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WhoDatSay
16.01.2010, 03:41 PM
I thought it would be cool for the people that have been to New Orleans to share their favourite places for food, drinking, watching football etc. Just interested to see whats on offer, because I reckon you could go 100 times and still find a new bar etc that you've never been too before!

Also be good for people planning trips in the future for places to go/avoid during your trip!

I'll start it off with my top 4 places:

Coop's Place on Decatur (French Quarter)

It's past Cafe Du Monde and on the left. Small little Bar/Restaurant. It does great fried Chicken and also Rabbit and Sausage Jambalaya which may sound daunting but is really nice! Good value and cheap beers. There is also a cat that lives there which is pretty cool!

Port Of Call on Esplanade (Far end of the French Quarter, Top of Bourbon)

Again Bar/Restaurant type place, does amazing Burgers with Jacket Potatoes and bacon and cheese on the side. Beers cheap again. Get's very busy though, so either be prepared to wait or eat at the bar.

Ugly Dog Saloon on Andrew Higgins Drive (Warehouse District just of Convention Centre Blvd).

Good BBQ bar, has a range of beers on tap and bottled. Really good range of BBQ available, and does amazing Chili Beans which come in a mug! The place has Sunday Ticket and shows all games on different screens around the place!

Johnny's Po Boys on St. Louis off Decatur (French Quarter)

Does great Po-boys, massive menu. Not more needs to be said, love the Shrimp!

Feel free to add to the list! Or share experiences if anyones been to the places above!

martin3026
17.01.2010, 01:24 PM
Highly recommend Pat O'Briens in the French Quarter, especially the piano bar, prices aren't too bad in there either.

WhoDatSay
17.01.2010, 02:00 PM
Highly recommend Pat O'Briens in the French Quarter, especially the piano bar, prices aren't too bad in there either.

Yeah is that the cocktail bar?!

Always walk past it but never been in. Heard from a few people its meant to be pretty good though!

martin3026
17.01.2010, 08:56 PM
Yup thats the one, as i said before the Piano bar is the place to be.

I guess its also worth mentioning to avoid Fangtasia .... (in joke for True blood watchers)

ExtremeSteve
18.01.2010, 12:19 PM
I used to love Cajun Mike's on Baronne. It's a wee dive bar helpfully located between the Dome and the French Quarter.

Awesome food, cheap beer and great staff. They used to do a Crawfish Boil on one sunday a month that was so damn good.



Man I wish I was back in Nola now, the place must be buzzing.

WhoDatSay
21.01.2010, 03:34 PM
Is this Cajun Mike's off Poydras then!? Have to check it out next time I'm over sounds good!

Conrad1974
21.01.2010, 07:29 PM
Can't believe you've mentioned the rabbit jambalaya at Coops. I was sitting in a bar in NO, and someone recommended this to me, and I ended up having it two nights in a row! Great place, cheap, you'd walk past it if you didnt look properly! Loved it, great memories of my 5 days in NOLA! Bumped into George Lucas after the skins game, he was walking down Royal Street with his wife.

WhoDatSay
21.01.2010, 07:54 PM
Can't believe you've mentioned the rabbit jambalaya at Coops. I was sitting in a bar in NO, and someone recommended this to me, and I ended up having it two nights in a row! Great place, cheap, you'd walk past it if you didnt look properly! Loved it, great memories of my 5 days in NOLA! Bumped into George Lucas after the skins game, he was walking down Royal Street with his wife.

Ha amazing!

