Even in a city not known for its restraint, the party gets turned up to 11 on the days the beloved New Orleans Saints are on the field. A draw for many fans who drive in from nearby states, home games also attract fans of the opposing team who drive and fly in to cheer on their home team. Because parking is at a premium, out of town fans tend to stay as close to the Dome as possible and walk to and from the games. These same fans that fill the arena on home game days generate tens of thousands of dollars in food and beverage revenue for the city, a welcome spike in business for the local bars and restaurants close to the action. Depending on your taste and budget, you can toss back a few at a dark and smoky dive bar or splurge on raw oysters and bubbly at an authentic French bistro. Typically if a bar allows smoking food isn't served, so be sure to plot your course carefully when serial tailgating. Expect a raucous scene no matter where you go when you're within walking distance to the Superdome, the 13-acre sports venue that defines the New Orleans skyline.
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