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Who Dat Baby?
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The Best Bars to Watch the Saints Play, Freshly Updated

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Who Dat Baby?
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New Orleans' love for its football team runs deep, so deep in fact that season ticket holders are suing Roger Goodell. This season is, to say the least, straight up cray cray, and now we must meet those dirty birds once again. Eater now presents the updated best bars to watch the Boys in Black and Gold do their thang tomorrow night. As the Ying Yang Twins say: "Better hide yo' lunch," Falcons, "cause we bout to eat that ass up." Again.

Eater is updating this map all season, so if you disagree with the selection, and have a favorite you want to see, comment or email.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Cajun Mikes Pub 'n Grub

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116 Baronne St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 566-0055
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Cajun Mike's is one of the ultimate Saints bars. They have drink specials all day Sunday, plus Saints-specific deals like the $5 domestic and well combo. Think, beer and a shot. As the name suggests, Cajun Mike's doesn't just do booze, they do food as well, with all sorts of pub grub and sandwiches. Get the cochon de lait po' boy and thank us later.

2. Monkey Hill Lounge

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6100 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 895-9702
Hidden in a sleepy little corner of the city way uptown, Monkey Hill is dark, full of reds and dark woods and plush furniture. It gets packed with mostly locals (college kids rarely venture this way for games) who get as fired up as fans anywhere in the city. Free food, half-price mimosas and bloodies, and expert bartenders make this a great spot to watch a game even if you're unable to grab a seat.

3. Mid-City Yacht Club

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440 S. St. Patrick St.
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 483-2517
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Not a yacht club at all, this bar's name is a reference to the water level in Mid City after Katrina. MCYC has 10 HD TVs for showing the game, plus a well-stocked bar and rabid, local fans. Try the "Cool Brees" special cocktail (a boozy iced coffee) and sample the entries in the weekly potluck contest. Or better yet, bring a dish yourself and be part of the community.

4. Tracey's

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2604 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
18 Televisions, famous Roast Beef Po Boys, gravy cheese fries... What more could you ask for on game day? Oh yeah, drink specials, lots of Who Dats, and a lot of space to get ya crunk dance on in this Irish Channel favorite.

5. Markey's Bar

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640 louisa street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70117
The place to watch games in the Bywater, Markey's is a very local Saints fan haunt and for good reason. The bar is long enough to get a good view from any seat, and there's lots of tables. An array of mostly-fried food abates that impending hangover, and the bartenders are beloved by their regulars (to put it lightly)

6. Bayou Beer Garden

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326 N. Jefferson Davis Pkwy
New Orleans, LA 70119
The BBG is the jam for watching Saints Game. The bar has a killer back deck for nice weather, and the game is projected onto a big screen. They also have ten plasma televisions, great bar food for the drunkypantsed and beer bucket specials to get you there. Go early to claim a seat.

7. Cooter Brown's Tavern & Oyster Bar

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509 South Carrolton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 866-9104
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Cooter Brown's has all the trappings of the ultimate Saints bar: long rows of tables that fit hundreds of fans, and dozens of televisions viewable from all angles. Raw oysters, cheese fries, po boys, and a huge ass selection of bottled/draught beer, plus the extra seating outside for fresh air (or more cigarette smoking).

8. R Bar

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1431 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
The small Marigny bar known for attracting hipsters and old weirdos alike throws Saints parties that promise total mayhem, from victory shots, free food, to full on brass bands that have wandered in during half-time. You never know what you're gonna get, other than crunk.

9. Tchoup 45

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An Eater commenter says, "drink specials, free food (sometimes made by well-known chefs), a huge screen TV plus many smaller ones all airing the game, and lots of friendly camaraderie" make this Uptown bar a hoot, even though some Pats fan take over the back.

10. Capdeville

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520 Capdeville St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 371-5161
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In the CBD, a commenter says you'll find, "Amazingly great food, $12 pitchers of NOLA Blonde or Canebreak, and they give out free shots of Rebel Yell Whisky to everyone every touchdown the Saints or LSU score. WHO DAT!!!" Yeah you right.

11. Three Legged Dog

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400 Burgundy St.
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 412-8335
Known as the former kick off bar for the Roller Girls' Running of the Bulls, Three Legged Dog actually boasts four big screens and a twelve foot humungous tv/projector making this a good choice for game watching in the Quarter with usual 2-for-1 drinks and comfort foods. Open 24 hours, and of course, dogs welcome.

12. Ernst Cafe

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600 S. Peters St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-8544
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There's lots of outdoor tables you can still watch the game from at this fried-food and wrap destination. The bar attracts a diverse crowd, but Don't get tripped up by what looks like a swastika design on the tiled floor... they're actually symbols of peace on mosaic tiles, installed back in 1902.