You're right as well, you would just walk past Coops if you didn't know! Got a really good rep though so I'd advise everyone to go and try it out on a trip to New Orleans!

uksaint1964
28.01.2010, 11:22 AM
Theres a bar on Bourbon street on a corner that is open to both sides. It plays more rock type music and has a band. The drinks are buy one get 2 free which is probably the main reason i cant remember the name of it.
Fantastic bar great atmospher.
Also Hanrahans (or however you spell it) the casino is good.
I would recomend taking the tram down to the graden district the buildings down there are awesome

WhoDatSay
29.01.2010, 02:19 AM
Theres a bar on Bourbon street on a corner that is open to both sides. It plays more rock type music and has a band. The drinks are buy one get 2 free which is probably the main reason i cant remember the name of it.
Fantastic bar great atmospher.
Also Hanrahans (or however you spell it) the casino is good.
I would recomend taking the tram down to the graden district the buildings down there are awesome

Harrahs!

It's a good Casino though yeah! Also just reminded me as well that just by it there is a Gordon Biersch Brewery/Restaurant place, it's a bit pricey, but they open up the windows and put screens in them which face outwards to a little seated area, and they show the football, so it's a good spot to watch the game for say MNF if you're in Nawlins and just want to watch some football in a nice atmosphere. When I was over for the Pats game I watched SNF there the night before and it was a good spot, pretty chilled out - plus you can go straight to the Casino afterwards and lose any money you've got left ha!

marcseven
30.01.2010, 05:04 PM
I guess its also worth mentioning to avoid Fangtasia .... (in joke for True blood watchers)

Yeah and keep your thoughts clean about the waitress' in Merlotte's

Richard J
07.02.2010, 05:24 PM
Never been myself but am hoping to after I've finished at university. Been a saints fan for years and it has always been a priority of mine :)

DarrenSQh
28.02.2010, 02:18 PM
Just booked up. Keep the recommendations coming...

martin3026
19.03.2010, 03:41 PM
Just been booked to shot a wedding in the Big easy late January ... if the Saints make play offs again I'm there!

marcseven
19.03.2010, 03:52 PM
Fancy Dining

Mulate's for a large lunch but bring an extra belly and cancel supper.

Green Goddess, New Orleans with a bit of a twist.

For non fancy go to Coops, can't really say enough about the fried oysters in this place.

And for Gods sake have a Muffuletta.

WhoDatSay
02.09.2010, 02:49 PM
Anoyone got any new shouts for the new season then!?

I'm deffo gona have to get my Cajun Mike's on next week, never even knew it existed but checking it out on the internet it looks red hot!

saintsno1
02.09.2010, 07:41 PM
I'm going in December for 6 days going to see them saints vs rams

cant wait.

DarrenSQh
12.09.2010, 02:15 PM
Loved eating Po'boys. The one i had in acme oyster house was amazing.

The food is good pretty much everywhere i went.

IrishTexan
24.09.2010, 07:32 PM
I just have a question for those of you who have been to New Orleans as I might be going there in the near future
Whats it like there as regards to the crime and post Katrina damage?
Do you ever feel threatened there?

martin3026
24.09.2010, 08:01 PM
I just have a question for those of you who have been to New Orleans as I might be going there in the near future
Whats it like there as regards to the crime and post Katrina damage?
Do you ever feel threatened there?

As with all cities there are crime hot spots and places it's best not to go to, to be honest there's no reason to go there.

As for Katrina damage, the majority has been fixed, it's the poor areas where people never returned where the worst of the damaged areas are .... and these are on the "best not to go to areas".

The vast majority of places in Louisiana are the friendliest places i've ever been, if you get outside of the tourist areas be prepared to hear "where yall from" every time you open your mouth.

marcseven
26.09.2010, 02:38 PM
With the greatest respect to our cousins over there, boy they like to harp on about how dangerous places are. If you live in a city then you have the smarts to figure it out. Would you wander round neighborhoods in your own city unless you had business there? I've taken a few wrong turns while walking in N.O., some i think my girlfriend hasn't forgiven me for, but just waited it out at the trolley stop or grabbed a cab. As for the whole of America tourists are easy to spot as they tend to be walking.

