As the reigning home of the World Champions, it’s no surprise that the city has many great sports bars available for the tifosi. Whether it’s formula one or a Giants game, each one of these places offers excellent atmosphere, quaffs and food to fully enjoy the sports show at hand.
1 The Brick Yard
On game days, one can see an attractive looking line of patrons stretching out the door and down the main street of Marina to enter into the fraternal friendly establishment. Pop your collar and mingle with collegiate people in the spacious brick and redwood decorated bar. The games are projected on a big screen in the center of the room and as everyone becomes more inebriated, girls start dancing on the bar. Nonetheless, despite its bar-like nature, the food is created and crafted by a chef who trained at Michelin-starred Per Se. Instead of your typical pub grub, Brick Yard offers prosciutto wrapped chicken and gourmet thin crust pizzas.
2 Kezar Pub & Restaurant
For you viewing pleasure, Kezar has over 25 HDTVs showing a continual stream of every game imaginable ranging from the classic Sunday football to hurling and cricket. Be it at 6AM for a World Cup match on Sunday or 2AM for a boxing recap, there’s always at least 15 beers on tap and a kitchen that offers the best buffalo wings in San Francisco. Jovial fans pack into the rustic space which include pool tables, darts and cheeky board games like Connect 4 and Jenga.
770 Stayan Street
3 Public House
Take the secret entrance from inside Public House into the AT&T ballpark to avoid the queues. Located inside the AT&T ballpark, it’s the premier place to hang out after a game. It offers take-out in case you want to enjoy its haute American comfort food (the menu was designed by award winning chef Traci Des Jardins) while watching the game live. With its own specialty in-house brew, Public House emphasizes it’s beer aficionado mantra by outfitting an entire wall with 78 kegs.
24 Willie Mays Plaza
4 The Republic
A mix between scenster lounge, bottomless brunch and sport bar, The Republic offers a place where sports happy boyfriends can take their not so sporty girlfriends. There’s outdoor seating for people watching, a front lounge area that plays dance friendly music and in the back are 6 HDTVs for the sports fans. Their mac and cheese and chicken nachos are defining items for the term gastropub. Cheekily named drinks like the “Cougar Juice” are addictively delicious.
3213 Scott Street
This place has the best outdoor seating for people watching before and after a Giants game since it’s located about a block away from the AT&T stadium. Despite its spacious digs, it becomes packed to the gills on game days. The American-brasserie menu includes 12 different local and international beers on tap as well as an additional 25 bottles. Some fan favorites include the mushroom cigars and a specialty cocktail called a Russian Standard Vodka Ginger.