Best Places to Watch Super Bowl 50 in the SF Bay Area

Even if you don’t cheer for the Denver Broncos, the Carolina Panthers, or enjoy football, the Super Bowl is the biggest American sporting event and the second largest eating (and drinking) holiday after Thanksgiving. In other words, here’s a momentous occasion to get your eat, drink, and party on – and we’re here to help.

With Super Bowl 50 taking place in the Bay Area this year at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on Sunday, February 7, San Francisco and the surrounding areas have countless bars and restaurants that will make for great viewing locations.

To help people find the best place to watch the big game, we put together a massive list of spots throughout the Bay Area to consider. We also have a gigantic events guide for parties and celebrations taking place over the next few weeks.

In San Francisco:

466 Haight St. – Lower Haight / Hayes Valley
Denver Broncos fans should immediately try their best to pack inside this place, known as the unofficial Bay Area Broncos sports bar with pub-grub & dancing.

Greens Sports Bar
2239 Polk St. – Russian Hill
This no-frills, Irish style watering hole is the cozy home for Carolina Panthers fans, offers wide range of beers and spicy Bloody Marys, along with pool tables and video game machines.

Kezar Pub
770 Stanyan St. – Cole Valley
Serious sports heritage with ton of flat-screen TVs and a full menu offering treats like spicy jalapeno corn dogs and calamari.

Giordano Bros
3108 16th St. – Mission)
In terms of great food for the game, it’s Hard to beat their Pittsburgh-style sandwiches (with french fries and coleslaw in between slices of white bread). They also have a large beer selection, mighty cocktails, and many televisions.

The Taco Shop At Underdog’s
1824 Irving St. – Sunset
Self-described fusion experiment combines a modern taqueria with a cozy sports environment and burrito or tacos that come “Nick’s way” (adding sour cream, guacamole, and beans).

Martin Macks
1568 Haight St. – Haight
Gastropub offers a wide range of brews and simple eats in a spacious sports bar with a lounge area and pool table.

pete'sPete’s Tavern
128 King St. – SoMA
Large restaurant and bar across from AT&T Park has 20 TVs, high ceilings, a huge U-shaped bar in the middle, and an upstairs seating area.

Hi Tops
2247 Market St. – Castro / Upper Market
Gym-themed gay bar large enough to accommodate big crowds, supplies swift service and drinks, plus they will have plenty of TVs tuned to the big game.

Public House
24 Willie Mays Plaza – SoMa
Attached to AT&T Park, this causal setting has television screens throughout the restaurant, a large bar area, plus beer, cocktails, wine and savory bar bites.

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Rocks Den
4431 Mission St. – Excelsior / Mission
Newly opened neighborhood sports bar has a pool table, fireplace lounge and plenty of seating, but unfortunately doesn’t serve food.

jake'sJake’s Steaks
3301 Buchanan St. – Marina
This compact and underrated sports bar serves supreme Philly cheesesteaks, buffalo wings, and tap beers.

The Lucky Horseshoe
453 Cortland Ave. – Bernal Heights
Hey pet owners, this local dive allows dogs, offers California and global beer options, plus billiard tables, televisions, and a popcorn machine. Cash only.

The Brick Yard
1787 Union St. – Marina
Wood surface interior, strong Bloody Marys, and TVs lining the walls at this neighbor spot, with a full menu of pizzas and bar bites.

21st Amendment
563 2nd St. – SoMa
Brewery and restaurant usually extends their seating outdoors for big sports events, always offering tasty beer and food selections.

Danny Coyle’s
668 Haight St. – Lower Haight
Bring your own food to this bar that offers strong drink specials (like $7 for a can of PBR and a shot of Jameson), along with multiple large TVs and a big screen projector in the back.

998 Sutter St. – Market
This red-walled sports bar place can get loud for football games, with happy-hour specials, a jukebox, and the opportunity to reserve a keg table for large groups.

The Wreck Room
1390 California St. – Nob Hill
Sizable sports bar, game room, and cocktail lounge also has darts, billiards, shuffleboard, arcade games, and solid drink specials.

Elsewhere in the SF Bay Area:

The GO Sports Bar
736 Washington St. – Oakland
This casual spot features TVs and a couch, plus a menu of burgers, pizza and sandwiches.

pappy'sPappy’s Grill & Sports Bar
2367 Telegraph Ave. – Berkeley
This lively sports bar has many TVs a large projector screen, plus burgers, BBQ food and sandwiches.

The Old Pro
541 Ramona St. – Palo Alto
24 screens on display at this high-energy sports bar, serving large beer carafes and offering rides on their mechanical bull.

blue chipThe Blue Chip
325 S 1st St. – San Jose
Bar and restaurant gets crazy during football games, with tons of sports memorbilia on the walls, known for its beer slection and Blood Marys

Written by Carlos Olin Montalvo

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  2. sfstation but how are you going to get there?? oh! on a scoot of course!

  3. Kim from Colorado February 2, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    Really no list for Santa Clara, San Jose – one place?? No Unofficial Broncos fan spots there?

  4. Come to Archimedes Banya! You can watch the game in comfortable lazy boys and a robe! We are offering all day passes with 3 drinks and 2 food items for $99! It’s a sweet deal and pretty unique. We also have parking and are located in Hunter’s Point away from the madness! Do it!

  5. JasonPaulRosensteel January 25, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Bitters Bock & Rye – Sports Bar and BBQ 1117 Polk St. 200+ capacity, 15 TVs, private lounge, and 15 Taps!

  6. Definitely at home!! I ain’t dealing with all that traffic

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