulouse...I just think somewhere like that would be nicer than Walk On's. Good luck!

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            1. re: uptownlibrarian

              The smaller bar is propbably a good option since it is not likely to engender the howling simian corwd behavior that Walk-Ons and its similarly annoying places have. But I spoke just this week with a waiter who used to work at an Outback with 9 televisions. He put 8 on an LSU game and one on something else that was "of signifigance." One moron assualted him for this even though said clown could see the LSU game on at least three of the other sets. It is my theory that the tiny minds just cannot accomodate two different images. Everything must be the same.

              On the other hand I once saw the staff at Cask and Flagon, Boston's famous sports bar with at least 60 TVs, put a couple of them on a Detroit Tigers' game (and it was not an important game) while the Sox were playing the Yankees just aross the street. All to accomodate some tourists. Very decent of them I thought. (I myself got some bar at or near thec corner of Iberville and Bourbon to switch to the Indy 500 so I could pop over during lunch to check on things. )

              1. re: hazelhurst

                Yeah the howling simian crowd, aka "fratty," behavior is what I would want to avoid. Seems to me it would be more enjoyable to be one Giants fan among 15 Saints fans at a bar with some personality than 1 among 400 at Generic Sports Bar.

                1. re: uptownlibrarian

                  I don't mind a lively atmosphere I actually welcome it. I have nothing against the Saints and they're not playing the Giants anyway so I'm sure they won't mind me behind there. All I care about is having the game a tv to watch it.

                  1. re: steakrules85

                    We hear ya, Steak, the best odds are going to be the smaller bars with multiple TV screens. I know I posted some suggestions earlier, but wanted to add I'll be at Harry's Corner tomorrow for the Saints game -- they will often have one of the tvs in the back of the bar (not exactly state of the art if you catch my drift) with an alternate game on. And Lucy is working tomorrow so you might appeal to her dual Saints/Giants loyalty. Plus she makes a mean bloody mary. So if 52 inch HD is not a prerequisite it might fit the bill for you.

                    1. re: rouxdauphine

                      The games 12 nola time. I stopped into walkons And they say they would put it on but I think it's gunna be a zoo. So where is this Harrys?

                      1. re: steakrules85

                        It's in the French Quarter on the corner of Chartres and Dumaine -- but again, don't expect a great TV.