Bust out the beers and hot wings! Super Bowl 2019 kicks off on Sunday, February 3rd. For the football fans, half time enthusiasts and commercial-loving folks, we’ve rounded up some of San Diego’s top spots to watch the big game.
Are you inviting your pals over to watch the Big Game in the comfort of your own home? Avoiding crowded bars and restaurants to opt for a comfy couch and a fridge full of cold ones might be more your style. So be the MVP of your party by catering everyone’s favorite food: tacos! From traditional tacos to house-made creations, City Tacos offers a variety of flavors sure to appeal to all palates. A favorite is the Mexicali, made with grilled angus steak, onions and poblano peppers over melted asadero cheese and mashed potatoes, finished with a crema fresca and cotija cheese. Don’t forget to add on beans, guac and chips! They cater to the masses at all locations and their soon-to-open Encinitas location.
San Diego’s top party destination, Mavericks Beach Club, will be throwing the party of the year on Super Bowl Sunday! Located just a few blocks from the sand in Pacific Beach, this multi-level entertainment complex, with 5 indoor/outdoor bars, 38 TV’s and plenty of food and drink options, will be featuring $20 All-You-Can-Eat BBQ and raffle prize giveaways during halftime. Bring your friends for fun, food and of course, football!
860 Garnet Avenue, San Diego CA 92109
If you plan to watch the game at The Smoking Gun in the Gaslamp District, you’ll want to show up early as they have some super deals on Super Bowl Sunday. $18 All-You-Can-Eat-Wings (for two hours) can be paired with $9 22-oz. steins or a Holy Smokes Did You See that Play! boilermaker special (a beer + a shot). Along with awesome food and drink specials, The Smoking Gun will have a half-time raffle for a complimentary Walk of Champagne Brunch, featuring bottomless mimosas, to mourn the end of football the following Sunday. Try the new Awesome Dog made with ¼ pound all-beef hot dog, homemade sauerkraut, red onion, green chili mustard and sandwiched on a homemade bagel roll. You won’t find a better deal in town and seating is first come, first serve – so plan to arrive early and sport your team’s colors!
555 Market Street, San Diego CA 92101
Located on the corner of Fifth and Market in the Gaslamp District, barleymash was one of Sports Illustrated Top 10 places in the country to watch the big game last year, making it a San Diego Super Bowl destination. Fanatics can indulge in an order of Iron Fries, share a barleymac n’ cheese dish or go ham on some chicken wings while they cheer their team to victory! With communal tables and large booths perfect for groups, and TV’s placed throughout the venue, any seat is a good seat at barleymash.
600 5th Avenue, San Diego CA 92101
PB’s favorite beach bar, The Duck Dive, is celebrating Super Bowl LIII in a big way this year! Along with the game kickoff at 3:30 p.m., the beach bar will kick off their game-day specials which include $7 22 oz. Coors Lights in a stainless-steel stein, which guests will be able to keep, $20 buckets of Miller Lite, a $20 touchdown platter with Dive Wings, calamari and oh-so-yummy Duck Fat Fries, and $10 sharable BBQ Chicken and Meat Lovers flatbreads.
4650 Mission Boulevard, San Diego CA 92109
Family-friendly Park 101 is gearing up for the biggest game of the year by offering football food and drink specials! Enjoy half-off wings, along with $5 Tecates, Kona Brewing and Guava IPAs, $5 house Bloody Marys and $5 Cupcake Prosecco mimosas. Also available will be Park 101’s bucket o’ beer special, where you get five Kona Big Wave cans for $20. You won’t miss a minute of action as the game will be played on Park 101’s giant outdoor projector.
3040 Carlsbad Boulevard, Carlsbad CA 92008
The Morning After, the Gaslamp Quarter’s new breakfast and brunch restaurant located at 531 F St., will host a “Big Game” viewing party beginning at 7 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3, which will be fueled by featured offerings, including: The Game Plan, two eggs served any style with low-country grits, house-made biscuits and a choice of Applewood bacon or sausage patties, priced at $15; The Hail Mary, a bloody mary made with vodka, house-made mix and Tajín rim, for $8, with choice to add Mary on Top, including bacon, waffle, chicken wing, celery, olives and lime, for an additional cost; The Pre-Game, a bucket of five bottled beers and 10 chicken wings for $30; and assorted bottled beers available in the back-room beer garden, priced at $2; among other offerings. The championship game will be broadcast on 12 high-definition televisions visible throughout the bistro and bar.
