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Where to Watch The Olympics in San Diego

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With the Summer Olympics kicking off on August 5 (and closing on August 21), sports bars across San Diego will be supporting the USA and other countries with viewing parties, drink specials and more. Here are thirteen places to catch the ceremonies, games and get in on all the Rio Olympics 2016 action.

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1. Wonderland Ocean Pub

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5083 Santa Monica Ave #2C
San Diego, CA 92107
(619) 255-3358
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Beautiful beachfront views, well-priced beers and appetizers (not to mention plenty of TVs) make Wonderland a great spot to park up and catch all the Olympic action this summer.

2. 1919

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560 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 501-1919
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This neighborhood sports bar features 25 HDTVs, refined bites with everything from fried chicken skins and fancy popcorn to gourmet burgers, 18 beers plus two cocktails on tap. Catch an event or two during the weekday happy hour, which runs Monday through Friday (4 - 6:30 p.m.) with $5 drafts and 20 percent off specialty cocktails.

3. Social Tap

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815 J St
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 398-8938
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Where better to catch all the Olympic sporting action this summer than Social Tap's patio overlooking Petco Park in East Village? Grab some scratch made pub fare, craft beers and creative cocktails with friends during happy hour (4 – 6 p.m. daily) and enjoy $3.50 drafts, $4 house wines and $6 well martinis plus $3 chips & salsa and $5 truffle fries.

4. Draft Republic

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4282 Esplanade Ct
San Diego, CA 92122
(858) 450-1400
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There's shuffleboard and ping pong, plus plenty of TVs for your sports viewing pleasure at this Americana inspired gastro pub in the UTC. With 36 beers on tap plus a good selection of bites (we’re talking flatbreads, burgers and maple bourbon bacon sticks!) hit up the daily happy hour from 2 – 6 p.m. for $4 select beers, $5 select eats and more.
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5. Common Theory

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4805 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 384-7974
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Kearny Mesa’s casual brewhouse serves up high-end bar food and beer-friendly bites, including killer truffle mac n’ cheese, yakitori-style kalbi skewers and a hearty sausage platter. From the taps there are 30+ rotating draft brews and a full wine list. Happy hour deals run from 3 to 6 p.m., while there are plenty of TVs for all your Olympic viewing needs.

6. The Duck Dive

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4650 Mission Blvd
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 273-3825
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Catch all the Olympic action on multiple TVs at this Mission Beach hangout, which offers gastropub-inspired fare, a rotating lineup of local and micro brews, plus craft cocktails in a casual beachside setting. Daily specials include $3.50 Absolut bloody buddies and $17.50 bottomless mimosas (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and 2-4-1 family style punch bowls from 3 – 9 p.m.

7. The Rabbit Hole

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3377 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 255-4653
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The grub is good, the beer is tasty and there are TVs a plenty at this elevated gastropub on Adams. Wet the whistle during happy hour with select $5 local drafts, wine by the glass and specialty cocktails. Eater recommended sips and bites include the duck wings, normal nachos with brisket and the (quite magical) Unicorn Lake punchbowl.

8. Lumberyard Tavern & Grill

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967 S Coast Highway 101 Ste 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 479-1657
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With multiple flatscreen TVS (most of which will be tuned to the Olympics throughout August) this sports-centric Encinitas pub serves up plenty of brews, burgers and other tasty comfort food bites.

9. Backyard Kitchen & Tap

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832 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 859-2593
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This indoor/outdoor spot on Garnet boasts multiple big screen TVS, a bar, fire pits and three cabanas. Enjoy $2 off cocktails, drafts (excluding Pacifico) and house wines, plus $3 housemade Kennebec chips, $6, BKYD wings and $9 pork ribs during the weekday happy hour from 3 - 6 p.m.

10. Slater's 50/50

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2750 Dewey Rd
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 398-2600
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The Liberty Station outpost of this popular local chain boasts 50 flat screen TVs and 111 taps, not to mention plenty of juicy build‑your‑own bacon-beef burgers and cocktails for the most diehard Olympic fans.

11. Shakespeare Pub & Grille

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3701 India St
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 299-0230
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Enjoy live coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony on August 5 from the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro during Shakespeare’s happy hour, which runs from 3 to 7 p.m. Deals include 'Imperial' Pints (excl. Cask and Black Velvet's) for $5.75, well liquors $4.50, $1 off all bottled beers, plus appetizer specials from the food menu.

12. Jimmy O's

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225 15th St
Del Mar, CA 92014
(858) 350-3735
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Del Mar’s buzzy sports bar offers up an all-American pub menu, brews, cocktails and of course lots of TVs for prime Olympic spectating. During happy hour enjoy $1 off all beers, $5 well drinks and house wine, $6 house margaritas and $2 off select appetizers. On Tuesday make that $3 tacos.

13. Don Chido

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527 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 232-8226
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In honor of the Olympics, the folks at Don Chido have put together a fun themed tequila flight to represent the gold, silver and bronze of each Olympic medal. The Olympic Flight of Azunia Reposado, Blanco and Anejo tequilas will be offered throughout the entire month of August for $25 in celebration of the famed sporting event.

