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San Francisco’s 22 Best Bars to Watch the Super Bowl

Where to eat, drink, and watch the 49ers play

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There are certain criteria for an excellent sports bar: tons of TVs, beer, and places to sit, plus either decent food or the ability to bring in your own. These 22 places to watch the game in San Francisco should please every sports fan, as the items on this list range from divey to decidedly upscale environs.

Are you going to a game? Here’s where to eat at the new Chase Center (or in its Mission Bay environs), where to eat in Oracle Park, and where to go near Levi’s Stadium.

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1. Underdogs Too

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3600 Taraval
San Francisco, CA 94116
(415) 759-8112
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Underdogs Too, a sequel to the Inner Sunset sports bar hit Taco Shop at Underdogs, is a great addition to this stretch of Outer Sunset/Parkside. specializing in gameday piles of nachos and beers. They’ve got the game schedule on their website, which is how you know they’re serious about these things.

2. Hockey Haven

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3625 Balboa St
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 752-4413
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Hockey Haven isn’t actually a haven for hockey, its owners admit, but its original owner was a former hockey pro and its present owners say that to change the bars name after all these years (it opened in 1949) would be bad luck. That said, the bar has five big TVs “with sports on constantly,” cheap drinks, standard pub grub, and a cast of regulars ready to cheer players of any sport on to victory.

3. Firefly Sports Bar

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2457 Noriega St
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 682-8877

When the game is on at Firefly, expect all of its flat screen TVs to be tuned to the big event. When the clock runs out, however, Firefly turns clubby, with a DJ downstairs and a karaoke room up top. It’s a perfect spot for people who don’t want the party to end just because the game has.

4. Chomp N' Swig

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5203 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94118

A Richmond District hotspot for “bacon butter crunch” sandwiches and breakfast burritos, Chomp N’ Swig has relocated to a larger space on Geary, where TVs play sports and taps pour about 12 to-notch beers (plus more by the bottle and can). It’s a chill spot for an afternoon game when you need a bite, too.

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5. Yancy's Saloon

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734 Irving St
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 665-6551

A classic Inner Sunset sports destination, Yancy's offers seriously comfortable surroundings for watching your team take home the W. Strong drinks at reasonable prices and a lively crowd make watching the game here an excellent experience. Unfortunately there's no food here, but grab some carryout nearby and they'll let you bring it in.

6. Kezar Pub

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770 Stanyan St
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 386-9292
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After all these years, Kezar is still known for the quality of its wings, which are perfectly saucy and spicy. Cheap(ish) drinks, a plethora of flat-screen TVs and old school sports memorabilia round out the experience, which is a healthy mix of sports bar and Irish pub.

7. Final Final

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2990 Baker St
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 931-7800
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Final Final's got 11 flat-screen TVs, 24 beers on tap, pool tables, dart boards and a jukebox. Its excess in entertainment is counter-balanced by its menu, which consists of wings, hot dogs and Papa Murphy's pizza.

8. San Francisco Athletic Club

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1750 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 923-8989
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More upscale environs (than your average sports bar), tons of seating, a good, large food menu and shuffleboard make San Francisco Athletic Club a bit fancier than most others on this list. Reserve a table in advance.

9. Valley Tavern

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4054 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 285-0674
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Thirty-nine beers on tap, a grill out back on the outdoor patio (with TV's!) and plenty of viewing room inside all contribute to Valley Tavern's elevated status as a comfortable neighborhood sports bar. There are 17 televisions inside and an additional six on the tiered outdoor patio, so you'll have no problem getting to watch your particular game.

10. Hi Tops

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2247 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 551-2500
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The Castro is the perfect home for Hi Tops, the city's gay-designated sports bar. Monday has 25-cent wings, Tuesday is trivia, and Thursday is “gym class” night, when people dress in wrestling gear and go-go boys hand out shots. Amidst it all, there are tons of TVs and better-than-average pub grub.

11. Greens Sports Bar

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2239 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 775-4287
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Greens is never short on crowds of sports-loving neighborhood dwellers, all of whom flock there for draft beers and whatever game is on TV. The windows open onto Polk Street, giving it an airier feel than most dark, divey sports bars in town. Check out the many autographed, framed photos on the wall for a quick lesson in sports history.