In the Quarter, like a lot of places with a high tourist through flow, you get alot of vultures, but you also get alot of stupid drunk ass idiots from nowhere's ville totally begging to be taken for a ride, it's Darwin. You also get a lot of mean looking customers who are doing nothing but watching the show, and really, if you lived there wouldn't you. Again drinking being tolerated on the street means that there can be alot of ass-hattery on the street, but as a Brit it is standard pub chucking out behavior, i think its a little more shocking to others. All this feeds the tongue wagging haters, basically most of the US believes N.O. to be the closest thing to Sodom on earth so love to spin yarns of its danger and debauchery.

In the neighborhoods ? well like here, drug dealers tend only to shoot drug dealers and muggers tend only to strike when given the opportunity or invitation. cabs or a clear idea of where your going reduce those chances massively.

There are still a few ghost neighborhoods post Katrina, but the lasting hangover i found is that there are even more damn hippies everywhere, which strangely actually makes the whole place seem a little safer.

All that having been said to echo Martin3026, the people will love you for coming to their town (especially if you an indie tourist not part of a convention) and if they find out you're a Saints fan? well its opened a few more beers for me.

Go, you'll love it and will want to go back as soon as you left.

and for God's sake, have a Muffaletta.

DarrenSQh
03.10.2010, 09:30 PM
Never had any problems in Nola. Everyone was friendly and if you have saints stuff on them everyone just takes you for a local.

Seen alot more trouble on nights out in the UK than the time I have spent in Nola.

saintsmikecfh
09.11.2010, 10:53 PM
any 1 into horror etc
deffo check out house of shock
so awsome

Igor's Check Point Charlie
Jimmys Club
Howlin' Wolf
Le Bon Temps Roule. .
all awsome bars

thedeanmachine
26.11.2010, 03:13 PM
Yeah is that the cocktail bar?!

Always walk past it but never been in. Heard from a few people its meant to be pretty good though!

Went to The Big Easy in 2009 - watched the Giants game in the Dome - Spent Friday night in Pat O'Brien's. It was the best night I will ever hardly remember......I think the music was good, pretty sure the bar staff were brilliant the booze was definitely good!

DarrenSQh
26.11.2010, 06:41 PM
Went to The Big Easy in 2009 - watched the Giants game in the Dome - Spent Friday night in Pat O'Brien's. It was the best night I will ever hardly remember......I think the music was good, pretty sure the bar staff were brilliant the booze was definitely good!

They all have to wear that crazy uniform too. Looks like an Augusta green jacket.

martin3026
07.03.2011, 06:07 PM
Just experienced my first Mardi Gras in the big easy :0)

marcseven
08.03.2011, 08:12 PM
Just experienced my first Mardi Gras in the big easy :0)

Brilliant what were the highlights for you?

How long were you there for ?



Did you have a muffaletta?

martin3026
08.03.2011, 09:39 PM
Brilliant what were the highlights for you?

How long were you there for ?



Did you have a muffaletta?

I've been over here for 8 weeks and having a great time. Hoping to get a voodoo game in before i come home on Monday.

marcseven
08.03.2011, 11:31 PM
8 Weeks?

I hate you right now. for all the right reasons

I think 8 weeks in NOLA would kill me, can you eat yourself to death?

Saw that Voodoo football was back, Would really be interested to know what stadium football is like, never got a chance to see them last time round when TB owned the team.

Mr Munns
10.03.2011, 12:18 PM
I love coops place the fried chicken is out this world.

Also bars Frenchmen Street are much better than Bourbon Street.

I love New Orleans and going back for Halloween.

marcseven
11.03.2011, 02:38 PM
I love coops place the fried chicken is out this world.



Amen, and my wife actually dreams about thier Fried oysters

PerthSaint
07.06.2011, 07:23 PM
Guys,

Going over in November for the Giants Monday night game with a Giant supporting friend, Presuming he'll get no hassle from the Saints fans over there right?

DarrenSQh
09.06.2011, 10:22 AM
Guys,

Going over in November for the Giants Monday night game with a Giant supporting friend, Presuming he'll get no hassle from the Saints fans over there right?

