Best Places to Watch the Super Bowl in San Diego

Catch the game on Draft Republic’s floor-to-ceiling screen in La Jolla.

Whether you’re a Rams or a Patriots fan, we’ve gathered the best places to watch the Super Bowl in San Diego.

Edited by Eva Scattergood


Chow down on the Iron Fries from barleymash this game day.

Feb. 3. Named one of Sports Illustrated’s Top 10 places in the country to watch the big game last year, head to barleymash to indulge in an order of Iron Fries, share a barleymac n’ cheese dish or go ham on some chicken wings while you cheer your team to victory. With communal tables and large booths, and TVs placed throughout the venue, any seat is a good seat. 9 a.m. 600 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.255.7373.


Barrel Republic
Feb. 3. Known as the mecca for craft beer lovers in Oceanside, Carlsbad and Pacific Beach, Barrel Republic offers the freedom to pour your own pints from more than 40 casks of coveted craft brews with the simple swipe of a wristband. In honor of the big game, enjoy $2 taco specials and $3 select pints at all locations to keep you fueled through the fourth quarter. 10 a.m. 215 N. Coast Hwy., Oceanside, 760.435.0042; 2961 State St., Carlsbad, 760.841.8404; 1261 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach, 858.270.9922.


Bier Garden
Feb. 3. Offering 32 tap handles showcasing Southern California beers and a coastal, local and beer-infused menu, catch the Super Bowl here on four big-screen TVs with the volume up. Specials offered from 3 p.m. to close include $5 Sierra Nevada Lagers, $1 wings in your choice of BBQ or buffalo, as well as $2 ribs. 641 S. Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas, 760.632.2437.


The Blind Burro
Feb. 3. Drop by for Baja-inspired tacos and bites. The restaurant prides itself on football specials such as $4 flautas, $6 Casa Noble shots, $4 Bud Light drafts, and a $12 beer and wings combo. With a walk-up outdoor bar, guests have the option to watch Super Bowl LIII while enjoying the San Diego weather. Don’t forget the bottomless chips and salsa for just $3. 10 a.m. 639 J St., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.795.7880.


Bub’s at the Ballpark
Feb. 3. Take a seat at one of Bub’s communal seating tables—a game day tradition for this sports bar. Nestled down the street from Petco Park, Bub’s is a haven for all things NFL, as it has drink specials ready for any big game, including $5 pints of select drafts, $16 pitchers, and a $4 sidecar with any draft beer. With more than 25 high-definition screens throughout the bar, fans won’t miss a single play after kickoff. 10 a.m. 715 J St., downtown, 619.546.0815.  


Watch the game from Cerveza Jack’s 30-foot wide screen.

Cerveza Jack’s
Feb. 3. Cerveza Jack’s takes football so seriously that they’ve created a whole menu surrounding game day. From kick off to touchdown, the expansive football menu offers discounted beer buckets, signature cocktails, shots and essentials appetizers like nachos, quesadillas and CJ’s buffalo wings. Watch the game on a 30-foot wide by 7.5-foot high LED screen. 9:30 a.m. 1165 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach, 858.999.0158.


Coaster Saloon
Feb. 3. This beachfront spot is celebrating Football Sunday the best way it knows how—with ocean views, authentic Texas-style barbecue and 40 beers on tap. Located across from the Belmont Park roller coaster, football aficionados are invited to enjoy an all-day Happy Hour and catch the game on Coaster’s projection screen or one of the restaurant’s 15 flat screen TVs. Game day bites include Frito pie, chili cheese Polish sausage, BBQ pulled pork sliders and more. Wash it all down with $5 well drinks and $4 Polish Pie, Fireball and Jägermeister shot specials. 8 a.m. 744 Ventura Pl., Mission Beach, 858.488.4438.


The Corner Drafthouse
Feb. 3. Eat, drink, and cheer the day away at this craft beer and football hangout. The casual gastropub located right around the corner from Balboa Park offers 70 craft beers on tap from Southern California and beyond. For the Super Bowl, enjoy specials on their seasonal West Coast comfort food as well as $5 select beers, $6 select wine and $7 Super Bowl cocktails during the game and post-game. The space is equipped with seven, large flat-screen TVs to catch every play. 10 a.m.  495 Laurel St., Bankers Hill, 619.255.2631.


