Where to watch your favorite NFL and college teams in San Diego
Football fans score big with finger foods, beer, specialty drinks, prizes and giveaways at local gastropubs
The Rabbit Hole is the place to be for fans of last year’s Super Bowl champs, the Philadelphia Eagles.You’ll find a variety of beers ranging from beers like Busch ($4), Bud Light ($5) and Stella Artois ($6) to cocktails like the Philly Special ($8) and Jim Johnson ($5). Finger food options include Philly cheesesteak ($13), Eagle fries ($13) and the Philly pretzel ($8). 3377 Adams Ave., San Diego. (619) 255-4653.
The Local Pacific Beach welcomes fans of the Buffalo Bills and the MSU Spartans to watch game-day action on high-definition TVs. Watch the Bills scrimmage while drinking a Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey ($4) or Herradura Silver Tequila ($6). Domestic beer buckets ($25) and bottles of bubbly or rosé ($10) are available. Order a plate of double crispy buffalo wings ($12) or buffalo chicken fries ($11). Spartans fans can indulge in Tito’s Vodka ($5) or Coors Light ($5) or buckets of Founders All-Day IPA cans ($25). 809 Thomas Ave., San Diego. (858) 263-7475.
The Local Eatery & Drinking Hole is home to the Green Bay Packers, ASU Sun Devils and Wisconsin Badgers. Here’s the lineup: Green Bay menu includes Resident Perky Blonde pints ($4), beer buckets ($18 Coors Light or Miller Lite), beer bratwurst ($10) and cheese curds ($6); Sun Devils menu offers Devilrita ($8), beer buckets ($18 Coors Light or Miller Lite), Devil burger ($11), wings ($6) and tot nachos ($12); Badgers menu options include Resident Perky Blonde pints ($4), beer buckets ($18 Coors Light or Miller Lite), beer bratwurst ($10) and $6 cheese curds. 1065 Fourth Ave., San Diego. (619) 231-4447.
Bootlegger is the place for the University of Alabama and San Francisco 49ers crowds. Eats and drinks include aluminum Coors Light pints ($7 with $4 refills), Deer and Beer, ice-cold Jägermeister and a pint of beer ($10), Yellow Hammer and Alabama Slammers ($7), basket of Bama ribs ($11), wings ($12), poke ($13), chicken and waffles ($13) and sliders ($12). 804 Market St., San Diego. (619) 794-2668.
Wonderland Ocean Pub welcomes Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots for finger foods and drinks, including Bud Light ($4), Tito’s Vodka ($5), Pacifico mugs ($6) and bottles of bubbly ($12) until 2 p.m. 5083 Santa Monica Ave., Suite 2C, San Diego. (619) 255-3358.
Bub’s at the Ballpark in East Village features more than 25 high-definition plasma TVs throughout the bar for both NFL and college football watchers, along with specials on drinks and bites. 715 J St., San Diego. (619) 546-0815.
The Deck at Moonshine Flats in East Village will serve up specials every Saturday (11 a.m. to 8 p.m.) and Sunday (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) in support of its favorite teams, the USC Trojans, San Diego State Aztecs and Los Angeles Rams. Specials include beer, bubbly, sangria, cocktail and brunch. 335 Sixth Ave., San Diego. (619) 255-7625.
Moonshine Beach at Pacific Beach is the official San Francisco 49ers bar and will cheer on its favorite team with two-for-one Buena Cervezas, Tito’s Vodka ($5), Jack Daniels, Milagro, Bud Light and Budweiser buckets ($20) and Whiteclaw, Stella Artois and Elysian Space Dust IPA buckets ($25). Prizes and giveaways happen every quarter. 1165 Garnet Ave., San Diego. (858) 999-0158.
Punch Bowl Social isn’t a sports bar, but it does have countless TVs where you can watch college or professional football games while eating sriracha peanut fries or sweet and spicy wings with buttermilk dressing. The bar offers beverages and shareable punches like the Watermelon Polo Bowl, a blend of Sauza Blue Reposado Tequila, Teakoe Watermelon Spearmint Tea, McClary Bros. Watermelon Shrub, house-made strawberry syrup and fresh lime juice. During halftime you can play arcade games, bowl or belt out a song in the private karaoke rooms.1485 E St., San Diego. (619) 452-3352. punchbowlsocial.com
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