10 Places to Watch the Golden State Warriors on Opening Night (And All Season Long)

The Golden State Warriors are back! And their quest for back-to-back titles and the third championship in four years begins tonight at Oracle Arena in Oakland against fellow Western Conference squad the Houston Rockets.

Whether you’re a casual fan or a die-hard supporter of the blue and gold, there are countless places to watch the Dubs on opening night and all season long. To help with the search for a great viewing spot, we put together a round-up of some of the best places to watch the Warriors play their beautiful brand of basketball.

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gg-tapGolden Gate Tap Room

San Francisco

Golden Gate Tap Room & Grill
449 Powell St

  • Multi-floor space has giants televisions, pool tables, shuffleboard, skeeball, and arcade games
  • Bar bites include carne asada fries, pot stickers, truffle mac ‘n cheese, and jalapeno poppers
  • Can get crowded, so best to arrive early if you want to snag a table

The Lark Bar
29 3rd St

  • Small dive bar just reopened this year after being known as Dave’s
  • Has a casual vibe with high top tables with tall chairs and lots of bar stools
  • Classy and cheap drinks like a tequila mule, old fashion, and coffee-flavored cocktails

466 Haight St

  • Pub grub and dance spot known as a great place for large groups
  • Open early on the weekends for those early games with $7 bottomless mimosas 10-2pm
  • Food options range from Deviled eggs, hot wings, to The bacon jalapeno poppers and super solid nachos

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Halftime Sports Bar
316 14th St

  • Multiple TVs plus board games like dominos to help pass the time for non-sports fans or in case of a blowout
  • Basic bar food like chicken wings and shrimp, along with reasonably priced drinks
  • Good chance it will be crowded for Warriors games, but makes for a high-energy environment on game nights

101 Broadway

  • Pub vibe with country theme makes for a wild environment for Dubs games, complete with themed menu, overhead music, and occasional live acts
  • Prime location in Jack London Square with affordable bar bites
  • The drink selection includes fernet, craft beer, and Moscow Mules

Aisle 5
3320 Grand Ave

  • One of the newer establishments in town, with lots of open space and a modern atmosphere
  • Tasty food options like wood-fired pizza, rack of ribs, and smoked brisket sandwich
  • Expansive beer selection on tap, including Berryessa and Fieldwork

The Legionnaire Saloon
2272 Telegraph Ave

  • Multiple TVs, plus pinball machines, live music and occasional comedy nights
  • The no-nonsense late-night venue has two levels, with the ground floor functioning as a traditional sports bar vibe and the upstairs offering entertainment, sometimes with a cover charge
  • Happy hour every day but Sunday from 4 til 8pm makes it a perfect spot for game day

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Peninsula & South Bay

The Old Pro
541 Ramona St, Palo Alto

  • 20 large TVs and lots of open space means this place can get packed in a hurry with a lively atmosphere for big games
  • Fun bar activities include beer towers, a mechanical bull, and happy hour specials
  • Loud location on the weekend and a solid late-night destination

Doghouse Sports Lounge
1336 N 1st St, San Jose

  • This spot might look a┬ábit sketchy from the outside, but there’s lots of fun going on inside, including free popcorn
  • Tons of TVs, serving cheap (and strong) drinks and a relaxing vibe
  • Also┬áthere’s alternative entertainment such as air hockey, foosball, pool, darts, and a pinball machine

KnockOut Sports Bar & Grill
919 E Duane Ave, Sunnyvale

  • Huge space with bar stools, 15 TVs, two pool tables, pinball machines, and racing arcade games
  • This family-friendly bar means even kids can have a great time watching the game
  • Make your own burgers start at $9 or try the loaded KO fries appetizer

Written by Carlos Olin Montalvo

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