Six Spots to Watch the Super Bowl
Feb 03 2021

Six Spots to Watch the Super Bowl

By: Staff

Super Bowl LV will be kicking off at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 7. The Chiefs are taking on the Buccaneers in Tampa Bay—the first time that a host city has their team playing in the game. This year's halftime show will be a much-anticipated performance by The Weeknd. His 2020 album, After Hours, had four singles top the Hot 100 charts, with two of them going platinum. The fact that The Weeknd was unjustly stiffed by the Grammys only makes us more excited to see what he's got in store for the game. Since it's 2021, that means that the live crowd will be smaller due to the ongoing pandemic and, because it's the future, there will be a TikTok Tailgate preshow with Miley Cyrus slated to perform. Can't wait? Start planning now with our guide of six places where you can catch the game.

Lakeview Harbor

Right by the beautiful New Orleans Marina is Lakeview Harbor, "home of Lakeview's Original Burger." If you're feeling nautical, get a bowl of corn and shrimp bisque or a cup of hearty seafood gumbo to enjoy with entrees such as a Louisiana fried oyster platter or filet sandwich. While you're there, peep at their pelican paintings, assuming that your eyes aren't glued to the screen. 8550 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504)486-4887, lakeviewharbor.us

The Yard on Frenchmen

Whether you're dining indoors or outdoors, The Yard on Frenchmen has you covered. Their gorgeous patio has a tent and heaters, so you can face February fearlessly. Enjoy beers from local breweries and your favorite classic NOLA cocktail paired with a mushroom Swiss burger. For game day, their chicken tenders, the unofficial food of sports, will be $5 (that's over 40 percent off the usual menu price of $9). Oh, and did we mention that they have a 12-foot-screen TV under that heated courtyard tent? 405 Frenchmen St., (504) 266-2848, theyardneworleans.com

Bayou Hot Wings

We said chicken tenders were the unofficial food of sports, but maybe it's actually chicken wings. Bayou Hot Wings takes chicken wings seriously, which is what makes them so seriously delicious. Their heat index has flavors ranked by spiciness, from Steen's Cane Honey BBQ all the way to Bayou Beast. Pick up a platter of wings and watch the game in style. 6221 S. Claiborne Ave., (504) 865-9464, bayouhotwings.com

Cooter Brown's

Uptown in the Black Pearl neighborhood, there's Cooter Brown's, the go-to spot to catch the game. With their boudin balls, oysters, 84 taps, and more bottles to boot, there's a reason this place has stuck around for generations. Get your order to stay or to go, but if you plan on staying, call in a reservation 24 hours before the game begins. All non-reserved tables will be first come, first served. 509 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9104, cooterbrowns.com

Rivershack Tavern

Jefferson's own Rivershack Tavern is a one-of-a-kind place with domestic, local, and imported beers and kitschy barstools to drink them on. Their menu has something for everybody, from a Leaf Me Alone Chef Salad to a Shank U burger with a Louisiana hot sausage patty. A deep connection to the historic neighborhood makes Rivershack Tavern a standout place, and their multiple TVs make it a perfect place to catch the Bucs facing the Chiefs. 3449 River Road, Jefferson, (504) 834-4938, rivershacktavern.com

Meril

Chef Emeril Lagasse opened Meril in the Warehouse District as a place to serve up his personal fave dishes and drinks. Now, that's a concept restaurant and a flex. You already know that whatever you order, it's going to be good, but save room for their out-of-this-world tres leches king cake. Meril is no sports bar, but the contemporary American cuisine and casual attire make this a superb Super Bowl spot. 424 Girod St., (504) 526-3745, emerilsrestaurants.com

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