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Sports Bars in San Diego to Watch NFL & College Football

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While the official end of summer might be approaching, it means that football season is now upon us! Whether you're looking to cheer on the Aztecs or 'bolt up' with fellow Chargers fans, here are a dozen spots to catch all the action, make your picks for the playoff, the Heisman and more.

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1. Cerveza Jack's

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1165 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 999-0158
Two bars, plenty of televisions and patio seating make Pacific Beach's newest Mexican eatery and cantina the perfect place to cheer on your favorite team. Drink specials include $3 juice flights paired with $12 Champagne bottles and $20 Coors Light bottle buckets (5 beers).

2. The Commons Bar

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901 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 696-8888
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The Commons boasts plenty of large screen televisions where you can keep up on picks for the playoff, Heisman, hot seat, more. Chow down on game day classics like wings, their signature pretzel bites and larger plates like hot dogs, sandwiches and burgers.

3. Draft Republic

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4282 Esplanade Ct
San Diego, CA 92122
(858) 450-1400
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In celebration of football season Draft Republic is hosting happy hour specials from 2 to 6 p.m. on game days every Sunday, Monday and Thursday through to the Super Bowl. Enjoy $5 drinks, $6 Quarterback Snacks or try a ‘breakfast built for champions’ during their Super Sunday Hours when doors open at 9:30 a.m.

4. The Blind Burro

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639 J St
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 795-7880
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Football season drink specials include $5 Sangria, $10 Bottles of Champagne, and 2 for 1 Dos XX Lager Cans at the 'Burro. Pair with the Baja Style Taco Brunch, which features a la carte tacos ($3.50 each) like the breakfast-inspired chorizo and eggs or the ranchero, queso Oaxaca, applewood smoked bacon and avocado.

5. 1919

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

6. Social Tap

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815 J St
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 398-8938
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Get into gear with all the college football action at Social Tap this season. Grab some scratch made pub fare, craft beers and creative cocktails with friends during happy hour (4 to 6 p.m. daily) and enjoy $3.50 drafts, $6 well martinis plus $3 chips & salsa and $5 truffle fries.

7. Eureka Gourmet Burger and Craft Beer

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4353 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122
(858) 210-3444
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As of Sunday, September 11 enjoy $5 Bloody Mary’s, mimosas, brunch fare and “hoppy” hour specials from 10 a.m. onwards at Euraka! as it officially kicks off football season. Bites include an all-day breakfast burrito, osso buco riblets and smoked chicken nachos. There are craft beers on tap, 40 + small-batch whiskeys and handcrafted cocktails too.

8. Wonderland Ocean Pub

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5083 Santa Monica Ave #2C
San Diego, CA 92107
(619) 255-3358
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A great spot to park up and catch all the college game action: enjoy beautiful beachfront views, well-priced beers and appetizers (not to mention plenty of TVs) during Wonderland’s weekly Football Sundays.

9. Quad Ale House

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868 5th Ave, Level 3
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 239-3339
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Quad AleHouse kicks off football weekends with a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar plus $12 house champagne from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Or score Firestone Pivo Pilsner/New Belgium Citradelic IPA ($4/$5) until 7 p.m. Located just below stairs, Gaslamp Tavern is joining in the football frenzy with $4 Bud Light drafts/$14 pitchers among other deals.

10. The Deck Moonshine Flats

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335 6th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 255-7625
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Moonshine’s causal American menu makes it the perfect place to root for your team with backyard games, tailgate food, multiple bars and more. Enjoy drink specials including $20 Coors Light buckets, $12 bottles of Champagne and $17 Shock Top pitchers. Brunch is served until 2 p.m. specials include a brisket hash and smokehouse chili-lime wings.

11. Kristy's MVP Sports Bar

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3225 Midway Dr
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 222-0388
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With over 30 HDTVs (and all the sports packages) Point Loma's original sports bar has got you covered with half price chicken wings every Friday and a new $11 weekend menu comprising drink and food combos, plus pizzas and Margarita pitchers.

12. Bullpen Bar & Grill

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8199 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 503-6786
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With over 60 flat screen TVs and an HD projection screen The Bullpen is a prime spot for all your football season viewing requirements. Classic pub fare includes everything from chili cheese fries to prime rib dinners, plus craft beers and a Friday happy hour (2 to 9 p.m.).

