Even though the Superbowl just passed, it doesn’t mean you don’t need some incredible spots to view your games and meet your friends for a weekend of hollering at screens and cheering your heart out. In San Diego, there are some really great spots all over the city, but there are a definite few that really stand out among the patrons of this amazing city. We’ve got it all, from laid-back bars, old-school boy’s clubs, and mega-technology hi-def dens of sports glamour. While we could make a list of way more than we’re showing here, this is our list of Top 5 sports bars in San Diego!
As a former Charger, Junior Seau runs one heck of a sports bar in San Diego. With their fifteenth anniversary coming up, everyone is in agreement that this is the place to see the big game, have a beer, and enjoy the sports scene in San Diego. With a full restaurant menu, and a laid-back, sports fan vibe, Seau's is incredibly popular and the location you can bet all of your friends are headed to on game day. Voted Best Sports Bar by SignOnSanDiego.com for 7 years in a row, we can all say this is the spot when you think of sports bars in SD.
2 Player's Sports Bar
There are over 600 square feet of screens showing sports from over fifty satellites all day at The Player's Sports Bar in Kearney Mesa and it's pretty much what a die-hard sports fan would create in their perfect-world setting of sports bar fantasies. While you can definitely see all the pro games, on all the big game days, you can also catch a lot of collegiate match ups, as this bar is the official meeting place of quite a few big sports alumni organizations. This is the place to bring your jersey and your fanfare to sit back and watch your game. No one is ever disappointed with the set up and atmosphere at The Player's Sports Bar.
3 Phileas Fogg's Bar and Restaurant
Phileas Fogg's hasn't just been acclaimed as an amazing sports bar in the area, which it most certainly is, it's also been awarded Best Overall Bar by SignOnSanDiego.com 2010. Of course, any bar named after the main character of Around the World in Eighty Days is already pretty much the coolest place in town, but Phileas Fogg brings in their reputation by showing everything from soccer to NFL to collegiate games to anything in between, on their high-definition flat screens. With twenty beers on draft, comfortable furniture, and a crowd of regulars that know their sports, this is a venue to be reckoned with on game day.
4 McGregors's Grill and Ale House
McGregor's Grill and Tavern is pretty much a San Diego staple when it's comes to great sports bars in the city. With awards in all kinds of categories from various reviewers, this is the perfect place to relax and watch the game any night of the week. In the middle of Mission Valley, they serve amazing food all day, they house twenty brand-new hi-def flat screens, and if you get bored, you can hit the shuffleboard and play a stranger for a beer. Supporting all the local sporting teams, and even displaying a scoreboard for the Padres on the wall, McGregor's knows what a sports bar should provide, and they do it well.
5 Bully's East
Bully's East is the old-school, club style sports bar and restaurant that you head to when you're looking for that traditional, "this is the way a sports bar should be" venue. Known for it's amazing prime rib, and feeling kind of like an old boys' club, Bully's does sports right. Their lights are kept low, and the amount of pro players that choose this as their choice of bars is pretty large compared to other places. If you like a bar with wood and a legitimacy vibe that cannot be faked with your sports, Bully's East is definitely the spot for you.