BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — If you are looking to watch LSU, Southern or your favorite NFL teams with friends and great food these restaurants and sports bars in, near Baton Rouge are solid options.
Getting together during the football season is always a treat, even if you aren’t planning to go to the game. If you want to get out of the house and go to a place to watch this year’s biggest games or your favorite rivalries, Baton Rouge has a wide variety of places to spend a Saturday or Sunday.
Here are the best places to watch football in Baton Rouge:
This pub offers pool tables, dart boards and several TVs to catch a college football or NFL game every weekend. The Smiling Dog offers a variety of local, craft and imported beers. The venue also lets you to enjoy dinner with your furry friends in the outdoor seating area.
- Where: 4215 South Sherwood Forest Blvd.
- Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday
Agile Brewing offers a selection of beers that will quench your thirst. They offer specials throughout the week and hold events to keep guests coming back.
- Where: 14141 Airline Highway #4J
- Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Right in the heart of mid-city, the Mid City Beer Garden offers over 50 brews on tap and locally inspired eats. It also is a dog-friendly eatery that features an outdoor patio with a view.
- Where: 3808 Government St.
- Hours: 3:30 p.m. to midnight Monday through Wednesday and 11 a.m. to midnight Thursday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.
The largest craft brewery in Baton Rouge has a wide selection of beers that will satisfy your taste buds.
- Where: 1624 Wyoming St.
- Hours: 3-9 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday; noon to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon to 8 p.m. Sunday (Closed on Monday and Tuesday).
Bengal Tap Room has more than 20 TVs to watch the big game. They offer specials throughout the season and have various options on their menu. Options include onion rings, boudin balls, Cajun meat pies and more.
- Where: 421 North Third St.
- Hours: 3 p.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday through Sunday
Our Mom’s Restaurant & Bar offers happy hour specials throughout the week and lots of options for a family to have dinner.
- Where: 250 West Lee Drive
- Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday
Willie’s Restaurant & Bar puts a twist in their seafood dishes and serve their meat options with the right amount of seasoning. It is a family-owned business known for Louisiana-style foods, and they have some of the best crawfish in Baton Rouge.
- Where: 11260 Coursey Blvd.
- Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Cypress Coast Brewing Co. is one of several brewing companies in Baton Rouge. The company has a New England IPA, a porter, a blonde, a Belgian beer and a small-batch coffee porter made using French Truck Coffee.
- Where: 5643 Government St.
- Hours: 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 2-9 p.m. on Thursday; noon to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2-7 p.m. Sunday (Closed on Monday)
Sport Zone Pub & Grill is the place to be as they have high-definition flat-screen TVs all throughout the restaurant to keep you entertained. Sport Zone serves up an exciting menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- Where: 4848 Constitution Ave.
- Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Sunday.
TJ Ribs is the proud sponsor of LSU sports. It hosts the Brian Kelly Radio Show during the football season 7-8 p.m. Thursdays. TJ Ribs is original to Baton Rouge. and serves the best baby back ribs and fresh seafood daily.
- Where: 2324 South Acadian Thruway
- Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Ivar’s Sports Bar & Grill features drinks, wings, sandwiches, desserts and more. Ivar’s provides awesome music, cold beer and sports. It is a casual pub with pool tables and a patio.
- Where: 2954 Perkins Road
- Hours: 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Monday and Tuesday; 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to midnight on Sunday.
BRQ Seafood & BBQ is the official catering service of LSU athletics. BRQ says that they have the best outdoor event space in Baton Rouge. They also won best barbecue in the Best of 225 Awards for four years.
- Where: 10423 Jefferson Highway
- Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Pastime Restaurant has been a local go-to spot since it opened in 1945. The restaurant serves pizza, calzones, po’boys and more.
- Where: 252 South Blvd.
- Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. (Closed on Sunday).
Torchy’s Tacos is located on LSU’s campus across from Tiger Stadium. They have a variety of tacos on the menu.
- Where: 3658 Nicholson Drive, Unit 1A
- Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday; 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.
Rotolo’s Craft & Crust serves specialty craft pizza, calzones, pasta, salads, beers and more. Rotolo’s says they only use the highest quality ingredients. They offer specials throughout the week, including Calzone Wednesday.
- Where: 411 Ben Hur Road
- Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
The Bulldog offers one of the best dog-friendly environments in town. The Bulldog is a one-stop shop for great beer, food and fun. It is complete with three large-screen TVs that are perfect to take in the game of the week.
- Where: 4385 Perkins Road
- Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday; 11:30 a.m. to midnight on Sunday.
Walk On’s is a family-friendly environment that offers a variety of burgers, sandwiches, salads and Cajun cuisine. It has become a go-to place to catch the big game during football season.
- Where: 3838 Burbank Drive
- Where: 7425 Corporate Blvd. Suite 810
- Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.
The Chimes has become a fan favorite for the community. The Chimes says they have the most extensive beer and liquor selections available. It is a classic American restaurant that is a great place to watch the game with over 40 beers on tap.
- Where: 10870 Coursey Blvd.
- Hours – East: Open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily
- Where: 3357 Highland Road
- Hours – Highland: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.
This brewing company features a selection of core beers year-round. The taproom serves draft beer and packaged beer. Rally Cap Brewing Co. has more than 10 TVs to make it the perfect gameday spot.
- Where: 11212 Pennywood Ave.
- Hours: 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; noon to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Superior Grill is considered as one of Louisiana’s best Mexican restaurants. Superior Grill says they serve fine quality foods in a festive Mexican atmosphere.
- Where: 7333 Highland Road
- Hours – Highland: Open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday.
- Where: 5435 Government St.
- Hours – Government: Open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday.
Mid Tap BR features a selection of over 40 rotating taps, beer, wine and cocktails. They provide a classic bar menu that offers options that are perfect to snack on while watching the game. Some of their specialties include mac and cheese, fusion wings and classic burgers.
- Where: 660 Arlington Creek Centre Blvd. Suite D
- Hours: 4 p.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday; 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.
City Slice is the place to be for sporting events and game days. City Slice says they feature hand-tossed Neapolitan-style craft pizzas that will outsize your plate.
- Where: 124 West Chimes St.
- Hours: 3-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
The Station Sports Bar and Grill has been a go-to spot for locals to catch the big game. The bar serves comfort foods and hosts comedy shows during the week. The Station says they display one of the largest sports memorabilia collections in South Louisiana that will catch the eye of sports fans that enter.
- Where: 4608 Bennington Ave.
- Hours: 6 p.m. to midnight Monday; 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tuesday through Friday; 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday; 3-11:30 p.m. Sunday.