None at all from most saints fans. When i was at the Dome the just had a bit of banter with the vikes fans. Im looking at going over for that game and catching the rams game too the next sunday.

Where did you get your flights/hotels from. The cheapest I have found so far is £590 for flights and £800 for flights and a decent hotel.

PerthSaint
09.06.2011, 08:34 PM
None at all from most saints fans. When i was at the Dome the just had a bit of banter with the vikes fans. Im looking at going over for that game and catching the rams game too the next sunday.

Where did you get your flights/hotels from. The cheapest I have found so far is £590 for flights and £800 for flights and a decent hotel.

Hey,

I'm actually doing a bit of tour, going to Florida, New Orleans then Vegas. Got flights booked for about £760 for the whole lot.

Haven't booked hotel yet but thinking of the Hotel St Marie on Toulouse just off Bourbon. Cannot wait to see Jenkins pick off the INT machine that is Eli Manning.

WhoDatMonkey87
03.10.2011, 05:45 PM
All these places sound great. Thinking about heading over to NO early next year, believe it'll be Superbowl weekend actually!
Anyone give me a heads up on good places to stay, hotels, lodges etc.
Also how many days would be good to spend there?
Thanks guys

DarrenSQh
04.10.2011, 01:54 PM
All these places sound great. Thinking about heading over to NO early next year, believe it'll be Superbowl weekend actually!
Anyone give me a heads up on good places to stay, hotels, lodges etc.
Also how many days would be good to spend there?
Thanks guys

I stayed at the Chateau Bourbon which was perfect. Just off bourbon street, literally 20 seconds walk.Outdoor Swimming pool and great rooms. Within walking distance of everywhere.

As many days as possible as you will nearly make mardi gras going at that time of year.

WhoDatMonkey87
05.10.2011, 07:31 PM
Thanks dude, like the look of that place and the gf is certainly happy with it!
Just clocked at your mention that Mardi Gras is a coupla weeks after we're planning to go, gutted.
Really looking forward to hopefully making my first trip to The Big Easy though

martin3026
09.10.2011, 02:46 PM
Just over a month till my next trip to the big easy. Gonna hopefully catch the Giants game, plus some LSU and plenty of high school football.

For anyone in the city on December 9-10th (i think) the high school state championships are being played in the superdome. An excellent day out for any football fan costs about $20. Went a couple of years ago and watched 3 games in a day.

Details here http://lhsaa.org/calendar/event/481

martin3026
13.04.2012, 07:18 PM
Manning restaurant is another must visit place. Opened this year by Archie, Cooper, Peyton and Eli. It's located just up the street from Harrahs.

themouth18888
24.01.2013, 11:17 PM
Me and the wife went and met up with a group of people who go over every year!

They went to this place most nights:

http://neworleans.superiorgrill.com/

Always Had some sort of sport on the TV's. Watched LSU play in this bar

mattchew
01.02.2013, 01:38 PM
Some good threads over at canal street chronicles about where to go and what to
do in New Orleans this week.

evilmoo
03.02.2013, 09:28 PM
Have to say, not a huge fan of New Orleans!

Interesting place but really not very nice in general. Baton Rouge is a lot worse but that isn't saying much.

Since the hurricane things have obviously gotten a lot worse. I know two separate people who have had guns pulled on them and robbed in the french quarter, one of them in the middle of Bourbon Street with many witnesses. He ended up in hospital too as he got pistol whipped and beaten up. Also on my birthday someone shot 3 people in the middle of bourbon street too after an argument in a bar when I was there. It is getting progressively worse with crime in blatant public places.

Plus the smell!

However, it is one of the few places in America with a defined culture which is nice, and obviously the food is great but overall it's not for me.

I guess I didn't contribute too well to this topic. I just realised I've never posted in the Saints part of this board before.

