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14 Good Places To Eat, Drink, and Watch the Super Bowl

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What better way to celebrate Super Bowl XLVIII than with some solid bar bites and beverages? We compiled a list of some of the best options for game day and found some fun Broncos vs. Seahawks-themed drinks and grub throughout the county.

Watch the big game from 3,000 miles away, sans jacket and mittens; we've even got some outdoor patio options for your eating and viewing pleasure.


--Tierney Plumb

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Nicky Rotten's Bar & Burger Joint

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560 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 702-8068
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At this Gaslamp staple, ditch the diet and go for the tater tots, fried zucchini fries, chili cheese fries, or chicken fritters, ranging from $7.95 to $12.75. Remember Tuesday is $1 slider night.

2. Bub's at the Ballpark

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715 J St
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 546-0815
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Get your carb on at this buzzing sports bar, where washing down tater tots with beer is the name of the game. Expect their normal football specials on Sunday starting at 10 a.m., like $13.50 pitchers of Bud Light. Come for funky spins on the spud, with a nacho, Philly cheesesteak, pizza, and spinach and artichoke styles. 

3. Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery

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805 16th St
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 358-9901
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Monkey Paw is known for its cheesesteaks, which come the signature way with Cheese Whiz and caramelized onions or a chicken pesto version ($10 to $12). Super Bowl is a special event here, because they only turn up the volume for that and Chargers games.

4. Hacienda Casa Blanca

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700 N Johnson Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 442-9827
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Pregame with the Sunday brunch buffet, which comes with four glasses of champs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $15.95. Fresh tortillas made on site and cheap Margaritas make this El Cajon dive a go-to for South of the Border bites and beverages; one Yelper called its Mexican shrimp cocktail the best in the county.

5. Ballast Point Tasting Room and Kitchen

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2215 India St
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 255-7213
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Chef Colin is prepping a Seahawks vs. Broncos burger matchup for Sunday: root for grilled chicken slider with mushrooms and brie cheese or mini BBQ Colorado Bison burger with cheddar cheese, served with coleslaw. Call it a tie with limited R&D brews like the "The Commodore" American Stout.

6. W San Diego

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421 W B St
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 398-3100
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Make shivering East Coast friends jealous with Facebook updates from the renovated roof of this swanky staple. Go for $7 AFC Punch or the NFC Crush with a side of $5 Belgian Tots.

7. The Commons Bar

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901 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 696-8888
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This Gaslamp sports bar, with 16 flat screen TVs, was designed with the Superbowl in mind. One game day get the spicy BBQ Jammer wings special. Inspired by Quentin Jammer, an American football cornerback for the Denver Broncos and an investor in The Commons, the order include five wings and draft beer for $10; $1 gets donated to The Jammer Family Foundation.

8. The Pony Room at Rancho Valencia

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5921 Valencia Cir
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
(858) 759-6225
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Ladies will surely saddle up to this classy viewing option, with a special happy hour from 1 to 7 p.m. Sip on Rancho Valencia Chardonnay and Cabernet paired with dueling cocktails. For the Denver team, it's a shot of Leopold Bros., Apple Whiskey (distillery in Denver) and a Fat Tire Ale; the Seattle order means a shot of Coffee liquor, vodka, cinnamon simple syrup and a Red Hook Audible Ale.

9. The Patio on Lamont Street

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4445 Lamont St
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 412-4648
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A "Beers, Bloodys and Brats" tailgate at this PB hot spot includes Chef John's mile high chili and salmon flatbread, with additional TVs will be plunked in the patio area. Enjoy $3.50 Bloody Marys and $2.50 draft beers all day.

10. Alchemy

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1503 30th St
San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 255-0616
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From Playoff Pretzels and Blitz Beef Meatballs to the M.V.P. Chicken Wings, Alchemy has you covered until the best team wins. Or, get the party to go with Play-by-Play and Playing Field platters.

11. Croce's Park West

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2760 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 233-4355
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The new bar will air the game on in their back room, with half off specialty cocktails and draft beer, discounts on select bar snacks and wine from 3 to 6 p.m.

12. Slater's 50/50

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2750 Dewey Rd.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 398-2600
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Celebrate kickoff with Slater's menu of game day guilty pleasures, like beer battered jalapenos, fried bacon mac n' cheese balls, the B'B'B' Bacon Burger, and February Burger of the Month (the Pizza Burger), plus a selection of 100 taps and 20-plus TVs at each location.

13. East Village Tavern+Bowl

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930 Market Street
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 677-2695
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14. Brooklyn Girl

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4033 Goldfinch St
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 296-4600
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Gather around the bar at Brooklyn Girl, where they'll be screening the game and dishing out a special Super Bowl-inspired menu of hot and sour crispy duck tenders, lamb shawarma skewers, lobster rolls and more.

