Best Places to Watch the Super Bowl in California


Press Box Sports Grill

Press Box Sports Grill is the destination for all aspects of action-packed sports viewing, the most refreshing craft cocktails and beers on tap, and homemade dishes that will satisfy your taste buds! With effortless viewing pleasure, Press Box ensures you will never be strained while watching your team make that game-winning play.

Field House

The Field House is owned by a group of sports enthusiasts who during their careers played for and supported many local teams in the greater Fresno area. It features great American food, drinks, and all the sports action that keeps you glues to your seats and the screens.

Los Angeles

The Nickel Mine

With board games, a pool table, a solid cocktail program, and interesting bites (not to mention a four-panel flat screen TV), The Nickel Mine is the Westside’s premiere sports bar. It’s pretty much a given that the local favorite will be packed on Super Bowl Sunday, so be sure to call ahead for details.

Beelman’s Pub

Having the best food of Downtown LA’s myriad of pubs is kind of like being the smartest Kardashian, but Kris Jenner is nothing if not a marketing genius—and the food at Beelman’s is exceptional. The pub knows how to work those hefty dishes, including steak fries that are topped with either gravy (good) and sloppy joe chili (great). If you’re watching your carbs, the bacon-smothered wedge salad is at least spiritually aligned with that New Year’s Resolution you currently have on life support.

San Diego

Stout Public House

This 5th Avenue bar is a neighborhood spot that attracts many tourists due to its prestige. As an Irish bar, Stout Public House takes pride in having a Guinness technician calibrate the tap and ensure their bartenders know how to properly pour a pint. You won’t go thirsty while watching the Super Bowl if you decide to show up here.

Gaslamp Tavern

Another staple of the 5th Avenue bar district, Gaslamp Tavern is mostly known as a trendy spot that is ideal for people watching. However, on NFL game days, patrons can follow the action on the numerous screens installed all around the bar. The Gaslamp Tavern is also known for its delicious pretzels and dipping sauces.

San Francisco

Jillian’s San Francisco

Jillian’s is said to have a maximum standing capacity of 1,600, making it one of the largest Super Bowl parties in the city. Located on the ground level within San Francisco’s Metron and just a few blocks from Super Bowl City on Market Street, Jillian’s SF offers a full bar and a large number of TVs for the game, including a Vegas-like 50-foot megascreen. Jillian’s typically offers a dinner menu, although it’s quite likely something special will be cooked up for the Big Game.

Pete’s Tavern and Pedro’s Cantina

This popular spot directly across the street from AT&T Park is often described as the ultimate sports bar in San Francisco. With a capacity of about 1,000 sports fans, Pete’s features more than 20 TVs on two levels, a massive horseshoe bar, an outstanding food menu—and a wide selection of beers, wine, and cocktails. Right next door to Pete’s is Pedro’s Cantina, and under the same ownership, Pete’s Tavern hosts 22 HDTVs, authentic street-style taqueria fare and a 360-degree bar, offering a similar number of fine beers and wines as its neighbor, along with superb cocktails such as the El Diablo or the signature Pedro’s Margarita.

San Jose

The Continental

A San Jose hot spot serves classy cocktails in a chic, but not overdone, atmosphere. With its exposed brick walls, plush seating, and kicking sound system, it’s the perfect place to take in the big game in style. Three TVs hang over the bar, which is stocked with craft spirits, along with a great selection of microbrews and wine. A back patio with fire pits allows for a breath of fresh air without leaving the building (you know, just in case your team isn’t doing so hot).

The Blue Chip

Football brings out ton of energy and a loud environment with ecstatic fans. The Blue Chip is the place to be at for the Super Bowl Sunday to enjoy with friends. With more than 16 beers on tap and reasonable prices for food, this is a great game-day combination. The Blue Chip (formerly Jersey’s Cheesesteaks) specializes in serving more than 15 different styles of cheesesteaks. Their most popular offerings range from Bad Daddy Secret BBQ Sauce, to spicy jalapeño to their new and highly popular Nacho Cheese Cheesesteak.

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