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New Orleans is a sports hub, hosting the Sugar Bowl annually as well as regular stops for the Final Four and Super Bowl. It's no secret that New Orleanians bleed black and gold. If you are ever tempted to drive the wrong way on a one way street, take your shot during a Saints game - there is never anybody on the road. And it's not just the Saints that draw a crowd, the Pelicans, Hornets and LSU Tigers are all well supported.
There are plenty of vibrant sports bars that draw locals as well as visitors, and these 10 are at the top of the list. And you don't have to worry about bars discriminating against other teams - because this is a tourist city and there are pockets of transplants from all over, you'll find sports fans of all stripes.
Most of these spots serve food (Chuck's is the exception), from typical pub grub to very tasty local fare. Drinks are generally strong and pours hefty, a key ingredient to keeping the crowds cheering loudly and often. Most of these pubs are close to the French Quarter, with a few uptown exceptions if you really want to rub elbows with the locals. Just get to the bar of your choice early if you want a seat.