The Pelican Club will be open 11-5:30 Sunday with a special Game Day menu, featuring Pelican Club regulars like the Seafood Martini, but also Chicken and Waffles and Grillades and Grits and a Tuna Poke Bowl. It’s an extensive menu of great dishes to keep you happy and set the mood for the big game.
312 Exchange Pl. New Orleans
Effervescence is a nice little bar on Rampart by the Mahalia Jackson Theater. It has a good menu, great drinks, and a really social vibe. Sunday is Spritzy Sunday, with a free Aperol Spritz for the first 20 people asking for it after 2pm. After that, it’s 30% off pet-nat bottles. Good place to put you in the mood for the game. On afternoon game days, they offer free Prosecco pops when the Saints score their first touchdown.
1036 N. Rampart New Orleans
Henry’s Gin Bar at the NOPSI Hotel has a tailgate before and after the game.
317 Baronne St New Orleans
Bijoux Bloody Mary Bar at the LePavillon Hotel offers gold-dusted chicken wings (pictured) on game day, with a buffet of choices to customize your Bloody Mary.
Le Pavillion Hotel
833 Poydras St New Orleans
And if you want to do it big, there is the appropriately-named Ultimate Tailgate Party on the 5th floor open space at the Dome, overlooking Champions Square. This happens every home game, featuring the casual great food of Scot Craig from Katie’s, Francesca’s, and now Bienvenue. It starts 3 hours before game time. Price is $85 Tickets: bullseyeeventgroup.com