Take advantage of the food and drink specials all day long at The Deck at Moonshine Flats.

The Deck at Moonshine Flats
Feb. 3. Offering a plethora of food and drink specials, The Deck, the open-air extension of Moonshine Flats, has football fans covered this Super Bowl Sunday. Fans can pick from game day favorites like $3 Jell-O shots, $20 buckets of domestic beers and $12 Champagne bottles. Pair with discounted bites to share, such as the bacon-wrapped hot dog, Cali breakfast burrito, kielbasa breakfast sandwich or the Bavarian pretzels. Root for your team and enjoy the tailgate zone with backyard games, sunshine, picnic tables and a state-of-the-art A/V set up with games on sound. 11 a.m. 335 Sixth Ave., East Village, 619.255.7625.


Draft Republic
Feb. 3. With two locations in San Diego, Draft Republic is making game day dreams come true with Happy Hour specials all day long. Watch every touchdown on the 100” projection screen in La Jolla or on one of its 50 flat screen TVs in Carlsbad. Football fans can take their pick from menu favorites including the Bacon + Blue Burger with housemade maple bourbon bacon and Bavarian Pretzel Sticks with IPA wholegrain mustard. Guests can also get into the action with Draft Republic’s table games including ping-pong, foosball, billiards and shuffleboard. 4282 Esplanade Ct., La Jolla, 858.450.1400; 5958 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, 760.448.4627.


The Duck Dive
Feb. 3. This beach bar will kick off their game-day specials which include $7 22-ounce Coors Lights in a stainless-steel stein, which guests will be able to keep; $20 buckets of Miller Lite; a $20 touchdown platter with Dive Wings, calamari and Duck Fat Fries; and $10 sharable BBQ Chicken and Meat Lovers flatbreads. Seating is first come, first serve, so plan to arrive early and sport your team’s colors. 9 a.m. 4650 Mission Blvd., Pacific Beach, 858.273.3825.  


Harrah’s Resort Southern California
Feb. 3. Football is made funner at Harrah’s Resort SoCal, where Caesars Entertainment is an official sponsor of the National Football League. Head on over to The Events Center with a jumbo LED screen, tailgating snacks, bar specials, VIP luxury couch areas and plush recliners. Hosted by Hank Bauer and Eagles Hall of Famer Randall Cunningham, this Super Bowl party is a no brainer for loyal football fanatics. 3 p.m. GA free, ticket upgrades $40+. 777 Harrah’s Rincon Way, Funner, 760.751.3100.  


Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge
Feb. 3. Rep your favorite team’s jersey and cross the blue bridge to enjoy eclectic California cuisine and a roster of local craft beers. Attendees can catch the action watching TV at the bar, chowing down on dishes such as the Leroy’s Burger stacked high with white cheddar and bacon jam, and the crispy poke tacos filled with ahi tuna, slaw and spicy creme. 10 a.m. 1015 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.437.6087.


Mavericks Beach Club
Feb. 3. San Diego’s top party destination will be throwing the party of the year on Super Bowl Sunday. Located just a few blocks from the sand, this multi-level entertainment complex with five indoor/outdoor bars, 38 TVs, and plenty of food and drink options, will be featuring $20 all-you-can-eat BBQ and raffle prize giveaways during halftime. 9 a.m. 860 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach, 858.999.0348.


Nason’s Beer Hall
Feb. 3. Those looking to take in the game and grub from the west coast will find a food-and-football haven with the game being shown on Nason’s 23 TV screens. Guests can choose from bar seating ($50 minimum) or a $100 all-inclusive pass to Nason’s Game Room featuring unlimited beer, wine, a bar fare buffet and whole roasted pig. Nason’s will also be offering team-themed cocktails and feature an after-game party with DJ Moniq. The first 100 people to order mules will receive a complimentary souvenir copper mug. 3 p.m. Pendry San Diego, 570 J St., downtown, 619.738.7060.


Be sure to order the So Crabby Fries to munch on during the big game at Notorious Burgers.

Notorious Burgers
Feb. 3. Enjoy a craft burger and beer in the same seats Green Bay Packers Guard Rich Moran and LA Chargers Long Snapper Mike Windt, both of whom have been spotted dining at this tasty comfort food spot. The speakeasy-style ambiance extends into the bar that’s lined with plenty of TVs to catch the big game. Beyond its San Diego craft beer lineup, this burger hub also offers hard ciders and a diverse collection of wine. 11 a.m. 6955 El Camino Real, Suite 107, Carlsbad, 760.431.2929.