12. Shanghai Kelly's

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2064 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 771-3300

Named after a Barbary Coast pirate, Shanghai Kelly’s isn’t exactly teeming with the funky underbelly of society: Its small and narrow Russian Hill space is a far cry from the grit of the Gold Rush. However, it’s still a low-key, divey sports bar with plenty of beer on hand.

13. The Brew Coop

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819 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110

Pour your own beer at this Valencia Street taproom, where the game is always on (except, occasionally, when they’ve got The Bachelor on the box instead). You’ll never wait for the bartender at the Brew Coop, since the bartender is you: Trade your credit card for an RFID card (basically a beer token) then insert it at the tap you want, and pour. Don’t worry: the wings, fries, and other bar food aren’t DIY — the kitchen will take care of that for you.

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14. R Bar

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1176 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 567-7441

It’s a classic Lower Nob Hill dive bar, where fans of all kinds gather to watch games. It’s definitely a no-frills drink menu, though its beer and a shot specials never fails. A constant on the neighborhood drinking circuit, R Bar is a day drinking destination whether the game’s on or not.

15. Hazel Southern Bar & Kitchen

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1446 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 851-8562
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Conveniently located for the afterwork crowd, Hazel’s brings Southern flair to an upgraded sports bar setting. It’s roomy with two pool tables, 16 televisions, a projector, and a large dining area with 125 to 140 seats, making it a vibrant place to watch a Niners game with a big group. Dine on shrimp and grits, ribs, and fried chicken before, during, and after.

16. Ace's Bar

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998 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 673-0644
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New York sports fans have a haven in Ace's, which has diehard devotion to the Giants, Yankees and other NYC sports teams (there are even seats from the old Shea stadium inside). Along with tallboys and draft beer, the bartenders mix up a mean bloody mary. And, every time the home team (in this case, the NY team) scores, "New York Groove" blasts on the speakers. There's no food, but you can bring in your own.

17. Double Play Bar and Grill

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2401 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 621-9859
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A homey, welcoming bar and grill with solid pub grub, Double Play is a classic on game days, and it’s loaded to the gills with charming SF sports ephemera. (You’d honestly think the San Francisco Seals were still a real team, given the amount of signs and photos devoted to them at Double Play.) A beer, burger, or their popular breakfast burrito will keep you company even if the 49ers, Giants, or Seals fail you.

18. The Boardroom

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1600 Powell St
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 982-8898
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The Boardroom recently expanded into the former location of Capp’s Corner, adding more TVs, outdoor seating, a pool table, and a bigger menu of bar snacks, which still includes its signature bacon-wrapped tater tots. There’s even a kids menu for young sports fans, as well as a happy hour that runs from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays.

19. Northstar Cafe

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1560 Powell St
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 397-0577
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Its owners say its a den for Buffalo Bills and Sabres fans, but Northstar Cafe still serves as a great place for sports fans (and just drinkers) of all stripes. Its cozy size means that it gets crowded fast, but happy hour starts at 1:30 p.m., the drinks are reliable, and its pool tables and popcorn are free.

20. Trademark

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1123 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 738-8838
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Multiple TVs, craft cocktails, a big selection of beers on tap and in cans, plus boozy milkshakes can be found at this SoMa sports bar. Trademark also has a patio out back for day drinking on nice days, plus games like Skee-Ball and beer pong, should one need a break from the excitement of the match at hand.

21. Royal Exchange

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301 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 956-1710
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When the game's on right after work, Royal Exchange is an ideal FiDi location to grab a happy hour drink and seat in front of one of their large TVs. Typical bar food accompanies the beers, and be warned: the post-office crowd can get decidedly rowdy.

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22. Connecticut Yankee

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100 Connecticut St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 552-4440
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Connecticut Yankee is Potrero Hill's safe haven for Boston sports fans, where Tom Brady and David Ortiz rule the roost. After 25 years in business, its owners sold the spot to Pour Guys (Louie's, Tempest), but the group is committed to keeping things exactly the same, just a little ... cleaner. Plus, there's tons of food (burgers, chili, barbecue) to feed on throughout the game.

