Best Place to Watch the Final Four in New Orleans

Best Place to Watch the Final Four in New Orleans

With Final Four tickets in the lower bowl starting at over $11,000 each, there’ll be plenty of Duke, Carolina, Kansas, and Villanova fans looking for a place to watch the big games. New Orleans doesn’t have a lot of “sports bars” for a city full of sports fans. However, we have plenty of great places to watch all the games. It just depends what you’re looking for. Some have lots of TVs, some have great food, others have raucous fans and cold beer. Here’s a rundown of the Best Places to watch the Final Four in New Orleans.

Walk-Ons Sports Bistreaux

1009 Poydras St


Walk-Ons is just steps from the Superdome and New Orleans Arena so expect it to be packed during Final Four weekend. The popular sports bar has grown quickly over the years with 10 locations in Louisiana and in 12 nearby states. Walk-Ons is probably the best sports bar in town to view the TVs with perfect seating around the central bar. Walk-Ons has an extensive menu of elevated bar food and over 40 beers on tap.


519 Fulton Street

(504) 593-8118

Manning’s is located on Fulton Street, just steps from the Harrah’s Casino. They’re the only sports bar in town rocking the reclining seats in front of the 13-ft mega TV. With 24-beers on tap, on outdoor courtyard, classic sports bar dishes, and over 30 TVs scattered around the dining room, it sure to be a hotspot for the big weekend. Manning’s also has a large second-floor room available for private parties.

Fulton Alley

600 Fulton Street


If you’re looking to add a little extra entertainment to your game day fun, Fulton Alley is the perfect spot to bring a group and watch the Final Four games on any of the big screen TVs hovering over the lanes. Fulton Alley also has great food and a surprisingly awesome bar program. Located just down the street from the Harrah’s Casino, Fulton Alley is sure to be popping off for the Final Four games.

Cooter Brown’s

509 S. Carrollton Avenue


Cooter Brown’s is where the locals and Tulane students go to watch the games. It’s been located at the Riverbend for over 45 years serving cold beer, raw oysters, and a walk-up bar menu with po-boys and favorites like the Radiator Special. Caricatures of legends of yesteryear line the ceiling and make for fun conversation. TVs are all over the walls and above the bars. Can you beat 70 beers on tap, and, oh, did I mention the ice cold raw oysters?

Markey’s Bar

640 Louisa Street


Markey’s Bar, in the heart of the Bywater, is a neighborhood watering hole with a good selection of draft beers and several large TVs above the bar. If you’re staying or living nearby, it’s a great place to catch the games or sit outside and people watch. They also have pretty good pizza and a couple of sandwiches if you’re looking for a bite to eat.

The District

711 Tchoupitoulas Street


The District is a Warehouse District bar that gets lively at night and has a 90″ TV and seven 55″ flat screens around the bar to watch the games. The District gets rowdy after Saints games and loud inside, but if you’re looking for a good hook-up scene, you’ve come to the right place. Perfect spot for those Duke fans after they lose the big game.

Finn McCool’s Irish Pub

3701 Banks Street

(504) 486-9080

Finn McCool’s is more of an Irish pub and neighborhood hang-out than it is a sports bar, but that doesn’t stop football and soccer fans from gathering to watch the games. They have seventeen beers on tap and a surprisingly good bar menu. If you’re looking for a place to bring a group to watch the Final Four, Finn McCool’s in Mid-City would be the perfect spot.

Mid-City Yacht Club

440 St. Patrick Street


Not far from Finn McCool’s is the popular Mid-City sports bar, the Mid-City Yacht Club. They have 13 big screens throughout the bar and a 120″ projector screen for the patio on Saints and big game days. Solid menu of bar favorites including tasty burgers plus 16 beers on tap make Mid-City Yacht Club a great place to watch the Final Four. Look out for their popular weekend crawfish boils.


2604 Magazine Street


Tracey’s Bar on Magazine Street may be best known for their huge St. Patrick’s Day block parties, but they’re also one of the best places in Uptown New Orleans to watch the Final Four games. Huge TVs, plenty of bar seating and large communal tables open to the street out front. They have a solid menu including the popular roast beef po-boy and this time of year, look for their huge crawfish boils on the weekends.

Port Orleans

4124 Tchoupitoulas Street

(504) 266-2332

Port Orleans is one of four breweries on Tchoupitoulas Street that have popped up over the last decade. This one has great TV viewing and a rollup garage door with outdoor seating to watch the Final Four games. They also have some of the best tacos in town with their Avo Taco menu. Wash it down with one of their popular Dorado lagers and you’re all set for the big game.

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