Hello fellow Saints fans.

mattchew
04.02.2013, 05:33 PM
If "the wire" is anything to go by the Ravens fans would have felt at home!

evilmoo
04.02.2013, 08:36 PM
If "the wire" is anything to go by the Ravens fans would have felt at home!

Hahaha that is true.

Was anyone from this board in New Orleans for the Superbowl? I was in New Orleans the night LSU won the NC and couldn't believe how dead everything was, hope that wasn't the case yesterday!

martin3026
05.02.2013, 01:09 PM
Bourbon Street has been packed all week long. Night after the game the Ravens fans were out in force (not so many 9ers fans).

Galdo52
08.02.2013, 01:40 PM
Stayed in Baton Rouge and traveled down to New Orleans during Superbowl week.

Baton Rouge was a lot quieter but a nice town and enjoyed seeing LSU stadium and campus. The Buffalo wild Wings sports bar was the highlight for me with sport, beer & hot wings couldn't really go wrong. Stayed at the Hilton and around the corner was Stroubes Steakhouse which had some of the best steak I've eaten anywhere in the world! It was so good we went back twice!!!

Have to say I loved New Orleans and the job the city did hosting the Superbowl.

Spent most of our time down by the River where the NFL fanzone set their base. Got great weather so was good atmosphere down there. Ate at Poppys time out sports bar twice and both times had to wait a pretty long time and even got served the wrong food! But it was decent enough for beer swigging football fans :)
They did a nice roast beef po boy though so all was forgiven.

Manning's restaurant based by Harrahs was a decent venue for football fans as expected however the food wasn't up to much. Had a blast down Bourbon street on gameday loads of Ravens fans and plenty of atmosphere. Huge A$$ Beers was a bar that tickled me, great tag line that sucked me in from a mile away. Was great to walk down there on Superbowl sunday and really get some party atmosphere that is if you managed to not get some Mardi Gras beads slung at your head, It was literally raining plastic beads and most Americans I'm sure think they are made of gold. First time I've ever seen grown men scrambling for Purple beads!

But on the whole a great time and NO did itself proud. Now all they have to do is find the bugger who flicked the lights off! :)

evilmoo
11.02.2013, 01:32 PM
Stayed in Baton Rouge and traveled down to New Orleans during Superbowl week.

Baton Rouge was a lot quieter but a nice town and enjoyed seeing LSU stadium and campus. The Buffalo wild Wings sports bar was the highlight for me with sport, beer & hot wings couldn't really go wrong. Stayed at the Hilton and around the corner was Stroubes Steakhouse which had some of the best steak I've eaten anywhere in the world! It was so good we went back twice!!!

Have to say I loved New Orleans and the job the city did hosting the Superbowl.

Spent most of our time down by the River where the NFL fanzone set their base. Got great weather so was good atmosphere down there. Ate at Poppys time out sports bar twice and both times had to wait a pretty long time and even got served the wrong food! But it was decent enough for beer swigging football fans :)
They did a nice roast beef po boy though so all was forgiven.

Manning's restaurant based by Harrahs was a decent venue for football fans as expected however the food wasn't up to much. Had a blast down Bourbon street on gameday loads of Ravens fans and plenty of atmosphere. Huge A$$ Beers was a bar that tickled me, great tag line that sucked me in from a mile away. Was great to walk down there on Superbowl sunday and really get some party atmosphere that is if you managed to not get some Mardi Gras beads slung at your head, It was literally raining plastic beads and most Americans I'm sure think they are made of gold. First time I've ever seen grown men scrambling for Purple beads!

But on the whole a great time and NO did itself proud. Now all they have to do is find the bugger who flicked the lights off! :)

Hey mate, you should have posted on here that you were heading to Baton Rouge.

Could have given you some recommendations, although Stroubes is a nice place.

I wouldn't describe Baton Rouge as a nice town though! Downtown is pleasant, and the campus area (ending at the campus gates - everywhere bordering it is horrid) is lovely too.