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1. Underdogs Too

3600 Taraval, San Francisco, CA 94116

Underdogs Too, a sequel to the Inner Sunset sports bar hit Taco Shop at Underdogs, is a great addition to this stretch of Outer Sunset/Parkside. specializing in gameday piles of nachos and beers. They’ve got the game schedule on their website, which is how you know they’re serious about these things.

3600 Taraval
San Francisco, CA 94116

2. Hockey Haven

3625 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121

Hockey Haven isn’t actually a haven for hockey, its owners admit, but its original owner was a former hockey pro and its present owners say that to change the bars name after all these years (it opened in 1949) would be bad luck. That said, the bar has five big TVs “with sports on constantly,” cheap drinks, standard pub grub, and a cast of regulars ready to cheer players of any sport on to victory.

3625 Balboa St
San Francisco, CA 94121

3. Firefly Sports Bar

2457 Noriega St, San Francisco, CA 94122

When the game is on at Firefly, expect all of its flat screen TVs to be tuned to the big event. When the clock runs out, however, Firefly turns clubby, with a DJ downstairs and a karaoke room up top. It’s a perfect spot for people who don’t want the party to end just because the game has.

2457 Noriega St
San Francisco, CA 94122

4. Chomp N' Swig

5203 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118
A breakfast burrito and sign at Chomp N’ Swig Chomp N’ Swig

A Richmond District hotspot for “bacon butter crunch” sandwiches and breakfast burritos, Chomp N’ Swig has relocated to a larger space on Geary, where TVs play sports and taps pour about 12 to-notch beers (plus more by the bottle and can). It’s a chill spot for an afternoon game when you need a bite, too.

5203 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94118

5. Yancy's Saloon

734 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122

A classic Inner Sunset sports destination, Yancy's offers seriously comfortable surroundings for watching your team take home the W. Strong drinks at reasonable prices and a lively crowd make watching the game here an excellent experience. Unfortunately there's no food here, but grab some carryout nearby and they'll let you bring it in.

734 Irving St
San Francisco, CA 94122

6. Kezar Pub

770 Stanyan St, San Francisco, CA 94117

After all these years, Kezar is still known for the quality of its wings, which are perfectly saucy and spicy. Cheap(ish) drinks, a plethora of flat-screen TVs and old school sports memorabilia round out the experience, which is a healthy mix of sports bar and Irish pub.

770 Stanyan St
San Francisco, CA 94117

7. Final Final

2990 Baker St, San Francisco, CA 94123

Final Final's got 11 flat-screen TVs, 24 beers on tap, pool tables, dart boards and a jukebox. Its excess in entertainment is counter-balanced by its menu, which consists of wings, hot dogs and Papa Murphy's pizza.

2990 Baker St
San Francisco, CA 94123

8. San Francisco Athletic Club

1750 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94115

More upscale environs (than your average sports bar), tons of seating, a good, large food menu and shuffleboard make San Francisco Athletic Club a bit fancier than most others on this list. Reserve a table in advance.

1750 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94115

9. Valley Tavern

4054 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94114

Thirty-nine beers on tap, a grill out back on the outdoor patio (with TV's!) and plenty of viewing room inside all contribute to Valley Tavern's elevated status as a comfortable neighborhood sports bar. There are 17 televisions inside and an additional six on the tiered outdoor patio, so you'll have no problem getting to watch your particular game.

4054 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94114

10. Hi Tops

2247 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

The Castro is the perfect home for Hi Tops, the city's gay-designated sports bar. Monday has 25-cent wings, Tuesday is trivia, and Thursday is “gym class” night, when people dress in wrestling gear and go-go boys hand out shots. Amidst it all, there are tons of TVs and better-than-average pub grub.

2247 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94114

11. Greens Sports Bar

2239 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Greens is never short on crowds of sports-loving neighborhood dwellers, all of whom flock there for draft beers and whatever game is on TV. The windows open onto Polk Street, giving it an airier feel than most dark, divey sports bars in town. Check out the many autographed, framed photos on the wall for a quick lesson in sports history.

