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Today, sites across the Eater universe are publishing the best bars to watch college football in their respective cities, but as one sage Eater NOLA reader has noted, "pretty much any bar in New Orleans is also going to be a good place to watch college football... or any football for that matter. It's a football city." While this is true, there are also specific bars around town that are especially suited for watching LSU, the Big Ten, and even, yes, Alabama.

With reader suggestions included, here now are the best New Orleans bars to watch college football. And do check back on Friday as Eater freshens up the annual Best Bars To Watch The Saints Game map.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Capdeville

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520 Capdeville St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 371-5161
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Eater readers love the new gameday menu, and the fact that management provides free Rebel Yell bourbon shots every time LSU scores.

2. Mid-City Yacht Club

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440 S Saint Patrick St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 483-2517
Mid City Yacht Club has the Big Ten network, so it's possible to catch OSU, Michigan State, Purdue or any of the 14 Big Ten state teams playing. "And of course, incredible drinks & food."

3. Hurricanes Sports Bar and Grill

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1414 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Metairie, LA 70005
(504) 833-0050
If you're a college football junkie, or are on the lookout for a game that's hard to find, Hurricane's may be the place for you. According to an enthusiastic reader, it has the Big Ten and SEC networks plus ESPN GAMEPLAN and the NFL SUNDAY TICKET, plsying on 17 televisions. It's open 11 am both Saturday and Sunday, and has beer bucket specials and bar food to sustain you through the day.

4. American Sports Saloon

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1200 Decatur
New Orleans, LA
(504) 522-2410
Allegedly the largest balcony in the Quarter, American Sports Saloon has all the channels (Big Ten and SEC Networks as well as the Longhorn Network) and "great wings and BBQ as well as bucket specials and 12 beers on draft."

5. The Rusty Nail

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1100 Constance St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-5515
Apparently the Rusty Nail will show Alabama games, if you're in to that kind of thing, in addition to LSU and a myriad of other schools. They have a food truck onsite for the games - these days it's been Foodie Call.

6. Bayou Beer Garden

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326 N Jefferson Davis Pkwy
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 302-9357
Football and beer, the two go so well together that it's kind of a no-brainer that this beer garden tucked away on Jeff Davis Parkway in Mid City is a great place to cheer on LSU. As the weather cools, check out the games while sitting outside on their expansive patio.

7. Cooter Brown's Tavern & Oyster Bar

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509 S Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 866-9104
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Cooter Brown's many televisions and beer taps make for a delightful Saturday. They show all the games, so this is a good place to check out if you're trying to find your alma mater's team from far away. Also, get your oyster fix while you're here.

8. Manning's

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519 Fulton St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 593-8118
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Sometimes you just need to watch the Tigers in a posh leather reclining chair, and for those occasions, Manning's is your best bet. They also have a courtyard for game watching and a full menu of delicious food a step above the average sports bar.

9. Tracey's

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2604 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 897-5413
Tracy's many televisions broadcast many games, and settling in with a pint and a poboy to watch your favorite makes for a great day. They love football here, and want to share that love with their customers.

10. Ugly Dog Saloon and Bar-B-Que

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401 Andrew Higgins Dr
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 569-8459
LSU games are always on here, and Noles fans are also in luck, since there's a proud following of the Florida State Seminoles in the house too.

11. Bruno's Tavern

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7538 Maple St
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 861-7615
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What better way to enjoy college football than to be around college students? Bruno's is an uptown university area hang out which also bleeds purple and gold. Large groups (8 or more) can reserve tables to sit at while they eat, drink, and watch the game.

12. Fox & Hound English Pub and Grille

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1200 South Clearview Parkway, Elmwood Shopping Center
New Orleans, LA 70123
(504) 731-6000
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If you're out near Elmwood Village or Harahan, this is a great spot to check out the Tigers.

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1. Capdeville

520 Capdeville St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Eater readers love the new gameday menu, and the fact that management provides free Rebel Yell bourbon shots every time LSU scores.
520 Capdeville St
New Orleans, LA 70130

2. Mid-City Yacht Club

440 S Saint Patrick St, New Orleans, LA 70119
Mid City Yacht Club has the Big Ten network, so it's possible to catch OSU, Michigan State, Purdue or any of the 14 Big Ten state teams playing. "And of course, incredible drinks & food."
440 S Saint Patrick St
New Orleans, LA 70119

3. Hurricanes Sports Bar and Grill

1414 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA 70005
If you're a college football junkie, or are on the lookout for a game that's hard to find, Hurricane's may be the place for you. According to an enthusiastic reader, it has the Big Ten and SEC networks plus ESPN GAMEPLAN and the NFL SUNDAY TICKET, plsying on 17 televisions. It's open 11 am both Saturday and Sunday, and has beer bucket specials and bar food to sustain you through the day.
1414 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Metairie, LA 70005

4. American Sports Saloon

1200 Decatur, New Orleans, LA
Allegedly the largest balcony in the Quarter, American Sports Saloon has all the channels (Big Ten and SEC Networks as well as the Longhorn Network) and "great wings and BBQ as well as bucket specials and 12 beers on draft."
1200 Decatur
New Orleans, LA

5. The Rusty Nail

1100 Constance St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Apparently the Rusty Nail will show Alabama games, if you're in to that kind of thing, in addition to LSU and a myriad of other schools. They have a food truck onsite for the games - these days it's been Foodie Call.
1100 Constance St
New Orleans, LA 70130

6. Bayou Beer Garden

326 N Jefferson Davis Pkwy, New Orleans, LA 70119
Football and beer, the two go so well together that it's kind of a no-brainer that this beer garden tucked away on Jeff Davis Parkway in Mid City is a great place to cheer on LSU. As the weather cools, check out the games while sitting outside on their expansive patio.
326 N Jefferson Davis Pkwy
New Orleans, LA 70119

7. Cooter Brown's Tavern & Oyster Bar

509 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118
Cooter Brown's many televisions and beer taps make for a delightful Saturday. They show all the games, so this is a good place to check out if you're trying to find your alma mater's team from far away. Also, get your oyster fix while you're here.
509 S Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118

8. Manning's

519 Fulton St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Sometimes you just need to watch the Tigers in a posh leather reclining chair, and for those occasions, Manning's is your best bet. They also have a courtyard for game watching and a full menu of delicious food a step above the average sports bar.
519 Fulton St
New Orleans, LA 70130

9. Tracey's

2604 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Tracy's many televisions broadcast many games, and settling in with a pint and a poboy to watch your favorite makes for a great day. They love football here, and want to share that love with their customers.
2604 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130

10. Ugly Dog Saloon and Bar-B-Que

401 Andrew Higgins Dr, New Orleans, LA 70130
LSU games are always on here, and Noles fans are also in luck, since there's a proud following of the Florida State Seminoles in the house too.
401 Andrew Higgins Dr
New Orleans, LA 70130

11. Bruno's Tavern

7538 Maple St, New Orleans, LA 70118
What better way to enjoy college football than to be around college students? Bruno's is an uptown university area hang out which also bleeds purple and gold. Large groups (8 or more) can reserve tables to sit at while they eat, drink, and watch the game.
7538 Maple St
New Orleans, LA 70118

12. Fox & Hound English Pub and Grille

1200 South Clearview Parkway, Elmwood Shopping Center, New Orleans, LA 70123
If you're out near Elmwood Village or Harahan, this is a great spot to check out the Tigers.
1200 South Clearview Parkway, Elmwood Shopping Center
New Orleans, LA 70123

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