Plenty of in-house and other local craft beers to choose from for Bills fans at PB Alehouse. / COURTESY PHOTO
Nachos and a bloody Mary at The Local for Sunday snacks. / COURTESY PHOTO
Guava Beach Bar & Grill‘s margaritas will keep football fans happy.
It’s that time of year again, when the jerseys come out, the beer mugs are filled, and NFL fans from all over San Diego shout loud and proud for their football teams at bar and grill flat screens. It’s an honorable tradition and a ritual. And where better to celebrate NFL season than beachside?
Pockets of loyal Patriots, 49ers, Steelers, Bills, Packers, Seahawks and more can be found all over Pacific Beach and Mission Beach. Here’s a list of some of the best bars (and their affiliated teams) to watch the NFL on the big screens, some of which are offering new drink specials and T-shirt sales.
The Local PB
(Bills, Seahawks, MSU Spartans)
This year, The Local PB, at 809 Thomas Ave., offers a Buffalo Bills menu, including Beef of Weck, Double Crispy Buffalo Wings, and Pizza Logs with drink specials on Sunday for Seattle Seahawks and Buffalo Bills fans.
This LA Chargers and Arizona Cardinals bar, at 744 Ventura Place, is primarily outdoors, and offers some of the “best” mac and cheese in San Diego, 24-hour wings, and loaded nachos. Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays have $4 drink specials and $6 eats for game day and fan T-shirts are available.
Tavern at the Beach
This Boston bar, known for its bison burgers and shrimp tacos, has 42 TVs lining the walls, and 30 draft beers lining the bar, as Patriots fans can enjoy relaxing in the Tavern’s “coastal cool” vibe and check out the bar’s funky cocktails and filling appetizers.
Moonshine Beach, at 1165 Garnet Ave., has a special football food and drink menu with Miller Lite and Coors Light buckets along with an assortment of nachos, tacos and wings to feast on while watching the San Francisco 49ers.
Bub’s at the Beach
(Steelers and Virginia Tech)
A hole-in-the-wall staple in Pacific Beach for 20 years, Bub’s is a signature Pittsburgh Steelers and Virginia Tech Hokies sports bar at 1030 Garnet Ave. Their famous tater tot menu is one of the most fitting entrees for any sports event.
PB Shore Club
(Navy, Giants and Badgers)
While whooping and hollering for their favorite team, football fans can always catch a perfect view of the sunset, giving this home of Navy football, New York Giants and Wisconsin Badgers a beach-party feel at 4343 Ocean Blvd.
PB Alehouse has coveted game-day rooftop dining with some extra decorative lights at 721 Grand Ave. Plus, with their award-winning brewer, seasonal craft beers are served beach-side to Buffalo Bills fans.
El Prez PB
The 24 HD TVs are not a bad way to view the Green Bay Packers game. This Mexican-style restaurant, at 4190 Mission Blvd., was built on the concept of Dia de los Muertos, so with a wide selection of tequilas and 18 beers on tap, El Prez is ready to party with the Pack.
710 Beach Club
This Bears bar and grill, at 710 Garnet Ave., serves bacon cheese balls, bacon “totchose,” and fried pickles, to name only a few game-day gourmets. Not only that, but 710 also hosts live bands and nightly events that only add to game-day excitement.
Guava Beach Bar & Grill
(Broncos, Vikings, and Huskies)
Characterized as the place “where summer never ends,” this family-friendly eatery at 3714 Mission Blvd. comes with not only great food and drinks, but also a VIP lounge, elevated pool table and two jumbo-booths to take in the 10-foot HD projection screens of Broncos, Vikings and Washington Huskies games.
Since 1999, Thrusters has been credited a tried-and-true local dive bar at 4633 Mission Blvd., where friends have a holy heck ton of fun while watching the Seattle Seahawks.
