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Where to Watch the Games: Local Sports Bars
8/1/2019 1:00:00 PM
Local Sports Bars

It might be difficult to visualize during the height of summer, but fall is on its way with cooler temperatures and, more importantly, the return of football. The NFL kicks off its 100th season on Thursday, September 5th when the Bears host the Packers at Soldier Field.


A couple of days later, the 50th season of Monday Night Football begins with a doubleheader on September 9th, when the Saints take on the Texans and the Broncos battle the Raiders. ESPN will televise one game each Monday. While the best way to watch a game is from the sidelines, televised broadcasts can be just as much fun – if you know where to go. Here are a few of the best sports bars in Lake Charles. 


Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar

5313 Common Street

Lake Charles, LA 70607


If there’s a game going on anywhere, you’ll find it on one of the roughly 1,000 screens lining every available surface at Walk-On’s. As much of a sports restaurant as it is a sports bar, every seat in the house has a clear view of multiple games going on at any time. The food is great, the beer is cold, and if you haven’t tried the Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding yet, you’re living life wrong.


Pros:

Plenty of screens

Friendly waitresses in short shorts


Cons:

Friendly waitresses in short shorts  

(if you’re there with your lady friend)


Buffalo Wild Wings

1776 W Prien Lake Rd

Lake Charles, LA 70601


If you’ve been to one Buffalo Wild Wings, you’ve been to every Buffalo Wild Wings. Consistency is comforting, so if you’re not into trying new things, go ahead and stick with the familiar and check out the week’s game over some hot wings with your bros.


Pros:

No surprises, Bros


Cons:

So many bros


Darrell’s

119 W College St

Lake Charles, LA 70605


Darrell’s might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of a sports bar as it’s not really much of a sports bar. However, they do have a few televisions they’re happy to play the big games on and they’ll always play a New Orleans game anytime the Saints take the field. With a full-service bar and the best po-boys this side of Lake Ponchatrain, Darrell’s is an excellent choice.


Pros:

That gravy, though


Cons:

Beer belly’s nothing 

compared to po-boy gut


Jack Daniels Bar & Grill

777 Ave L’Auberge

Lake Charles, LA 70601


Tucked away inside the L’Auberge Casino Resort, Jack Daniels Bar & Grill is a pretty great place to catch a game. Whether you’re staying at the resort or just want to roll some dice before kickoff, you can’t go wrong with JD’s. With great food and drinks (including plenty of Tennessee whiskey) and the week’s games on the TV, it doesn’t get much better.


Pros:

Dry-rubbed, slow-smoked brisket burger


Cons:

Casino parking


TaD’s Louisiana Cooking

3624 Ryan St

Lake Charles, LA 70605


TaD’s might be new to Lake Charles, but it’s no stranger to Southwest Louisiana. Originally started sixteen years ago as DC’s Sportsbar and Steakhouse in Eunice, the first TaD’s took DC’s Louisiana cooking to Katy, Texas in 2014. Six years and four locations later, and Tad’s is back in the Bayou State. While primarily a restaurant, TaD’s sports bar roots are immediately recognizable the moment you walk in the door. From the large, central display of screens above the middle of the bar to others strategically placed around the restaurant, there are no bad seats in the house.


Pros:

Steak topped with crawfish étouffée


Cons:

New restaurant crowds

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