Welcome to Baton Rouge, home of the Louisiana State University Tigers! If you’re heading to town to catch a game at LSU, here’s what you need to know about where to stay, eat, drink, and tailgate. First, a few stats:
- SEC Team: Louisiana State University Tigers
- Coach: Ed Orgeron
- Stadium: Tiger Stadium
- Fun fact: Legend has it that Mardi Gras influenced the team colors of purple and gold.
Where to Stay in Baton Rouge
From central spots right in the middle of the action to a bed and breakfast that offers some respite from the fanfare, Baton Rouge has a little something for every type of traveler.
Courtyard Baton Rouge Acadian Centre
2421 South Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 • (225) 924-6400
The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU
3848 West Lakeshore Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 • (225) 383-2665
As far as convenience goes, The Cook Hotel and Conference Center is ideal. Located right on campus, the hotel is used to host LSU event attendees.
The Stockade Bed & Breakfast
8860 Highland Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 • (225) 281-7358
Built on a historic Civil War site, The Stockade Bed & Breakfast is a more quiet option for your visit. It’s a bit further removed from campus, but still nearby. They also serve a complete Southern breakfast, which is a plus any day of the week, if you ask us!
Where to Eat & Drink in Baton Rouge
If you’re looking for a bite to eat ahead of the game, or perhaps items to pick up for your tailgate, these are some of your best bets located near campus.
Pluckers Wing Bar
4225 Nicholson Drive, Ste. 101, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 • (225) 761-9464
Just a three-minute drive from Tiger Stadium, Pluckers Wing Bar offers delicious chicken wings, burgers, and sandwiches.
3357 Highland Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70802 • (225) 383-1754
The Chimes, a dinner and brunch spot serving up authentic Louisiana food, was so popular in their first location that two more opened up. The original is right by campus.
Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux
3838 Burbank Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 • (225) 757-8010
If you’re on the hunt for some true Louisiana comfort cuisine, look no further than Walk-On’s. From burgers to Cajun food to seafood, it’s all homemade.
2031 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 • (225) 387-4546
A local market serving up breakfast and lunch — both dine-in and to-go — Zeeland Street is a favorite spot to hit up. They have a large array of sandwiches, salads, and plates to choose from.
Bars in Baton Rouge
If you’re in the market for a pre- or post-game drink, here are a few hotspots to check out — equally well-suited to celebrating or drowning your sorrows.
1176 Bob Pettit Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70820 • (225) 757-9555
Part of Tigerland, a strip of gameday bars, Reggie’s is a college favorite and especially lively on gamedays.
4385 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 • (225) 303-9400
Craft beer connoisseurs, this one is for you! The Bulldog offers 81 brews on tap and 150+ bottled beers. Plus, the bar offers one of the best dog-friendly patios in Baton Rogue.
1003 Bob Pettit Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70820 • (225) 803-2830
The House is another Tigerland bar — stop by before or after the game to grab a drink and commune with fellow LSU fans.
4608 Bennington Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 • (225) 926-0631
Since 1988, The Station has been a go-to spot for locals and tourists alike. The sports bar offers over 100 beers, big-screen TVs, and plenty of sports memorabilia for fans to fawn over.
Where to Tailgate in Baton Rouge
Tailgating at LSU is a big deal, and the fans will begin as early as 24 hours prior, so get ready!
- LSU partnered with Revelry to offer full-service tailgating packages — they’ll set up your tent for you along South Stadium Drive.
- If you don’t wish to tailgate as part of a package, you can set up your own tent in a parking lot surrounding the stadium. Grilling is permitted.
- Come hungry, because LSU tailgates feature plenty of food.
- Uber or Lyft is a good option for transportation. If you choose to drive instead, you can buy a parking pass from LSU to park near the stadium. Some people also offer pay-to-parks in their own yards.
- Visit Mike the Tiger’s habitat, located in between Tiger Stadium and the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
- Louisiana’s capital city has some sites worth seeing, so be sure to check them out if you have time. You can shop at Red Stick Farmers’ Market every Saturday morning, where Louisiana’s local vendors come to Baton Rouge to sell their goods. At Perkins Rowe, you can enjoy great boutiques, movie theaters, and food. Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, built in 1847, is a Gothic Revival castle that now serves as a museum. Finally, the USS KIDD Veterans Museum is a restored WWII Destroyer that now sits on the bank of the Mississippi River. It serves as a museum and memorial to war heroes, and it’s worth a visit.
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