1. Cajun Mikes Pub 'n Grub

116 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA 70112
Cajun Mike's is one of the ultimate Saints bars. They have drink specials all day Sunday, plus Saints-specific deals like the $5 domestic and well combo. Think, beer and a shot. As the name suggests, Cajun Mike's doesn't just do booze, they do food as well, with all sorts of pub grub and sandwiches. Get the cochon de lait po' boy and thank us later.
116 Baronne St
New Orleans, LA 70112

2. Monkey Hill Lounge

6100 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118
Hidden in a sleepy little corner of the city way uptown, Monkey Hill is dark, full of reds and dark woods and plush furniture. It gets packed with mostly locals (college kids rarely venture this way for games) who get as fired up as fans anywhere in the city. Free food, half-price mimosas and bloodies, and expert bartenders make this a great spot to watch a game even if you're unable to grab a seat.
6100 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70118

3. Mid-City Yacht Club

440 S. St. Patrick St., New Orleans, LA 70119
Not a yacht club at all, this bar's name is a reference to the water level in Mid City after Katrina. MCYC has 10 HD TVs for showing the game, plus a well-stocked bar and rabid, local fans. Try the "Cool Brees" special cocktail (a boozy iced coffee) and sample the entries in the weekly potluck contest. Or better yet, bring a dish yourself and be part of the community.
440 S. St. Patrick St.
New Orleans, LA 70119

4. Tracey's

2604 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130
18 Televisions, famous Roast Beef Po Boys, gravy cheese fries... What more could you ask for on game day? Oh yeah, drink specials, lots of Who Dats, and a lot of space to get ya crunk dance on in this Irish Channel favorite.
2604 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

5. Markey's Bar

640 louisa street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70117
The place to watch games in the Bywater, Markey's is a very local Saints fan haunt and for good reason. The bar is long enough to get a good view from any seat, and there's lots of tables. An array of mostly-fried food abates that impending hangover, and the bartenders are beloved by their regulars (to put it lightly)
640 louisa street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70117

6. Bayou Beer Garden

326 N. Jefferson Davis Pkwy, New Orleans, LA 70119
The BBG is the jam for watching Saints Game. The bar has a killer back deck for nice weather, and the game is projected onto a big screen. They also have ten plasma televisions, great bar food for the drunkypantsed and beer bucket specials to get you there. Go early to claim a seat.
326 N. Jefferson Davis Pkwy
New Orleans, LA 70119

7. Cooter Brown's Tavern & Oyster Bar

509 South Carrolton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118
Cooter Brown's has all the trappings of the ultimate Saints bar: long rows of tables that fit hundreds of fans, and dozens of televisions viewable from all angles. Raw oysters, cheese fries, po boys, and a huge ass selection of bottled/draught beer, plus the extra seating outside for fresh air (or more cigarette smoking).
509 South Carrolton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118

8. R Bar

1431 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
The small Marigny bar known for attracting hipsters and old weirdos alike throws Saints parties that promise total mayhem, from victory shots, free food, to full on brass bands that have wandered in during half-time. You never know what you're gonna get, other than crunk.
1431 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

9. Tchoup 45

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An Eater commenter says, "drink specials, free food (sometimes made by well-known chefs), a huge screen TV plus many smaller ones all airing the game, and lots of friendly camaraderie" make this Uptown bar a hoot, even though some Pats fan take over the back.

10. Capdeville

520 Capdeville St, New Orleans, LA 70130
In the CBD, a commenter says you'll find, "Amazingly great food, $12 pitchers of NOLA Blonde or Canebreak, and they give out free shots of Rebel Yell Whisky to everyone every touchdown the Saints or LSU score. WHO DAT!!!" Yeah you right.
520 Capdeville St
New Orleans, LA 70130

11. Three Legged Dog

400 Burgundy St., New Orleans, LA 70112
Known as the former kick off bar for the Roller Girls' Running of the Bulls, Three Legged Dog actually boasts four big screens and a twelve foot humungous tv/projector making this a good choice for game watching in the Quarter with usual 2-for-1 drinks and comfort foods. Open 24 hours, and of course, dogs welcome.
400 Burgundy St.
New Orleans, LA 70112

12. Ernst Cafe

600 S. Peters St., New Orleans, LA 70130
There's lots of outdoor tables you can still watch the game from at this fried-food and wrap destination. The bar attracts a diverse crowd, but Don't get tripped up by what looks like a swastika design on the tiled floor... they're actually symbols of peace on mosaic tiles, installed back in 1902.
600 S. Peters St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

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