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Where to watch Super Bowl XLIV in New Orleans

Second lines, parties, and other ways to cope with the oh-so-painful reality of being robbed

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First things first: New Orleanians are not over it. We won’t ever be over it. We won’t forgive, and we won’t forget. However, we will mourn the theft of the Super Bowl from the Saints in our uniquely New Orleans style: with parades and parties that are part dirge, part farce, and all celebration. Because even though it ended in emotional trauma, this season did give us a lot of reasons to rejoice.

You might still be holed up Sean Payton-style with ice cream and Netflix, and that is a perfectly valid choice. But if you feel the need to relive the past or commune with other members of the Who Dat nation on this uniquely painful Super Bowl Sunday, here are a few places to do it.

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1. Rock 'N' Bowl

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3016 S Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 861-1700
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Bag of Donuts, Dr Rock, Tin Star, and Abdul D Tentmaker headline at the Rock ’N’ Bowl, where the party kicks off at 3 p.m. The 2010 Super Bowl game will also be aired. Tickets to “the Anti-Goodell Protest Bowl” cost $10.

2. Kingpin

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1307 Lyons St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 891-2373
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At 4 p.m., a second line kicks off from the Kingpin, which will also air the 2010 Super Bowl game. “Free shots if we win,” owners promise on their Facebook page.

3. Ms. Mae's The Club

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4336 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 218-8035
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The “Boycott Bolt,” a 3.2-mile run/bar hop, starts at Ms. Mae’s at 4 p.m. and hits all the major anti-NFL hotspots. Walkers, bikers, and drunken amblers are welcome to participate.

4. Dat Dog

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3336 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 324-2226
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The “Anti-LIE Bowl Party” takes place at Dat Dog Magazine Street from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features an airing of Super Bowl XLIV, a second-line with the Sophie B. Wright Brass Band, a Choppa Style dance off, a dunking booth, games, and more.

5. Tracey's Original Irish Channel Bar

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2604 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 897-5413
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This Irish Channel sports bar hosts “Boycott Bowl” from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Super Bowl XLIV will be aired, as will “other CRUCIAL games in Saints history” including the “Falcons vs Patriots Superbowl from 2:08 in the 3rd until the end of the game,” according to the event listing. There will also be crawfish, giveaways, and live music from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

6. Fulton Street

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Fulton St
New Orleans, LA 70130

A $10 ticket gets you access to Fulton Street’s live music and dance parties from noon to 10 p.m. CHOPPA, Shamarr Allen & The Underdawgs, Partners N Crime and The Big EZ Band, Rockin Dopsie, 5th Ward Weebie, and Kermit Ruffins are just a few headliners. Proceeds benefit the New Orleans Recreation Development Foundation.

7. Jackson Square

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701 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 658-3200
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“Cheated But Not Defeated: Blackout and Gold Second Line Parade” is led by two brass bands and kicks off at Jackson Square at 2 p.m. It proceeds down Decatur Street to S. Peters Street, from S. Peters Street to Canal Street, and from Canal Street to Bourbon Street, where it concludes at the intersection of Bourbon and Iberville streets.

1. Rock 'N' Bowl

3016 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118

Bag of Donuts, Dr Rock, Tin Star, and Abdul D Tentmaker headline at the Rock ’N’ Bowl, where the party kicks off at 3 p.m. The 2010 Super Bowl game will also be aired. Tickets to “the Anti-Goodell Protest Bowl” cost $10.

3016 S Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118

2. Kingpin

1307 Lyons St, New Orleans, LA 70115

At 4 p.m., a second line kicks off from the Kingpin, which will also air the 2010 Super Bowl game. “Free shots if we win,” owners promise on their Facebook page.

1307 Lyons St
New Orleans, LA 70115

3. Ms. Mae's The Club

4336 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

The “Boycott Bolt,” a 3.2-mile run/bar hop, starts at Ms. Mae’s at 4 p.m. and hits all the major anti-NFL hotspots. Walkers, bikers, and drunken amblers are welcome to participate.

4336 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

4. Dat Dog

3336 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

The “Anti-LIE Bowl Party” takes place at Dat Dog Magazine Street from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features an airing of Super Bowl XLIV, a second-line with the Sophie B. Wright Brass Band, a Choppa Style dance off, a dunking booth, games, and more.

3336 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

5. Tracey's Original Irish Channel Bar

2604 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

This Irish Channel sports bar hosts “Boycott Bowl” from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Super Bowl XLIV will be aired, as will “other CRUCIAL games in Saints history” including the “Falcons vs Patriots Superbowl from 2:08 in the 3rd until the end of the game,” according to the event listing. There will also be crawfish, giveaways, and live music from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

2604 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130

6. Fulton Street

Fulton St, New Orleans, LA 70130

A $10 ticket gets you access to Fulton Street’s live music and dance parties from noon to 10 p.m. CHOPPA, Shamarr Allen & The Underdawgs, Partners N Crime and The Big EZ Band, Rockin Dopsie, 5th Ward Weebie, and Kermit Ruffins are just a few headliners. Proceeds benefit the New Orleans Recreation Development Foundation.

Fulton St
New Orleans, LA 70130

7. Jackson Square

701 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116

“Cheated But Not Defeated: Blackout and Gold Second Line Parade” is led by two brass bands and kicks off at Jackson Square at 2 p.m. It proceeds down Decatur Street to S. Peters Street, from S. Peters Street to Canal Street, and from Canal Street to Bourbon Street, where it concludes at the intersection of Bourbon and Iberville streets.

701 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116