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12 Places to Avoid Super Bowl 2019

It may be harder than not to find this year’s game

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January 20, the day that will live in infamy for Saints fans, is still just about the only thing anyone can talk about in New Orleans. And on Super Bowl Sunday, typically one of the busiest days of the year for bars and pubs, at least a dozen spots are offering customers a safe haven from the game, instead airing the Saints’ 2010 championship game, highlights from the 2009 season, and the Puppy Bowl.

In addition to the list below, the Boycott Bowl music festival will shut down Fulton Street from Girod to Lafayette and feature a host of New Orleans musicians (Choppa included), and food and drink vendors from noon to 10 p.m., and there’s even an official parade in the French Quarter to mourn the untimely ending of the Saints season. Did we miss a bar’s boycott party? Send us an email.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. KJ's Place

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6230, 2500 W Metairie Ave
Kenner, LA 70062
(504) 712-0786
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KJ’s in Kenner is getting serious with its boycott, explaining that while none of its seven TVs will air the 2019 Super Bowl, it will announce pool winners at the end of each quarter (NOT the score, however). The “No Super Bowl” party, starting at 5:30 p.m., will feature live music, food and drink specials, and free Jell-O shots every time the Saints score in the bar’s airing of the 2010 Super Bowl.

2. Blue Oak BBQ

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900 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 822-2583
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King cake daiquiris and the 2010 Superbowl game are highlights at Blue Oak on Sunday, where you can also get some of the best barbecue in the city.

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3. Bayou Bistro

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3340 Bienville St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 644-4971
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Bayou Bistro will have specials on steak, crawfish, and oysters this Sunday and is offering a free mimosa at breakfast and a free dessert at lunch or dinner to customers decked in their Saints gear. No football games airing here (not even ones from 2010).

4. The Holy Ground Irish Pub

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3340 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 356-0245
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The Holy Ground Irish Pub is hosting the “Holy Bowl” on Sunday, featuring a touch football game in the neutral ground at Jefferson Davis Parkway and Canal Street at 2 p.m. (costumes encouraged). After the game the pub will serve up free hotdogs for all and play a Madden match of the Saints vs. the Chiefs on the big screen.

5. Vaughan's Lounge

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4229 Dauphine St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 947-5562
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This beloved Bywater dive bar and hub for Saints games is full of New Orleans ‘tude most of the year, but has been bringing extra salt since the no-call heard ‘round the world. You can always expect a good party at Vaughan’s, who will also be playing the 2010 Saints Superbowl Saints win.

Bianca the Super Saints Fan Truck outside Vaughan’s
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6. Rock 'N' Bowl

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3016 S Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 861-1700
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Mid-City Lanes Rock ‘n’ Bowl is throwing a party with a $10 entrance fee - ”The Anti-Goodell Protest Bowl” - starting at 3 p.m., where the only thing on TV will be the 2010 Super Bowl. Musical entertainment includes Bag Of Donuts, The Mixed Nuts, Dr. Rock, Tin Star and Abdul D. Tentmaker.

7. Cane & Table

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1113 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 581-1112
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Cane & Table, the French Quarter’s Caribbean-inspired bar with one of the best bar programs in the city, is offering special $5 sazeracs and daiquiris to fans wearing their black and gold on Sunday. Try the green gumbo and crispy ribs.

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8. Crown & Anchor English Pub

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200 Pelican Ave
New Orleans, LA 70114
(504) 227-1007
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The classic English pub in Algiers Point is getting in on the boycott action with a “Black and Gold Super Bowl Party,” also featuring the 2010 Saints championship win, along with a potluck and if weather allows, a cook-out.

9. La Casita Taqueria

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8400 Oak St
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 826-9913
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It’s a celebration at Uptown’s La Casita, who’s throwing an “Anti-Super Bowl LIII” party featuring happy hour prices all day long, with items starting at just $2.50.

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10. Tracey's

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2604 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 897-5413
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This always-packed Sunday football viewing destination was one of the first to announce it would be showing the 2010 Super Bowl in place of this year’s game. Owners are hoping to have an early-in-the-season crawfish boil for the occasion, but if it doesn’t pan out, Tracey’s solid po-boys and seafood platters are always reliable options.

11. Dat Dog

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3336 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 324-2226
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Chef Amy Sins and Dat Dog are hosting a “petty af” Anti-LIE Bowl Party on Super Bowl Sunday, with games, a Choppa-style dance-off, king cake, and drink specials. The 2010 Super Bowl will be replayed at 11:30 a.m., and a second line with the Sophie B. Wright Brass Band will help close out the party. Organizers ask everyone to bring nonperishables for Second Harvest Food Bank.

