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Jan 4, 2012 07:24 PM

No ticket to BCS but need ideas on great place to watch

Any cool venues with big screens set up for Bcs Championship. We need some ideas on where to watch, I know the crowds will be crazy but just need some ideas, im not familiar with your great town!!!
Thanks folks, Oh anyone with a couple extra tickets>>haha

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  1. Try Tracey's...crowd will be overwhelmingly LSU though...

    1. 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.

      MRB Bar and Grill has outdoor seating and allows kids 18/21. There’s good bar food and plenty of TV’s. It’s a real dive joint.

      Mississippi River Bottom @ 515 St Philip Street, New Orleans, LA 504 – 222 – 5672.
      The Carousel Bar at The Monteleone has TV's. It's smoke free. Coop's Place is also smoke free and has plenty of TV's.

      Carousel Bar @ Hotel Monteleone| @ 214 Royal St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 523 - 3341.

      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. 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.

      Walk On’s is a fun sports bar on Poydras just S of the SD.

      Walk On’s @ 1009 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 504- 309 – 6530.

      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. Monkey is fun too but it’s not a sports bar.

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

      Monkey Hill Bar @ 6100 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 504 – 899 – 4800.

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      1. re: Littleman

        Just remember to think about transportation, as some quarter/downtown streets will be shut down. Also, pretty sure Rusty Nail is going to be an Alabama bar today, if that's of use to you.

        1. re: Littleman

          So Im in town and looking to watch a basketball game that starts at 10 am here. Is there a place around that will be open, have the game on and maybe even have breakfast/brunch/lunch?

          1. re: Insidious Rex

            Are you in the Quarter? Erin Rose would be a good place to watch, I'm sure they'd put the game on for you. They have a bar menu but probably not this early so likely no food.

          2. re: Littleman

            Revisiting this excellent post....I'm in town in October and staying in the FQ for three nights. It is imperative that I find a place to watch the MLB playoffs and have a few drinks. It sounds like any of these places will be set up with TVs to catch the games. I'm wondering, of this list, which are the 3-4 best dining destinations. Coop's comes recommended from a local, so I've got that already on my list. Is that worthy of the shortlist? How about the other ones here or perhaps some places not mentioned?

            1. re: Silverjay

              Walk On's on Poydras is highly recommended. Manning's is a first class sports bar on Fulton.


              1. re: Littleman

                I'd recommend Walk-Ons for noise of a non-pareil quality (well, "quantity" at any rate).

                The easier question to answer is" where can I go and NOT see television?"

          3. I have had a great time at Cooter Brown's watching both college and NFL games. Great beer selection, good oyster bar, great atmosphere. I can't speak to local loyalties, but on three separate trips I have ventured to CB's and never been disappointed.

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