You don’t need to pay loads of money to have a good seat to watch Super Bowl 50. With the bay area being chock full of bars on every corner, you’re sure to find the perfect bar for you and your friends to enjoy game day festivities and catch the Super Bowl. Check out our list that highlights some of the many bars you should be spending Super Bowl 50 at.
If you’re looking for the most fun you’ll have not watching the game head to the Golden Gate Bar & Grill Taproom. It’s the perfect spot meet a group! There’s no bad seat in the house with over 20 TV screens. If you’d rather spend your time socializing you can play your own game of shuffleboard, Skeeball, Foosball, or try your chances at pool. Everyone is sure to find something they want to drink with over 100 beers on tap.
2. Bus Stop
With 26 TV’s, arcade games, and cheap yet well-crafted drinks, what more could you need on Super Bowl Sunday? The Bus Stop is a classic joint to gather with friends and toss back a few buckets of beers or play flip cup during timeouts. Even more reason to hang around the Bus Stop? There’s the Bus Stop Pizza right around the corner that delivers straight to you at the bar.
A smaller sports bar that packs big flavor (mostly in their bacon wrapped tater tots), The Boardroom is a neighborhood favorite in North Beach. It’s a go-to for locals on any game day with several TVs, game day specials, and a lively crowd. Grab some friends or fly solo, either way you’re sure to make some new friends on Super Bowl Sunday with the bar being packed full of football fans.
4. Eastside West
Looking for one big party for Super Bowl Sunday? Then Eastside West is your golden ticket. This is a bar to bring your whole crew in for a cooler of beers, upscale appetizers, and plenty of games to keep you entertained all night (shuffleboard, corn hole, and beer pong). Music will be blaring, the game airing, and drinks pouring all night long. They even have a special Super Bowl 50 menu for the day.
5. Final Final
Final final isn’t fancy, nor is it trying to be. This is the ultimate dive bar experience, with a free popcorn machine, cold beer, and pool table. The place is usually filled with bros wishing they could be playing in the super bowl themselves. If you can’t relate, at least you can make fun. A great cheap and fun way to watch Super Bowl 50.
A slightly more upscale spot for watching the game, Momo’s most definitely has the best outdoor party in town before the game or during halftime. Hit up the famous bar for drinks and watching the game, then head to the patio during halftime for some fresh air and fresh views. This is the perfect bar for a smaller group to get together to chow down on some upscale burgers and watch the game.
7. Public House
If beer is at the top of your priority list for celebrating Super Bowl 50, then Public House is where you need to be. They’re known for having one of the largest draft beer and cask ale selections in San Francisco, with 24 different beers on tap calling your name. Pair your beer with any of their famous meats that come straight from local companies they proudly work with. Bring a friend or your entire crew, either way there will be plenty of space for you to catch the game with 26 TV’s covering the entire bar.
If you’re looking for a unique and delicious place to watch the game, this is it. This fusion experiment combines a modern taqueria with sports which is perfect for a small group to watch Super Bowl 50. With locally sourced ingredients, your taste buds will be fully satisfied, even if your favorite team doesn’t win. The Baja-style fish tacos and homemade margaritas with agave nectar come highly recommended. Come for the food, stay for the game.
For those who prefer to have their beer paired with hand-crafted meals during the game, then a gastropub may be more your style. Stock In Trade is a popular joint in the Marina area for big groups to eat and drink, be merry, and watch the game. They even call their Happy Hour, which happens to fall on Sundays from 5pm-10pm, “aggressively discounted booze and food”. Round up a few friends during halftime for a game of Bocce Ball.
10. The Blue Light
If you’re going to spend Super Bowl Sunday in a packed bar, you’re going to want to make sure there are plenty of TV’s for viewing the game. With 19 flat screens all along the walls of The Blue Light, there’s no chance of missing any of the action. Since the bar gets packed pretty quickly on game days, you’ll want to bring only a few of your closest buddies so it’s easier to get a good seat. Come for the football, stay for the incredibly strong, cheap drinks and food.