12. Port Orleans Brewing Co.

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4124 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 266-2332
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Port Orleans and Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO) are turning a negative into a positive by hosting a benefit for the rescue organization from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. with adoptables, a silent auction, and a photo booth. The Puppy Bowl will air during the event, followed by, you guessed it, an airing of the 2010 Super Bowl game starting at 5:30 p.m.

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1. KJ's Place

6230, 2500 W Metairie Ave, Kenner, LA 70062

KJ’s in Kenner is getting serious with its boycott, explaining that while none of its seven TVs will air the 2019 Super Bowl, it will announce pool winners at the end of each quarter (NOT the score, however). The “No Super Bowl” party, starting at 5:30 p.m., will feature live music, food and drink specials, and free Jell-O shots every time the Saints score in the bar’s airing of the 2010 Super Bowl.

6230, 2500 W Metairie Ave
Kenner, LA 70062

2. Blue Oak BBQ

900 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
Blue Oak BBQ
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King cake daiquiris and the 2010 Superbowl game are highlights at Blue Oak on Sunday, where you can also get some of the best barbecue in the city.

900 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

3. Bayou Bistro

3340 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70119

Bayou Bistro will have specials on steak, crawfish, and oysters this Sunday and is offering a free mimosa at breakfast and a free dessert at lunch or dinner to customers decked in their Saints gear. No football games airing here (not even ones from 2010).

3340 Bienville St
New Orleans, LA 70119

4. The Holy Ground Irish Pub

3340 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119

The Holy Ground Irish Pub is hosting the “Holy Bowl” on Sunday, featuring a touch football game in the neutral ground at Jefferson Davis Parkway and Canal Street at 2 p.m. (costumes encouraged). After the game the pub will serve up free hotdogs for all and play a Madden match of the Saints vs. the Chiefs on the big screen.

3340 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70119

5. Vaughan's Lounge

4229 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70117
Bianca the Super Saints Fan Truck outside Vaughan’s
Vaughan’s Lounge/Facebook

This beloved Bywater dive bar and hub for Saints games is full of New Orleans ‘tude most of the year, but has been bringing extra salt since the no-call heard ‘round the world. You can always expect a good party at Vaughan’s, who will also be playing the 2010 Saints Superbowl Saints win.

4229 Dauphine St
New Orleans, LA 70117

6. Rock 'N' Bowl

3016 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118

Mid-City Lanes Rock ‘n’ Bowl is throwing a party with a $10 entrance fee - ”The Anti-Goodell Protest Bowl” - starting at 3 p.m., where the only thing on TV will be the 2010 Super Bowl. Musical entertainment includes Bag Of Donuts, The Mixed Nuts, Dr. Rock, Tin Star and Abdul D. Tentmaker.

3016 S Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118

7. Cane & Table

1113 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Cane and Table
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Cane & Table, the French Quarter’s Caribbean-inspired bar with one of the best bar programs in the city, is offering special $5 sazeracs and daiquiris to fans wearing their black and gold on Sunday. Try the green gumbo and crispy ribs.

1113 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116

8. Crown & Anchor English Pub

200 Pelican Ave, New Orleans, LA 70114

The classic English pub in Algiers Point is getting in on the boycott action with a “Black and Gold Super Bowl Party,” also featuring the 2010 Saints championship win, along with a potluck and if weather allows, a cook-out.

200 Pelican Ave
New Orleans, LA 70114

9. La Casita Taqueria

8400 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118
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It’s a celebration at Uptown’s La Casita, who’s throwing an “Anti-Super Bowl LIII” party featuring happy hour prices all day long, with items starting at just $2.50.

8400 Oak St
New Orleans, LA 70118

10. Tracey's

2604 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

This always-packed Sunday football viewing destination was one of the first to announce it would be showing the 2010 Super Bowl in place of this year’s game. Owners are hoping to have an early-in-the-season crawfish boil for the occasion, but if it doesn’t pan out, Tracey’s solid po-boys and seafood platters are always reliable options.

2604 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130

11. Dat Dog

3336 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Chef Amy Sins and Dat Dog are hosting a “petty af” Anti-LIE Bowl Party on Super Bowl Sunday, with games, a Choppa-style dance-off, king cake, and drink specials. The 2010 Super Bowl will be replayed at 11:30 a.m., and a second line with the Sophie B. Wright Brass Band will help close out the party. Organizers ask everyone to bring nonperishables for Second Harvest Food Bank.

3336 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

12. Port Orleans Brewing Co.

4124 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70115
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Port Orleans and Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO) are turning a negative into a positive by hosting a benefit for the rescue organization from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. with adoptables, a silent auction, and a photo booth. The Puppy Bowl will air during the event, followed by, you guessed it, an airing of the 2010 Super Bowl game starting at 5:30 p.m.

4124 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70115

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