Best bars & restaurants in Baton Rouge? Best places to tailgate? Will be in town | TigerDroppings.com

Posted byMessage
So Cal Girl SEC Fan
Ohio State Fan
Newport Beach CA
Member since Oct 2013
7 posts

Best bars & restaurants in Baton Rouge? Best places to tailgate? Will be in town



We are SEC fans & coming in from So Cal to watch the LSU v. Arkansas game. Of course we will root for the home team. We are staying in downtown Baton Rouge. Any recommendations for bars and restaurants we should go to? Also, on game day where is the best place to tailgate? Looking forward to that southern hospitality! Geaux Tigers.






Back to top
Share:
Tigertown in ATL
LSU Fan
Atlanta/Savannah
Member since Sep 2009
12031 posts

re: Best bars & restaurants in Baton Rouge? Best places to tailgate? Will be in town


I would definitely go to Chimes on game day. It is not the best in terms of food, but it has great atmosphere, large beer on tap selection and is right off campus so you can park for the day and eat and drink there.





Back to top
  Replies (0)
Count Chocula
Yale Fan
Tier 5 and proud
Member since Feb 2009
49935 posts

re: Best bars & restaurants in Baton Rouge? Best places to tailgate? Will be in town


quote:

Also, on game day where is the best place to tailgate?
Trick Question? On game day, the whole campus is a giant tailgate.






Back to top
Katie Perry
Belmont Fan
Member since Jan 2011
173 posts

re: Best bars & restaurants in Baton Rouge? Best places to tailgate? Will be in town


I'm coming in town too for the game and my boyfriend reminded me that it is Thanksgiving the night before the game. I researched and found that the only restaurant open that night is Ruffinos on Highland. I made reservations last week for a big party. Gonna hit up the Chimes before the game.





Back to top
Count Chocula
Yale Fan
Tier 5 and proud
Member since Feb 2009
49935 posts

re: Best bars & restaurants in Baton Rouge? Best places to tailgate? Will be in town


Who is "we"?





Back to top
Trout Bandit
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Dec 2012
3303 posts

re: Best bars & restaurants in Baton Rouge? Best places to tailgate? Will be in town


You have several good upscale food options in downtown in Stroube's, IPO and Zolia Bistro. The Chimes is an LSU landmark - good bar food and drinks. The Perkins Rd Overpass area has some good options as well for more casual dining - Digiulio's, Chelsea's, Georges. There's also a Galatoire's and Acme Oyster House close by that are ok.

Gameday tailgating...I would start with beers at the Chimes then migrate from there to the stadium stopping at random places and introducing yourselves especially the SoCal part. If you're a USC fan, keep that to yourself. 95% of the people you meet will want to feed you alcohol and food. Beware the shot ski.






Back to top
  Replies (0)
CITWTT
LSU Fan
baton rouge
Member since Sep 2005
31765 posts

re: Best bars & restaurants in Baton Rouge? Best places to tailgate? Will be in town


The Chimes/Serranos location just outside of campus is the place to start the debauchery to ensue. The campus starts across the street, and the whole thing is a party, you will not leave with an empty belly and a lack of adult beverages provided for lubrication. Downtown hotel take a taxi to campus for a few bucks to and fro for the day.





Back to top
  Replies (0)
So Cal Girl SEC Fan
Ohio State Fan
Newport Beach CA
Member since Oct 2013
7 posts

re: Best bars & restaurants in Baton Rouge? Best places to tailgate? Will be in town


It is just my husband & I. We are in our mid 30's with no kids & each Thanksgiving we pick a good rivalry type game to go to. So far been to Ohio St v. Michigan, Alabama v. Auburn, S. Carolina v. Clemson & Ole Miss v. Miss St. We still like to party a bit & have a good time. So far tailgating in the South has not disappointed!





Back to top
LSUBoo
Bowling Green Fan
None. None More Black.
Member since Mar 2006
60214 posts

re: Best bars & restaurants in Baton Rouge? Best places to tailgate? Will be in town


Like said, Chimes is a great place to start. Then just walk around campus and check out the party. Bulldog is another good post-game location or the night before.