Galdo52
11.02.2013, 03:17 PM
Hey mate, you should have posted on here that you were heading to Baton Rouge.

Could have given you some recommendations, although Stroubes is a nice place.

I wouldn't describe Baton Rouge as a nice town though! Downtown is pleasant, and the campus area (ending at the campus gates - everywhere bordering it is horrid) is lovely too.

HaHa I basically spent all my time at those two spots :) Stayed at the Hilton Capitol on Lafayette St and took the river walk/cycle path down to LSU campus. Walked back up Highland Rd to downtown where there was basically nothing once you got further from the college campus. That's why we jumped into Buffalo wild wings for some grub and a few beers!

But the place was pleasant enough quiet and a decent place to stop if your heading to NOLA.

evilmoo
17.02.2013, 10:31 AM
HaHa I basically spent all my time at those two spots :) Stayed at the Hilton Capitol on Lafayette St and took the river walk/cycle path down to LSU campus. Walked back up Highland Rd to downtown where there was basically nothing once you got further from the college campus. That's why we jumped into Buffalo wild wings for some grub and a few beers!

But the place was pleasant enough quiet and a decent place to stop if your heading to NOLA.

I used to live just off Highland Road. I hope you didn't walk any further into the abyss after BWW! You could probably see it gets a little....sketchy after that haha.

Galdo52
19.02.2013, 04:43 PM
I used to live just off Highland Road. I hope you didn't walk any further into the abyss after BWW! You could probably see it gets a little....sketchy after that haha.

Haha yea walked all the way from BWW up highland Rd back to downtown. My old man was getting a little nervous. Especially when some intoxicated guy was asking us for bus money!

evilmoo
20.02.2013, 01:26 PM
Haha yea walked all the way from BWW up highland Rd back to downtown. My old man was getting a little nervous. Especially when some intoxicated guy was asking us for bus money!

You walked that?!

Damn. I hope it was during the day haha. Highland Road itself might not look too bad, but a lot of those streets off of it are some of the worst in Baton Rouge (which has a lot of crime). You'd always hear about murders, robberies etc in those areas. Where I live would routinely get broken in to (the complex, not my apartment) on a weekly basis and we were fenced off from the rest of it!

bryanod
08.05.2013, 12:11 PM
So I'm going over for the phins MNF at the Superdome in Sep...any advice greatly appreciated :)

WhoDatMonkey87
08.05.2013, 05:08 PM
FINALLY booked a trip to New Orleans in september. Stopping at the Regency Hyatt by the Superdome and watching the Cardnials game and an LSU game.
Literally all I'm thinking about everyday haha.

Made a list of all these great sounding places you guys mentioned.
Anyone ever done a swamp tour??

KING ARTHUR
29.05.2013, 09:22 AM
I am about to book with STT to see AUBURN@LSU and CARDS@SAINTS also staying at the Hyatt Regency from the Thursday night as will be doing Kansas@Rice,Titans@Texans plus Cincinatti Reds@astros on Mon,Tue,Wed before flying in early thursday afternoon.
Will be booking a SWAMP TOUR on the friday and Evening Dinner Cruise on the Missisippi as my brother will be celebrating his 50th birthday.

themouth18888
29.05.2013, 11:41 AM
FINALLY booked a trip to New Orleans in september. Stopping at the Regency Hyatt by the Superdome and watching the Cardnials game and an LSU game.
Literally all I'm thinking about everyday haha.

Made a list of all these great sounding places you guys mentioned.
Anyone ever done a swamp tour??

Yeah we done one of the swamp tours! Booked it via one of the little shops in Canal street I'm sure.

Tours are brilliant and well worth the money. Defo recommend going on one

martin3026
26.08.2013, 11:29 AM
I have it on good authority that there are 11 making there way over with Sports Travel Tours for the first (Atlanta) home game.

marcseven
27.08.2013, 11:49 AM
FINALLY booked a trip to New Orleans in september. Stopping at the Regency Hyatt by the Superdome and watching the Cardnials game and an LSU game.
Literally all I'm thinking about everyday haha.

