The Florida Gators will take on the LSU Tigers in Baton Rouge this Saturday, a trip florid hasn’t made since 2016. The normal schedule was thrown a curveball in 2016 when Hurricane Matthew postponed what would have been a Florida home game. The SEC, LSU and Florida went back and forth for weeks before ultimately coming to a comprise. The Gators would travel to LSU in 2016 and the Tigers would be in Gainesville in 2017 and 201818 before the rivalry would get back to its regular schedule.
With a trip back to Baton Rouge Gator Country asked Louisiana native and former LSU beat reporter Ross Dellenger for his go-to things to see and places to eat and drink while in town.
Links to all of the websites are included.
Things to see in Baton Rouge
Mike the Tiger habitat
Louisiana old state Capitol
The Game, obviously. Saturday night in Death Valley is an experience you should, at some point in your life, experience.
As for eating and drinking, there are three real nightlife/entertainment districts I’d recommend with several good spots at each:
Downtown (on Third Street)
– Bengal Tap Room (lots of beer on tap)
– River Room (chill cocktail speakeasy type spot)
– Bald Eagle (basement dive bar)
– Jolie Pearl (oysters)
– Happy’s (Irish pub)
– Tsunami (rooftop sushi)
– Blend (wine and food)