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Markey's Bar, a Bywater favorite for watching live sports on television.
Markey's Bar, a Bywater favorite for watching live sports on television.
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Olympics Rio 2016: Where To Watch in New Orleans

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Markey's Bar, a Bywater favorite for watching live sports on television.
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The world's greatest athletes are in Rio for the summer Olympics, and sites across the Eater universe are tracking the best bars and restaurants for watching the games. Whether you're a die hard soccer or swimming fan or just want to take in some good old  gymnastics and track & field, let this map be your handy guide.

The opening Olympic ceremonies kickoff on Friday, August 5 and conclude on Sunday, August 21.  While all of these fine New Orleans sports bars and restaurants—from the Bywater to Uptown—have confirmed with Eater that they will indeed be airing the games, it's always a good idea to call ahead or arrive early to secure a good spot in front of the television or projector screen.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Mid-City Yacht Club

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440 S Saint Patrick St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 483-2517
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Watch with locals at beloved watering hole MCYC, which is not really a yacht club but just a great local bar for taking in the games with tasty drinks and bar snacks, a decent beer selection and some of the best sports fan regulars in town.

2. Markey's Bar

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640 Louisa St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 943-0785
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An excellent choice for watching in the Bywater, with big screen televisions, a great beer and booze selection, fast service, bad-for-you bar food, and a great neighborhood crowd.

3. Manning's

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519 Fulton St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 593-8072
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The sports theme at this two-story, 210-seat CBD restaurant is punctuated by the presence of no fewer than 30 televisions, including a 13 by 7 1/2 foot screen in a section called the End Zone, perfect for watching any Olympic event.

4. St Roch Market

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2381 Saint Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 609-3813
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This food hall on St. Claude Avenue will reportedly air the Olympics on a projector screen, which is cool, if you want a wealth of dining options to choose from. There's Haitian, rotisserie chicken, acai bowls and everything in between (including cocktails, coffee and desserts).

5. Finn McCool's Irish Pub

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3701 Banks St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 486-9080
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While the weekend at Finn's is usually devoted to an array of soccer and rugby coverage, the beloved Mid City bar also plans to air popular Olympics events... But if you're hoping to catch archery or table tennis, you might want to call ahead on the day-of to assure the securing a TV.

6. Bobby Hebert's Cajun Cannon

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4101 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Metairie, LA 70002
(504) 324-6841
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A rep for the Vets restaurant says "It's a sporting event, so yes, we'll have it on." The family-friendly Metairie spot happens to boast over 30 televisions, including TVs in the bathroom.

7. World of Beer

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300 Julia Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 299-3599
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There are 20 televisions and 500+ beers to choose from at this Warehouse District boozery. Plus, they just seem extremely pumped for the games.
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8. Bayou Beer Garden & Bayou Wine Garden

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326 N Jefferson Davis Pkwy
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 302-9357
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A plethora of televisions and big screens means that this Bayou St. John compound will have plenty of Olympic coverage to go around, along with beer, wine, and food selections ranging from po' boys to cheese plates.

9. The Rusty Nail

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1100 Constance St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-5515
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This Warehouse District favorite hosts a slew of food trucks and slings a mean cocktail without any pretension. There are several screens inside, but the crown jewel is the sweet outdoor seating area with a big screen, which will also be set to the Olympics.

10. 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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What makes this Uptown fave a great Olympic watching destination? 400+ beers with numerous local brews, great bar food and shucked oysters, tons of televisions and hardly a bad seat in the house.

11. Bruno's Tavern

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7538 Maple St
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 861-7615
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Women's soccer qualifiers actually start on Wednesday, August 3, and Bruno's is the place to watch. Also home to great bar food, beer selection and some of the most avid sports fans in town— college students.

12. Café Adelaide & the Swizzle Stick Bar

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300 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 595-3305
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In honor of the Olympics, Café Adelaide and the Swizzle Stick Bar have come up with a specialty drink, the Crescent City Smash—featuring Brazilian cane sugar liquor cachaça with lime, orange, Benedictine, Pimms, and HooDoo chicory liqueur— which will be served until August 21. You can catch the games in the Swizzle Stick.

