Watching your favorite sports team play is exhilarating, but watching it paired with good friends, good food, and likeminded fans is even better. In Louisiana, we take our sports seriously, and thus have a plethora of sports bars designed for prime viewing opportunities, delicious bites to fill your belly, and cold beers to top things off. Don’t miss a single moment of the big game at the 9 best sports in Louisiana.
Don’t let the outside of this little bar fool you. Inside is a gem of a place where you can join friends and fellow sports enthusiasts for some great food and drinks and watch your favorite NFL and MLB teams, Big 10 team, and even a few European soccer matches. Music and pool can also help you pass the time, and you’ll have your choice of 12 draft beers.
If you’ve got the time, 501 Sports Bar is the place. Located in Youngsville, Louisiana, and open every day, there’s always something fun going on. Wednesday nights has live music starting at 8 p.m., Sunday evening is party time, and you and your friends will always find a friendly bartender who can make you the perfect drink of your choice. Don’t forget to try their famous Hail Mary cocktail.
Cooter Brown’s Tavern in New Orleans isn’t your average sports bar. They’re also an oyster bar with 17 large-screen TVs, and more than 400 beers to choose. A popular place since 1977, Cooter Brown’s is a destination where you can grab a beer, your favorite snack, and watch the game, any game. Open every day of the year for anyone 21 years-old and older.
Are you looking for a place to hang out with friends, enjoy good food and cold beer, and watch the game? Fat Pat’s Bar & Grill is an American sports bar and hamburger joint that can accommodate all three. With daily specials like $1 house margaritas, burgers and hot dogs for $3.50, and free queso with purchase, this place is good for everyone. Opened in 2007, they’re open every day. This is sure to become a favorite with their twist on local food from sports stadiums all over the country and plenty of TVs so you can watch your favorite game. You’ll have to try the Mile High Hot Dog or the peanut butter burger.
Established in 1897, this bar has it all, literally. They subscribe to every sports channel out there so you’ll never have to miss your favorite team play again. With a delicious and appetite-satisfying menu, you’ll never think the same way about bar food again either. Open every day, this could be your new favorite place.
The story behind Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar is very similar to the concept of a walk-on in the sports arena. Walk-ons can be anyone who has a passion and dedication to play the game. Owners Brandon Landry and Jack Warner were unexperienced entrepreneurs when their time on the Louisiana State University basketball team was done, but have successfully used what they learned there to create a unique place that is more than just a sports bar. The bar is now also partially owned by New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. The entire staff understands the value of team work and stays true to their Louisiana roots with Southern hospitality. Family friendly and open to everyone, Walk-On’s is a winning choice.
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KJ’s Place in Kenner, Louisiana, has the same feel as the neighborhood bar in “Cheers,” and once you visit, you’ll understand why. A popular place for locals, you can follow teams like LSU and the New Orleans Saints with friends, and enjoy great food with daily specials like Steak Night, Ladies Night, and have fun with karaoke on the weekends. You’ll only wish you found this place sooner.
Come on down to the watering hole and enjoy true Louisiana goodness at Babylon Sports Bar. Located in Metairie, you can quench your thirst, satisfy your appetite, spend time with friends, and enjoy a game on screen or by joining a competitive dart game. You’ll find a good selection of beer and craft cocktails that are traditional and not so traditional. There’s live music on weekends, lady’s choices on drinks during the week, and your favorite sports team on TV. Come a stranger and leave a friend.
Having the best burgers in town isn’t the only thing the locally owned and operated Dawg House Sports Grill in Ruston is known for. You’ll really be in the Dawg House when you stop by and try their wings, steaks, appetizers, and sandwich platters. And you have to try the Louisiana bread pudding when you visit. They have TVs, pool tables, dart boards, and live entertainment, and you can have your next party there, too.