Catch the game with a slice in hand at Woodstock’s Pizza, with two locations in Pacific Beach and near SDSU. This hotspot for college students, surfers, and locals alike has the whole package, welcoming fans of all teams to enjoy the Super Bowl with a sizzling pizza and frosty pitcher of beer during the game. Woodstock’s knows that the recipe for the perfect Super Bowl Sunday is friends, the big game and plenty of pizza. Check out Woodstock’s social media pages and enter to win a catered Super Bowl Party for 10 people! The fun doesn’t stop there – From January 31st to the big day, use code “SUPER” on your online order to get 10% off the Legendary #4 deal, an XL one-topping pizza, large salad and regular dessert CinnaBread!
Score big with your Super Bowl watching at Barrel Republic, the ideal spot to rev up your team spirit with a couple of cold ones. Known as the mecca for craft beer lovers in Oceanside, Carlsbad and Pacific Beach, Barrel Republic offers the freedom to pour your own pints from well-over 40 casks of coveted craft brews with the simple swipe of a wristband. In honor of the Big Game, Barrel Republic will be featuring $2 taco specials and $3 select pints at all locations to keep you fueled through the fourth quarter!
Nothing says Super Bowl Sunday like wings and beer, and Slater’s 50/50 is letting guests SCORE big on both. On Super Bowl Sunday (Feb 3), Slater’s 50/50 is offering $5 wings with the purchase of ANY beer on the menu. Enjoy classic or boneless wings covered in a choice of Buffalo, Thai Sriracha, Nashville Hot, Honey Barbecue, or Maple Bourbon Bacon sauce and served with fresh veggies and bleu cheese. This special is redeemable only through the Slater’s 50/50 loyalty app, and is available at both locations in Point Loma and San Marcos.
We know it’s an American tradition to pair a nice cold beer with football but if that’s not your style, head on down to University Heights and enjoy a craft cocktail and an assortment of bites from Hundred Proof’s menu. This top drinking destination will be hosting the Super Bowl on their four, large flat-screen TVs with the volume on so you won’t miss any of the hilarious commercials which will surely be talked about for weeks on end. Don’t worry though, if you’re looking to pair a burger and a beer, they’ve got you covered with an assortment of boilermakers plus eight local craft-beers on tap and in bottles as well as their famous “HP Burger,” a traditional-style burger with tons of 5-star reviews.
4130 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92103
This award-winning craft-beer hub is the perfect spot to watch America’s most televised sporting event. Offering 32 tap handles showcasing Southern California beers and a coastal, local, and beer-infused menu, even if you were let down by the Chargers, Bier Garden surely won’t disappoint. Known as a great bar, even if you aren’t a “bier” drinker, their retro cocktail menu and the rustic, beachy décor make for a cozy spot to watch the action. The Super Bowl will be televised on four big-screen TVs with the volume on, making sure that this game day is next-level. Some of the specials that will be offered from 3 pm to closing include $5 Sierra Nevada Lagers, $1 wings in your choice of BBQ or Buffalo, as well as $2 ribs. While their slogan states they are all about conversation and quality time, we can’t guarantee this Super Bowl will bring much good conversation, but we can guarantee a good, quality time.
641 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
The Corner Drafthouse
Eat, drink, and cheer the day away at the top craft beer and football hangout in Bankers Hill, Corner Drafthouse. The casual gastropub located right around the corner from Balboa Park offers 70 of the best craft-beers, on tap, from Southern California and beyond. For the Super Bowl, they will be offering specials on their seasonal West Coast comfort food as well as $5 select beers, $6 select wine, and $7 Super Bowl cocktails during the game and post-game. The rustic-chic space is equipped with seven, large flat-screen TVs which will be broadcasting the game with the volume on, so you don’t have to miss out on Adam Levine’s sweet, melodic serenades.
The Corner Drafthouse
495 Laurel St, San Diego, CA 92101