1. Cerveza Jack's

1165 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109
Two bars, plenty of televisions and patio seating make Pacific Beach's newest Mexican eatery and cantina the perfect place to cheer on your favorite team. Drink specials include $3 juice flights paired with $12 Champagne bottles and $20 Coors Light bottle buckets (5 beers).
1165 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92109

2. The Commons Bar

901 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
The Commons boasts plenty of large screen televisions where you can keep up on picks for the playoff, Heisman, hot seat, more. Chow down on game day classics like wings, their signature pretzel bites and larger plates like hot dogs, sandwiches and burgers.
901 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

3. Draft Republic

4282 Esplanade Ct, San Diego, CA 92122
In celebration of football season Draft Republic is hosting happy hour specials from 2 to 6 p.m. on game days every Sunday, Monday and Thursday through to the Super Bowl. Enjoy $5 drinks, $6 Quarterback Snacks or try a ‘breakfast built for champions’ during their Super Sunday Hours when doors open at 9:30 a.m.
4282 Esplanade Ct
San Diego, CA 92122

4. The Blind Burro

639 J St, San Diego, CA 92101
Football season drink specials include $5 Sangria, $10 Bottles of Champagne, and 2 for 1 Dos XX Lager Cans at the 'Burro. Pair with the Baja Style Taco Brunch, which features a la carte tacos ($3.50 each) like the breakfast-inspired chorizo and eggs or the ranchero, queso Oaxaca, applewood smoked bacon and avocado.
639 J St
San Diego, CA 92101

5. 1919

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

6. Social Tap

815 J St, San Diego, CA 92101
Get into gear with all the college football action at Social Tap this season. Grab some scratch made pub fare, craft beers and creative cocktails with friends during happy hour (4 to 6 p.m. daily) and enjoy $3.50 drafts, $6 well martinis plus $3 chips & salsa and $5 truffle fries.
815 J St
San Diego, CA 92101

7. Eureka Gourmet Burger and Craft Beer

4353 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego, CA 92122
As of Sunday, September 11 enjoy $5 Bloody Mary’s, mimosas, brunch fare and “hoppy” hour specials from 10 a.m. onwards at Euraka! as it officially kicks off football season. Bites include an all-day breakfast burrito, osso buco riblets and smoked chicken nachos. There are craft beers on tap, 40 + small-batch whiskeys and handcrafted cocktails too.
4353 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122

8. Wonderland Ocean Pub

5083 Santa Monica Ave #2C, San Diego, CA 92107
A great spot to park up and catch all the college game action: enjoy beautiful beachfront views, well-priced beers and appetizers (not to mention plenty of TVs) during Wonderland’s weekly Football Sundays.
5083 Santa Monica Ave #2C
San Diego, CA 92107

9. Quad Ale House

868 5th Ave, Level 3, San Diego, CA 92101
Quad AleHouse kicks off football weekends with a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar plus $12 house champagne from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Or score Firestone Pivo Pilsner/New Belgium Citradelic IPA ($4/$5) until 7 p.m. Located just below stairs, Gaslamp Tavern is joining in the football frenzy with $4 Bud Light drafts/$14 pitchers among other deals.
868 5th Ave, Level 3
San Diego, CA 92101

10. The Deck Moonshine Flats

335 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Moonshine’s causal American menu makes it the perfect place to root for your team with backyard games, tailgate food, multiple bars and more. Enjoy drink specials including $20 Coors Light buckets, $12 bottles of Champagne and $17 Shock Top pitchers. Brunch is served until 2 p.m. specials include a brisket hash and smokehouse chili-lime wings.
335 6th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

11. Kristy's MVP Sports Bar

3225 Midway Dr, San Diego, CA 92110
With over 30 HDTVs (and all the sports packages) Point Loma's original sports bar has got you covered with half price chicken wings every Friday and a new $11 weekend menu comprising drink and food combos, plus pizzas and Margarita pitchers.
3225 Midway Dr
San Diego, CA 92110

12. Bullpen Bar & Grill

8199 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111
With over 60 flat screen TVs and an HD projection screen The Bullpen is a prime spot for all your football season viewing requirements. Classic pub fare includes everything from chili cheese fries to prime rib dinners, plus craft beers and a Friday happy hour (2 to 9 p.m.).
8199 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92111

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