Cooter Brown's Tavern
Making this a hugely popular game-watching spot are hundreds of beer selections and deluxe Direct TV sports packages, plus 17 flat-screen TVs, two 8-foot drop-downs, and a "wall of TV" — nine 42-inch screens placed together, used either separately or together as one giant screen. 509 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9104; www.cooterbrowns.com
Fox and Hound Bar & Grill
Fox and Hound focuses its regular events around all the expected sports matches, plus horse racing, boxing, professional wrestling and mixed martial arts. Keeping it fun are competitions such as trivia contests, blackout bingo and black light beer pong. Elmwood Village Center, 1200 S. Clearview Pkwy., (504) 731-6000; www.foxandhound.com.
Jigger's Bar and Grill
Watch the action on one of several TVs while munching on Southern food and bar noshes from the grill, or start your own game of pool, darts or video poker. 1645 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie; (504) 828-3555.
The bar's 17 flat-screen TVs are equipped with cable sports packages to view a wide range of events. The menu features typical pub grub plus more sophisticated items and wine. The outdoor courtyard is a popular summer spot. 3535 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-5858
This swanky sports bar features upscale pub food, 30 flat-screens, and The End Zone, with 17 stadium recliners and a 13-foot screen. The walls also are covered with Manning family memorabilia from Archie, Eli and Peyton. Weekday happy hours include two-for-one cocktails and half-price appetizers. 519 Fulton St., (504) 593-8118; www.harrahsneworleans.com/restaurants/mannings-eat-drink-cheer.html, @ManningsNOLA
Walk-Ons Bistreaux and Bar
Founded by two LSU alums, this downtown hot spot was named best sports bar in North America last year by ESPN Mobile. The winning criteria: lively crowds, tasty food, amenities like tables with bar taps and more than 150 TV screens. 1009 Poydras St., (504) 309-6530; www.walk-ons.com