San Francisco is a serious football town. Fortunately for the sport’s fans, that means there’s no shortage of fun bars and restaurants to watch the game while indulging in great drinks and amazing food. Whether you root for the 49ers or your own home team, here are 10 places to hang on game day.
Best bars in SF to watch NFL games
Take a trip around the world at this food paradise. Outdoor games, live music, trivia, and happy hours are just some of the events to keep you entertained as you enjoy diverse ramen options, East Coast-worthy lobster rolls, world-fusion sliders, or a gourmet grilled cheese. A rotating roster of food trucks serves dishes ranging from locally sourced cuisine to Philly cheesesteaks from your favorite sandwich shop.
Where: 428 11th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Cheer on the 49ers over margaritas and Dos Equis, or dig into a plate of carne asada done Nick’s way-stuffed into a crispy taco shell and loaded with jack cheese and guacamole. This is one place that never skimps on taco fillings. Reservations are recommended if you don’t want to share a table or are bringing a big group.
Where: 1500 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94109
3. Greens Sports Bar
Tons of TVs, a spacious seating area and plenty of memorabilia make this a sports-friendly San Fran destination. A solid draft-beer selection, game views from almost everywhere, and a friendly atmosphere mean you’ll feel right at home on game night. Greens doesn’t serve food, so fill up first or bring your own grub.
Where: 2239 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Group-friendly seating, a comfy setting, and a warm vibe make The Brick Yard one of the best sports bars in San Francisco. Never one to rest on its laurels, this Marina bar and restaurant serves excellent fries, a perfect Cuban sandwich, and fall-off-the-bone ribs. You’ll also find great picture quality on the abundant TV screens for your game-day experience.
Where: 1787 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123
This Oakland sports bar and restaurant is the place to be on game night. Big-screen TVs compete for your attention, and staff members are happy to crank up the audio. The bar menu after 9pm is pretty no-frills, but the tasty burgers and wings are perfect for soaking up draft beers and mixed drinks in this homey locale.
Where: 3701 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610
First-timers and regulars feel equally welcome at this family-owned watering hole. Help yourself to some gratis popcorn, chat with the friendly bartenders, and order a stiff but reasonably priced drink. This will become your favorite dive bar whether you’re catching the game on one of many TVs or just catching up with friends.
Where: 2990 Baker St, San Francisco, CA 94123
Generous pours, arcade games, and giant TVs everywhere are just the beginning. Challenge a friend to some foosball, munch on a heaping plate of Blue Moon nachos or crunchy panko-crusted popcorn shrimp, or just kick back and enjoy the game. Choose from an impressive selection of craft beers from rotating taps.
Where: 449 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102
8. Kezar Pub
To say the wings at Kezar are mind-blowing might sound like overkill, but these meaty little apps boast the perfect texture and a surprisingly complex flavor for simple bar food. Try the Bulleit Bourbon chicken wings for a special treat, and choose from a solid list of quality beers.
Where: 770 Stanyan St, San Francisco, CA 94117
9. Harry’s Bar
Old-school cocktails and reliably good beers are the drawing cards at Harry’s. Take in the game at this down-to-earth but classy Fillmore bar while enjoying bar bites or a full-on meal. You can’t miss with expertly seasoned truffle fries and a deliciously potent rosemary gimlet.
Where: 2020 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115
10. Pete’s Tavern
It may be a large, multilevel sports bar near AT&T Park, but Pete’s may surprise you. Reasonable-for-the-area prices, simple yet crave-able curly fries and creamy house-made mac-and-cheese are just a few of the reasons to come here. Sports memorabilia makes the ideal backdrop for the countless TV screens showing the 49ers game.
Where: 128 King St, San Francisco, CA 94107
From legendary neighborhood joints to super-comfy dive bars, you’ll find a sports bar in San Francisco that’s just right for you. Be a part of this football city’s history as you root for the 49ers and hang out with old or new friends. Order something from the menu, and wash it down with your choice of everything from the latest craft beers to old-school cocktails. Wherever you decide to watch, get there with Uber — the official ride of gameday.