Made a list of all these great sounding places you guys mentioned.
Anyone ever done a swamp tour??

yeah took the outlaws on a swamp tour with Cajan Encounters try for an evening one starts of light but gets dark, going through the bayou in pitch black feeding gators marshmallows, awsome. cover yourself in bug spray no doubt

they also do some pretty reasonable city tours which i would recommend done two about two years apart, we took one the day after the superbowl win the driver was a saints fan made it very special and last year july, driver was a history professor, they give really good commentary.

WhoDatMonkey87
29.08.2013, 07:38 PM
yeah took the outlaws on a swamp tour with Cajan Encounters try for an evening one starts of light but gets dark, going through the bayou in pitch black feeding gators marshmallows, awsome. cover yourself in bug spray no doubt

they also do some pretty reasonable city tours which i would recommend done two about two years apart, we took one the day after the superbowl win the driver was a saints fan made it very special and last year july, driver was a history professor, they give really good commentary.

Dude that sounds awesome! Def gonna try go an evening swamp tour now. Prob gonna do a few, got a thing for gators haha. I watch too much Swamp People!

marcseven
30.08.2013, 02:19 PM
Evening Dinner Cruise on the Missisippi as my brother will be celebrating his 50th birthday.

If this is on the Natchez I can highly recommend, I was surprised how good the food was, sure there is a lot better in New Orleans, but a whole lot worse in the rest of the world. We had our wedding rehearsal dinner on board and it was really nice. They make the Hurricanes on the strong side so be warned.

marcseven
30.08.2013, 02:33 PM
So I'm going over for the phins MNF at the Superdome in Sep...any advice greatly appreciated :)

you bought flights and accom?

If you have time you could go via Miami, or land Miami and drive to NO for an adventure. days hard drive or stop in a few places along the Redneck Riviera, hire cars not too expensive.

Sadly the train never got recommissioned after Katrina

there is accom to suit all budgets but some courtyard or balcony rooms might need a stretch of the imagination, if all you gonna do is sleep in your room then don't pay out. Also the CBD is a short walk to both the dome and the French quarter and rooms can be cheaper there in some of the bigger hotels, but game weekend you'd be hard pushed to find a bargain anywhere.

I have taken to renting private apartments sometimes if you are renting a few days pre or post a game they will drop the price for the longer rental.

My only problem with NO is if you are outside of the Quarter SUN - WED and want to eat after 9 without a reservation you have a problem. they eat early during the week.

I could fill the internet with food recco's.

bryanod
02.09.2013, 01:47 PM
you bought flights and accom?

If you have time you could go via Miami, or land Miami and drive to NO for an adventure. days hard drive or stop in a few places along the Redneck Riviera, hire cars not too expensive.

Sadly the train never got recommissioned after Katrina

there is accom to suit all budgets but some courtyard or balcony rooms might need a stretch of the imagination, if all you gonna do is sleep in your room then don't pay out. Also the CBD is a short walk to both the dome and the French quarter and rooms can be cheaper there in some of the bigger hotels, but game weekend you'd be hard pushed to find a bargain anywhere.

I have taken to renting private apartments sometimes if you are renting a few days pre or post a game they will drop the price for the longer rental.

My only problem with NO is if you are outside of the Quarter SUN - WED and want to eat after 9 without a reservation you have a problem. they eat early during the week.

I could fill the internet with food recco's.

Cheers for the advice appreciate it, have all sorted flying straight into Nola staying in CBD just outside the quarter. Been doing plenty of research on where to eat don't worry, gonna come back about 10lbs heavier,and hopefully a "W" heavier for the phins too ;)

DarrenSQh
26.09.2013, 09:25 PM
Leaving in around 28 hours!

Who Dat! Coops or Port of call is my dilemma for saturday dinner.