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Jan 30, 2012 11:47 AM

dining on Super Bowl Sunday?

My wife and I will be on a weekend getaway in New Orleans and would like to plant ourselves somewhere during the evening of the Super Bowl where the game would be on TV AND we can enjoy great NOLA food and drink. Suggestions? We're staying in the Garden District this time.

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  1. 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.

    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. DELIVERS.


    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.



    6 Replies
    1. re: Littleman

      Sorry to disagree with Littleman but Crescent City Brewhouse is an awful tourist trap IMHO. I strongly agree with his suggestion for Cooter Browns. And of course Tracey's (garden district) has an awesome roast beef poboy - but will likely be super packed for the superbowl!

        1. re: pizzajunkie

          I have only been to Crescent City Brewhouse for an event, but was horribly underwhelmed.


        2. re: Littleman

          College Inn is the best restaurant on the list but is more restaurant than sports bar. You can eat at the bar and watch the TV's from there

        3. Thanks, everyone. The food and drink factor is key--or I wouldn't be posting here. Just any ol' sports bar won't do. I've heard of Cooter Brown's, so it must be more than just a sports bar. And Ye Old College Inn sounds worthy as well. Oysters are perfect football watching food (I just made that up, but it works for me). We don't plan to be glued to a TV screen--the thinking was just that it would be nice to feel involved while the game is on. Though I'm a beer enthusiast, I've never stopped in to Crescent City Brewhouse, figuring it was as @pizzajunkie and @FoodChic put it.

          How about Avenue as another option? Good beer list, it seems.

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          1. re: LorenzoGA

            The Avenue Pub? Excellent ... don't think twice just get yourself there. I'm partial to the dump truck fries.

            I can only imagine C.B.'s will be packed but if you do end up there, get a 9th ward sandwich for me. It's so, so wrong (two Patton's patties, American cheese, lettuce on a burger bun? It's 1500 calories with absolutely no nutrients ... this is the definition of poor eating habits) but in so many ways, absolutely a-ok.

          2. Depending on where you are in the Garden District, I would suggest (strange as it sounds) Dat Dog on Freret St. They have an amazing beer list, all reasonably priced and you can settle in for a fantastic alligator or crawfish sausage smothered in crawfish etouffee...and wash it all down with a cold Cane Break. Economic and great friendly staff!

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