2239 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109

12. Shanghai Kelly's

2064 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Named after a Barbary Coast pirate, Shanghai Kelly’s isn’t exactly teeming with the funky underbelly of society: Its small and narrow Russian Hill space is a far cry from the grit of the Gold Rush. However, it’s still a low-key, divey sports bar with plenty of beer on hand.

2064 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109

13. The Brew Coop

819 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Hardy Wilson

Pour your own beer at this Valencia Street taproom, where the game is always on (except, occasionally, when they’ve got The Bachelor on the box instead). You’ll never wait for the bartender at the Brew Coop, since the bartender is you: Trade your credit card for an RFID card (basically a beer token) then insert it at the tap you want, and pour. Don’t worry: the wings, fries, and other bar food aren’t DIY — the kitchen will take care of that for you.

819 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110

14. R Bar

1176 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109

It’s a classic Lower Nob Hill dive bar, where fans of all kinds gather to watch games. It’s definitely a no-frills drink menu, though its beer and a shot specials never fails. A constant on the neighborhood drinking circuit, R Bar is a day drinking destination whether the game’s on or not.

1176 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94109

15. Hazel Southern Bar & Kitchen

1446 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Conveniently located for the afterwork crowd, Hazel’s brings Southern flair to an upgraded sports bar setting. It’s roomy with two pool tables, 16 televisions, a projector, and a large dining area with 125 to 140 seats, making it a vibrant place to watch a Niners game with a big group. Dine on shrimp and grits, ribs, and fried chicken before, during, and after.

1446 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102

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16. Ace's Bar

998 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109

New York sports fans have a haven in Ace's, which has diehard devotion to the Giants, Yankees and other NYC sports teams (there are even seats from the old Shea stadium inside). Along with tallboys and draft beer, the bartenders mix up a mean bloody mary. And, every time the home team (in this case, the NY team) scores, "New York Groove" blasts on the speakers. There's no food, but you can bring in your own.

998 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94109

17. Double Play Bar and Grill

2401 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

A homey, welcoming bar and grill with solid pub grub, Double Play is a classic on game days, and it’s loaded to the gills with charming SF sports ephemera. (You’d honestly think the San Francisco Seals were still a real team, given the amount of signs and photos devoted to them at Double Play.) A beer, burger, or their popular breakfast burrito will keep you company even if the 49ers, Giants, or Seals fail you.

2401 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

18. The Boardroom

1600 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94133

The Boardroom recently expanded into the former location of Capp’s Corner, adding more TVs, outdoor seating, a pool table, and a bigger menu of bar snacks, which still includes its signature bacon-wrapped tater tots. There’s even a kids menu for young sports fans, as well as a happy hour that runs from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays.

1600 Powell St
San Francisco, CA 94133

19. Northstar Cafe

1560 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94133

Its owners say its a den for Buffalo Bills and Sabres fans, but Northstar Cafe still serves as a great place for sports fans (and just drinkers) of all stripes. Its cozy size means that it gets crowded fast, but happy hour starts at 1:30 p.m., the drinks are reliable, and its pool tables and popcorn are free.

1560 Powell St
San Francisco, CA 94133

20. Trademark

1123 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Multiple TVs, craft cocktails, a big selection of beers on tap and in cans, plus boozy milkshakes can be found at this SoMa sports bar. Trademark also has a patio out back for day drinking on nice days, plus games like Skee-Ball and beer pong, should one need a break from the excitement of the match at hand.

1123 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94103

21. Royal Exchange

301 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94111
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When the game's on right after work, Royal Exchange is an ideal FiDi location to grab a happy hour drink and seat in front of one of their large TVs. Typical bar food accompanies the beers, and be warned: the post-office crowd can get decidedly rowdy.

301 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA 94111

22. Connecticut Yankee

100 Connecticut St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Connecticut Yankee is Potrero Hill's safe haven for Boston sports fans, where Tom Brady and David Ortiz rule the roost. After 25 years in business, its owners sold the spot to Pour Guys (Louie's, Tempest), but the group is committed to keeping things exactly the same, just a little ... cleaner. Plus, there's tons of food (burgers, chili, barbecue) to feed on throughout the game.

100 Connecticut St
San Francisco, CA 94107

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