Watch the game just steps from the sand
Sandbar is smack in the heart of Mission Beach, embracing the best things about San Diego -- sun, sand, and sports. Downstairs, dozens of flat-screen TVs keep give you ample viewing while the huge roll up garage-style doors let in the warm sea air. Upstairs, stunning views of the sunset and the Belmont Park roller coaster will make you forget that sports exist. Food-wise, the award-winning tacos are always a favorite choice, as are the breakfast burritos, which are available daily before noon.
Deals: Happy hour runs Mon-Fri from 4-7pm, with $6 Sandbargaritas, $8 22-ounce drafts, $5 14 oz. drafts, and $4 tacos. Taco Tuesday features tacos from $2-4 and El Jimador shots or Motejo pints for $3, house margs for $4, and 50% off all tequila.
A crowd-pleasing bar with a huge menu and 60 TVs
With more than 60 flat screens and an HD projection screen, every seat in the house has an optimal view, while the enormous menu has choices for everyone. The Bullpen's comprehensive game schedule also keeps you up-to-date on all special events -- including early morning World Cup matches, college and professional championship series, and boxing matches -- as well as their popular prime rib dinner nights.
Deals: Happy hour runs Mon-Fri from 2-6pm, with $1 off all wines and craft beers, $2 well cocktails, domestic bottles, and Coors Light Draft, $5 appetizers. On Sunday and Thursday, $15.95 prime rib dinner from 5pm till it runs out.
An American gastropub in a lively neighborhood
Sink into the luxuriously tufted banquettes or a posh outdoor cabana at this upscale sports bar, a mere stone’s throw from the water in Pacific Beach. Known as a Golden State Warriors-friendly venue, they show all GSW games with audio unless a live band is playing during game time. Brunch starts at 9am on weekends and features mimosa flights, premium Bloody Marys and brunch favorites from brisket hash to spicy cajun fried chicken.
Deals: Social hour runs Mon-Fri from 3-6pm, with $3 Bud drafts, $4 Modelo drafts, $5 select local drafts, house wines, and well drinks, $7 featured specialty cocktail, and $5-11 appetizers. Weekly specials include all-day Muck Funday Mondays with industry discounts and $4 local pints, Budweiser and Shock Top, $16 local pitchers and a build-your-own pasta bar for $9.95 (or all-you-can-eat for $12.95), plus $4 local drafts, $5 titos, and $6 Jamo picklebacks.
The perfect place to watch every Padres game without buying a ticket
Given that Social Tap sits just steps from Petco Park, it follows that it’s the premier spot on Padres game days, but with all the DirecTV sports package, you’ll have access to watching all your favorite sporting events including UFC. Grab a seat inside, and enjoy one (or more) of the 27 TVs, including 90” and 110” screens. The from-scratch kitchen serves up lunch, dinner, and a weekend brunch that features killer chilaquiles and chicken-fried tri tip. Three outdoor patios have views inside Petco Park, comfy seating, fire pits, and giant checkers, Pictionary, and Candy Land games.
Deals: Social hour runs Mon-Fri from 3-6pm and Sundays from 4pm-close, with $3.50-$4.50 glasses of wine, Social Tap drafts, and beer of the day, $4 premium well drinks and $6 premium martinis, Crown Royal, Ketel One shots, and the slushy of the day.