10 Places to Watch Football in Orange County

Tustin Brewing Company's rotating menu of brews
Tustin Brewing Company’s rotating menu of brews

Football season is finally here. See your favorite NFL teams and catch the best happy hour specials and game-time grub. Check out the list of our favorite Orange County football watching hot spots.

Raise a glass to football Sunday! Kicking off this Sunday, Eureka will be opening at 10 a.m throughout football season. Watch your favorite teams play accompanied by an abundance of craft beers, small batch whiskeys and $5 bloody marys and mimosas. Win or lose, you can enjoy items like the all day breakfast burrito or the jalapeño egg burger. 4143 Campus Drive, Irvine, 949.596.8881; 7631 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, 714.230.3955. eurekarestaurantgroup.com

The Village Inn at Balboa

Bar menu specials, craft cocktail infusions and daily live entertainment will make for an extended “Sunday Funday” long after the games are over. Enjoy bottomless mimosas for two hours with the purchase of a breakfast entree. Choose from the special NFL menu only available during games. 127 Marine Ave., Balboa Island, 949.675.8300. vibalboaisland.com

Tustin Brewing Company

Nachos at La Vida Cantina
Nachos at La Vida Cantina

Choose from a variety of craft beers paired with “football breakfast” (served only when games are being aired). Enjoy $5 bloody marys and mimosas while watching your favorite teams play. If you’re feeling brave, try the TBC Touchdown Breakfast Challenge – a 12 egg, chili and cheese omelet with one pound of house potatoes and four pieces of toast. Finish everything and receive your meal for free along with a TBC t-shirt. Sundays 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 13011 Newport Ave., Tustin, 714.665.2337. tustinbrewery.com

Red Bar and Lounge
Grab your jerseys and head to Hotel Irvine to see your favorite team play on a 10-foot, nine-panel, split-screen TV, complete with lounge seating for a crowd. Watch up to five games at once. Football Sunday isn’t complete without great food –fill up on Chef Jason Montelibano’s game-day menu featuring $2 bottled beer, $3 mimosas, house-made bloody marys and grub favorites like the California breakfast burrito, buffalo wings, sliders and more. Hotel Irvine, Red Bar & Lounge, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, 949.225.6780. redbarandlounge.com

La Vida Cantina
Football Sundays here not only come with brunch but also all-you-can-drink mimosas, bloody marys and bloody beers for an additional $10. For the gentlemen who don’t like champagne glasses, this also includes man-mosas. Watch football all night with happy hour from 5 p.m. to close featuring all-you-can-eat nachos. Be sure to check out the Monday night football specials, too! 1870 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, 949.612.2349. lavidacantina.com

Rudy’s Pub & Grill
With several all-new, bigger-than-ever flat screens throughout the restaurant, it’s easy to watch your favorite team from almost any table. Enjoy the sunshine at the same time and sit underneath the retractable roof. You have to visit to see the newly redone menu! 3110 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, 949.723.0293. rudyspubandgrill.com

Immerse yourself into the world of NFL with a seat in the screening room featuring multi-game viewing on a 16-foot HD screen surrounded by 12 36-inch monitors. Visit the second floor for a 10,000 square-foot gaming room full of competitive and interactive games. Enjoy American traditional menu items in the family-friendly atmosphere of downtown Disney. 9 a.m.-11 p.m. 1545 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, 714.300.3776. espnzone.com

Out of the Park Pizza

Out of the Park Pizza
Craft beer and pizza… what more can you ask for on NFL Sunday? At Out of the Park Pizza, you can ask for more – all day happy hour, a 600-square foot game room, 26 big screen TV’s, a 9-foot wide projector and a large selection of whiskey.  Enjoy $1 off all beers, $2 off select appetizers and $5 off large or extra large 3 topping (or more) pizzas. 6038 Ball Road, Buena Park, 714.699.1389. 5638 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim, 714777.4992. outoftheparkpizza.com

Michael’s Sports Pub & Grill
Over 35 big screens, 27 beers on tap and all the sideline entertainment one could ask for – play shuffleboard, air hockey, darts, pool and more.  Well drinks, domestic draft pints and house wine are all only $3 on Sunday’s. Enjoy football grub classics such as game-time nachos and half-time sliders. Try the habanero wings if you’re brave enough. 15192 Goldenwest St., Westminster, 714.373.5665. michaelssportspubandgrill.com

Slaters 50/50
Experience an epic breakfast menu offered exclusively during football season. Try the donut burger with a 50/50 patty, American cheese and a sunny side up egg between two glazed donuts. “Sunday Funday” begins at 9:45 a.m. and the televisions throughout the restaurant allow you to enjoy games from almost any seat. Don’t forget the bacon bloody marys! 8082 Adams Ave., Huntington Beach, 714.594.5730; 24356 Swartz Drive, Lake Forest, 949.460.9314; 6362 E. Santa Ana Canyon Road, Anaheim Hills, 714.685.1103. slaters5050.com

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