Photography Provided By: Huy Hoang
Photography Provided By: Huy Hoang

12 Sports Bars in San Diego to Watch Football at This Fall

Nothing Says Fall Like Beer, Touchdowns and Tasty Pub Grub

Football szn is officially here, which means it’s time to throw on your jersey and head to the nearest pub! We’ve been waiting months for a reason to drink beer, and now we’ve got one. But before you turn on the tube and spend your Sundays on the couch, we’d like to introduce our favorite sports bars in San Diego. With beer on draft, tasty fare and plenty of flat screens for optimal viewing, you’ll quickly realize why these 12 pubs are total touchdowns. Here’s to big punts and even bigger pints!  Watch Football San Diego


1 | PB Shore Club

Must-Order: Sweet Chili Calamari

Photography By: Huy Hoang

This buzzy upstairs bungalow may be renowned for its beach views and fish tacos, but its sports bar atmosphere is certainly something to write home about too. PB Shore Club is equipped with several flat-screen TVs both indoors and on the patio, so you won’t miss a single touchdown or end zone dance. Plus, the bar recently added a giant LED screen for optimal viewing, because, well, big games call for big screens. So throw on your jersey and prepare to chow down on a selection of tasty pub-grub fare like calamari, tater tots, wings and ceviche! Oh, and be sure to treat yourself to one of their classic @uncleedsdamngood RBV Slushies!

Location: Pacific Beach

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2 | Draft Republic

Must-Order: Avocado Toast and a Bloody Mary

No one does cold beer and American cuisine like Draft Republic. This San Diego hotspot not only features 101 beers on tap, but it also boasts a 100-inch projection screen and foosball and ping-pong tables for some friendly halftime competition. Score big with the hot and crispy fried egg burger or sweeten the pot with one of their sizzling skillet brownies. And remember, calories don’t count on game day!

Locations: Carlsbad, La Jolla

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3 | Miss B’s Coconut Club

Must-Order: Lechon Asado Hash or Veggie Hash

Miss B’s Coconut Club has food, cocktails and an ambiance that’ll knock your socks off. They have 20 local and microbrew tap handles as well as kombucha and housemade cold brew on nitro. Watch football on Miss B’s Coconut Club’s slew of TVs. This lively, colorful and alluring hangout in Mission Beach is the perfect seaside spot for fall football.

Location: Mission Beach

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4 | Park 101 Carlsbad

Must-Order: Tri-Tip Tacos

Head to Park 101 in Carlsbad for their rotating food specials, including hot-ticket items like BBQ brisket fries and Tri-Tip tacos. This place is massive; it’s an 8,000-square-foot, multi-level complex with a brand new giant LED screen. “In addition to our game-day specials, we are also adding Taco and Trivia Tuesdays and Movie Night back into our rotation!” says Beverage Director Rob McShea. Reservations are recommended, so call ahead—and don’t forget to ask about the $5 seasonal beer specials!

Location: Carlsbad

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5 | Gaslamp Tavern

Located in the historic Gaslamp District, this hip sports bar has the laid-back neighborly vibe we all crave on game day. Plus, Gaslamp Tavern’s jumbo baked soft pretzels, tasty flatbreads, wings and brisket will have you making up your own endzone dance. Pair your pub grub with one of their signature cocktails like the Monkey Boogie, made with Monkey Shoulder Scotch Whiskey, and cheers to a Sunday well-spent!

Location: Gaslamp Quarter

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6 | The Duck Dive

Must-Order: Duck Fat Fries or Shrimp Ceviche

Enjoy American cuisine, craft beers and cocktails at The Duck Dive’s indoor lounge with TVs or on their airy patio. This Pacific Beach restaurant and bar is the perfect place to sport your team’s jersey and get a full dose of Sunday football. Gather your crew and cheers to a day well spent!

Location: Pacific Beach


7 | Casero Taqueria

Must-Order: Literally any taco!

Casero Taqueria‘s housemade corn and flour tortillas offer a taste of homemade, authentic Baja flavors right here in Carlsbad. They have an airy and spacious patio and an extensive menu with starters, salads, soups, tacos, tortas and food for the kiddos. In San Diego, you don’t have to wait until Tuesday—every night is taco night!

Local Insight: Casero Taqueria has a special taco of the month that rotates.

Location: Carlsbad

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8 | Mavericks Beach Club

Must Order: Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich

Savor the indoor and outdoor dining availability at Mavericks Beach Club, or order your eats to go. Get ready for $4 beers, wines and well drinks when you come for happy hour during the week (2-6 p.m.). They also have $15 bottles of champagne and rosé and $20 bubble slushie buckets on weekends! Come for the deals, but stay for the 43 television screens. 

Location: Pacific Beach


9 | Home & Away

Must-Order: Hot Wings

Home & Away may be a Kansas City Chiefs bar, but everyone is welcome to come in and order tacos, smoked meats, cold beer and cocktails on game days. “We have a giant patio and huge outdoor LED TV to watch all the action,” says Jonathan Frank, co-owner of Home & Away. You’ll want to snag a spot at this chic, surf-inspired bar for a cocktail and a bite. The menu is full of crafty libations like the Kentucky River—made with bourbon, creme de cacao and peach bitters. And when your crew gets hungry, you’ll love H&A’s spicy surf-and-turf burrito, blackened shrimp tacos and chicken sando.

Locations: Encinitas, Old Town

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10 | The Rabbit Hole

Must-Order: The $2 Tastykake 

Photography By: Michael Wesley

At The Rabbit Hole, dine-in, takeout and delivery options are available seven days a week. They also have a rocking draft list with on cask, on nitro and growler fills. “We have a front and a back patio with TVs everywhere to watch the games,” says James Gomez, general manager of The Rabbit Hole. Philadelphia Eagles fans seek refuge—The Rabbit Hole is your home away from home.

Location: Normal Heights


11 | Bub’s @ the Ballpark

Must-Order: Tater Tots

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Bub’s @ the Ballpark has football specials Sundays, and Mondays through Thursdays from 5:30- 9 p.m.. They’re not only your football headquarters but they also have access to MLB, NHL, NBA, college football and more—basically a sports bar nirvana. It’s not just about the food and drinks; it’s about the experience, the show and the celebration at Bub’s.

Location: East Village

12 | Backyard Kitchen & Tap

Must-Order: Lobster Roll

You won’t really have to elbow your way for a good spot at the TV because Backyard Kitchen & Tap has screens in every corner. Enjoy cozy, welcoming outdoor dining in the Sideyard and the incredible draft beer and canned beer selection. Both ale appreciators and IPA admirers alike can find something they love at Backyard Kitchen & Tap.

Local Insight: They’re dog-friendly and have a doggie menu, so bring your fluffy friend.

Location: Pacific Beach

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