Local restaurants gear up for NFL season with food and drink specials


Football seasons starts today! Here’s where to score the best food and drink deals while watching the upcoming games.

Coaster Saloon in Mission Beach is going the whole nine yards with a Texas-style barbecue and a large selection of beers on tap. Catch game-day deals on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays with $4 drink specials and $6 bites. Watch the game on one of the many flat screen TVs, or end the night with a game of Foosball or Jenga. 744 Ventura Place, San Diego. (858) 488-4438.

Coin Haus’ beercade offers 50 self-serve beers on draft, more than 30 arcade games and six flat-screen TVs to watch game-day action. During half time, play a match of Foosball to see who pours the next round of drinks before the second half begins. 8361 Allison Ave., La Mesa. (619) 741-2288.

Del’s Hideout in Del Cerro is serving tailgate specials like $3 pulled pork sliders, $6 quarter-pound polish sausage and sauerkraut and $4 Bud Light drafts. The family hangout has several TVs to watch the big game or gather around one of the retro arcade games for a little family friendly competition. 5351 Adobe Falls, San Diego. (619) 255-8175.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse’s upstairs bar offers football fans tailored service and high-end spirit options with game-day treats like cheesesteak eggrolls with sweet chili and honey mustard sauce or beer-battered white cheddar cheese curds. 901 Bayfront Court, San Diego. (619) 272-5060.

Draft Republic offers pig-skin fans play-by-play eats like the half-pound Draft Republic Burger, layered with American cheese and house-made pickles paired with a local IPA on draft. Have your own game-day action with a variety of table games, including billiards, shuffleboard, ping-pong and Foosball. 4282 Esplanade Court, La Jolla and 5958 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad.

Host your own tailgate event with a party platter to-go (hand-made tortillas, a variety of build-your-tacos and guacamole) from Tacos Libertad in Hillcrest. San Diego’s only not-for-profit taco shop donates 100 percent of the profits to a charity partner once a month. 1023 University Ave., San Diego. (619) 481-5035.

Liberty Public Market offers take-out options for your tailgate hosting events. The Pig’s Gig sells Texas-style barbecue sold by the pound and sliced to order, while Bottlecraft‘s large selection of craft beers will get you through every touchdown. Pick up finger food like empanadas from Parana or Minocqua Popcorn Company, which offers flavors like beer-cheese, kettle corn and caramel. 2820 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego. (619) 487-9346.