Credit: Helmsman Ale House
Credit: Helmsman Ale House

8 Places to Watch Super Bowl LVI in Orange County

Who Are You Cheering For This Year?

It’s the most exciting day of the year for football fans (and non-football fans if you’re ready for the commercials, bar food and beer): the Super Bowl. And this year, the Super Bowl is close to home at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles; however, we prefer to spend watching it down in OC at our favorite pubs and local hangout spots. With beer on draft, tasty fare and plenty of flat screens for optimal viewing, you’ll quickly realize why these eight pubs are total touchdowns. Here’s to big punts and even bigger pints—and your team winning, of course. Watch Football Orange County


1 | A Homestyle Super Bowl Sunday

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While getting rowdy at a pub is a fun way to spend your Sunday, we also love hosting a Super Bowl soiree! Gather your friends and family for an epic tailgate party this year, and snack on tasty bites like grilled hot dogs, hamburgers and pulled pork sliders. Take your game day feast to the next level with St Pierre’s freshly baked Brioche Burger Buns, Brioche Slider Rolls or Brioche Hot Dog Rolls. Need some ideas on what to serve? Click here for an assortment of creative game-time recipes from St Pierre! And while your guests are chowing down, you’ll want to have an ice chest packed with cold Coronas for when the game gets heated. These refreshing cervezas pair perfectly with just about any food and offer a well-balanced flavor with a crisp, clean finish. Cheers to a Super Bowl well-spent!

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2 | Rock & Brews

Football on over 20 big screens, a beer and burger in hand and an undeniable rock ‘n’ roll vibe—what’s more American than that?! This sports-lovers’ destination will be your favorite spot to cheer on your team with family and friends. With a spacious and bustling atmosphere that’s paired with finger-lickin’ good food, don’t think twice about where you’ll be on game day.

Locations: Buena Park, Corona, El Segundo, Redondo Beach, Tustin 

3 | Helmsman Ale House

Grab a stool at the bar for a front-row seat to the game! This Newport Beach microbrewery and restaurant serves artfully crafted brews like the Hazy IPA, Newport Blonde and Lil’ Habner. Order the crispy Brussels sprouts, crispy chicken wings and Helmsman burger to grub on while you root for another touchdown. 

Location: Newport Beach

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4 | Old Crow Smokehouse

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Old Crow Smokehouse brings the country to the coast, serving up some of the best barbecue this side of Texas. This place is just begging you to bring your whole cheering section out because they’ve got the room, the TV screens and the meats to leave you absolutely stuffed in the end zone.  

Location: Huntington Beach

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5 | Malarky’s

The best thing about Malarky’s? They don’t seem to close. They’re open early for breakfast and still serve during lunch; they’re open before the game, after the game…and after your spouse tells you to come home. Watch the game here, and celebrate the big win here, too.

Location: Newport Beach

6 | OC Tavern

If you’re looking for the quintessential sports bar to cheer on your team, there’s nowhere better than OC Tavern. The energy here is electric, making it a fun and lively place to come with friends or family. If the game doesn’t entertain you, there’s always the live music and lawn games!  

Location: San Clemente


7 | Mutt Lynch’s

Mutt Lynches
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Newport Beach locals know this is the spot to watch a football game. After a nice bike ride along the boardwalk, stopping at Mutt’s to watch the game is a must. Schooners of ice cold beer, spicy chicken wings and that good ‘ol feels-like-college-again vibe we all hate to admit we love, make Mutt’s a happenin’ spot for Super Bowl Sunday.

Local Insight: Mutt’s Eastbluff, their sister restaurant, is a more family-friendly spot to watch the game! You can even bring your pup.

Location: Newport Beach

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8 | Bar Louie at The District at Tustin Legacy

Bar Louie does just about everything really well—from the classic bar-food menu and refreshing cocktails to the ambient atmosphere, it’s hard to be disappointed here. The District location has plenty of TVs around the center high-top bar seating area, so you can watch the game without your view being obstructed.  

Location: Tustin

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Taylor is a graduate from the University of Southern California with a degree in journalism. She is our Los Angeles and Orange County editor. You can find her dining at a new restaurant, in the ocean or planning her next adventure. Say hello!

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