Even if you don’t have a hat in the ring (or even know who’s playing!), watching the Super Bowl can be a fun time to spend with family, friends, and community. Check out this list of our favorite places to catch the game.
BTW, it’s the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots. They meet for Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 3:30 PST.
Barleymash 600 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter
Earning a nod from Sports Illustrated as one of the best places to watch the Super Bowl in America, this bar and eatery is a regular downtown hot spot for NFL fans.
Dave & Buster’s 2501 El Camino Real, Carlsbad
The big game is big at D&B’s where big groups and families can make a day of it. There’s a huge wall of HDTVs for game-watching, plus a giant game area to keep everyone entertained (even if the game isn’t so good!).
Moonshine Flats & The Deck 335 Sixth Ave., East Village
Rams fans are invited to the 5th Annual Super Sunday Party at this LA-supporting, event-loving bar. It has big screens, smokehouse BBQ, drink specials, and giveaways every quarter.
Draft Republic 5958 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad; 4282 Esplanade Ct., La Jolla-UTC
Two San Diego locations bring their A-game on Super Bowl Sunday. Enjoy happy hour specials all day long, a 100” projection screen in addition to 50 flat screens, an arcade area for the non-viewers, and 105 beautiful beer options.
Park 101 3040 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad
This cozy-yet-spacious outdoor eatery in Carlsbad has everything you need for game-watching. There is flat screen and projector screen viewing, mouthwatering menus with drink specials and half-off wings, corn hole for the kids and the indifferent, and fireplaces to cozy up for all four quarters.
Project Bar & Grill 3683 Fifth Ave., Hlilcrest
Another Sports Illustrated-recognized game day destination, this friendly bar in the Hillcrest neighborhood is a staple for football fans all season long.
Searsucker Del Mar 12995 El Camino Real, Ste. 121, Del Mar
Hit the outdoor patio and lounge area at Searsucker Del Mar’s Party for the Pigskin Showdown. They’re celebrating the biggest day in football with a feast of delicious food. On the menu? A whole bourbon-roasted pig, team-themed cocktails, a kiddie menu, games, contests, and giveaways. Call to make a reservation.
One final note. For those who prefer a softer, gentler version of a “Super Bowl,” you can tune in for the Puppy Bowl. It airs at 3 p.m. PT on Animal Planet.