Local sports hot spots
Football season is back. And unless you’ve snagged a ticket to the game or have a big screen TV and plenty of food and beer you’ll want to find a place where the drink specials are good and the games are broadcasted. Any place with a television seems to advertise themselves as a ‘sports bar’ but a few San Diego hot spots actually earn that title.
Players Sports Bar
This Kearny Mesa local favorite is so fan friendly it opened up a second location in San Marcos, catering to the nearby students. What makes Players Sports Bar a must visit? For starters 600 square feet of screens receiving sports from 50 satellites, all broadcast for sports fans on HD TV.
The wide selection of games Players provides makes for a great meeting spot for college and NFL fans Players also has your taste buds covered with food and drink specials perfect for any college student budget with cheap appetizers and $3 well drinks to keep you happy. And if your team isn’t winning, take a break from the game, grab a buddy and play a round of pool.
“I’m not old enough to drink yet, but I go to Players all the time with friends to catch the game and hang out,” Palomar student Chris Lawlor said. “They have awesome appetizers, the pizza bread is the best.”
Live down south? Not a problem. Millers Field in Pacific Beach is your game day go to. The loud young crowd that inhabits Millers Field is perfect for any rowdy sports lover. Comfy booths, TVs wherever you look and the widest selection of beers provide the perfect ambience for sports fans.
Just down the road from Players Sports Bar is another San Marcos sports fans getaway, the 55 Yardline. This bar has football fans covered with great food and drink specials, pool tables and plenty of televisions to watch all the games. Happy hour begins at 4 p.m. with a build your own pizza menu that is perfect to munch on while you’re watching your favorite team. If you’re planning to take a large group out to dinner plan accordingly 55 Yardline does not take reservations.
“It’s the place to be when watching any sport, from football all the way to golf,” said Palomar student and 55 Yardline manager Nick Hadley. “They have coldest beers I have ever had and the burgers have been voted best in North County before.” This quote doesn’t make sense.
Yogi’s is the perfect game day spot for North County beach dwellers. Yogi’s laidback environment is one of San Diego’s best options to cheer on your favorite team and throw back a pint or two. The 42 TVs provided at Yogi’s makes catching the game effortless and when you want to avoid your team’s devastating blunders, the pool table provides a sweet getaway.
Junior Seau might be out of the NFL limelight but his restaurant sure isn’t when it comes to fulfilling your game day needs. This massive, sports-themed restaurant and bar in Mission Valley is stocked with 60 TVs and a giant projection screen. Seau’s is also a fully stocked restaurant including a sushi bar and a second level dining area for more low-key sports fans.
Whether it’s your favorite college team, highlights, the Super Bowl or just Monday night football these are sure bets when it comes to catching your favorite teams. So sit back, relax and GO CHARGERS!