Where to watch football games if you’re not in the stands this season

Editor’s note: This article will continue to be updated as we find new spots to watch football games this season. 

Though we’d all like to be in Tiger Stadium, A.W. Mumford Stadium or watching the field at an away game, the truth is, you don’t have to be in the stadium to get in on the action. There are plenty of good seats to take around Baton Rouge to spectate.

Restaurants, bars and breweries in town will proudly display the game of the week and offer drinks and dishes to keep you satisfied for all four quarters.

Make reservations, get there early to secure the table or scope out a spot at the bar. The places listed here boast multiple TVs, big screens, air conditioning and other like-minded fans. Not to mention, you probably won’t have to worry about post-game contraflow near the stadium.


Big Mike’s Sports Bar & Grill

123 Aspen Square

BRQ Seafood and Barbecue

10423 Jefferson Hwy.

City Slice

124 W. Chimes St.


15321 George O’Neal Road

8905 Highland Road

K.O.K Wings & Things

1509 Government St.

Light House Bar & Pizzeria

8416 Scotland Ave.

Pastime Restaurant

252 South Blvd.

Superior Grill

5435 Government St.

7333 Highland Road

TAP 65

515 Mouton St., Suite 103

The Bulldog

4385 Perkins Road

The Chimes

3357 Highland Road

10870 Coursey Blvd.

The Shed

7477 Burbank Drive

TJ Ribs

2324 S. Acadian Thruway

Walk On’s Sports Bistreaux

Various locations

Zippy’s Burritos Tacos & More

3155 Perkins Road


Barstool Sportsbook inside L’Auberge Casino and Hotel

777 L’Auberge Ave.

Bengal Tap Room

421 N. Third St.

Brickyard South

174 South Blvd.


1184 Bob Pettit Blvd.

George’s Place

860 St. Louis St.

Ivar’s Sports Bar

2954 Perkins Road

Mid City Beer Garden

3808 Government St.


660 Arlington Creek Centre Blvd., Suite D

Photo by Ariana Allison

Pelican to Mars

2678 Government St.

Red Stick Social

1503 Government St.

Rouge Daiquiri

3827 Plank Road

The Smiling Dog

4215 S. Sherwood
Forest Blvd.

The Station Sports Bar

4608 Bennington Ave.

The Varsity

3353 Highland Road

Tiger Sports Bar

826 O’Neal Lane

Uncle Earl’s

3753 Perkins Road

Zee Zee’s

2943 Perkins Road


Agile Brewing

14141 Airline Highway

Cypress Coast Brewing Co.

5643 Government St.

Istrouma Brewing

5590 Bayou Paul Road

Le Chien Brewing Company

101 S. Hummell St.

Rally Cap Brewing Company

11212 Pennywood Ave.

Tin Roof Brewing Co.

1624 Wyoming St.

Which games will be on TV in 2023?

LSU: Television air times have already been announced for the Tigers’ first three games against Florida State, Grambling State and Mississippi State, with more announcements to come.

Southern: Several games will be aired on ESPN’s digital platforms, including Alabama State, Jackson State, Florida A&M, Alcorn State and Prairie View.

As always, call the bars and restaurants ahead of time to confirm which games are playing.

This article was originally published in the September 2023 issue of 225 magazine.