13 Super Bowl Sunday Spots in Orange County That Are a Total Touchdown
Written By: Michelle Jaco Super Bowl in Orange County
During the NFL’s 100th season, the city of Miami will play host to Super Bowl 54. Led by seasoned coach Andy Reid and young superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the Kansas City Chiefs will take on the San Francisco 49ers, led by second-year head coach Kyle Shanahan, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and a rugged defense led by Richard Sherman. With the odds of who will be taking home the coveted Lombardi trophy leaving even the Vegas insiders stumped, most agree on one thing: it’s going to be one heck of a game.
With all that said, you’ll want to ensure you have a great seat to watch history unfold. No place in mind just yet? No worries; we got your blind side covered. Here are the best spots in Orange County to catch this year’s Super Bowl.
1 | For Those Who Rock Super Bowl in Orange County
Now Serving the city of Tustin, Rock & Brews’ newly developed, rock-inspired atmosphere features concert lighting, flat-screen TVs (including two large nine-screen monitors), a full U-shaped bar and is even dog friendly! Fire up your taste buds with one of the restaurant’s headliner sandwiches like the mouthwatering We Salute You Pulled Pork. Then wash it all down with the MoneyBag Root Beer Float, made with Gene Simmons’ MoneyBag Root Beer.
Native Knowledge: The restaurant contributes 20 percent of the day’s sales to the American Legion Post 227, which has been supporting veterans of Orange County for more than 50 years.
Rock & Brews Tustin
1222 Irvine Blvd
Tustin, CA 92780
2 | Fiesta, Fiesta!
As LA’s very first Mexican restaurant, El Cholo has continued to open other locations across SoCal. After adding Corona Del Mar to the list, the restaurant has continued to gain success, which can be attributed to their famously delicious recipes. With a large bar and outdoor patio, you have plenty of ways to enjoy the game. Be sure to order one of the house favorites, such as the Taste of History, which includes a cheese enchilada, a rolled beef taco, chile relleno and a pork tamale, served with Spanish rice and refried beans.
3520 E Coast Hwy
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
3 | Family, Food & Football
A family owned and operated business, Avila’s has been a fan-favorite for years. With
13 locations in Orange County, you have plenty of options when choosing where to dine for Sunday’s game. The Nachos Ranchito is the perfect dish to enjoy for a large party and comes packed with flavor.
Avila’s El Ranchito
13 Orange County locations
4 | What a Blessing
If you love beer, wine and cheese, Monk’s is your holy grail. With a wide variety of beers and ciders on tap, you’re bound to find a section fit for your palate. Add a cheese and sausage board, and you’re all set for game-time snacking.
7631 Edinger Ave, Ste 1512
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
5 | Cruise on By
Known to be a haven for all sports fans (if any Chicago sports teams are not playing), Cruisers is the premiere sports bar of Newport’s Balboa Village. The multi-room restaurant offers guests the ultimate viewing experience with 30 big-screen HDTVs and a huge 4K projector. An absolute must is Cruisers’ famous Chicago stuffed pizza. After the game, keep the festivities rolling on the Party Patio, where you can play beer pong, corn hole and giant Jenga.
801 E Balboa Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92661
6 | A SOCIAL Affair
After entering the culinary scene in 2014, this Instagram-worthy hangout has been OC’s favorite spot to come together and take part in the art of socializing. SOCIAL’s ingredient-focused menu offers the freshest California ingredients and lively libations. The best part? Happy hour begins at 4 p.m., which is right after kickoff! For reservations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
512 W 19th St
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
7 | Class Act Super Bowl in Orange County
Beer, photo booths, pool and a stream of TVs to choose from—it’s no wonder why Class of ‘47 is a local favorite on the Balboa peninsula. Class of ‘47 serves a number of beers on tap and even allows you to bring in outside food from nearby restaurants!
Native Knowledge: John Wayne (yes, thee John Wayne) used to frequent this beloved dive bar.
Class of ‘47
209 Palm St
Newport Beach, CA 92661
8 | Southern (CA) Comfort Super Bowl in Orange County
With prepared-from-scratch ingredients from only the best farmers, growers, rangers, fishermen and producers, it is no wonder why Jimmy’s is the ideal spot for “comfort food for foodies,” and depending who takes home the Lombardi come Super Bowl Sunday, comfort food may be just what you need. What better way to complement your viewing experience than with some BBQ? Opt for the BBQ St. Louis-style ribs; they may not be from KC, but they sure won’t disappoint.[column size=one_half position=first ]Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern
25001 Dana Point Harbor Dr
Dana Point, CA 92629
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3325 E Imperial Hwy
Brea, CA 92823
9 | Tap into the Fun Super Bowl in Orange County
Built with a mission to bring people together and celebrate community, Towne Park Brewery & Taproom is the ideal spot for a good time. With a wide range of delicious ales, you can’t go wrong.
Towne Park Brewery & Taproom
1566 West Lincoln Ave
Anaheim, CA 92801
10 | Something to Taco Bout
This adorable beach shack taco joint is a great place to pop in for a more laid-back viewing experience. Contemplating what to get? Tacos, of course! Wild Taco has a number of options to choose from, including vegetarian-friendly, vegan and gluten-free selections.
407 31st St
Newport Beach, California 92663
11 | How Crafty
With a focus on local sourcing, sustainable seafood and a commitment to the craft of making delicious food and drinks, you’re bound to have an amazing Sunday funday at Craft House. Starting at 10 a.m., enjoy $12 bottomless bubbles or $15 bottomless mimosas. A special brunch menu will be available until 2 p.m., so be sure to arrive early and eat up before kickoff.
Native Knowledge: A special Social Hour menu and pricing starts at 2:30 p.m. and runs till 5 p.m.. From 5 p.m.-close, a 30 percent-off Industry Special will be applied for hospitality workers and a plus-one.
34094 Pacific Coast Hwy
Dana Point, CA 92629
12 | Oh, Deer
As one of the oldest-operating bars in SoCal, Newport’s Stag Bar + Kitchen has served generations of regulars and return vacationers since 1908. With award-winning food made from scratch, craft cocktails and rare spirits, this is the ultimate big-game spot. Pull up a chair and enjoy 75-cent game day hot wings and drink specials on fan favorites, such as the Stag Old Fashioned. “Our old fashioned is served with in-house smoked orange bitters, which brings out the subtle flavors,” explains General Manager Dwayne Davis. Seats fill up fast, so be sure to arrive early or reserve a table by emailing email@example.com.
Native Knowledge: Although the beloved Rams fell a bit short this season, Stag is the official LA Rams bar of Orange County.
Stag Bar + Kitchen
121 McFadden Pl
Newport Beach, CA 92663
13 | The New Neighborhood Hangout
As one of HB’s newest gastropubs with a gorgeous oceanfront view, Simmzy’s is a homey, family-owned and community-oriented operation located at Pacific City, offering fresh ingredients and a good time. The Hawaiian tuna poke bowl is an absolute must and will wash down nicely with the Poolside cocktail. Secure your spot and snack on delicious tapas-style bites as you watch the action unfold!
21028 California 1
Pacific Coast Hwy, Ste E-100,
Huntington Beach, CA 92648