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Best Sports Bars in New Orleans

New Orleans is known for its food, culture, and festivities. It also has a lively sports scene where locals celebrate the renowned Saints in the NFL and Pelicans in the NBA. Not only do visitors come to see New Orleans' teams play, but New Orleans will also often host visiting teams and tournaments that attract millions of fans. If you can't find tickets to see the games in person, check out some of the city's best sports bars and get right back into the action. 

1. Manning’s
9 min walk, 0.4 miles from La Galerie Hotel
Though Archie Manning is best known as a Saints legend, he has done a phenomenal job creating his supreme sports bar. Located less than 10 minutes away from La Galerie, Manning’s boasts more than 30 flat screen TVs, including a 13’x7.5’ mega-screen in their outdoor “End Zone” viewing area. The 210 seating sports bar also offers a menu of Creole classics, modern American fare, extensive beer options, and artfully crafted cocktails.

2. American Sports Saloon
14 min walk, 0.7 miles from La Galerie Hotel
Located in the heart of the French Quarter, American Sports Saloon offers authentic NOLA-style fare, a large outdoor balcony, and every sports package and channel you could need. This is a great spot for visitors to enjoy a few cocktails and catch their favorite team play on many of the available TVs or for locals to cheer on their beloved Saints with the Who Dat Nation.

3. Walk-On’s
14 min walk, 0.7 miles from La Galerie Hotel
Founded in Baton Rouge, Walk-On’s performs high above what is usually expected from a sports bar chain. Due to their proximity to the Superdome, they offer a $25 bottomless mimosa/Bloody Mary brunch before Saints kick off. Drew Brees was even brought on as a partner in 2015.

4. The Rusty Nail
19 min walk, 0.9 miles from La Galerie Hotel
The Rusty Nail is often known as the “Alabama” bar of New Orleans due to their tendency to show Alabama football games. For some tasty eats, they have a schedule of food trucks on site, and you can even get Cochon Butcher sandwiches or pizza from Magazine Pizza delivered to your bar stool.

5. Pat O’Brien’s
11 min walk, 0.5 miles from La Galerie Hotel
Pat O’s has one mission-- “Have Fun!” This true New Orleans landmark offers exceptional Hurricanes, big-screen televisions at all bars and in the patio area, and free hot dogs and drink specials an hour before and and hour after the game. If you are looking for a rowdy, feel-good crowd, Pat O’s is the place for you!