Guide | 10 Places to Watch Football in San Diego

10 Places to Watch Football in San Diego

Draft Mission Beach

Pre-season games and fantasy drafts have us all excited for football season. If the sport itself doesn’t keep your rapt attention, we dare you to resist the special happy hours, game time snacks and local brews. Here are some of the San Diego hotspots that are rolling out the welcome mat for Fall’s NFL games.


Draft Mission Beach
With one of the largest television screens in San Diego (at 31 feet wide), Draft has a game view that might be arguably better than field-side. Enjoy both NFL and Ohio State games on the big screen with $25 Coors Light + Miller High Life beer buckets and $4 House Fire (Draft’s house made Fireball). Menu standouts include Nathan’s bacon-wrapped 1/4lb beef dog and the Belgian cheese fries. 3105 Ocean Front Walk, Mission Beach, 858.228.9305.


Game day gets even better in the Gaslamp Quarter with Florent’s hot new menu and the restaurant’s brand new 17-foot-wide TV. The view improves with beer goggles so snatch up their drink specials including $3 Dos Equis and $5 bloody marys during any NFL game and bottomless mimosas until 1 p.m. on the weekends. 672 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.595.0123.


High Dive Bar & Grill
High Dive is a favorite casual game day hangout with “Sunday Funday” specials including $10 bottles of bubbly from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and $2 fish tacos from 5-10 p.m. No need to cook for Monday Night Football. High Dive hosts “Marg’ Mondays” with $5 Margaritas all day and $2 street tacos from 5-10 p.m. Also enjoy the latest craft cocktail menu created by bartender Ryan Andrews.
1801 Morena Blvd., Bay Ho 619.275.0460.


Park & Rec
The “adult playground” is the perfect location for both die-hard fans and those that are more excited for the festivities and the food, to enjoy a fun Sunday afternoon. Park & Rec offers nine flat screens, table games, bites from the Snack Shack and an extended happy hour (4-6 p.m. and 10 p.m.-close). Try the “Kick the Can” drink special: a tallboy PBR or Tecate paired with a shot of tequila or bourbon. 4612 Park Blvd., University Heights, 619.795.9700.


Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill
Feeding the whole crew for a Monday Night Football dinner just got a lot easier with Sammy’s takeout packages and “Tailgate Party Packs.” Groups of 6-14 can enjoy special packages featuring menu highlights like exclusive pizzas, meatballs, chicken satays and sliders. Various locations.


The 55 Yardline
Kick-off your football-filled weekend with breakfast, $3 bloody marys and mimosas and 24 televisions for viewing all of your favorite games. Whether you prefer college or professional football, 55 Yardline has the NFL package and the Pac 12 network to accommodate every fan. On Sundays enjoy $8 bottomless mimosas and for all the Chargers fans, keep the 17 oz. souvenir cup when you try the new #17 super-charged electric blue lemonade. 1020 W. San Marcos Blvd., Suite 114, San Marcos, 760.744.1960.

Sabuku Sushi

North Park’s popular sushi concept with an American twist offers the fan-favorite Chah-guh Roll through the month of September. The Charger-inspired roll is made with blackened albacore, kaiware sprouts, cucumber, avocado and pineapple pico de gallo, wrapped in yellow soy paper and topped with blue tobacco roe. Enjoy one of over 25 different local craft beers and watch the games at the sushi bar. 3027 Adams Ave., North Park, 619.281.9700.


Tin Roof
The fun keeps rolling all weekend long at Tin Roof. Saturdays, catch college game day with $3 pints, $5 personal pitchers, and game day menus starting at $5. Sunday football fun continues with live DJ performances during commercial breaks, 27 TV’s, one giant projector, a 100 oz. beer tower, bottomless mimosas and weekly giveaways. Tin Roof also claims one of the best happy hours in the Gaslamp Quarter with half priced drinks and appetizers from 3-7 p.m. Monday through Friday. 401 G St., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.230.8606.


Triple Crown Pub
For those fans that are more interested in college football than the NFL games, Saturday happy hour at the Triple Crown Pub is the place to catch a game on one of their 20 screens. From 12-7 p.m., enjoy $1 off all pints and $2 off all pitchers or $3 Busch and Millers and $4.50 PBR tall cans. Also enjoy foosball, ping pong tables, pool tables, shuffle board and darts. 3220 Adams Ave., Normal Heights, 619.281.0263


URBN Coal Fired Pizza & Brewing, El Cajon
East County destination, URBN Coal Fired Pizza, is known for its fantastic pies and brews. Now its also offering $2-off wings and game-day happy hour drink specials including the Pie-No-Mite deal with a free small cheese or pepperoni pizza with the purchase of a pint of draft beer. Class up the Sunday football with bottomless mimosas in hand or the brewery’s special “beermosas” (blond ale and house-made Michelada) paired alongside a breakfast pizza. 110 North Magnolia Ave., El Cajon, 619.328.6922.


The Waterfront Bar & Grill
San Diego’s Oldest Tavern is an iconic Little Italy watering hole and a great place to catch a game. The Waterfront Bar & Grill fills up quickly on game days so plan to arrive early and enjoy the fan camaraderie as the crowd cheers for a Bolts’ win. 2044 Kettner Blvd., Little Italy, 619.232.9656.


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