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Great Sports Bars in New Orleans

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Cooter Brown's has been around since 1977 and is a very popular sports bar. It's located in the Riverbend section of New Orleans at 509 S. Carrollton Ave. There's an oyster bar and lots of good seafood in a casual atmosphere. Cooter Brown's has pool tables and 15 wide-screen televisions, including an all-sports satellite system.

Manning's in Harrah's Casino is the ultimate sports restaurant and bar. It's not to be missed.

Bruno's, has been around since 1934 and is a popular Uptown watering hole. It has five TV screens and lots of local sports memorabilia. Bruno's is at 7601 Maple Street.

Walk Ons is on Poydras, just a few blocks from the Superdome and is a not only a great sports restaurant and bar, it's a great place to eat or party before or after a game in the dome.

Champions Square, right outside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome is a great place to party before a game even if you don't have tickets. There's free live entertainment and booths with great food.

Friar Tucks at 5130 Freret St. is a big hangout for the University crowd. Friar Tucks has pool tables, dart boards, two touchscreen countertop games, a golden tee LIVE and other arcade games. It also has 12 tv's and 2 big sreens, with DirecTv NFL Ticket. Best of all, there's free food during NFL games.

Finn McCool's Irish Pub is a great sports bar with a twist. It not only carries all the usual sports events, it also shows English and Scottish Premier League football. Finn McCool's is open again after being flooded out in Katrina. It's in the Mid City neighborhood at 3701 Banks Street.

Johnny White's Sports Bar in the French Quarter at 720 Bourbon Street has the distinction of never actually closing during Hurricane Katrina. It stayed open during and after the hurricane and became the meeting place for residents of the French Quarter during those hard days.

The Vitascope Hall in the Hyatt at the Superdome is a sleek, modern sports bar with a state-of-the-art entertainment system with 25 flat-screen TVs. The bar food is good too, with local Louisiana Seafood, great burgers and top-quality sushi, nigiri and sashimi.

Kabby's Sports Edition, located in the Hilton Riverside Hotel where Poydras Street meets the Mississippi River has 24 42inch Plasma TV's and 8 30 inch LCD TV's. Kabbys also serves burgers, muffulettas and po-boys.

Ugly Dog Saloon in the Warehouse District at 401 Andrew Higgins Dr., in large, has a pool table and some great barbeque.

Gordon Biersch Brewery has outdoor patio seating on the pedestrian mall that is Fulton Street right across from Harrah's Casino. On the mall with other restaurants and Jazz Clubs. Included are two banquet facilities that are available for group dining and private parties. The bar features five plasma televisions, as well as a magnificent view of the restaurants brewing facilities. 200 Poydras Street, phone: 504-552-2739

Remoulade is really a bar and restaurant, with an oyster bar. It is a creation of Archie Casbarian, of Arnaud's fame. Located at 309 Bourbon Street, Remoulade is right in the heart of things. the menu is eclectic. Along with po-boys, pizza and burgers, you can get Shrimp Arnaud, BBQ shrimp or Cajun eggrolls. It is open from 11:30 am untill midnight.

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