Back to top
  Replies (0)
12Pence
Member since Jan 2013
2054 posts

re: Best bars & restaurants in Baton Rouge? Best places to tailgate? Will be in town


I hate to tell you this, but that game is usually tame for LSU standards. The tailgating is not as intense nor is the atmosphere. A lot of people go out of town for Thanksgiving or don't make it to the tailgates due to Thanksgiving obligations. Plus, the game is a 1:30 kickoff.

Anyways not to sound like a broken record, but I would definitely go to The Chimes. It's my favorite LSU bar and it's right on the edge of the North gate campus. The food is pretty good for bar food and they have a decent beer selection. After that, you can walk next door for a drink at The Varsity or you can walk through the campus and stop at several tailgates. I would head through The Quad and then stop off by the Indian Mounds and the tailgates on Fieldhouse Drive.




This post was edited on 11/4 at 11:36 am


Back to top
  Replies (0)
NaturalBeam
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2007
13120 posts

re: Best bars & restaurants in Baton Rouge? Best places to tailgate? Will be in town


Tailgating sucks on that game unless it's a top 10 matchup, which it isn't. Go to Chimes for beer/food/warmth.

Walk around a bit close to the stadium - the fact that it won't be jammed that day can be good if you're from out of town. Y'all ought to have more of a chance to see campus than normal.






Back to top
bbrou33
LSU Fan
Laughy Et
Member since Oct 2011
6412 posts

re: Best bars & restaurants in Baton Rouge? Best places to tailgate? Will be in town


I'll just repeat what everyone else has said.
Chimes/Serrano's/The Varsity first. Walk through campus and visit. People will feed you and give you drinks no doubt. You can even work your way to Walk On's for the game (which is on the opposite side of campus from where you started), or head back to the Chimes/Varsity/Serrano's location.
Like also stated, it's not usually LSU's best tailgating turn out. But then again, even those days are better than some major university's best turn outs.







Back to top
S
Mercer Fan
Gold, FranQuincense and Myrrh
Member since Jan 2007
60544 posts

re: Best bars & restaurants in Baton Rouge? Best places to tailgate? Will be in town


pics or i withhold my useful information





Back to top
  Replies (0)
Count Chocula
Yale Fan
Tier 5 and proud
Member since Feb 2009
49935 posts

re: Best bars & restaurants in Baton Rouge? Best places to tailgate? Will be in town


quote:

People will feed you and give you drinks no doubt.
Just tell every tailgate that you stop at that the dude with you is a gay friend. You'll have a great time!






Back to top
  Replies (0)
Shingo
UNLV Fan
sin city
Member since Sep 2010
724 posts

re: Best bars & restaurants in Baton Rouge? Best places to tailgate? Will be in town


Katie Perry is/was absolutely positively a Ruffinos employee and cracks me up. Best of luck to you in your marketing adventures





Back to top
  Replies (0)
brgfather129
Texas Tech Fan
Austin, TX
Member since Jul 2009
8907 posts
 Online 

re: Best bars & restaurants in Baton Rouge? Best places to tailgate? Will be in town


Do the right thing and go to Zippy's.





Back to top
LakeCountryRed
Louisiana Tech Fan
Chauz's Camp
Member since Feb 2013
2116 posts

re: Best bars & restaurants in Baton Rouge? Best places to tailgate? Will be in town


Heard the burgers are amazing at the Sporting News Grill





Back to top
  Replies (0)
Degas
21874693 posts
Member since Jul 2010
6980 posts

re: Best bars & restaurants in Baton Rouge? Best places to tailgate? Will be in town




Back to top
CITWTT
LSU Fan
baton rouge
Member since Sep 2005
31765 posts

re: Best bars & restaurants in Baton Rouge? Best places to tailgate? Will be in town


NOT FUNNY, just a display of your idiocy and having something against giving real advice to a stranger. Go back to your kennel and stay there until your timeout is over.


This post was edited on 11/4 at 2:48 pm


Back to top
Tigertown in ATL
LSU Fan
Atlanta/Savannah
Member since Sep 2009
12031 posts

re: Best bars & restaurants in Baton Rouge? Best places to tailgate? Will be in town


quote:

CITWTT


Could be worse. He could have suggested Sporting News.






Back to top
  Replies (0)


Back to top