The Silver Fox Lounge
The "Fox," at 1833 Garnet Ave., features three pool tables, an electronic dartboard, video games, pinball, and eight TVs to watch the LA Rams.
Latitude 32, at 5019 Cass St., has pool tables, darts, shuffleboard and a bunch of TVs to watch the Washington Redskins or LA Chargers games.
Truckstop, at 4150 Mission Blvd., is known for farm-fresh, country-style breakfast so fans can stop in first thing in the morning to settle in for Dallas Cowboys football and stay for the bar’s BBQ with all the fixin’s.
The Dog, at 4479 Everts St., a Detroit Lions bar, is known for pool tables, darts, and a no-nonsense attitude in Pacific Beach.
Bayside Landing, at 3780 Ingraham St., offers a full brunch menu and plenty of drink specials, including Bloody Mary’s and mimosas, to watch the Kansas City Chiefs.
Backyard Kitchen and Tap
Backyard Kitchen and Tap, at 832 Garnet Ave., offers a scratch menu, local brews, award-winning beer list, and craft cocktails with house-made infusions to meet the desires of any Denver Broncos fan.
Miss B's Coconut Club
Miss B’s Coconut Club’s décor evokes a celebration of Mission Beach’s alluring past. The brunch menu is also a local favorite, but rum cocktails and the Indianapolis Colts or New England Patriots are the real stars at 3704 Mission Blvd.
Bare Back Grill
The New Zealand-inspired grill, at 4640 Mission Blvd., is known for its organic, grass-fed beef burgers and friendly service. The All Blacks is really its team, but the Miami Dolphins will suffice on Sundays.
Iron Pig Alehouse
The Iron Pig Alehouse, at 1520 Garnet Ave., is an official team-sanctioned Green Bay Packers bar. The restaurant offers authentic slow cooked, smoked barbecue, cheese curds, and craft beer. Plus, MNF with their in-house football expert, Pam.
Mavericks Beach Club
Mavericks at 860 Garnet Ave. is a multi-level entertainment complex with five indoor/outdoor bars, 38 TVs and Baja-inspired food at its 15,000-square-foot property. It has a dog-friendly patio and outdoor games to play while watching the Philadelphia Eagles.
Sandbar Sports Grill
(Boise State and Raiders)
Ocean views from the upper deck, happy hour specials on draft beers, any tacos and their Sanbargaritas with bacon cheeseburgers make for the perfect football celebration. Boise State and Oakland Raiders can enjoy skydeck views of the San Diego sunset for those who are looking for something more enjoyable to watch than commercials.
Tropical paradise is the name of the NFL game at this cantina at 1466 Garnet Ave. Live performances by local bands, sizzling fajitas and Mega Margaritas has the complete beach-side package for New England fans.
TapRoom is focused on local craft beer, great food and hospitality at 1269 Garnet Ave. The patio is dog friendly so you can watch the Philadelphia Eagles with your pup.
Dirty Birds, at 4565 Mission Blvd., is known for its variety of wings, burgers, and craft beer selection. But don’t be a fool, eat a lot of the award-winning wings while watching the Baltimore Ravens.
There are a lot of bars in Pacific Beach, but there is only one Avenue at 1060 Garnet Ave. It features an array of mixologist-created craft cocktails, fresh-squeezed juices and custom flavors. It's also the home of the Philadelphia Eagles and a prime hang out for college locals.
Cass St. Bar and Grill
Visit the locals bar at 4612 Cass St. and watch a Raiders games on one of their many flat-screen TVs or catch up with a friend over a game of pool, or shuffleboard while snacking on a Chicken Baguette sandwich.
One-of-kind specialty pizzas, chicken wings with 17 different sauces to choose from and plenty of craft beers on tap at 1014 Grand Ave. to satisfy your hunger while watching New England.
Society PB combines California relaxed comfort with booming entertainment at 1051 Garnet Ave. The complex features a full bar with nine pool tables 25 hi-def TVs to watch the Philadelphia Eagles.