Super Bowl Sunday is about three things: football, friends and food. And while it can be certainly be fun to stay in, order takeout and watch the game at home, it might be even more fun to head to one of these 19 SF spots where you won't have to do any heavy lifting, cooking or cleaning. Just show up early enough to grab a seat, then kick back with a cold one and enjoy the game.Read More
Where to Watch Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco
19 bars and restaurants that make leaving the comfort of your couch totally worth it.
This Inner Sunset bar has 14 TVs and will be offering Bud Light cans for $4 and Bud Light pitchers for $15. The Blackthorn doesn't serve food, but there are plenty of menus so you can order in or pick something up nearby.
SF's first gay sports bar will be packed with friendly football fans washing down some of the city's best Buffalo wings with cold pitchers of beer.
Brewcade will be set up with an 11-foot projector screen, an 80-inch flat screen TV and will be serving up $4 cans of beers and free popcorn. Plus, you can play video games during the commercials.
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Cafe Du Nord
Cafe du Nord is going all out on Super Bowl Sunday with a special football-centric menu (smoked wings, lamb meatball sliders, poutine and more). The game will be shown on a projector in the Viking Room and there will also be a viewing area set up in the bar. Tables are first available, so get there when the doors open at 1:30 p.m.
The only thing better than barbecue is free barbecue, which is exactly what Elixir will be serving up all afternoon for customers buying drinks and watching the game on one of its four TVs.
Nickies is home to Broncos' fans on Sundays, and this Sunday will be no different. Expect crowds of Denver fans to fill this Lower Haight dive up, all of whom will be clamoring for a seat near one of the 13 TVs. No reservations are being taken for Super Bowl Sunday, so get there early.
San Francisco Athletic Club
SF Athletic Club will be an unofficial Denver bar all week thanks to a partnership with Rocky the Leprechaun. Broncos' fans will be stoked on the 27 TVs and the bathtubs of beer you can order if you reserve a booth.
The Final Final does football right thanks to 11 flatscreen TVs, 24 beers on tap and cheap, tasty hot dogs.
Scotland Yard is serving a special Super Bowl menu, including housemade dino-chicken nuggets, Yard burger sliders, shredded chicken taquitos, three bean dip and, of course, holy Super Bowl guacamole. Plus, you can watch outside on the covered patio.
Stock in Trade
Head to Stock in Trade for Sunday brunch and stay for the 11 TVs, 12 beers on tap and indoor bocce ball.
There will be a TV on the patio and multiple TVs inside, plus $5 draft beers, $10 shot-and-beer specials and a $40 Super (punch) Bowl.
Bus Stop is always packed with football fans on Sundays — and Super Bowl Sunday will be no different. Get there early for a spot in front of one of the 20 flat screen TVs and order beer by the bucket for maximum drinking enjoyment.
The Pub at Ghirardelli Square
Seven TVs, 10 beers on tap, $6 well drinks and tons of seating make the Pub at Ghirardelli a winning spot to watch the game.
Greens Sports Bar
Greens will be packed to the brim with Panthers' fans on Super Bowl Sunday, so you may want to stay far away if you'll be wearing orange and blue. This classic sports bar has 20 TVs, buckets of beer for $18 and will likely be standing room only by kickoff.
This cozy Polk Street bar has 12 TVs and will be offering $4 Bud Lights and $1 off anything on the cocktail menu during the Big Game.
You have to pay $5 to get in, but that gets you free barbecue and an 100" HD screen with killer sound on which to watch the game.
The Barrel Room
Barrel Room is opening on a Sunday for the first time ever. There will be a projector and a 65" flat screen, but the best news is that happy hour starts at noon and goes all day.
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This SOMA sports bar has 22 (!) TVs, pretty decent pub food, and is big enough that if you get there even just right before kickoff, you still may find a seat.
Public House is all about the communal tables, 24 beers on tap, full bar and good food. Oh, and there are a whopping 26 TVs, so there's not a bad seat in the house.