Whether or not you're concerned with Peyton Manning winning an NFL championship, there's no denying the buzz around a game as big as Super Bowl 50. So, break out the orange or blue, get your gang together and head over to one of these hot San Diego bars to watch the Denver Broncos face the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, February 7. 10 - The Duck Dive Enjoy a very San Diego, beach-side Super Bowl at the Duck Dive. TVs encircle the bar and restaurant, ensuring that you won't miss a play. With over 20 beers on tap, a killer craft cocktail list and their regular food menu served all day, grub on some poke tacos or get some of their dragon wings made with your choice of chicken or duck. 4650 Mission Blvd., Pacific Beach. theduckdive.com 9 - True North Tavern With two full bars, 25 HDTVs and 30 beers on tap, True North is the ultimate game day hot-spot. Pro-tip: Order their loaded tots with cilantro, chipotle crema and warm queso sauce, get down on the pool table during half-time and grab a cold one with friends to fully enjoy this true-to-North Park location. 3815 30th St., North Park. truenorthtavern.com 8 - The Brew Project Post-up for game day at this new, beer-lover's bar in Hillcrest. The Brew Project has a rotating, all-local draft list to sip on while you enjoy watching TV from the couches, chairs or tables near the bar. Don't like beer? Craft cocktails with choices from local distilleries are made fresh. Oh, and don't skimp out on the delicious San Diego-inspired eats. Table reservations can be made by calling (619) 795-7890. 3683 Fifth Ave., Hillcrest. thebrewproject.com 7 - Harrah's Resort Southern California Get ready to go big at Harrah's Resort SoCal and watch the game in style on their nine-by-16-foot LED screen. The big event is free to attend or $30 for VIP access which includes private bars, yummy tailgate foods, celebrity meet-and-greets and free giveaways. That's right; former Chargers players will be in attendance including Burt Grossman, Nick Hardwick, Hank Bauer and John Jefferson. 3:30 p.m. 777 Harrah's Rincon Way, Valley Center. ticketmaster.com 6 - Draft Mission Beach Head down to Mission Beach and bask in the 31-foot LED screen near the waves. Beyond their impressively large screen, Draft offers 24 additional TVs, quality food and 69 brews on tap. Brunch pregame starts at 9 a.m. and game time specials start at 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3105 Ocean Front Walk, Mission Beach. draftsandiego.com 5 - Striders Starting at 12 p.m. on game day, Striders will be serving up pizzas, stadium dogs, wings and burgers for $6 to $10 each. The 8,200 square foot lounge is equipped with 170 TVs, more than any other bar in San Diego. Enjoy your grub with some $4 draft beers and $15 pitchers. Get lucky and enter the big raffle to win a $1,000 bar tab to Striders. Tables are available to reserve for the big game by visiting striders.com 12 p.m. 100 Harbor Dr., Suite 101, downtown. striders.com 4 - Parq Nightclub Hit up Parq Nightclub for their Big Game Viewing Party. They'll have five HDTVs and the largest LED screen in Southern California. If that's not enough for you, they will also have DJ Craig Smoove spinning and D.J. Fluker of the San Diego Chargers hosting the party. A buffet-style menu, a full bar and specialty pitchers are also available at the event. 2 p.m. doors; 3:30 p.m. kickoff. $10-$20. 615 Broadway, downtown. parqsd.com 3 - AD Nightclub Wanting to have a house party on Super Bowl Sunday, but not at your own house? Drop by AD Nightclub from 12 to 8 p.m. to watch the game at their Project X House Party. There will be a keg tapped, beer pong, two projector screens, multiple TVs and food provided by Funky Fries & Burgers. 12 p.m. $10-$20. 905 Fourth Ave., downtown. adnightclub.com 2 - FIREHOUSE American Eatery + Lounge FIREHOUSE will be bringing the heat for Super Bowl 50. The two-story bar will fence off their huge outdoor parking lot and convert it into a backyard BBQ wonderland. There will be a 20-foot LED Jumbotron to watch all of the action and fresh tailgate eats provided by restaurants including SOL CAL Cafe and Buona Forchetta's mobile pizza oven. There will also be DJs on deck and a full-service bar. 1 p.m. $20. 722 Grand Ave., Pacfic Beach. firehousepb.com 1 - Moonshine Flats The second annual Big American Game Party will return to Moonshine Flats, hosted by VAVi Sports Club, at 11 a.m. with a 35-by-25-foot LED screen for your game-viewing needs. Enjoy smokehouse BBQ specials like tailgate wings and sliders for under $15. Sip on $4 Miller Lites or $6 American Born Moonshine drinks or opt for all-day bottle service. Tables can be reserved online, and there is no cover charge to play in the two party zones. An industry party will follow the game at 8 p.m. 11 a.m. No cover. 344 Seventh Ave., East Village. moonshineflats.com
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