The New Orleans Saints will face the Minnesota Vikings in the divisional round of the NFC playoffs on 14 January at U.S. Bank Stadium after upsetting the Carolina Panther fans in round one. If you can’t attend the game, here are 10 sports bars in Nola and 10 other spots where you can watch the Saints go marching on, hopefully, to round three!
The next game will be particularly interesting because it will be played at U.S. Bank Stadium, which will be the site of the 2018 Super Bowl.
The number four seed New Orleans Saints and the number two seed Minnesota Vikings opened the 2017 NFL season against each other, with Vikings defeating the Saints by a score of 29 to 19.
Both teams have both a strong defence and a strong offence so this game will be all about who makes the fewest mistakes.
Where to Root for the New Orleans Saints in Louisiana
The following sports bars are considered to be friendly to fans of the New Orleans Saints. Some of them are full-fledged Saints hangouts.
Bars close and fans migrate to other establishments. Sometimes bars decide to broadcast other events. So always call ahead to make sure the bar is going to broadcast the game you want to watch.
- Huck Finn’s New Orleans Restaurant & Sports Bar – 135 Decatur Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. Telephone: (504) 529-8600. – “Second only to the Superdome, Huck Finn’s Sports Bar is THE place to catch Saints games!”
- Time Out Sports Bar & Grill – 500 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans, Louisiana. Telephone: (504) 569-3380.
- Bayou Beer Garden – 326 North Jefferson Davis Parkway, New Orleans, Louisiana. Telephone: (504) 302-9357.
- Bruno’s Tavern – 7538 Maple Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. Telephone: (504) 861-7615.
- Tracy’s – 2604 Magazine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. Telephone: (504) 897-5413.
- World of Beer – 300 Julia Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. Telephone: (504) 299-3599.
- Tacos and Beer – 622 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana. Telephone: (504) 304-8722. – “Taco’s and Beer is the best restaurant and bar to watch Saints football and Monday night football.”
- Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar and Restaurant – 701 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. Telephone: (504) 523-8995.
- Bobby Hebert’s Cajun Cannon Restaurant and Bar – 4104 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metaire, Louisiana. Telephone: (504) 324-6841. – Owned by former Saints quarterback Bobby Hebert.
- The Bulldog Baton Rouge – 4385 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Telephone: (225) 303-9400.
Where to Root for the New Orleans Saints Around the Country
If you want to root for the New Orleans Saints, chances are there is a sports bar that will make you feel welcome nearby.
While not necessarily exclusive New Orleans Saints hangouts, the following sports bars often attract Who Dat fans on game day. But always call ahead to make sure the game with will broadcast!
- Bourbon Street Bar and Grill – 346 West 46th Street, New York, New York. Telephone: (212) 245-2030. – “We’re the official Saints football and LSU college bar where you can enjoy all your favourite games.”
- Shuck-N-Dive Cajun Cafe – 650 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Telephone: (954) 462-0088. – “Official Site of the New Orleans Saints.”
- Standard Bar and Grill – 1332 Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Telephone: (773) 904-8615.
- Black Magic Voodoo Lounge – 1400 Lombard Street, San Francisco, California. Telephone: (415) 931-8711.
- Scarlet Lady Saloon – 5411 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, California. Telephone: (310) 391-9079.
- Stoney’s Bar and Grill – 1111 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado. Telephone: (303) 830-6839.
- Shoal Creek Saloon – 909 North Lamar, Austin, Texas. Telephone: (512) 474-0805.
- Sharky’s – Duraleigh Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
- Carolina Ale House – 203 Robert C. Daniel Junior Parkway, Augusta, Georgia. Telephone: (762) 333-0019.
- Max’s Taphouse – 737 South Broadway, Baltimore, Maryland. Telephone: (410) 675-6297.
New Orleans Saints Team History
Founded in 1967, the New Orleans Saints play in the South division of the National Football Conference ( NFC) of the National Football League ( NFL).
The New Orleans Saints were rarely competitive in the beginning, only getting to .500 twice during their first 20 years. And they’ve only made one trip to the Super Bowl, albeit a victorious one.
The New Orleans Saints made it to the playoffs for the first time in 1987 and again in 2000.
The Dome Patrol plays home games at the Mercedes-Benze Superdome in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana, which seats 73,208 football fans and is expandable to set 76,468 fans.
With their stadium, the Superdome, devastated by Hurricane Katrina, however, the owner of the New Orleans Saints considered leaving New Orleans.
Happily, that didn’t happen, and the New Orleans Saints won their first Super Bowl in 2010, following 13 wins in the 2009 season, the team’s most successful season ever.
New Orleans is a world-renowned party town, and – with its mild winters – New Orleans has hosted more than its fair share of Super Bowls.
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