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Where to Watch Football Games in San Diego

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Football season has officially begun. From small indoor venues to poolside patios we’ve rounded up the best places to catch all of the big games in San Diego. See the game in a taco shop, an awesome dive bar, or a place on the ocean. San Diego has plenty of choices to get your game face on.

Bub’s at the Ballpark
For an all-encompassing sports bar experience, look no further than Bub’s. With the restaurant/sports bar’s subscriptions to the NFL and college football packages, you can catch a plethora of games at its downtown location. Make sure to check out the tot menu featuring 11 different tater tot creations including buffalo wing tots loaded with red hot chicken tenders and three cheeses, spinach and artichoke tots with plenty of parmesan and mozzarella and nach-yo tots with all the traditional nacho fixings. Various drink specials are available on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. See website for specific times and specials. 715 J St., San Diego, 619.546.0815.

Catch NFL action poolside at Dive Ultra Pool at Harrah’s Resort on Sundays. Soak up the sun without missing any of the action with jumbo LED screen and televisions in every cabana. Lounge in the 400-foot lazy river and grab a drink at California’s only swim-up bar, all while cheering on your favorite team. Harrah’s Resort, 777 Harrah’s Resort Souther California Way, Valley Center, 760.751.3100. 

Situated right on the Mission Beach boardwalk, this casual beachside bar has an open concept and unbeatable views, not just of the game on Draft’s 30-foot TV screen as well, but of the the ocean as well. On Saturdays, Draft becomes the epicenter for Ohio State Buckeyes fans and features $25 dollar buckets of Coors light. 3105 Ocean Front Walk, San Diego, 92109, 858.228.9305. 

RA Sushi
If traditional football fare is not your thing, check out RA Sushi’s Touchdown Pairing. The combo includes a Stone IPA and Pacific Roll, which is made from a spicy mix of albacore, cilantro, jalapeno and cucumber rolled and topped with fresh avocado and mango salsa finished with red beet tempura bits for $12. 474 Boradway Ave., San Diego, 619.321.0021. 

Sessions Public
If more mellow football watching experience is in your deck of cards, check out Sessions Public. With two TVs in the bar and an ever-changing tap list of local and imported brews, Chargers fans can expect to find $5 pitchers of beer and $.50-off wings on Thursday nights, brunch beginning at 10 a.m. on Sunday, and half-off appetizers and $5 select cocktails on Monday night. The approachable, yet creative menu features signature dishes such as duck fat fries, bacon lollipops and pork belly tacos. 4204 Voltaire St., San Diego, 619.756.7715.

Spike Africa’s Fresh Fish Grill and Bar
Look no further than Spike’s for football festivities and new bites to tackle. Their new Pig Skin special is a dual threat of a pulled pork sandwich served with a side of pork rinds and a 12-ounce local beer for $12. Fans can snap up the special all day on game days, and watch the action on the big screens in the bar. 411 Broadway Ave., San Diego,

San Diego’s original Seattle Seahawks bar located in Pacific Beach boasts 12 high-definition TVs and holds subscriptions to both NFL and college football packages. Whether you are a Seahawks fan or just want to scope out the competition, Thrusters offers $3 Dos Equis, Pacifico, craft beer of the day and 12th Man shots, $10 Dos Equis pitchers and $2 street tacos from SD Taco during all Seahawks games. 4633 Mission Blvd., San Diego, 858.483.6334.

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In the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, this laid back restaurant screens games on 27 TVs and a giant projector. On Sundays, enjoy $15 pitchers of select brews and bottomless mimosas, $25 buckets of beer, and a $5 build-your-own Bloody Mary bar available in the morning. 401 G Street, San Diego.

West Coast Tavern
On Sunday’s, this North Park hot spot features brunch from 10 a.m.-3p.m. and all-day specials including $20 mule pitchers, $15 mimosa pitchers, $3 Bud Lights and $5 Stella Artois. Earn raffle tickets by purchasing drinks and win weekly prizes such as a $25 complimentary meal voucher, Chargers tickets, an iPad mini, Beats headphones, and more. See website for full list of weekly raffle prizes. 2895 University Ave., San Diego, 619.295.1688.

The Wild Thyme Company
If you’re hosting a game day party and your culinary skills don’t make the cut, call in the pros at The Wild Thyme Company. This top catering and event planning company has designed an ultimate barbecue for sports fans. They pack up and deliver the full menu and supplies, including ready-to-go salads and sides, sweet treats, plates, napkins and tablecloths. All you need to do is fire up the grill. 7163 Construction Ct., Suite B, 858.527.0226.



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