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Huddle up With Other Football Fans and Enjoy Super Bowl Sunday at These 8 Bars in Orange County

Written by: Michelle Jaco and Charlotte Farrell

With the stage now set for Super Bowl LIII, many of us are eagerly anticipating if the Patriots’ dynamic duo in Tom Brady and Bill Belichick will bring back yet another Super Bowl Championship to Foxborough, or if the Rams’ young bloods, led by Jared Goff and head coach Sean McVay, will deliver LA’s very first Super Bowl title. For those of us who will not be making the trek out to Atlanta for the big game, we’re here to offer an alternative solution to watch history in the making. Here’s our list of the best bars in Orange County to watch this year’s Super Bowl:

 

Pizza Playoff

Stag Bar + Kitchen

 

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Stag Bar + Kitchen has proclaimed they are taking over as the official sponsor of the Rams Headquarters with some major pizza happenings that will feed your whole “team” at their Super Bowl Watch Party on Sunday! While there, make sure to get a Stag + Rams Hat for only $10, but do it fast because they are sure to sell out! The doors open for all the fun bright and early at 8 a.m., and you can reserve seats by emailing drink@stagbar.com. Score!

Stag Bar + Kitchen
121 Mc Fadden Pl
Newport Beach, CA 92663
949.673.4470

See You At Halftime

Class of 47

A local favorite, Class of 47 in Newport is going to be serving up their classically old school-style of celebration for this year’s Super Bowl. They’ve got about a dozen TV’s so you won’t miss a thing, a photo booth so you can snap some shots in all your Rams gear, pool in case you need a break from commercials and an assortment of patrons that have called this joint their watering hole for who knows how long. Let’s just say a few decades or so.

Class of 47
209 Palm St
Newport Beach, CA 92661
949.675.5774

 

Celebrate Like You Mean It!

Marriott Irvine Spectrum

Huddle up and enjoy Big Game Sunday at Marriott Irvine Spectrum on Feb. 3, kicking off at 3 p.m. Grub on great eats (think: wings and sliders) in the hotel’s private dining room, M-Club patio or media lounge. They will also be offering three exclusive packages, like the ‘Big Game Private Party’ for around $1,200 for up to 15 guests which includes a beer, wine or champagne well and a Big Game Buffet in the private dining room. The ‘Big Game Patio Party’ package is about $2,500 for up to 30 guests with the above-mentioned perks plus the private bar on the M-Club patio. Finally, the ‘Big Game Lounge Party’ for about $2,500 will give you all the above but with a private bar in the media lounge. Buy tickets here.

Marriott Irvine Spectrum
7905 Irvine Center Dr
Irvine, CA 92618
949.759.0200

 

Never Board Here

Board & Brew

With locations in multiple cities dispersed throughout the Orange County area, this specialty sandwich shop can work as a last-minute audible to catch this year’s Super Bowl. The beach shack-inspired restaurant offers hefty sandwiches—with a game-changing secret sauce that will convert anyone into a fan—and a variety of beers on tap, making it a chill stop to comfortably sit and watch the game. Or, if you prefer to host your own SB event from the comfort of your home, Board & Brew also offers a great catering menu that includes gluten-free options as well.

Board & Brew
27000 Alicia Pkwy B,
Aliso Niguel, CA 92677
949.207.1027

5701 E Santa Ana Canyon Rd, Ste P
Anaheim, CA 92807
714.685.2188

19720 Beach Blvd, Ste 103
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
714.377.7100

22411 Antonio Pkwy, Ste C-180
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
949.709.5566

979 Avenida Pico, Ste C
San Clemente, CA 92673
949.498.2739

15040 Kensington Park Dr, Ste 200
Tustin, CA 92782
714.389.1422

 

Huddle up With a Hamburger

Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern

Chronicled as “comfort food for foodies,” Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern offers deliciously-crafted artisan dishes and is most notably known for their half-pound Wagyu Beef burgers, which will provide ample fuel to get you through the long football Sunday. Inside, there are TV’s surrounding the bar area, with seating options either at the bar-top or neighboring tables. The decor is modern, inspired with hints of ‘70s retro, and at the forefront of the Brea location’s bar sits an American flag mural that ties can make anyone feel patriotic—whether you’re a New England fan or not!

Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern
25001 Dana Point Harbor Dr
Dana Point, CA 92629
949.388.8900

3325 E. Imperial Hwy
Brea, CA 92823
714.733.1310

 

Feel Like Winging It?

Epic Wings N’ Things

As it appears, the Chargers aren’t the only franchise who left San Diego this past off season… Too soon? Well on the bright side, this SD treasure didn’t relocate, but actually expanded to the Orange County area—and just in time for the big game. According to the National Chicken Council (yes, apparently that’s a thing), Americans are anticipated to eat more than 1.3 billion chicken wings for the Super Bowl. Contributing to the tally, this wing spot offers 100 percent natural, fresh and never frozen chicken, with a variety of deliciously flavored sauces spanning from spice levels of Mild to Atomic Hot. Come Sunday, wing it—pull up to the new Mission Viejo location, indulge in some delicious wings and enjoy the game!

Epic Wings N’ Things
28621 Marguerite Pkwy, Ste B6
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
949.481.0999

 

Go out on the Towne

Towne Park Brewery & Taproom

Near Anaheim’s ARTIC train station lies one of Orange County’s most popular breweries: Towne Park Brewery & Taproom. Its industrial 1920s vibe can be admired from the moment you pull up to the front door with its dark vertical hanging sign reading “BREWERY” that sits atop a classic marquee and white backdrop highlighting the weekly events and drink specials. Speaking of drinks, stay energized throughout the game day with the brewery’s latest collaborative concoction that pairs a classic stout with cold brew coffee from Newport’s very own Common Room Roasters.

Native Knowledge: Join Towne Park and @los_sundays at The Bungalow Huntington Beach and The Balboa Bay Club Resort in Newport Beach for some cold brews and good times.

Towne Park Brewery & Taproom
1566 W Lincoln Ave
Anaheim, CA 92801
714.844.2492

 

Smoke the Competition

Old Crow Smokehouse

 

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With flat screens streamed throughout the bar, there are plenty of angles to catch every hit, catch and touchdown from the big game at this western-themed smokehouse. Flavorful ribs, perfectly crips burnt ends, gooey mac n’ cheese—the list goes on with all barbecue favorites that Old Crow Smokehouse offers. And if you need to take a breather from all of the live action, the Huntington Beach location also has patio seating overlooking the beach, which works as the ideal Instagrammable spot to catch the warm SoCal sunset.

Old Crow Smokehouse
1535 W Katella Ave
Orange, CA 92867
657.221.3057

21022 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
714.536.0381

Enjoy Your Half Time

La Vida Cantina

With a title like “The Bar Life,” you can’t go wrong choosing La Vida Cantina as your fantasy football party destination. The restaurant sits atop the popular Triangle in Costa Mesa but feels as if you’re away on vacation in a tropical haven. The lot is huge, and the outdoor patio is prime real estate. Brunch Happy Hour will be running all day with fan favorites including Ceviche de Camaron, seared blackened ahi salad and the huevos con Chorizo to name a few. And, of course, brunch would not be complete without drink specials. Bottomless mimosas will be served all day long, but if Champagne gives you a headache, you can opt for Blood Marys instead. Both bottomless options are only $12!

La Vida Cantina
1870 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
949.612.2349

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