10 Essential Sports Bars To Catch A Game In San Francisco

Jamie Ferrell Jamie Ferrell

10 Essential Sports Bars To Catch A Game In San Francisco

We’re all about that Bay Area pride when it comes to watching sports, and we’re right in the middle of the NBA season. Do you know where to catch a game in San Francisco? Read on for the city’s MVP viewing spots, in no particular order.

1. Harmonic Brewing Thrive City

You have got to check out Harmonic Brewing’s new taproom and patio, part of Thrive City at Chase Center. They’re promising some memorable afternoons at their brand new spot on the water, which has the capacity to hold hundreds of people. This new location is great for admiring the beauty of the Bay, but you can also watch sports games on their 3 big-screen TVs.

Location: 7 Warriors Way Suite 206, Mission Bay

2. SF Athletic Club

This sports bar of epic proportions has several dozen TVs going so you can catch just about every game ever. Their beer garden is an awesome place to hang and chow down on delicious comfort food, like street tacos, hot dogs, sandwiches, and snacks. If you go with a group consider investing in a bath tub – yes, a small porcelain bath tub filled with 24 beers on ice, which gets you 10% off each beer.

Location: 1750 Divisadero St, Lower Pac Heights

3. Valley Tavern

Here’s a popular neighborhood spot with a faithful viewership for endless games. Make sure to follow them on Instagram to see what’s showing, and enjoy a fresh slice of pizza on their new outdoor patio. They’re also selling cocktails, margaritas, and beer to go!

Location: 4054 24th St, Noe Valley

4. The Boardroom

This beloved bar in North Beach plays all the sports games you could wish for, alongside all the beer and snacks you could wish for. Choose from 20 rotating taps, or try an Irish Coffee with their homemade Baileys & Frangelico Whip. The outdoor patio is perfect for brunch with a Bloody Mary!

Location: 1600 Powell St, Telegraph Hill

5. Kezar Pub

Kezar Pub via Yelp

This bustling sports bar boasts 20 flat-screen TVs showing both local and international games, as they’re home to San Francisco’s Liverpool FC Supporters club.  The pub food menu is unbeatable, and the Irish Nachos are especially popular.

Location: 770 Stanyan St, Haight-Ashbury

6. Hi Tops

This gay sports bar is a haven for trivia nights and delicious pub fare including soft pretzels, pork chops on a stick, hot sandwiches, burgers, and more. They open at 10am on weekends for football game days.

Location: 2247 Market St, Castro


7. Final Final

You’ll never miss a game thanks to Final Final’s twelve flat-screens positioned around an old-fashioned U-shaped bar. Pull up a stool and sip on one of their twenty-four beers on tap, or create your own specialty cocktail. Other attractions include a juke box, dart boards, pool tables, and a juke box.

Location: 2990 Baker St, Cow Hollow

8. R Bar

Watch any sports package on R Bar’s 12 TVs while sipping on amazing drinks and basking in great vibes. This neighborhood dive bar is a hotspot for sports fans any day of the year. It’s the place to be if you want a hole-in-the-wall tavern that doesn’t skimp on quality and service.

Location: 1176 Sutter St, Polk Gulch

9. Underdogs Too

This friendly, sustainable Mexican restaurant is an awesome and unique place to watch a game and stuff your face with street tacos, burritos, nachos, and more. You can eat to your heart’s content and enjoy the sports bar environment while feeling good about their Surfrider Ocean Friendly certification. Pro tip: their margaritas are a must!

Location: 3600 Taraval St, Outer Parkside

10. Chomp N’ Swig

Breakfast burritos and sandwiches are the name of the game at this lively beer hall! Both menu specials and draft beer options change regularly, so you can find a new favorite menu item on every visit. Great for soccer fans!

Location: 5203 Geary Blvd, Richmond


Featured image: Kezar Pub via Yelp

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