1. Nicky Rotten's Bar & Burger Joint

560 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
At this Gaslamp staple, ditch the diet and go for the tater tots, fried zucchini fries, chili cheese fries, or chicken fritters, ranging from $7.95 to $12.75. Remember Tuesday is $1 slider night.
560 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

2. Bub's at the Ballpark

715 J St, San Diego, CA 92101
Get your carb on at this buzzing sports bar, where washing down tater tots with beer is the name of the game. Expect their normal football specials on Sunday starting at 10 a.m., like $13.50 pitchers of Bud Light. Come for funky spins on the spud, with a nacho, Philly cheesesteak, pizza, and spinach and artichoke styles. 
715 J St
San Diego, CA 92101

3. Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery

805 16th St, San Diego, CA 92101
Monkey Paw is known for its cheesesteaks, which come the signature way with Cheese Whiz and caramelized onions or a chicken pesto version ($10 to $12). Super Bowl is a special event here, because they only turn up the volume for that and Chargers games.
805 16th St
San Diego, CA 92101

4. Hacienda Casa Blanca

700 N Johnson Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020
Pregame with the Sunday brunch buffet, which comes with four glasses of champs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $15.95. Fresh tortillas made on site and cheap Margaritas make this El Cajon dive a go-to for South of the Border bites and beverages; one Yelper called its Mexican shrimp cocktail the best in the county.
700 N Johnson Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020

5. Ballast Point Tasting Room and Kitchen

2215 India St, San Diego, CA 92101
Chef Colin is prepping a Seahawks vs. Broncos burger matchup for Sunday: root for grilled chicken slider with mushrooms and brie cheese or mini BBQ Colorado Bison burger with cheddar cheese, served with coleslaw. Call it a tie with limited R&D brews like the "The Commodore" American Stout.
2215 India St
San Diego, CA 92101

6. W San Diego

421 W B St, San Diego, CA 92101
Make shivering East Coast friends jealous with Facebook updates from the renovated roof of this swanky staple. Go for $7 AFC Punch or the NFC Crush with a side of $5 Belgian Tots.
421 W B St
San Diego, CA 92101

7. The Commons Bar

901 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
This Gaslamp sports bar, with 16 flat screen TVs, was designed with the Superbowl in mind. One game day get the spicy BBQ Jammer wings special. Inspired by Quentin Jammer, an American football cornerback for the Denver Broncos and an investor in The Commons, the order include five wings and draft beer for $10; $1 gets donated to The Jammer Family Foundation.
901 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

8. The Pony Room at Rancho Valencia

5921 Valencia Cir, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Ladies will surely saddle up to this classy viewing option, with a special happy hour from 1 to 7 p.m. Sip on Rancho Valencia Chardonnay and Cabernet paired with dueling cocktails. For the Denver team, it's a shot of Leopold Bros., Apple Whiskey (distillery in Denver) and a Fat Tire Ale; the Seattle order means a shot of Coffee liquor, vodka, cinnamon simple syrup and a Red Hook Audible Ale.
5921 Valencia Cir
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

9. The Patio on Lamont Street

4445 Lamont St, San Diego, CA 92109
A "Beers, Bloodys and Brats" tailgate at this PB hot spot includes Chef John's mile high chili and salmon flatbread, with additional TVs will be plunked in the patio area. Enjoy $3.50 Bloody Marys and $2.50 draft beers all day.
4445 Lamont St
San Diego, CA 92109

10. Alchemy

1503 30th St, San Diego, CA 92102
From Playoff Pretzels and Blitz Beef Meatballs to the M.V.P. Chicken Wings, Alchemy has you covered until the best team wins. Or, get the party to go with Play-by-Play and Playing Field platters.
1503 30th St
San Diego, CA 92102

11. Croce's Park West

2760 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
The new bar will air the game on in their back room, with half off specialty cocktails and draft beer, discounts on select bar snacks and wine from 3 to 6 p.m.
2760 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103

12. Slater's 50/50

2750 Dewey Rd., San Diego, CA 92106
Celebrate kickoff with Slater's menu of game day guilty pleasures, like beer battered jalapenos, fried bacon mac n' cheese balls, the B'B'B' Bacon Burger, and February Burger of the Month (the Pizza Burger), plus a selection of 100 taps and 20-plus TVs at each location.
2750 Dewey Rd.
San Diego, CA 92106

13. East Village Tavern+Bowl

930 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92101
930 Market Street
San Diego, CA 92101

14. Brooklyn Girl

4033 Goldfinch St, San Diego, CA 92103
Gather around the bar at Brooklyn Girl, where they'll be screening the game and dishing out a special Super Bowl-inspired menu of hot and sour crispy duck tenders, lamb shawarma skewers, lobster rolls and more.
4033 Goldfinch St
San Diego, CA 92103

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