The Greatest Sports Bars In SF For All Your Football Needs

Football season is kicking into full effect. Wondering where you can catch the Pac 12 and NFL games? Here are the best places to watch football in San Francisco.


The Brick Yard

When it comes to the best sports bars in San Francisco lists, the Brick Yard is on all of them. For good reason: it has plenty of televisions, lots of different types of seating, including booths and communal tables, and a menu of classic game days eats.  We’re fans of the Buffalo chicken sliders and tortilla chips with hot cheese dip.


San Francisco Athletic Club

The San Francisco Athletic Club is an upscale sports bar on Divisadero Street. It’s almost always packed, so claim your spot at the bar or in a booth early—especially on big game days, expect it to be crowded. The menu is a nice mixture of traditional favorites and updated classics. For example, if you’re in the mood for quintessential wings drenched in Frank’s red hot sauce, you can order those. But if you want a more modern wing, you can choose from sriracha chili, chipotle barbecue, or dry jerk spice wings. There are also four different types of hot dogs, a fancy grilled cheese sandwich, and garlic fries.


Harry’s Bar

Harry’s Bar has been meeting the sports bar needs of the Pacific Heights neighborhood for over 35 years. The bartenders are all female and there is a sense of a welcoming camaraderie—it’s the sort of place where you will run into someone you know. The bar is first come, first serve with room to stand. If you want a table, we recommend making a reservation. Note that you have to be dining to enjoy a table. Harry’s has drink specials and a menu of American favorites. Nachos, mozzarella sticks, fried calamari, and seven different types of burgers!


Golden Gate Tap Room

The Golden Gate Tap Room is a super-sized sports bar with 20 screens, pool, shuffleboard, skeeball, air hockey, and foosball. It’s so big it has two different entrances: one on Powell Street and another on Sutter Street. Beer lovers will appreciate the assortment of rotating taps and extensive list of over 60 different types of beer. Hungry? Pub snacks include jalapeño poppers stuffed with cream cheese, smoked rib tips, pork carnitas tacos, and spinach dip.


Public House

Over in South Beach is Traci Des Jardins’s contemporary sports bar, Public House. The large eatery has 26 televisions, lots of seating, and a private entrance to AT&T Park making it the prime spot to pregame before the Giants take the mound during the rest of baseball season. There is a separate dining room, so if you prefer to be away from a crowded bar, reserve a spot here. Then indulge in some of Jardin’s tantalizing bar treats. There are potato chip crusted fried pickles with Buffalo ranch, a Cuban sandwich with roasted pork, ham and provolone, and housemade onion rings.