1. Mid-City Yacht Club

440 S Saint Patrick St, New Orleans, LA 70119
Watch with locals at beloved watering hole MCYC, which is not really a yacht club but just a great local bar for taking in the games with tasty drinks and bar snacks, a decent beer selection and some of the best sports fan regulars in town.
440 S Saint Patrick St
New Orleans, LA 70119

2. Markey's Bar

640 Louisa St, New Orleans, LA 70117
An excellent choice for watching in the Bywater, with big screen televisions, a great beer and booze selection, fast service, bad-for-you bar food, and a great neighborhood crowd.
640 Louisa St
New Orleans, LA 70117

3. Manning's

519 Fulton St, New Orleans, LA 70130
The sports theme at this two-story, 210-seat CBD restaurant is punctuated by the presence of no fewer than 30 televisions, including a 13 by 7 1/2 foot screen in a section called the End Zone, perfect for watching any Olympic event.
519 Fulton St
New Orleans, LA 70130

4. St Roch Market

2381 Saint Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117
This food hall on St. Claude Avenue will reportedly air the Olympics on a projector screen, which is cool, if you want a wealth of dining options to choose from. There's Haitian, rotisserie chicken, acai bowls and everything in between (including cocktails, coffee and desserts).
2381 Saint Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

5. Finn McCool's Irish Pub

3701 Banks St, New Orleans, LA 70119
While the weekend at Finn's is usually devoted to an array of soccer and rugby coverage, the beloved Mid City bar also plans to air popular Olympics events... But if you're hoping to catch archery or table tennis, you might want to call ahead on the day-of to assure the securing a TV.
3701 Banks St
New Orleans, LA 70119

6. Bobby Hebert's Cajun Cannon

4101 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA 70002
A rep for the Vets restaurant says "It's a sporting event, so yes, we'll have it on." The family-friendly Metairie spot happens to boast over 30 televisions, including TVs in the bathroom.
4101 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Metairie, LA 70002

7. World of Beer

300 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Nora McGunnigle
There are 20 televisions and 500+ beers to choose from at this Warehouse District boozery. Plus, they just seem extremely pumped for the games.
300 Julia Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

8. Bayou Beer Garden & Bayou Wine Garden

326 N Jefferson Davis Pkwy, New Orleans, LA 70119
A plethora of televisions and big screens means that this Bayou St. John compound will have plenty of Olympic coverage to go around, along with beer, wine, and food selections ranging from po' boys to cheese plates.
326 N Jefferson Davis Pkwy
New Orleans, LA 70119

9. The Rusty Nail

1100 Constance St, New Orleans, LA 70130
This Warehouse District favorite hosts a slew of food trucks and slings a mean cocktail without any pretension. There are several screens inside, but the crown jewel is the sweet outdoor seating area with a big screen, which will also be set to the Olympics.
1100 Constance St
New Orleans, LA 70130

10. Cooter Brown's Tavern & Oyster Bar

509 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118
What makes this Uptown fave a great Olympic watching destination? 400+ beers with numerous local brews, great bar food and shucked oysters, tons of televisions and hardly a bad seat in the house.
509 S Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118

11. Bruno's Tavern

7538 Maple St, New Orleans, LA 70118
Women's soccer qualifiers actually start on Wednesday, August 3, and Bruno's is the place to watch. Also home to great bar food, beer selection and some of the most avid sports fans in town— college students.
7538 Maple St
New Orleans, LA 70118

12. Café Adelaide & the Swizzle Stick Bar

300 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130
In honor of the Olympics, Café Adelaide and the Swizzle Stick Bar have come up with a specialty drink, the Crescent City Smash—featuring Brazilian cane sugar liquor cachaça with lime, orange, Benedictine, Pimms, and HooDoo chicory liqueur— which will be served until August 21. You can catch the games in the Swizzle Stick.
300 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70130

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