Park 101
Feb. 3. This family-friendly venue is gearing up for the biggest game of the year by offering football food and drink specials including half off wings, along with $5 Tecates, Kona Brewing and Guava IPAs, $5 house Bloody Marys and $5 Cupcake Prosecco mimosas. Also available will be the bucket o’ beer special, where you get five Kona Big Wave cans for $20. You won’t miss a minute of action as the game will be played on Park 101’s giant outdoor projector. 8 a.m. 3040 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, 760.434.2217.


Feb. 3. Catch the big game outdoors on the covered back bar and lounge, or post up inside to catch the action. Munch on every game day snack you could imagine, plus a whole bourbon-roasted pig with all the fixings. Choose sides with specialty team-themed craft cocktails, or stay neutral with $15 Bud Light buckets. Plus, plenty of games such as corn hole and contests to keep you busy if you’re not into the commercials, with giveaways throughout the day. A wee-ones menu will be available for football-loving kids. 10 a.m. Del Mar Highlands Town Center, 12995 El Camino Real, Suite 121, Del Mar, 858.369.5700.


Side Bar
Feb. 3. The recently re-imagined Side Bar will host one of the city’s biggest Super Sunday celebrations where die-hard fans can find a plethora of football fun including beer pong and flip cup games in the newly debuted lounge space, cornhole on the outdoor patio and best of all—no cover! Upon entry, all guest will receive one of two colored wristbands. When a team scores, that respective wristband will earn access to $5 Jameson and Cazadores shots. Additional highlights include raffle tickets, beer and bottle packages, and a DJ who will be MCing the game. In the club space, fans can upgrade their VIP tables with photo booth props for $110. Call for reservations. 3 p.m. 536 Market St., downtown, 619.696.0946.


Dig into some wings at both of Slater 50/50’s locations.

Slater’s 50/50
Feb. 3. Nothing says Super Bowl Sunday like wings and beer, and guests can score big on both with $5 wings with the purchase of any beer on the menu. Enjoy classic or boneless wings covered in a choice of Buffalo, Thai Sriracha, Nashville Hot, Honey Barbecue, or Maple Bourbon Bacon sauce, served with fresh veggies and bleu cheese. This special is redeemable only through the Slater’s 50/50 loyalty app, and is available at both locations in Point Loma and San Marcos. 11 a.m. 2750 Dewey Road #193, Point Loma, 619.398.2600; 110 Knoll Road, San Marcos, 760.759.2900.


The Smoking Gun
Feb. 3. Show up early for some super deals including $18 all-you-can-eat-wings (for two hours), which can be paired with $9 22-ounce steins or a Holy Smokes Did You See that Play! boilermaker special (a beer + a shot). Along with awesome food and drink specials, The Smoking Gun will have a half-time raffle for a complimentary Walk of Champagne Brunch, featuring bottomless mimosas, to mourn the end of football the following Sunday. 11 a.m. 555 Market St., downtown, 619.233.3836.


Theatre Box
Feb. 3. Watch the big game on the biggest screens in San Diego inside the dine-in cinemas at the TCL Chinese Theatre or at Sugar Factory American Brasserie. Sugar Factory will be offering a full tailgate-style buffet, while the theatre has a variety of viewing packages. See website for details and pricing. 3-7:30 p.m. 701 Fifth Ave., downtown. Info


Woodstock’s Pizza
Feb. 3. Catch the game with a slice in hand at one of Woodstock’s two San Diego locations. This hotspot for college students, surfers and locals alike welcomes fans of all teams to enjoy the Super Bowl with a sizzling pizza and frosty pitcher of beer during the game. If you’re watching from home, use the code “SUPER” on your online order to get 10 percent off the Legendary #4 deal—an XL one-topping pizza, large salad and regular dessert CinnaBread. 11 a.m. 6145 El Cajon Blvd., SDSU, 619.265.0999,; 1221 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach, 858.642.6900.

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Lucas Barbierabarleymash photo courtesy Alternative Strategies. Cerveza Jack’s, The Deck at Moonshine Flats and Notorious Burgers photos courtesy Katalyst Public Relations. Slater’s 50/50 photo courtesy Ajenda PR.  


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