Get fired up, football fans! There is no penalty for excessive celebration in these San Diego hot spots.
Beyond the seven layer dip, cold beers and great company, we all want a killer place to watch the game. Dip and cold beer doesn’t exactly make the game if your listening to it on the radio or the tiniest portable TV you’ve ever seen. When we watch a game we want the biggest TV we’ve ever seen, the best assortment of snacks and brews and we don’t want to worry about cleaning up all the aftermath. We checked around town and found all the best spots to watch the game with your friends and maybe try a new local brew or two.Slater’s 50/50 2750 Dewey Rd, San Diego, 619.398.2600, www.slaters5050.com
Slter’s 50/50 is for the meat lover, hands down. When you walk into this casual restaurant/ sports bar there are a list of important things to expect: meat, beer, good service and a good time to be had with friends. Build your own burger or pick one of their over-the-top creations. Pair your burger with the finest selection of beer to choose from. Ask for samples if you just can’t decide. The bartender can also make some recommendations off the burger you’ve selected.www.rasushi.com/san-diego
Head downtown and you’re in the neighborhood of what football fantasies are all about. The top pick on RA’s menu lineup this year is their Touchdown Pairing, a Stone IPA and Pacific Roll, a spicy mix of albacore, cilantro, jalapeño and cucumber rolled and topped with fresh avocado and mango salsa finished with red beet tempura bits. For enthusiasts who are holding parties on your home turf, customize to-go platters of sushi rolls to fit your taste, budget and group size.Spike Africa’s Fresh Fish Grill & Bar 411 Broadway Ave, San Diego, 619.795.3800, www.spikeafricas.com
Look no further than Spike’s for football festivities and new bites to tackle. Ask your server what specials they are offering for the big game. Fans can snap up the special all day, and watch the action on the big screens in the bar.Jsix 616 J Street, San Diego, 619.531.8744, www.jsixrestaurant.com
It’s Super Bowl weekend, and they’re bringing the heat! The smoker will be cranking out all the ribs, brats and burgers you can handle, and you can guarantee they will have a full spread of football fantasy bites for the game. First beer is included in the $25 ticket price, plus drink specials, football schwag and more! Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1143423The Wood 4190 Mission Blvd, San Diego, 858.750.2512, www.thewoodsd.com
The tater tot nachos that come in a skillet can make everyone smile, no matter who wins the game. The rooftop patio is amazing. It’s the kind of place that you could even bring your girlfriend who doesn’t necessary vibe on football. The Wood always has great deals on drink special too, cheers. Don’t worry about showing up late, there are so many TV’s here that every seat is good.702 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 619.236.1616, www.whiskeygirl.com
The Whiskey Girl aims to please all of their guests. The staff is super attentive and friendly. It also doesn’t hurt that the food is amazing. The Jack Daniels burger actually comes with a shot on the plate! Many people flock here on Sundays for football, it is known as the one stop spot. Beyond the plethora of TVs, the accommodating staff and the quality of food, I would say the people that come are we also one of the perks. Enjoy the game with a crowd of awesome people.225 W 15th St, Del Mar, CA 92014, jimmyosbardelmar.com
We love frequenting this place during football season, there are so many TV’s! Come early to scope out a good spot because it can get pretty packed. Find your perfect seat for the day and order a Bloody Mary to start Sunday Funday off the right way. This nice thing is, the crowd is always mellow and full of good conversation. Find out how to become VIP so you can reserve your table ahead of time.
Endzone Pub & Grill2859 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104, endzonepubngrill.com
This pub isn’t overly flashy, it serves football and beer, straight up. Grab a spot at the L shaped bar and get to know the bartender by name. This is a place you could get used to during football season, a place where when you walk in the door your frosty beverage awaits at your favorite bar stool. This is the kind of place where you tell stories about how you’ve been coming for years and how you were sitting on that exact stool when your favorite team won the Super Bowl for the first time. This is a place we could get used to. There are still a few seats available for the $15 “All you can eat Super Bowl Party!” Price includes two raffle tickets, silent auction provided by AFE, hot dogs, nachos, salad, mini sandwiches, wings and a lot more!Sandbar Sportsbar & Grill 718 Ventura Pl, San Diego, 858.488.1274, www.sandbarsportsgrill.com
The girls that work here go all out for football season. You can tell true football fans work here with how dressed up they get. Expect everything to be amazing, from the nachos to the freshly baked pretzels, the food delivers as much as the the view from the window.