1. Wonderland Ocean Pub

5083 Santa Monica Ave #2C, San Diego, CA 92107
Beautiful beachfront views, well-priced beers and appetizers (not to mention plenty of TVs) make Wonderland a great spot to park up and catch all the Olympic action this summer.
5083 Santa Monica Ave #2C
San Diego, CA 92107

2. 1919

560 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
This neighborhood sports bar features 25 HDTVs, refined bites with everything from fried chicken skins and fancy popcorn to gourmet burgers, 18 beers plus two cocktails on tap. Catch an event or two during the weekday happy hour, which runs Monday through Friday (4 - 6:30 p.m.) with $5 drafts and 20 percent off specialty cocktails.
560 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

3. Social Tap

815 J St, San Diego, CA 92101
Where better to catch all the Olympic sporting action this summer than Social Tap's patio overlooking Petco Park in East Village? Grab some scratch made pub fare, craft beers and creative cocktails with friends during happy hour (4 – 6 p.m. daily) and enjoy $3.50 drafts, $4 house wines and $6 well martinis plus $3 chips & salsa and $5 truffle fries.
815 J St
San Diego, CA 92101

4. Draft Republic

4282 Esplanade Ct, San Diego, CA 92122
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There's shuffleboard and ping pong, plus plenty of TVs for your sports viewing pleasure at this Americana inspired gastro pub in the UTC. With 36 beers on tap plus a good selection of bites (we’re talking flatbreads, burgers and maple bourbon bacon sticks!) hit up the daily happy hour from 2 – 6 p.m. for $4 select beers, $5 select eats and more.
4282 Esplanade Ct
San Diego, CA 92122

5. Common Theory

4805 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111
Kearny Mesa’s casual brewhouse serves up high-end bar food and beer-friendly bites, including killer truffle mac n’ cheese, yakitori-style kalbi skewers and a hearty sausage platter. From the taps there are 30+ rotating draft brews and a full wine list. Happy hour deals run from 3 to 6 p.m., while there are plenty of TVs for all your Olympic viewing needs.
4805 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111

6. The Duck Dive

4650 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109
Catch all the Olympic action on multiple TVs at this Mission Beach hangout, which offers gastropub-inspired fare, a rotating lineup of local and micro brews, plus craft cocktails in a casual beachside setting. Daily specials include $3.50 Absolut bloody buddies and $17.50 bottomless mimosas (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and 2-4-1 family style punch bowls from 3 – 9 p.m.
4650 Mission Blvd
San Diego, CA 92109

7. The Rabbit Hole

3377 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116
The grub is good, the beer is tasty and there are TVs a plenty at this elevated gastropub on Adams. Wet the whistle during happy hour with select $5 local drafts, wine by the glass and specialty cocktails. Eater recommended sips and bites include the duck wings, normal nachos with brisket and the (quite magical) Unicorn Lake punchbowl.
3377 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116

8. Lumberyard Tavern & Grill

967 S Coast Highway 101 Ste 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
With multiple flatscreen TVS (most of which will be tuned to the Olympics throughout August) this sports-centric Encinitas pub serves up plenty of brews, burgers and other tasty comfort food bites.
967 S Coast Highway 101 Ste 101
Encinitas, CA 92024

9. Backyard Kitchen & Tap

832 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109
This indoor/outdoor spot on Garnet boasts multiple big screen TVS, a bar, fire pits and three cabanas. Enjoy $2 off cocktails, drafts (excluding Pacifico) and house wines, plus $3 housemade Kennebec chips, $6, BKYD wings and $9 pork ribs during the weekday happy hour from 3 - 6 p.m.
832 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92109

10. Slater's 50/50

2750 Dewey Rd, San Diego, CA 92106
The Liberty Station outpost of this popular local chain boasts 50 flat screen TVs and 111 taps, not to mention plenty of juicy build‑your‑own bacon-beef burgers and cocktails for the most diehard Olympic fans.
2750 Dewey Rd
San Diego, CA 92106

11. Shakespeare Pub & Grille

3701 India St, San Diego, CA 92103
Enjoy live coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony on August 5 from the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro during Shakespeare’s happy hour, which runs from 3 to 7 p.m. Deals include 'Imperial' Pints (excl. Cask and Black Velvet's) for $5.75, well liquors $4.50, $1 off all bottled beers, plus appetizer specials from the food menu.
3701 India St
San Diego, CA 92103

12. Jimmy O's

225 15th St, Del Mar, CA 92014
Del Mar’s buzzy sports bar offers up an all-American pub menu, brews, cocktails and of course lots of TVs for prime Olympic spectating. During happy hour enjoy $1 off all beers, $5 well drinks and house wine, $6 house margaritas and $2 off select appetizers. On Tuesday make that $3 tacos.
225 15th St
Del Mar, CA 92014

13. Don Chido

527 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
In honor of the Olympics, the folks at Don Chido have put together a fun themed tequila flight to represent the gold, silver and bronze of each Olympic medal. The Olympic Flight of Azunia Reposado, Blanco and Anejo tequilas will be offered throughout the entire month of August for $25 in celebration of the famed sporting event.
527 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

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