Yancy’s Saloon (734 Irving Street): This neighborhood favorite in the Inner Sunset is considered by many to be the best sports bar in the whole city. With a slew of TVs, an even bigger selection of draft beers and dart boards, you might not even notice all the free popcorn. But it’s there alright, and it’s glorious!
The Final Final (2990 Baker Street): The go-to sports bar of the Marina has a couple of pool tables, cheap beers on tap and a bevy of flat screens lining the walls. If you want to enjoy the tournament with a crowd of sports fanatics, this is a good place to be next Thursday.
Greens Sports Bar (2239 Polk Street): Polk Street is one of the best bar neighborhoods in all of San Francisco. But when it comes to watching sports in this neck of the woods, few places deliver the abundance of awesomeness that you’ll find at The Greens. A rowdy atmosphere with over a dozen beers on draft and even more in the bottle guarantees a good time on game day. And why do all of the places on this list seem to offer free popcorn? I think I might have a problem. Stop enabling me, sports bars!
Pete’s Tavern (128 King Street): This upscale SoMa sports hall not only boasts all the games on flat and projection screen televisions, it also serves up some damn tasty bar food too. Their sliders are addictive, curly fries are crunched to perfection and the mini corn-dogs are fried bites of perfection. Since more people in this area are working than watching sports (when it’s not baseball season, that is) this is a good place to duck out for lunch and check up on all your brackets.
Mad Dog in the Fog (530 Haight Street): Yes, even people in the Haight like to watch sports from time to time, and March Madness is so huge that even this spot–known more as a beer bar than a sports bar–will be showing all the games starting next week. Their list of brews from around the world is one of the most extensive in the city, so enjoy a rare and special craft beer while you watch over a dozen teams fight to be the Final Four.