There are times in every sports fan’s life when the usual pub fare just isn’t enough to supplement the game experience. San Francisco and the Bay Area not only have great sports, but also have great sports bars with good food. Fans no longer have to put up with lackluster nachos and soggy wings; here are some of the best watch party hosts where you can also fill up.
Buffalo Theory’s homepage brings you in with a slogan that says, “Theoretically, drinking beer makes you smarter.” From there, any fan can gauge the laid back style of the restaurant. However, don’t be fooled by the humor, this restaurant has serious eats too. This “New American Beer Hall” offers a mix of Filipino and New American tapas (including king trumpet mushrooms, crispy adobo wings and spicy tuna poke). Fans can enjoy the delectable treats all while enjoying their favorite team on one of the great flat screens placed for the best sight line.
With its beginnings as a speakeasy and bootleg operation during Prohibition, this bar is a historic gem in the Bay Area. When the Pour Guys took over in 2015, they wanted to keep the old Boston feel, keep the status as a local favorite and revamp the food menu. What fans are left with is a great place to catch a game in San Francisco where East Coasters will feel right at home and great food (including potato skins with carnitas, gouda cheese, green onion and quail egg).
Grands Oak – Oakland
When Roger and Ken Ham opened the Grand Oaks Restaurant and Sports Lounge in 1988, they wanted to share their passion for good food with their customers while providing value and excellent service. Since then, this has been a premier spot for watch parties for every sport in Oakland.
Triple Rock Brewery and Alehouse – Berkeley
Thirty years have gone by since the Triple Rock Brewery opened up in the Bay Area. Over that time, it has hosted families, friends and fans. It is easy to come into the Triple Rock on a Saturday to catch a college game or Sunday for an NFL watch party of your favorite team; all while enjoying specialties such as short rib macaroni and cheese and free range beer can chicken. Fans can also enjoy a game of shuffleboard during halftime!
No matter what your appetite or team, FanWide should always be your first stop to check out the best places to catch a game anywhere you live or travel!