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Top Three Places In Baton Rouge For LSU Fans

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Tiger Stadium isn't the only place a fan can enjoy the game in Baton Rouge. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images.
Tiger Stadium isn't the only place a fan can enjoy the game in Baton Rouge. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images.

There are plenty of great places to enjoy the local cuisine and libations of Baton Rouge before, during, or after a game. Part of the fun in traveling to a game destination is sampling from the local establishments that you otherwise wouldn't get a chance to visit. Detailed in this article are three locations every Tigers fan and visiting fan should visit based on atmosphere, as well as the food and drinks.

Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar (http://walk-ons.com/)

The massive sports bar on Burbank Drive is located just a stone’s throw from the LSU campus and is drenched in purple and gold memorabilia. At first glance, their menu may look like a typical sports bar menu; however the offerings are anything but ordinary. First, you won’t find any traditional bone-in wings, but Walk-On’s does offer Boom Boom Shrimp, Louisiana Alligator, and Angels on Horseback (shrimp stuffed with an oyster and wrapped in bacon). Their signature drinks include the 64-ounce behemoth aptly named Death Valley. The Walk-On’s located in downtown New Orleans offers beer taps at the table in the bar area. You can literally pour your own beer from three different selections. What college football fan wouldn’t enjoy that?

TJ Ribs (http://www.tjribs.com/)

This rib joint offers both beef and pork ribs as well as other barbecue selections, including burnt ends, hard to find outside of Kansas City. Some of their signature drinks include the Swamp Grenade and the Grand Isle Iced Tea. As soon as you walk through the door at the South Acadian Thruway location you’re greeted by Billy Cannon’s 1959 Heisman Trophy. TJ Ribs is a little more upscale than a sports bar, but still casual and comfortable. Also, Coach Les Miles’ radio show is broadcast from this location and even has a reserved spot for the coach in the parking lot.

The Chimes (http://www.thechimes.com/the-chimes/home/)

While The Chimes does offer good food, including wings, sliders and oysters on the half shell, they’re primarily known as a great bar. They offer more than 100 different bottled beers and 56 on tap. The Chimes also offers six different tap samplers of some of their most popular and tasty selections. Whether the Tigers are winning or losing, there’s plenty to choose from to either celebrate or drown your sorrows. They have more than enough TVs to catch the game no matter where you’re seated.

This list of fine establishments is not meant to be exhaustive or complete for that matter. Feel free to add comments based on your favorite bars or restaurants in the area and what makes them so special.