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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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Mid-City Yacht Club

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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.

Markey's Bar

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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.

Manning's

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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.

St Roch Market

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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).

Finn McCool's Irish Pub

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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.

Bobby Hebert's Cajun Cannon

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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.

World of Beer

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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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Bayou Beer Garden & Bayou Wine Garden

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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.

The Rusty Nail

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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.

Cooter Brown's Tavern & Oyster Bar

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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.

Bruno's Tavern

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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.

Café Adelaide & the Swizzle Stick Bar

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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.

Mid-City Yacht Club

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.

Markey's Bar

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.

Manning's

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.

St Roch Market

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).

Finn McCool's Irish Pub

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.

Bobby Hebert's Cajun Cannon

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.

World of Beer

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.
Nora McGunnigle

Bayou Beer Garden & Bayou Wine Garden

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.

The Rusty Nail

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.

Cooter Brown's Tavern & Oyster Bar

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.

Bruno's Tavern

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.

Café Adelaide & the Swizzle Stick Bar

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.

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